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The Senior Volunteer Service Corps (SVSC)
is a group of men and women who volunteer their time and talents to the University simply because they wish to stay physically active and intellectually challenged during their retirement years.

Volunteers come from all walks of life: federal, state and civil servants, educators, lawyers, engineers, secretaries and successful businessmen and women, and yes, housewives too. The Senior Volunteer Service Corps draws its volunteers from Virginia, D.C. and the surrounding Maryland Communities.

Volunteers range in age from their 40's to their 90's and several have been volunteers for more than twenty years. They are assigned to some 30 offices and departments around the campus in a variety of tasks, such as those listed to the right, as well as many other disciplines.

You may also view a complete
list of the departments we serve

 physics clinic volunteer
Slawsky Physics Clinic
Volunteer

  • English tutors and Guidance Counselors
  • Adult Learning Assistants
  • Learning specialists
  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Assistants
  • Editors for foreign graduate students' dissertations and theses
  • Library and clerical assistants
  • Engineering and Physics tutors
Goals and Objectives:

1. To involve talented retired people directly in the education of university undergraduate students in order to help personalize and enhance the quality of the educational experience.

2. To provide retired people with a challenging opportunity to become involved in the educational community.
3. To determine the needs of faculty, staff and students and to define specific volunteer positions.
4. To recruit skilled and motivated people from the metropolitan area whose career experiences and personal interests will help meet defined needs.
5. To offer volunteers access to a range of services and academic programs which foster lifelong growth.
6. To assess on a regular basis the impact of this program on staff, students and volunteers, and to use this information in future programming decisions.
7. To document the experiences in such a way as to be beneficial to other institutions that might consider duplicating the program.



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