The Aging Network’s Volunteer Collaborative is a national resource center that helps leaders in the aging and disability networks engage talented older adult volunteers to meet growing needs for services.The Volunteer Collaborative offers online resources, comprehensive training, and opportunities for leaders to learn best practices from each other.
This support enables organizations to 1) build their capacity through skilled volunteers, who provide solutions that keep older adults and people with disabilities healthy and independent and 2) expand opportunities to serve to a broad, diverse range of potential volunteers, including people who receive aging or disability services.
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The U.S. Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living (AoA/ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services works with a nationwide network of organizations and service providers to develop a comprehensive and cost-effective system of heath and long-term care that helps elderly individuals maintain their independence and dignity in their homes and communities.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) represents the nation’s 629 Area Agencies on Aging and 246 Title VI programs whose primary mission is to provide information, services and supports that enable older persons and persons with disabilities to live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities.
The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) was founded in 1964 under the name National Association of State Units on Aging. It represents the nation’s 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging and disability. The Association’s principal mission is to support visionary state leadership, advance state systems innovation and articulate a national policy on home and community-based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. The Foundation is dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50+ by creating solutions that help them secure the essentials and achieve their best life. AARP Foundation focuses on hunger, housing, income and isolation as its key mission areas. The Foundation envisions “a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.” Foundation programs are funded by grants, tax-deductible contributions and AARP.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.
The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) advances the profession and practice of volunteer resource management by certifying individuals who demonstrate knowledge and competence in the leadership of volunteers. Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is an international credential awarded to practitioners with at least 3 years of experience who successfully complete an exam and written portfolio process. This credentialing program is sponsored by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration, and is recognized by a number of national and international organizations as a valuable professional development option for managers of volunteer engagement in all settings.