TSCOR is a volunteer organization designed by active, independent and engaged older adults who empower themselves and their communities through lifelong learning and volunteer service. Founded in RVA in 1984, we are a local affiliate of the national Shepherd’s Center of America network. Join us – there’s a place that’s right for you!
Who We Are, What We Do
Use it or lose it, right? TSCOR’s lifelong learning programs are for anyone who wants to keep learning – or keep teaching! Connect and engage at Open University, Lunch & Life or with the men’s and women’s groups. And if you’re the type of person that would rather see it than read about it, check out our travel program.
TSCOR volunteers drive our clients to their medical appointments and help with their grocery shopping. Online scheduling makes it easy. New volunteers are always welcome! Drivers are especially needed, now more than ever. Take a virtual spin around the block and see the positive impact you can make.
More to Know
Calling all instructors!! Do you love teaching? Do you have a passion about a topic and want to share it with others? Then consider volunteering as a teacher or speaker with TSCOR’s lifelong learning programs. Open University and Lunch & Life offer a variety of classes and lunch speakers every fall, winter and spring. We’re always on the lookout for new, interesting topics to offer our students. Just complete this Call for Instructors form and someone from the education committee will reach out to you soon. Read more about our programs here.
The Shepherd Center Of Richmond is older adults, active, independent and engaged. We teach, learn, grow and give back to our community. We serve with respect and compassion. We value the bonds we form with each other. We seek to be welcoming, inclusive and diverse.
We modified our programs and services during the pandemic to follow the recommended CDC guidelines. We continue to adapt and communicate safety protocol changes as needed. For the latest info, sign up to receive News & Updates at the bottom of this page. You can see our current safety protocols here.
You’ve had this day marked on your calendar for weeks now, so get ready, because Open University starts this coming Monday, September19!!! Classes start at 9:30. Come a little early if you still need to register. Masks are optional, but…
The fall 2022 Open University schedule arrives in mailboxes this week and is online at tscor.org right now. Classes start Monday, September 19th. But first, some announcements: Open University meets in person! Hooray! Thursday OU no longer meets at First…
Dear Friends, The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond (TSCOR) begins a new membership year today. Becoming a member makes you a part of this wonderful organization and its efforts. Our programs and services are the heart of TSCOR and uphold our…
“I’ve had great experiences driving our clients to their appointments. It’s fun to meet new people and learning about their lives is fascinating and eye opening. Everyone has a story to tell. I’m enjoying volunteering immensely.”
“I can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful drivers you have and for your service. It all means so much to me.”
“Open University is a place where a student can expand their knowledge in a myriad of subjects. No textbooks needed, no homework required. You can take one class for the whole session or choose a different lecture each week. I’m enjoying what I’ve I learned.”