10 people are interested
Senior Companion Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: Dr. Piper Center for Social Services
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10 people are interested
Our Senior Companion Program provides stipend volunteer opportunities for low-income seniors 55+ to serve frail elderly individuals, especially those who are homebound and living alone, as well as providing respite care to relieve live-in caretakers for short periods of time. Volunteers assist with providing transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping, and offering a connection to the outside world which is often essential in keeping frail elderly from premature institutionalization. For many, a Senior Companion volunteer makes life less lonely and often meaningful friends are formed.
Senior Companions are asked to provide 10-20 hours of volunteer service per week. Volunteers who meet income and eligibility requirements receive a modest, tax-free stipend, transportation allowance, and an annual physical exam.
About Dr. Piper Center for Social Services
2607 DR ELLA PIPER WAY, FORT MYERS, FL 33916, US
The Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc. seeks to enhance the social and economic well-being of those 55+ aged individuals who reside in Southwest Florida and make a positive impact in the lives of frail elderly, at risk youth, special needs children and our communities.
The Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 [c] (3) social service agency, incorporated in 1975. The agency provides multiple programs and services for adults over 55 and children with special needs. Our mission is to enhance the social and economic well being of those 55 and older and make a positive impact in the lives of children with special needs and frail elderly clients. It was originally founded as a neighborhood center carrying on the ideals of community service exemplified by Dr. Ella Piper, a distinguished physician and community leader in Fort Myers during the first half of the twentieth century.
2607 Dr. Ella Piper WayFort Myers, FL 33916
January 16, 2024
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- Senior Companions are asked to provide 10-20 hours of volunteer service per week.
- Volunteers who are transporting their clients must have a valid drivers license. However, volunteers who are only providing companionship do not need to have a valid drivers license (and bus passes can be provided, if needed).