Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs taps the skills, talents and experience of individuals who are at least 55, on a limited income and looking to fulfill their purpose. Foster Grandparent volunteers serve in schools, day care centers and preschools, providing academic, social and emotional support to help students reach their full potential. They foster positive relationships with students and children through encouragement, empathy, and kindness. Senior Companion volunteers help older adults live independently. They provide assistance with important daily tasks; encouragement to remain active; to notice when someone may need extra care and easing of loneliness. Without the help of Senior Companions, many Older Adults would not be able to continue living at home. Many of our volunteers also serves in nursing homes, adult day care centered and sheltered workshops.
Must be 55 years of age or better
Meet our income eligibility guidelines
Able commit to 15-20 hours of volunteer service per week
Be in good health
Pass the required Criminal Background checks
Participate in required orientation, and ongoing training.
Non-taxable hourly stipend
A meal during each day of service
PTO and Holiday pay
The satisfaction of helping a child or older adult in need