Cornerstone Assistance Network is the grantee for Senior Corps’
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Tarrant County through the
Corporation for National and Community Service. This program focuses on
engaging individuals 55 and over to positively impact their communities by
“Leading with Experience.” RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the
nation for people 55 and over. With over 500,000 people strong in Senior Corps,
volunteers can use skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or
develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within the community.
Focus Areas for Tarrant County
We assist with meeting health needs within communities including access to care, aging in place, and childhood obesity. We work with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and other community partners in helping provide access to nutritious food, and with Meals on Wheels to provide meals, support, and encouragement to seniors. We will work with community garden programs to provide fresh produce to our neighbors. Also, we will help provide transportation to seniors and those living with disability to help them maintain a high quality of life and connection to the community.
We will work to help students be successful by partnering with agencies such as Reading Partners of North Texas to increase childhood literacy. We also will work with adults to attain their GED or improve their ESL skills to improve chances for better employment.
We have even more RSVP placements available in areas that could include Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, and working with Veterans and Military Families
Benefits of being an RSVP Participant
- A voice in local, state, and national government
- Supplemental liability insurance while on duty for RSVP volunteer activity
- Opportunities to meet with other people who have similar interests
- Training from the agency where you are placed for your volunteer opportunity
- Freedom to choose how, where, and when you want to serve
- RSVP training provided by Cornerstone Assistance Network
- Making an impact in the local community
can be a part of this great program!