Call: 855.88CCSEM (22736) |
A nationally recognized program, AmeriCorps Seniors’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) matches adults 55 and older with local volunteer opportunities. Program volunteers assist at schools, hospitals, community centers, social service organizations, and in community programs such as Meal on Wheels. Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan sponsors this program in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties in southeast Michigan.
Serving the residents of Macomb and Oakland Counties
Serving the residents of Wayne County
|Program Director: Trista Johnson
Counties served: Macomb and Oakland
248-537-3300 ext. 3941
Program Director: Angela Davis
855.822.2736 ext. 5090
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers must be 55 or older and want to serve their community. Our staff will help match an interested person with a service opportunity that fits their passion. Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan places people 55 and older in a service opportunity in the tri-county area (Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb Counties). Volunteers must consent to a background check.
Are all opportunities in-person?
No, some volunteers choose to volunteer from home by corresponding with older adults needing companionship, sewing or crocheting needed items, or decorating cards.
Some volunteers serve by meeting online with children that need mentors or tutors.
What types of activities are offered?
Volunteers pack or deliver meals to seniors, tutor or read with students, assist at food pantries, be a telephone companion or pen pal to a veteran, drive seniors to medical appointments, assist at hospitals, docent at museums or be clerical assistance at a variety of agencies, to name a few. Activities can vary by area and how far a volunteer would travel.
Do you have to be Catholic to serve through CCSEM?
No, all eligible volunteers are encouraged to join. Our volunteers include people of various faiths. No religious affiliation is required.
How many hours are you required to serve?
AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers are asked to serve regularly. Required hours vary. Some agency partners ask for a four-hour weekly commitment, but other activities can make an impact in two hours per month.
Are you required to serve all year long?
No, many volunteers are “snowbirds”. Volunteers are asked to serve when they are available.
Are there vaccination or other health related requirements?
Requirements vary, volunteers need to observe rules related to the location where they serve.