Senior Companions - Hudson Valley (Counties of Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester)

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NYS OPWDD Senior Companion Program

  • 8 people are interested

Come volunteer as a Senior Companion in the Hudson Valley region!
*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 Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties!

Please contact Sue Jones at (845) 947-6198 Ext. 6198 or if you are interested in becoming a Senior Companion!

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About NYS OPWDD Senior Companion Program


44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229, US

Mission Statement

We help people with developmental disabilities live richer lives.


Become a role model and friend to make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities.

The Senior Companion Program of the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities serves only adults with developmental disabilities. Through their special caring, Senior Companions provide needed support for adults with developmental disabilities so they can maintain or gain new levels of independence. The Senior Companions foster socialization,daily living skills, and integration into the neighborhoods.


We'll work with your schedule.


n/aThiells, NY 10984



  • 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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