senior companion Program

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.


Senior Companion’s Family Album Spotlight Volunteer Deborah Perry

Each day our community grows stronger because of caring people like Deborah Perry who continue to do the right thing to meet the needs of others, regardless of the news and rules about the COVID-19 pandemic.   Deborah Perry has been with the Senior Companion...

Family Album Spotlight

Lillie Davis lives her life by the Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. For more than 21 years, she has been a volunteer with the Senior Companion Program, serving more than 24,000 hours.  An Alabama native, Lillie graduated from R.B...

Reasonable Accommodations

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.

Client Referral Form

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Type of Requested Activities

Special Needs (check all that apply)

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