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Be a Senior Companion and Make a Difference!

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KANKAKEE/IROQUOIS COUNTIES SCP

  • 11 people are interested
Senior Companion

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 KANKAKEE/IROQUOIS COUNTIES SCP

Location:

Catholic Charities, Dio. of Joliet, 249 S Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901, US

Mission Statement

The Senior Companion Program (SCP) is one of three programs comprising the National Senior Service Corps. SCP of Kankakee and Iroquois County is sponsored locally by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, since 1992. The Senior Companion Program is a volunteer service initiative in which people age 60 and older provide assistance and friendship to adults who are home-bound and generally living alone. Senior Companions also provide respite care to relieve live-in caregivers for short periods of time.

Description

The Senior Companion Program offers an opportunity to assist homebound, frail, lonely peers through regularly scheduled home visits. Volunteers earn a modest tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers serve for 20 hours per week.

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various LocationsKankakee, IL 60901

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
  • 15 hours per week

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