Dear Senior Corps grantees and partners,
It is “Senior Corps Week,” and today we turn our focus to honoring the service that Senior Corps programs and volunteers provide to individuals and communities across our country. More than 245,000 Senior Corps volunteers are serving in more than 28,000 organizations helping children increase their literacy skills and stay in school and on track; providing important support during disasters; helping frail elderly citizens age at home; and so much more. Senior Corps volunteers are putting their experience to work for all of us.
I hope you have already planned your participation in “Senior Corps Week,” but even if you have not, it is not too late to join us.
Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share our content with your friends using #SeniorCorpsWorks. The links to follow us are below.
In case you missed it, below are also links to our Senior Corps Week resources and a high level schedule of activities you can be a part of. I think you will really enjoy our guest blog posts and will probably want to share those as well.
Here is a link to our Senior Corps Week page where there are great resources like volunteers stories, the Senior Corps pledge, fast facts, impact graphics, and a proclamation to engage elected officials.
Senior Corps Week Sneak Peak
Monday, May 15— Look for a "What is Senior Corps” video and a Senior Corps graphic tailored to your state. Make sure to share them on your social media channels. Then more people will know about Senior Corps.
Wednesday, May 17—Day of the “S.” Post a creative photo of Senior Corps “S” logo on your social media channels.
Friday, May 19 – our wrap up, the week in review.
Throughout the week: Look for stories highlighting Senior Corps impact on the National Service blog, Senior Corps Facebook page, and Senior Corps Twitter account.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SeniorCorpsWorks for all your social media posts.
Any day is a good day to share your favorite photo; thank Senior Corps programs, volunteers and sponsors; or share their impact. #SeniorCorpsWorks
Thank you for helping us share our story this week. I hope you will continue to share our good news throughout the year.
Acting Director of Senior Corps