Senior Companion Program
In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, OCWCOG recruits and matches volunteers to homebound seniors in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties to participate in its Senior Companion Program. The program provides volunteers aged 55 and over the opportunity to offer long term assistance to homebound seniors. This could include socializing with peers and providing transportation to doctor appointments. The AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers help seniors live independently in their own home for as long and as safely as possible. Volunteers receive an hourly tax-exempt stipend and mileage reimbursement for their service.
Are over the age of 55
Enjoy interaction with older adults
Are within income-eligibility guidelines
Have access to reliable transportation
Are able to volunteer at least 5 hours per week
Interested in volunteering?
AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation's most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors Volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-tern, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov. AmeriCorps Seniors includes three core programs: Foster Grandparents Program, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and Senior Companion Program.