Be a Friend to a lonely Senior and get paid for it!

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ORGANIZATION: Washington Idaho Volunteer Center, Inc.


Active Seniors 55 or older can earn a tax-free hourly stipend to be a companion to older adults who live alone and no longer drive. Senior Companions are not caregivers or housekeepers - they become friends to lonely and isolated older adults. Senior Companions and their matched clients meet weekly to play games, go shopping or just friendly visiting. They get reimbursed for mileage while serving, get paid for holidays and paid time off among other benefits.

To qualify to be a senior companion you must be 55 or older, still driving and can spare a minimum of five hours a week. If you live alone, your income cannot exceed $29,160, for 2 persons in household income cannot exceed $39,440. However, if your income is more than that you can deduct ALL your medical expenses that can qualify you. You must pass a background check, complete orientation and attend monthly in-service trainings.

Volunteering is always rewarding. Getting paid to volunteer is even better!

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About Washington Idaho Volunteer Center, Inc.


1424 Main St, Lewiston, ID 83501, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve as a bridge between volunteers and the needs of the community.


The Washington-Idaho Volunteer Center, Inc. provides volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, interests, and skill levels in Nez Perce, Latah, Asotin and Garfield Counties.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities we list, we ask that you please contact our office first, rather than going directly to the agency where you would like to volunteer. In this way, the agency can more accurately evaluate the benefit of partnering with the WA-ID Volunteer Center to obtain new volunteers. Thank you!


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People with Disabilities, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


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Multiple locations Lewiston, ID 83501



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • You only have to commit to five hours a week! You can work up to 40 if you choose.
  • Attend monthly In-Service trainings

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