AmeriCorps Seniors

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service Agency

AmeriCorps Seniors has two opportunities, the Senior Companion Program (SCP) and the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP).


Senior Companions:

  • Serve as allies and advocates to support and befriend fellow seniors who have trouble with daily living tasks.
  • Receive pre-service orientation, monthly training opportunities, supplemental insurance while on duty, and may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend.
  • The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to keep seniors independent longer and support family caregivers by serving 15 to 38 hours per week in their clients’ homes.

Foster Grandparents:

  • Serve as role models, mentors, and friends to children with educational needs and provide one-on-one tutoring in a Clark County School District classroom.
  • Receive pre-service orientation, monthly training opportunities, supplemental insurance while on duty, and may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend.
  • The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active in their communities, serving 15 to 38 hours per week.

Each of these opportunities, dependent upon qualification, come with a small allowance that is non-taxable and does not affect any income-based benefits (i.e., SNAP, Lower Income Apartment rents). To qualify for the stipend is dependent on the volunteer’s current income (i.e., Social Security, SSI, Pension, Part Time Job).

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About Jewish Family Service Agency

Location:

2309-B Renaissance Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89119, US

Mission Statement

We are a social services agency servicing the Las Vegas and Henderson communities. We are actively looking for prospective volunteers interested in joining our diverse team. Inspired by the Jewish principle of "Tikkun Olam," repairing the world one life at a time, Jewish Family Service Agency supports people of all backgrounds without regard to religion, race, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin. providing professional social services to families and individuals in times of need.

Description

JFSA was founded in 1977 to provide essential and affordable social services to the community. JFSA's programs touch the lives of well over 5,000 people in Clark County each year. JFSA is a non-sectarian agency and is funded through private donations, fund-raising programs, and a number of grants. We are a member of the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies (AJFCA) the umbrella association of more than 150 JFSAs in North America.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Seniors
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Seniors

WHEN

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WHERE

2309 Renaissance Dr. Ste BLas Vegas, NV 89119

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum: 15 hours per week, Maximum: 38 hours per week
  • Senior Companions must have their driver's license and current auto insurance.

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