Opportunity Details

Senior Services
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Age Minimum (with Adult): 55+, Minimum Age:55+

Senior Companion Volunteers Visits

The Senior Companion Program engages individuals 55+ years old to realize the independence of older adults in their home and as a team, continue to be vibrant, contributing members of our communities. This program is designed to engage people as volunteers who are: 55 years or older Willing to volunteer 15-40 hours a week for at least one year Pass a State and FBI fingerprinting check as well as the National Sex Offender check Interviewed and attend pre-service orientation and training Living on a limited income to receive a modest nontaxable $2.65/hr Sufficiently healthy and active to provide reliable assistance to other older adults Licensed and insured to drive a car or able to use public transportation Committed to the program's goals, professional ethics and comfortable accepting supervision Creative, social, adaptable and compassionate about improving the lives of others Companions support other older adults in many ways, including but not limited to: Offering companionship and friendship Providing transportation to medical appointments or to social events Helping with grocery shopping and other shopping Assisting with simple chores like putting away groceries, preparing meals, washing dishes Reading or helping with mail, email, newspapers or magazines Alerting family members or caregivers to potential health issues or home life situations Benefits to Companions include but not limited to: Opportunity to use life experiences, time and talent to enhance the lives of others Chance to learn new and exciting things about other people and the community in which they live If income eligible, a modest non-taxable stipend of $2.65/hour of service Paid personal time off during year of service Assistance with meals and travel reimbursement Accident and liability insurance while in service Paid pre-service and monthly training sessions Paid annual physical Community recognition for the invaluable service they provide

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2024

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