senior companion Program
Because the safety and health of all our volunteers is of the utmost importance to us at Positive Maturity, we have been taking steps to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus. We have suspended all participation of Senior Companions serving clients until further notice. All of our volunteers are currently sheltering in place. We will update the Senior Companion Program page on August 15, 2020 with any changes. Stay safe!
When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others-you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus studies show that volunteering help you live longer and promote a positive outlook on life.
Becoming a Senior Companion also provides tangible benefits:
- Tax-free hourly stipend of $3.00 per hour, paid every two weeks
- Travel reimbursement to cover the costs of travel
- Meal allowance
- Secondary insurance coveage
- Ongoing professional supervision
- Personal Leave
- Holiday Leave
- Bereavement Leave
- Free monthly educational training on topics relating to older adults
Last year, 106 volunteers provided 81,243 hours of in-home services and respite care to 223 clients, saving families in Jefferson County $1,299,888.
Positive Maturity is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to volunteer applicants with disabilities, in accordance with federal and state laws. A reasonable accommodation enables a qualified individual with a disability equal opportunity to provide the same level of performance, enjoy equal benefits and receive equal privileges as a member who does not have a disability. Disclosure can happen from an informal conversation to a formal written request for an accommodation. It can also happen at any time during your term of service, from the interview to months after you begin serving.