Senior Companions are part of the National Senior Corps program, a federally funded, stipend-paid “friends-helping-friends” volunteer program.
Senior Companion Program (SCP) partners senior volunteers with adults living independently, who need companionship and a helping hand. In addition to paying a friendly visit, companions often perform a variety of tasks, such as shopping for groceries, writing a letter, or fixing a light meal. In some cases, the senior companion plays a vital role in the life of their client, providing a much-needed link from the community.
Senior Companion volunteers are matched with clients who live right in their own communities. The Senior Companion plays a vital role in the life of their client, helping them to remain independent and connected to the community.
Volunteers must be ages 55+ to join this program and are asked to contribute 20-40 hours per week to being a Companion.