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Senior Companions

Senior Companions

Senior Companions are part of the National Senior Corps program, a federally funded, stipend-paid “friends-helping-friends” volunteer program. Senior Companion volunteers, ages 55+ are partnered with other senior adults who simply need companionship and a helping hand.

Senior Companion volunteers are matched with clients who live right in their own communities. They visit regularly, offer friendly conversation, and help around the house with light tasks, and maybe a bit of cooking. They are happy to provide a quick trip out to the doctor’s office, the grocery store, or even an afternoon out to enjoy a local cultural event. The Senior Companion plays a vital role in the life of their client, helping them to remain independent and connected to the community.

Requirements
  • Must be age 55+ and retired
  • All prospective volunteers must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check, as well as a wellness screening to include a tuberculosis test from their own physician prior to acceptance into the program

If you are interested in volunteering with Senior Services, please fill out an online volunteer application or contact Kelley Russo at krusso@ssseva.org or 757-222-4522.

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