Senior Volunteer Services


Description

Become a Senior Companion
Each Senior Companion volunteer is assigned to a community-based organization or public agency and is supervised by professional program staff. The stations provide the necessary supervision to ensure that the volunteer is matched with appropriate clients who have varied needs and who represent diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

To Qualify

Do I Qualify?
  • Age 55 or over
  • Annual income which meets the designated low income standard, currently $1,861 monthly for a single individual and $2,521 for a married couple
  • Physically and mentally able to serve
  • Have a desire to provide service to others and able to accept supervision as required
  • Willing to commit to serve at least 15 hours per week
Are there any benefits?
  • Nontaxable hourly stipend
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • Ongoing specialized training, and more
  • Allowance for meals
  • Community recognition
  • Personal satisfaction
What would I do?
  • Visit clients in their homes
  • Offer transportation to needed medical appointments, senior nutrition centers or shopping
  • Provide socialization/companionship
  • Provide respite care for the spouse or primary caregiver
  • Assist with correspondence, paying bills, obtaining community resources, translation/interpretation, and other related tasks
  • Offer transportation and escort on social outings, such as to parks or libraries
  • Assist with errands
How can I apply?
Apply by contacting us with the information below and leaving your name and address:
Phone: 916-875-3622
Fax: 916-875-3799
Or fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

Cost

​Not Applicable

Contact Information

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(916) 875-3631
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