The agency operates three key programs:
The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers for children and youth with special or exceptional needs. If you are interested in serving as a Foster Grandparent, you must meet income eligibility guidelines, and you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours a week, usually 4 hours a day Monday through Friday, serving children directly with one-on-one, hands-on service. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided.
Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in fully accessible settings.
Foster Grandparents provide extra care and attention to at-risk children; assist children with language and literacy needs; provide encouragement and praise. Volunteers will go through a background check.
Counties served include: Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Custer, Dawson, Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Kearney, Merrick, Nance, Nuckolls, Platte, Sherman and Webster.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) invites adults ages 55 and over to use their life experience and skills to answer the call of our community and neighbors in need. RSVP is American's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that's right for you. RSVP = RESULTS Whatever you choose to do, you'll be making a real difference. Stronger families. Better schools. Safer communities. With RSVP, you'll see tangible outcomes and learn first hand how your contributions can change your community. Volunteers give anywhere from 1 to 40 hours per week. In addition to the programs directly provided by Senior Action, Inc. volunteers are placed at 32 partner stations throughout Adams and Webster counties.
Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver hot nutritious meals to the homes of people who are homebound or unable to prepare the food for themselves either because of age, recent hospitalization or disability.
Meals on Wheels provides 1/3 of the daily requirement of food according to the State of Nebraska guidelines. Each client receives meals up to 5 days per week, including holidays. The meals are prepared according to the client's doctor ordered diet in a state certified and regulated kitchen.