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.
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.