Columbia & Montour Counties

AmeriCorps Seniors is the largest volunteer network in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years—or develop new ones —by serving in various capacities within your community.

Put your experience to work!

AmeriCorps shows you how to apply the skills and wisdom you’ve acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

AmeriCorps Seniors is America’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers serving nationwide. You choose how, where and when you want to serve, and whether you want to share skills you've acquired or develop new ones.

Giving back is good for you!

Seniors who frequently volunteer live longer and report better health. Volunteering can lead to new friendships, increased mental health and a more active lifestyle.

Help where it is needed most ...

Healthy Futures

In Columbia and Montour counties, our focus is Healthy Futures. We are particularly focused on supporting adults 60 years and older to age in place, and to live independently as long as possible.

We match seniors with opportunities in their community to volunteer including but not limited to:

  • Call homebound seniors once a week to help curb isolation in our community
  • Call bingo, create crafts, or assist a resident in a local community garden

In addition to Healthy Futures, AmeriCorps Seniors matches volunteers with thousands of local and national organizations, affording economic opportunity in education, disaster relief, environmental stewardship and veteran and military families.

Become an RSVP Volunteer!

RSVP volunteers choose how, where and when they want to serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.

Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization in which they serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty. RSVP volunteers do not receive monetary incentives, but sponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during service.

Office Locations

Diakon Community Services
Columbia-Montour Aging Office, Inc.
702 Sawmill Road Suite 201
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Penny Davis
RSVP Program Director
davisp@diakon.org
570-259-8962


Magdalene Semrau
RSVP Program Coordinator
semraum@diakon.org
717-572-1128

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