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Volunteer Placement Services For Seniors

November 19, 1987

Senior citizens 60 and over, representing the nationwide Retired Senior Volunteer Program, accounted for 67 million hours of volunteer time at nonprofit agencies, while the Foster Grandparents Program served 66,500 children nationally in 1985.

According to American Demographics Magazine, 43% of older adults between 65 to 74 years old and 25% over 75 years old have volunteered and will continue giving their time. In 1986, Orange County RSVP volunteers served 250 nonprofit agencies by putting in 270,000 hours of service last year.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Orange County North (RSVP)

340 W. Commonwealth

Fullerton, Ca. 92632

(714) 738-6304

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A national federally funded program sponsored locally by the Volunteer Center of Orange County North, placing adults 60 years old and over in volunteer positions in nonprofit agencies and public institutions.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Orange County South (RSVP)

1440 E. First Street, Suite 301

Santa Ana, Ca. 92701 (714) 953-5757

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored locally by the Volunteer Center of Orange County South, the national federally funded program placing adults who are 60 years old and over in volunteer positions in nonprofit agencies and public institutions.

Volunteer Center for Orange County West

15055 Adams St.

Midway, Ca. 92655

(714) 898-0043

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Except Wednesdays -- 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The nonprofit program recruits and places older adults as "Senior Aides" in volunteer positions in 170 nonprofit agencies. The center is also responsible for Cal-Trans, a countywide court referral alternative sentencing program for traffic violators.

Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)

901 W. Civic Center Drive, Suite 160

Santa Ana, Ca. 92703

(714) 836-2709

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. SCORE, a national, nonprofit organization, is staffed by 50 Orange County retired business executives. The program sponsored by the Small Business Administration, provides counseling services and technical assistance to established and newly created small businesses. Workshops are held every Tuesday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monthly seminars are held on the fourth Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Topics range from "How-to-Start a Business," "Securing A Loan," "Getting Your License," to "Management Strategies for Successful Businesses."

Foster Grandparent Program/Senior Companion Program

Fairview State Hospital

2501 Harbor Blvd.

Costa Mesa, Ca. 92626

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to Noon Seniors 60 years old and over, serve as companions to developmentally disabled children and adults. Volunteers are required to work a total of five four-hour days per week and receive $2.20 per hour stipend, $2 per day for transportation, a hot meal and uniforms. Hispanic and bilingual persons are needed as volunteers.

Source: Orange County, Area Agency on Aging, Senior Services Office.

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