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Elder Community Outreach-Senior Companion Program

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LifeWise StL- Senior Companion Program

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Senior Corps
Be part of a National Volunteer Movement!

Retirees ! Are you age 55 or older? Do you have reliable transportation? Think you would enjoy helping other older adults by checking in on those who are home bound, isolated or lonely? Do you have time to give a family caregiver a break from the stress of caring for a loved one? Would you like to receive a reimbursement of $3.00 an hour for your time and a mileage reimbursement? The Senior Companion Program may be for you! Contact Samantha @314-627-1243 for more information.

This is a friendly visitor program and volunteers do NOT perform homemaker or personal care services. We are in need of Volunteers for the Missouri side of the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area especially in the North City, South County, North County, and St. Charles County areas. Volunteers will only have to drive up to a 5-7 mile radius of their home.

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About LifeWise StL- Senior Companion Program

Location:

1321 S 11th St, St Louis, MO 63104, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being by providing high-impact, relationship-based programming and by addressing systemic barriers to their success. Our Vision is that all people in the St. Louis region have access to the opportunities and support that allow them to achieve economic well-being. LifeWise STL supports the vision by increasing its thought leadership, building presence through program growth and expanding influence in the community.

Description

This program is part of AmeriCorps Seniors, the national volunteer organization. Its mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

The Senior Companion Program provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to individuals age 55 years or older. Through home and community visits, Senior Companion volunteers help isolated and frail older adults maintain the highest possible level of independent living. Companions can provide short periods of relief (respite) to family caregivers, enabling them to take a break or run errands. This program keeps many older adults out of institutions and in touch with their community.

Qualified Senior Companion volunteers receive a non-taxable hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement, which enables them to volunteer at no out-of-pocket expense. After a thorough background check, volunteers receive 20 hours of training prior to their first assignment and additional monthly training. Medical or technical skills are not required.

The program is designed to be a positive experience for both volunteers and clients with a focus on the volunteer, as they provide service to clients in the community.

Community
International
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1321 S. 11th St.1321 South 11th St. (program base location)St. Louis, MO 63104

(38.61532,-90.20275)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 to 40 hours per week. You make your own schedule!
  • Provide at least 1 to 2 visits per week

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