Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay provides solutions to community challenges by engaging volunteers aged 55+
Programs Offered Through Seniors in Service:
Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
The Foster Grandparent Program recruits senior volunteers (55+) to go into schools and after-school programs to mentor at-risk and special needs children and provide them with one-on-one, individualized attention
Senior Companion Program (SCP)
The Senior Companion Program recruits senior volunteers (55+) to go into the homes of homebound, elderly clients and provide them with companionship and assistance.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The RSVP Program recruits senior volunteers(55+) to participate more fully in the life of the community through volunteer service. The program matches the considerable wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience of this vital and rapidly growing age group with the addressing of critical needs and unresolved issues in our community.
Operation Veteran Connect
Provides companionship to veterans, enabling them to live independently. Supports the VA in supporting providing Whole Health support to veterans.
Seniors in Service values diversity. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, ages, gender and/or those with disabilities are encouraged to engage with our organization.
Working as a volunteer in the Healthy Habits program is extremely rewarding. The children enjoy the lessons, snacks, and games. I have been rewarded with hugs and called Grandma by a lot of these children. At the end of the course, it is surprising how much of the material they retain and will continue to use throughout their life. If I have saved one child from obeseity, then I have accomplished a job well done. Come join the team for a fulfilling and rewarding time.
The folks at Seniors in Service are helping a lot of people in the Tampa Bay community and, as a volunteer, it feels good to be part of that important effort. It's too bad that more people don't see just how important the SiS mission is, and how hard the organization's staff works to help people in need. This is more than just a noble effort--many people benefit from what SiS provides--so every volunteer counts.
The agency is committed to serving children and seniors. It provides outstanding support to both the volunteer and to the organization where I volunteer. My work at the Brandon Senior Center, where I volunteer, has been most fulfilling and a great addition to life.
by Susan A. from Wesley Chapel, FL
(March 18, 2009)
I volunteered with the Bill Payer Org many months ago. They sent me a profile to complete which included much personal information. I received one call asking if I was still interested to which I replied I was. That was it, never heard a word. I sent them e-mail asking for my personal information to be returned and I was ignored. I guess they really don't need help and they collect this information which goes God knows where!