Senior Companion Program
For nearly 40 years, Senior Corps programs have connected more than 500,000 Americans to service opportunities in their communities.
If youâ€™re 55 and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Senior Companion. By becoming a companion to a frail person, you help that person stay in their own home. Whether youâ€™re giving families or professional caregivers much-needed time off, running errands, or simply being a friend, youâ€™ll make a difference that strengthens and helps preserve an individualâ€™s independence. And youâ€™ll join with thousands of others to help control the rising costs of health care.
Senior Companions serve up to 40 hours per week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. With Senior Companions, youâ€™ll receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.
When you volunteer, youâ€™re not just helping othersâ€”youâ€™re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.