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Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work.

AARP Foundation first matches eligible older job seekers with local nonprofits and public agencies so they can increase skills and build self-confidence, while earning a modest income. Based on their employment interests and goals, participants may also receive supportive services and skills training through an educational institution. Their SCSEP experience most often leads to permanent employment.

Interested in Becoming a SCSEP Participant?

Call 855-850-2525 or complete an application.  

AARP Foundation SCSEP is funded by a $46,889,529 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP, with AARP Foundation matching 10%.

Program Highlights

Over 55 and Looking for a Job

AARP Foundation’s SCSEP program provides both community service and work-based training. To participate, you must be: 55 or older; unemployed; have an income not more than 125% of the established federal poverty guidelines.

Hire An Older Worker

For more than 45 years, AARP Foundation's SCSEP has been providing employers with pre-screened, qualified candidates to fill vacant positions with no cost or risk to the employer.

Host Agency Opportunities

Public nonprofit organizations benefit from an expanded workforce that gives them the opportunity to improve services through association with AARP Foundation's SCSEP. If you need experienced temporary help, AARP Foundation can help..

AARP Foundation understands the unique needs of low-income older adults and continues to identify, implement and bring to national scale interventions to meet those needs. The Foundation is one of the U. S. Department of Labor's national grantees and the most successful in placing participants into jobs.

Connect With Foundation

Local SCSEP Office

Find an AARP Foundation SCSEP office near you

Staff Resources

Resources for AARP Foundation staff members and volunteers who support SCSEP. Login required.

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