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Senior Companions Will and Grundy County

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

  • 8 people are interested
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Senior Companion Volunteers help other adults live fuller, more independent lives. Your time and companionship will enable other adults to remain in their own homes longer, prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation while improving self-esteem and give time off to families or family caregivers. Senior Companions provide weekly social visits, assist with transportation to grocery stores and medical appointments, provide respite care and assist with simple chores.

The Senior Companion Program is open to volunteers age 55 and older who can serve between 15-20 hours a week. You do not need formal experience just time, compassion and the desire to help. You’ll receive pre-service orientation and training. Income eligible volunteers receive a tax-free hourly stipend to help cover costs. All volunteers receive reimbursement for transportation and supplemental accident and liability insurance while in service.

Volunteers are needed in Will, Grundy, Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. Volunteers are assigned to clients in their community, usually within 10 miles of their home.

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About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

Location:

249 S. Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901, US

Mission Statement

We are a faith based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same.

Description

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet serves people of all faiths and beliefs in seven counties including: Kankakee, Ford, Iroquois, Dupage, Kendall, Will, and Grundy Counties. All services are provided without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet services include: Senior (older adult) Progams, Counseling and Community Services. Volunteer opportunities are available in Case Management, the Senior Companion Progam, the Foster Grandparent Program, the Money Management Program and the Long Term Care Community Ombudsman Program. Come volunteer for Catholic Charities and make a difference every day!

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16555 Weber RdCrest Hill, IL 60403

(41.58204,-88.12215)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum of 15 hours a week
  • must meet income guideline to receive stipend/reimbursement

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