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Volunteering and skill-building for older adults

NYC Aging Silver Corps by NYC Department for the Aging (NYC Aging)

Services Provided Career services

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, Person with a disability, Veteran, Woman

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Feb 16, 2024

Silver Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides older adults with volunteer assignments at a partner organization.

Participants are connected to training, and/or credentialing to secure employment.

  • Community service assignment – Commit to volunteering at least 10 hours a week (ongoing) in a nonprofit or government agency to gain valuable experience, network with professionals, and contribute to your local community.
  • Foundational workshops – Get job readiness training, enhanced financial literacy, and digital skills to prepare for success in today’s workforce.
  • Training and/or credentialing program: Enroll in training and credentialing classes based on your career goals and skills.
  • Finding work – Get job coaching and support to secure employment.
  • Job retention: Post-employment support services are provided to ensure successful job retention.
  • Requires proof of identity, income, where you live, and eligibility to work.

Who it's for Who it's for

You’re eligible for Silver Corps if you:

  • are at least 55 years of age
  • are an NYC resident
  • are currently unemployed or underemployed
  • commit to volunteering a minimum of 10 hours per week (ongoing) in a nonprofit or government agency
  • are willing to participate in skills training and specialized training and/or credentialing programs
  • have income at or below these levels:
Household size Your income
1 $60,240
2 $81,760
3 $103,280
4 $124,800
5 $146,320
6 $167,840
7 $189,360
8 $210,880
For each additional person: Add $6,425


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