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Make Independence A Reality - Become a Senior Companion

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Age Strong Commission - Volunteer Unit

  • 7 people are interested
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Senior Companions offer one-on-one services to those who have difficulty completing everyday tasks. They can assist with:

  • grocery shopping and paying bills
  • transportation to medical appointments
  • alerting doctors and family members to potential health problems, and
  • Companionship in the home

Senior Companions can also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers. Because of this program, thousands of residents can live with dignity in their own homes.

For their service, Senior Companions receive a $3.00 an hour (tax-free) stipend and reimbursement for:

  • transportation
  • annual physical examinations
  • meals, and
  • accident and liability insurance during service.
Due to COVID-19, we have created safe serving opportunities, where volunteers can connect with clients virtually from their homes, and deliver medication & food.

*Must be a Boston resident*

More opportunities with Age Strong Commission - Volunteer Unit

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About Age Strong Commission - Volunteer Unit

Location:

Boston City Hall, One City Hall Plaza, Room 271, Boston, MA 02201, US

Mission Statement

America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 years and over; is dedicated to impacting lives on an individual basis, whether it is with skills, experience, or just a friendly face.

Description

Uplift, Inspire, Lend a Hand!

Age Strong Volunteer Unit is looking for volunteers to invest their unique talents in improving their community- You choose the amount of time you wish to serve. We currently have opportunities in:

-Visiting and assisting homebound and frail seniors.

-Supporting older adults ESL in conversation sessions, one on one, or in ESL classes.

-Helping veterans and military families.

-Providing respite care for caregivers.

-Explaining health care options and information.

-Qualified senior homeowners volunteer for the City of Boston in
exchange of a reduction up to $1,500 on their property tax bill per fiscal
year (equivalent to 125 hours of service.)

-Provides a welcoming and friendly environment to all City Hall visitors.

Whatever you choose to do, you'll be making a real difference! Contact us today for more information!!

Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Age Strong CommissionBoston City Hall, Room 271One City Hall PlazaBoston, MA 02201

(42.35816,-71.0585)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 5 hours a week and can volunteer up to 20 hours a week.

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