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WE IMPACT LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Funded by ACTION and formally known as Florida Senior Programs, Inc. (FSP), Volunteers for Community Impact (VCI) was created in 1974, becoming the sponsor of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) of Central Florida and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Orange County.

In 1981 the program was able to develop from residential assignments to community-based assignments and expand into Seminole county, shifting the role of foster grandparents from a nurturing companion to a mentoring, tutoring, skill-building role model. Throughout the 80s, Florida Senior Programs focused on the development of community-based Foster Grandparent assignments. In 1993, ACTION was replaced by VCI’s current funder, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS); the Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program became known as the National Senior Service Corps. The program continued to expand under CNCS. In September 2008, Florida Senior Programs’ Foster Grandparent Program expanded into Volusia County. In October of 2013 Florida Senior Programs became Volunteers for Community Impact, Inc. This change consolidated the two anchor programs, FGP and RSVP, under a single umbrella and expanded their efforts throughout Orange, Volusia, and Seminole Counties. Volunteers for Community Impact took this transition to show how they hoped to endlessly impact the Central Florida community, its mission being to build relationships that add value to the community by utilizing the experience of caring individuals through high impact service. In January 2015 Cyber Seniors was launched, a program funded by the Winter Park Health Foundation to provide technological skills to older adults, VCI Cyber-Seniors became VCI’s third anchor program. Following in Cyber-Seniors footsteps, another program came to VCI called CATCH Healthy Habits. It started in January 2017, making it our fourth program helping impact Central Florida.

  • 1974 – Florida Senior Programs is launched to serve mature adults living at the Sunland Center.

  • 1981 – Florida Senior Programs expands from residentially based assignments to community-based assignments and into Seminole County.
  • 1993 – ACTION was replaced by current funded, Corporation for National and Community Service.

  • 2008 – Florida Senior Programs expands into Volusia County’s Foster Grandparent Program.

  • 2013 – Florida Senior Programs becomes Volunteers for Community Impact (VCI), administering FGP in five counties and RSVP into two.

  • 2015 – a third anchor program, Cyber-Seniors, funded by Winter Park Health Foundation, launches in Orange County.

  • 2017 – Our fourth program, CATCH Healthy Habits moves into VCI’s office.

CYBER-SENIORS

The VCI Cyber-Seniors pairs teenagers and young adults with mature adults in order to teach them the basics of computer skills.

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM

Foster Grandparents assist children with their studies and socialization to guide them towards a path to success.

RSVP

RSVP volunteers play a critical role with educational success, homelessness, health and wellness and senior services.

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