Agency on Aging

Volunteering in the Community

Are you looking to stay active? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Consider these opportunities for making a difference in the community!

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PAVE New Haven (AmeriCorps VISTA)

PAVE New Haven (AmeriCorps VISTA) members are placed at local schools and non-profits to help close the achievement gap of students by increasing children’s literacy, promoting college readiness, and providing greater wrap-around services for New Haven students and their families. VISTA members serve full-time for 12 months, building their skills and connection to the community while addressing the most pressing needs of children in New Haven.


In return for their service VISTA members receive a modest living allowance, relocation allowance (if moving more than 50 miles to serve), health care coverage, childcare benefits, student loan forbearance, training and professional development opportunities, and an end-of-service educational award of $5,775 to go towards Title IV loans or future education expenses. For more on VISTA terms, conditions, and benefits please visit VISTA Campus or contact us.

There is no age limit or restriction to join VISTA - this is a great opportunity to use your skills, gain new experience, and get your foot in the door at a local non-profit. Older adults are strongly encouraged to apply!

PAVE New Haven (AmeriCorps VISTA) is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

We are proud to partner with the following non-profit organizations to get things done for students and families in New Haven in 2016-2017:

Community Action Agency of New Haven   New Haven Reads
Dwight Hale at Yale   Squash Haven
EVOLUTIONS at the Peabody Museum   United Way of Greater New Haven
NeighborWorks New Horizons   ...and more

Be an advocate

Senior Medicare Patrol, SMP, is designed to reduce financial frauds and scams. SMP Volunteers play an important role in addressing this problem by educating Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers through presentations, outreach events, and one-on-one counseling.