Mature adults giving time and service
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recruits mature volunteers, age 55 or older, to share their time, wisdom, life-experiences, and skills, to strengthen local communities.
Regardless of one’s skills, experience, education, trade, or profession, RSVP provides volunteer opportunities that are flexible and based on the volunteer’s interests and time commitments. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring and tutoring children, delivering Meals on Wheels, providing transportation to critical medical appointments and much more.
RSVP is a project of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services.
Job skill development and work training program
The Senior Employment Program offers two services to older adults who are looking for work. The Community Services component offers resume assistance, job search assistance, and other job-related help.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) component is a Federally funded work training program for limited-income Salt Lake County residents, 55 years of age or older, who meet eligibility requirements.
This program provides individualized support to participants from employment specialists and places eligible applicants at host sites where they learn job skills. Participants work 20 hours a week and receive training wages of $7.25 an hour. Participants may receive computer training (if appropriate), free job search and resume assistance, and interview coaching.
Mentor and tutor special needs children
The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for limited income seniors to earn a small, tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour while working with high-risk children in 26 settings. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours per week working in hospitals, schools, substance abuse treatment programs, and day care centers. They provide mentoring, tutoring and emotional support to high-risk and special needs children.
The Foster Grandparent program is made possible by a federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services.