Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Serving Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai Counties and the Hopi Tribe
HELP ADULTS IN NEED OF EXTRA ASSISTANCE
Through the Senior Companion Program, people age 60 and older provide assistance and friendship to homebound adults. Senior Companions serve frail older adults and their caregivers, adults with disabilities, and those with terminal illnesses. Senior Companions serve from 20 to 40 hours a week and receive a modest, tax-free stipend and reimbursement for transportation to offset the cost of volunteering. Other benefits include; meal reimbursement during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. If you are interested in being a Senior Companion, you must meet income requirements inoreder to be eligible for a stipend and other cost reimbursements. Training is provided throughout your service as a Senior Companion.