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"EARLY INTERVENTION GRANNY OR BABA ORPHAN" PROGRAM

Local women retirees become "grannies" to orphans in in Bulgaria, Vietnam and Azerbaijan.




SENIOR CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAMS

Intergenerational Programs - Seniors Helping Youth
Senior Employment Programs
Seniors Helping Seniors | Senior Volunteer Opportunities Abroad
Seniors Saving the Environment
Senior Contributions in General


Intergenerational Programs - Seniors Helping Youth

Senior Corps
Foster Grandparent Program


Volunteer foster grandparents volunteer with at-risk children and youth in this intergenerational mentoring program. Available all across the United States of America. Watch Video
Senior Tax Exchange Program


Pays seniors to cover their property tax in exchange for volunteering at Wisconsin schools. A unique intergenerational program!
Early Intervention Granny (Baba) Orphan
Program


Local women retirees become "grannies" to orphans in in Bulgaria, Vietnam and Azerbaijan in this intergenerational program by the Worldwide Orphan Foundation.

The Grandmother
Project Program



Involving grandmothers in community health education for girls in Africa, Asia and Latin America spreading intergenerational programs all over the world.
Experience Corps Program


Intergenerational programs that engages seniors as tutors and mentors to produce outstanding literacy results for children in grades K-3.Across the USA.
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Grandma's House Intergenerational
Program

Seniors live with and assist in rehab to disabled children all in the same intergenerational housing community in Florida, USA.

Grandfathers For Golf Program


Intergenerational program that matches up “Grandfathers” of golf with at-risk youth to introduce them to the game.
In California.
Elder Wisdom Circle Email Advice from Seniors Program

Seniors contribute free and confidential online email advice to younger people looking for help. Those in need of advice can receive a personalized email response from an experienced senior.
Free Online. Watch Video
Spellbinders
Storytelling
Program

Intergenerational program where seniors perform the art of oral story telling (not story reading) for children. Chapters are located in Florida, Kentucky, New York, Virginia, Wyoming, and internationally in Canada. Watch Video

Five & Fit
Program



Intergenerational program that engages seniors to support kids, parents, other family members, teachers and caregivers in preventing early childhood obesity. Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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Seniors4Kids
Program



Intergenerational program where seniors become Captains4Kids advocating for quality educational programs for children. Across the USA.Watch Video
AARP
Educator Community With Our Youth Program

Retired educators volunteer using the resources provided by the National Retired Teacher's Association(NRTA) to organize service projects for and with youth. Several unique opportunities exist for senior retired educators to contribute to the development of youth. Across the USA.

Across Ages



An intergenerational mentoring program that puts together seniors and at risk youth with the aim of preventing, reducing or delaying the use of alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse in young adults. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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Foster Grandparent
Program



Eligible low-income seniors are placed in schools to mentor, tutor, and work with youth. The goal is to provide volunteer opportunities to low-income senior citizens so that they are able use their skills and contribute to helping children in the classroom. Westchester, New York, USA. Watch Video


Senior Employment Programs

Senior Environmental Employment
Program

Jobs for seniors that use their skill and experience to assist the Environmental Protection Agency and other government agencies. Across the USA.Watch Video
Elder Women's Cooperative
Program

Senior employment program that builds community cooperatives, for elderly women in China and provides skills training and women produce hand-made crafts to supplement income.
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging's Employment Program
Senior employment program for limited and non-English speaking Asian and Pacific Islander seniors in the U.S.A to gain service based training and employment experience. Across the USA.

Senior Vision Services Employment Placement Program
Senior employment program for elderly who are visually impaired or blind. Binghamton, NY, USA. Watch Video
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Subsidized senior employment training for low-income seniors 55 or older who are unemployed and have poor employment prospects. Available across the USA. Watch Video
Encore.org
Purpose Prize
Program

Creating jobs for seniors and awarding senior employment by giving out $100,000. Seniors who are passionate about a social cause and are working to solve social problems to better the world around them are awarded the prize to further their work. Across the USA.
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Explore Your Future Program


Senior employment program for seniors to re-imagine their future, get unstuck, and think about new ideas for life and work. Program available at several colleges across the U.S.A.
Encore.org
College Initiative
Program

Money for colleges that are decicated to developing adult education and life-long learning that will help create jobs for seniors (who are not ready to retire) move into purpose based careers.
Across the USA.
Encore.org
Fellowship
Program


Highly-skilled jobs for seniors who are not ready to retire. Boomers are placed in organizations to restart in later life careers with a greater social purpose. Across the USA. Watch Video

Wisconsin Senior Employment
Program

Temporary senior employment training and placement for seniors to prepare for more permanent placement later. In Wisconsin, USA.
ReServe
Program



Senior jobs match. Matches senior professionals age 55+ (ReServists) with nonprofit organizations, public institutions and government agencies that need their expertise (Partners.) Across the USA.
Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program
Jobs for seniors that assist the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation with conservation-related programs.
Across the USA. .

AARP International Innovative Employer Award Program
A senior friendly award that recognizes senior employment by International (non-U.S.-based) employers whose innovative workforce and/or human resource practices address issues of concern older adult workers.
Across the USA.
Understanding Generations Nonprofit Workplace Training
Training for organizations on how to effectively manage an intergenerational workplace including seniors. Philadelphia, PA, USA.


Senior Helping Seniors Programs

Hollywood Seniors Knitting for Funding Program
Seniors helping seniors in Hollywood, California. Seniors use knitting skills to sell items that help pay for other senior citizen programs that have suffered budget cuts.
Senior Companion Program


Seniors 55 + provide minor
in home care helping other seniors who may not be as mobile or need extra assistance to live ndependently in their own homes or communities. Available all across the United States of America. Watch Video
Seniors Helping Seniors Program


A paid program of seniors helping seniors whereby seniors provide in home care and assistance to other seniors. Locations across the USA.Watch Video

Non-Resident Indian Parents Association Charity Program
Seniors helping seniors in India. A group of Indian seniors who's adult children have moved out of India to live abroad gather to provide support for each other and charity to other seniors in who are less fortunate than themselves.
New Horizons
for Seniors
Program


Funding to start any program that encourages senior citizen leadership and community participation so that seniors can help other seniors. To provide funding and financial assistance to help organizations that serve seniors or to increase elder abuse awareness. Across Canada.
Motion Picture & Television Channel 22 Program
Seniors helping seniors through entertainment. Residents at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's (MPTF) retirement community campus run their own television channel creating programming that serves the Wasserman Retirement Campus community through education, information, and entertainment programs. Los Angeles, Calfornia.
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Senior Leadership Workgroup
Program

Workgroups of seniors helping seniors and others in Ann Arbor, MI, USA., by discussing how to better communities.
Senior Correspondent Program


Seniors helping seniors to stay informed. Internet based platform where all the journalists, essayists, bloggers, pundits, and writers are seniors. Available Online.


Senior Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

Go Eco Senior Volunteers Ecological &Humanitarian Projects
International senior travel and senior volunteer abroad opportunities for humanitarian, wildlife conservation projects and other causes in Australia, Africa, Israel, Central and South America. Watch Video
Young at Heart (50+)
Volunteer Abroad Program

Senior travel and senior volunteer abroad tours to communities in central Vietnam.
Go Abroad.com
Volunteer
Program

International senior travel and senior volunteer abroad opportunities for older adults and others. Online advisors are available to assist in choosing appropriate volunteer opportunities.

Projects Abroad
Older Volunteer
Program

Senior volunteer opportunities abroad in medicine, performing arts, sports, teaching and more. Internationally.
Cross-Cultural Solutions 50-Plus Volunteer Program
Senior senior travel and senior volunteer abroad opportunities in communities in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America. Watch Video
Senior European Volunteers Exchange Network Program
An international network of organizations promoting senior volunteer abroad opportunities and exchanges to encourage senior travel and contribution of senior skills and talents to those in need.

Global Volunteers Boomers
Program

Seniors volunteer opportunities abroad for older adults to work with local development plans, guided by local leaders and consultants. Internationally. Watch Video
United Planet 50+ Volunteer
Program

Senior travel and senior volunteer abroad opportunities to travel and volunteer in communities and make a difference in the lives of others. Internationally.


Seniors Saving the Environment

Gray is Green



An environmental organization focused on education, advocacy, and action for older adults. Seniors are provided with resources for taking action on issues such as how to help prevent global warming, climate change, recycling, pollution, clean air, environmental sustainability, and advocacy campaigns. USA.
Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement Program
Seniors actively working to make a positive change in the environment in the USA and
Internationally in over 20 countries. International.
Suzuki Elders



Older adults volunteer with the David Suzuki Foundation, an environmental conservation and advocacy organization in order to bring awareness to environmental issues around climate change, sustainability, oceans, freshwater, wildlife and habitat, and pollution. The goal is to allow older adults to contribute their skills and experience to saving the environment and mentor youth.
Canada. Watch Video

Elders Climate Action



Elders Climate Action is a movement of older adult volunteers committed to fighting global warming through raising their collective voice and urging for a change in energy policies that reduce greenhouse gases. USA. Watch Video
Conscious
Elders Network



An educational organization of elders dedicated to growing in consciousness while actively addressing issues surrounding social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and sound governance. USA.
STAY COOL for Grandkids


STAY COOL for Grandkids encourages grandparents and other seniors to take action against global warming and speak up for a young generation of children and grandchildren who may not have a voice regarding climate policies. California, USA. Watch Video

Senior Contributions in General Programs

Elder Volunteers Bureau International Longevity Centre India Program
Seniors in India register and offer valuable volunteer services to hospitals, schools, and institutions for children with physical or mental challenges and more.
The Elders



Global elder leaders such as President Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, President Jimmy Carter, use the village approach of collective elder wisdom to promote international dialogue and peace in areas of armed conflict, poverty, injustice or intolerance. International. Watch Video
Nana Cafe



Older women contribute their time and skills to the Nana Cafe by sharing recipes, cooking, chatting, serving and socializing with the community, and in return receive profits from the partnership. The cafe creates an intergenerational exchange between older adults and the larger community.
London, England.
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Del Webbcorps
Resident Volunteer Program

Residents of Del Webb an active senior living retirement community organize to volunteer and do good in their communities. Across the USA.
Retired & Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Program
The Retired & Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Program is the largest volunteer network for seniors 55+. Available all across the United States of America.
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Leadership for All Ages Training
Program

Different generations train and learn together so that they can build leadership skills and networking skills and better contribute to their environment and society as a whole.
Available Online.
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Civic Engagement For 50+ Immigrants And Refugees Program
Training to promote the talents, skills, and experiences of immigrants and refugees over the age of 50. To encourage, engage and support foreign-born elders to become involved or take leadership in civic roles. Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Jewish Association Serving the Aging Leadership Program
A leadership and advocacy training program for seniors and others who would like to learn how to effectively take action on aging issues.
New York, USA.
Bring the Vote Home



A nationwide initiative empowering seniors to vote. The campaign aims to encourage older adults to engage in the US election, get involved in issues affecting them and the country and America’s electoral process as a whole. Across the USA. Watch Video

Mens Shed



Older men complete woodworking, metal work and other building and repair tasks on a regular basis in a designated community tool workshop. Work may be completed for community or individual projects.  Mens Shed provides men who are retired with comradery and a common community activity that uses their skills and reduces social isolation. Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea and developing in other countries.
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