AmeriCorps Seniors SCP: Are you 55+ and want to volunteer to be a companion to local seniors?
ORGANIZATION: NORTHWEST INDIANA COMMUNITY ACTION CORP
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AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers lead happier, healthier lives and enhance the communities they serve!
AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program is looking for seniors to be companions to other older adults who may feel isolated or need help with activities like transportation to appointments or shopping. Our volunteers are helping seniors feel more connected to their communities and remain independent longer. Socially distanced options are available.
If you’re 55 and over and want to start volunteering or learn more about the benefits of volunteering as a senior companion or a foster grandparent, call the AmeriCorps local Administrator, Northwest Indiana Community Action, at 1-800-826-7871 x2261 or visit nwi-ca.org
About NORTHWEST INDIANA COMMUNITY ACTION CORP
5240 FOUNTAIN DR, CROWN POINT, IN 46307, US
To help people to be independent and advocate for those who can't.
Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1965, with a mission to help people to be independent and to advocate for those who can’t. As the designated Community Action Agency, the designated Area Agency on Aging, and the designated ADRC and 211 Call Center for information and referrals, NWICA assists approximately 50,000 individuals annually.
As a Community Action Agency, NWICA plans and carries out a variety of programs that serve the unique needs of low-income families and disabled individuals in the Northwest Indiana counties of Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter. Services through the Community Action Agency support households with incomes at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Services include utility assistance, Housing Choice Voucher Program, Asset Building and Financial Literacy, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Individual Development Accounts, Weatherization (Lake Co.), Information and Referral Services.
The agency was designated as the Area I Agency on Aging in May, 1974, by the Indiana Commission on Aged and Aging. The purpose of the service network was to develop cooperative arrangements and advocate reorganizing or reassigning functions in order to secure and maintain independence and dignity in a home environment for older persons who are capable of self-care with appropriate supportive services and, remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence for older persons.
Multiple locations Michigan City, IN 46360
May 16, 2022
- Mental Health
- People Skills
- Elder care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum of 5 hours a week