Community Volunteer Network

Helping You Help Others

Community Volunteer Network, a division of PRS, is a not-for-profit 501(c) organization serving seniors in Southern Oregon. Older adults can volunteer within their community, while seniors who lack support systems can receive needed services.


Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparents offer nonjudgmental, ongoing assistance to at-risk and special needs children who may have little support from family members. They’re usually placed with day care sites, Head Start centers, schools, and after-school programs. They receive an hourly stipend in return for their service.

The Foster Grandparent Program of Southern Oregon was founded in 1975 under the national Foster Grandparent Program, which was launched in 1968. FGP is partially funded by the federal government through The Corporation for National & Community Service and its program Senior Corps. FGP receives additional funding from US Housing and Urban Development through City of Medford CDBG funds and from United Way of Jackson County and United Way of Klamath County, among other contributors.

Volunteering Details


  • $2.65 per hour non-taxable stipend
  • On-the-job accident and liability insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Hot lunch when possible each day of service
  • Accrued personal time leave
  • Annual physical examination and tuberculosis test
  • Pre-assignment training plus ongoing training at monthly in-service meetings
  • Volunteer Recognition


  • Foster Grandparents must be at least 55 years of age.
  • His or her annual income may not exceed $1,915 per month for one person or $2,585 per month for a two-person household


RSVP, formerly known as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, provides a variety of opportunities for adults age 55+ to participate fully in the life of their community through significant volunteer service.

  • Call-A-Ride medical transportation program
  • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA)
  • Age Wise Age Well peer counseling

RSVP is nation-wide and partially funded by the federal government through the Corporation for National & Community Service and its program Senior Corps. Jackson County RSVP receives additional funding from the United Way of Jackson County. Wherever an RSVP agency is placed, they are required to be sponsored by a not-for-profit entity; the Jackson County RSVP is sponsored by PRS and separately incorporated as CVN.

Our local RSVP agency currently has more than 800 registered volunteers who provide volunteer service at about 60 not-for-profit organizations or programs throughout Jackson County.

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