Senior Companions - Finger Lakes Newark (Counties of Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates)

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NYS OPWDD Senior Companion Program


Come volunteer as a Senior Companion in central New York!
*Must be 55 years or older to volunteer

Senior Companions provide one-on-one support for adults with developmental disabilities. They encourage an environment of companionship and friendship where people with disabilities can develop and achieve greater independence and integration. Senior Companions are not staff, substitutes for staff, or program aides. They are community-based people who mentor adults with disabilities.

As a Senior Companion, you'll receive:

  • Tax-free stipend
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and other leave benefits
  • A daily meal allowance or meal provided
  • Transportation or mileage reimbursement
  • Pre-service/on-going training
  • The joy of helping others live more independently
Sites to volunteer at are located in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties!

Please contact Catherine Li at (315) 331-1700, ext. 2427 or if you're interested in becoming a Senior Companion!

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We'll work with your schedule.


n/aNewark, NY 14513



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Must be able to work 15-40 hours per week
  • Must be 55 years or older; volunteers must meet income eligibility levels to earn a stipend

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