Become a Senior Companion
The Senior Companion Program is in need of volunteers to help their peers maintain, regain, or extend independent living. Senior Companion volunteers assist frail or isolated older adults with personal errands, grocery shopping, correspondence, and doctor appointments. They can also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers.
This program, supported by SourcePoint is seeking additional volunteers who can help other adults live independently by encouraging them to remain active, providing contact with the world outside of their homes, and building a friendship.
You don’t need medical or technical skills to be a Senior Companion. All you need to know is how to be a friend.
A Senior Companion needs to meet the following criteria:
- Must be at least 55 years of age
- Can dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the program
- Have an individual annual income of no more than $25,520
- Love to help others
As a Senior Companion, you’ll receive:
- On-going training
- Supplemental insurance
- Tax-free stipend
- Paid transportation costs
- Paid sick and vacation time
- 10 paid holidays
- The joy of helping others live on their own
If interested please contact Suzanne Pingry at Connections Volunteer Center: 740-363-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org