Staying Connected

The USC Emeriti Center offers countless ways for retirees to stay connected with their colleagues and with the university, through work and volunteer opportunities, Emeriti Center and university-wide events, and much more.

USC Emeriti Center On-Line Calendar

Volunteering & Service

USC Student Veterans Support Network

The provides a place for current and retired USC faculty, staff, and alumni Vets to register their interest in connecting with USC student Vets. Fellow Trojan veterans supporting student veterans is just another way for our Trojans to support those who have been through similar circumstances.

USC Home Grown Volunteer Program

USC provides some community service opportunities through partnerships with the surrounding community. Follow the link to view the array of opportunities and contact each organization directly to see how you can get involved. Some are one time volunteer opportunities, while others are on a regular ongoing basis.

USC Physical Therapy: Clinical Exercise Research Center

Looking for adults over the age of 50 who would be interested in a fitness evaluation and home-based exercise program. Volunteers will get a team of physical therapy students who will design a program for them and give them a personal training session. All work is overseen by physical therapy faculty.  See the USC PT CERC Volunteer Recruitment 2016 Flyer for details.

Encore Fellowships

Social Venture Partners is looking for Encore fellows, who are winding down their career, but not quite ready to leave the workforce. When accepted you would be earn a stipend and explore a career that connects your passion and your day-to-day work at a place where you will be utilizing your skills to build a better world. This fellowship is approximately 1,000 hours for a year.

CASA of Los Angeles

CASA of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports community members to serve as volunteer advocates for children in the foster care system in LA County.  Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers work one-on-one with a child in the foster care system, gathering information and making recommendations about how to serve the child’s best interests in both the courtroom and the community. Volunteers focus on educational needs, permanent placement, medical treatment, and resources necessary for an independent and successful future.

Executive Service Corps of Southern California 

The ESC’s is looking for volunteer consultants for local southern California nonprofits. As a dedicated volunteer consultants, you will use your extensive experience as organizational leaders along with ESC’s training to advise senior leaders of nonprofit organizations. This consulting opportunity is approximately 16-20 hours per month.

LA Works

LA Works is a useful search tool that connects you with local volunteer opportunities that are relevant to your interests, including a specialized new program specifically for those who are 55+ and looking for ways to give back. These projects are flexible and can range from feeding the homeless for a day to offering consulting for a month.

The Volunteer Center

Under the leadership of Dee Dee Hicks, the Volunteer Center curates volunteer opportunities for all ages, servicing 43 cities in the Southern California area. By contacting the Volunteer Center, you can obtain information to get connected to just the right volunteer experience. These service opportunities range from short term to long term and are fit for the time commitment you choose.