Senior Corps programs benefit the community, the organization, and the volunteer. Think of what you can do when you give your time to help your community.

Benefits of Serving

Senior Corps service provides tangible benefits for volunteers. The Foster Grandparent program offers modest stipends and other ways to help offset the costs of your involvement. The Retired Senior and Volunteer program offers a flexible schedule with unlimited opportunities. Other benefits include annual recognition, training, and liability insurance.

Ready to volunteer?

Why volunteer?

  • Help your community
    Know that you are giving your time, talent, wisdom, and experience to your community and neighbors who need you.
  • Help yourself
    Through service, you can add to the quality and health of your life. Research indicates that volunteers enjoy better health, make new friendships, stay active and involved in the community, and learn new skills.
  • Make a difference
    Be part of a national movement to transform America through the involvement of its citizens.
  • Save money for the organizations you serve
    By donating your time and skills, you help make funds go farther for organizations that address critical needs in your community.

Quick Facts*

243500

total volunteers

74.6 m

hours served (in millions)

649820

elderly in need served

288800

children in need served

332100

veterans served

* Statistics data from FY 2017

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), which began in 1965, provides loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special needs.

Working one-on-one and serving between 15 and 40 hours a week, Foster Grandparents provide support in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and child care centers. Among other activities, they review schoolwork, reinforce values, teach parenting skills to young parents, and care for premature infants and children with disabilities. Foster Grandparents often maintain an ongoing, intensive relationship with the children and youth served for a year or longer.

Eligibility

Volunteers must be 55 years of age or over. Those who meet certain income guidelines receive a tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour. All FGP volunteers receive accident and liability insurance and meals while on duty, reimbursement for transportation, and monthly training.


Texoma Foster Grandparent Advisory Council Members
Ms. Rita Kinney
President
Ms. Paula Cawthon
Ms. Alice Coley
Mr. Charles Coley
Ms. Maurine Gross
Ms. Georgia Richardson
Mr. Dale Rideout
Ms. Albina Schmitz
Rev. James Thorne
Mrs. Janice Thorne

Texoma RSVP

RSVP offers an array of volunteer opportunities to individuals over 55 in the three county area.

RSVP members are provided with excess liability insurance at no charge while performing volunteer assignments.

Volunteer Recognition

Recognition events are held annually to award achievements and contributions of area volunteers.

www.allforgood.org

All For Good

www.volsoft.com

Volunteer Timesheets

Friends in Action

The Friends in Action Volunteer Program recruits senior volunteers age 55 and older to address certain physical and social needs of home-bound people living with aging complications or disabilities. Volunteer assistance provided currently includes transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and running small errands such as brief trips to the grocery store.

This program is available in Grayson, Fannin and Cooke Counties.

Any home-bound senior in need of transportation to a medical appointment or is interested in becoming a volunteer driver may contact Texoma RSVP at

(903) 813-3562 or (903) 813-3574

for more information.

Texoma RSVP Stations

  • AARP Chapter 1049

  • ABBA Women's Center

  • Abigail's Arms
    Cooke County Family Crisis Center

  • Advisory Councils

  • Alzheimer's Respite Caregiver Program
    Grayson County

  • Alzheimer's Respite Caregiver Program
    Cooke County

  • American Red Cross

  • Bailey Senior Center

  • Bells Senior Center

  • Blossoms of HOPE

  • Bonham Senior Center

  • Boyd Home-Bound Ministries

  • Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home

  • Creative Arts Center

  • D.A.S.H.

  • Denison Senior Center

  • Fannin County Children's Center

  • Fannin County Community Ministries

  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center

  • Friends in Action

  • Friends of Bonham SNAP Center

  • Gainesville Senior Center

  • Grand Central Station

  • Grayson County Health Clinic

  • Grayson County Shelter

  • Grayson Crisis Center

  • Grayson Crisis Thrift Center

  • Habitat for Humanity of Fannin County

  • Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County

  • Home Hospice of Cooke County

  • Home Hospice of Grayson County

  • Homestead of Denison

  • Keep Whitesboro Beautiful

  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman

  • MasterKey Ministries

  • Muenster Memorial Hospital

  • Muenster Public Library

  • Muenster Senior Center

  • Nifty Thrifty TLC Outreach Ministries

  • North Texas Medical Center

  • Peggy's Porch

  • R.E.A.D.S.

  • Reba's Ranch House

  • RSVP

  • Second Chance

  • Senior Medicare Patrol

  • Sherman Meals on Wheels

  • Sherman Senior Center

  • St. Mary's School

  • Texoma Community Center

  • Texoma Medical Center

  • Texoma Regional Advisory Council

  • The Green House

  • TMC Bonham

  • Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Valley View Senior Center

  • Van Alstyne Senior Center (MOW)

  • VITA Program

  • Whitesboro SNAP Center

  • Whitewright Senior Center

  • Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center

  • Your Neighbor's House

In the News

RSVP Newsletter

Meet the Team

RSVP

Virginia Rhodes

Senior Corps Program Manager

903-813-3574




Program Staff

Vicky Hestand

Senior Corps Specialist

903-813-3587