Senior Companion Volunteer - Helping Others Remain Living Independently
Senior Companion Program of South Dakota
Want to make a big difference in the lives of others and receive the great joy that comes from helping others? Then the Senior Companion Program has a rewarding experience awaiting you. Volunteer with us providing companionship and services to adults to help them stay living in their own homes longer, delaying much more costly long term care. If you are 55 or older, receive limited income and would like some extra funds that will not reduce government benefits, volunteer with the Senior Companion Program and receive: § An hourly stipend. § Mileage reimbursement. § Meal allowance . § Paid vacation.§ Yearly physical. § Nine paid holidays and other benefits.Call Senior Companions today at 605-361-1133 or at 888-239-1210 to start on an adventure that gives back more than you give.
About Senior Companion Program of South Dakota
4800 W. 57th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, US
1. To offer free supportive, individualized services to the elderly and adults with special needs to help them maintain the highest level of independence with dignity, i.e. to help them stay living independently in their own home longer than expected - again at no cost to the client. 2 . To provide meaningful, stipended volunteer opportunities to limited income persons of age 55 years or older.
Help Adults Live Independently Longer in Their Own Homes or Apartments
Through the Senior Companion Program, people age 55 and older provide assistance and friendship to homebound adults. Senior Companions serve frail older adults and their caregivers, adults with disabilities, and those with terminal illnesses. Senior Companions usually serve two to four clients on a weekly basis, serving 15 to 40 hours a week. If you are interested in being a Senior Companion, you must meet income eligibility requirements, and for your time you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, a meal allowance, an annual physical, paid sick leave and vacation, nine paid holidays and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided.