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Senior Companions

 

Help an Older Neighbor Remain Independent.

Become a Senior Companion today!

 
The Vermont Senior Companion Program is a program that matches volunteers ages 55 and older with elders who need companionship and assistance.

Senior Companions aim to keep people in their own homes as long as possible, prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation, and give time off to family caregivers.

While helping to make the lives of others easier and more meaningful, volunteers find great rewards in giving back to their communities and making a difference in people’s lives.

Senior Companions receive a non-taxable stipend, mileage reimbursement, paid personal leave and holidays, accident and liability insurance, paid training opportunities, and friendships that lasts a lifetime!
 

We are always looking for new volunteers everywhere throughout Vermont.

No experience necessary: just a positive attitude and the desire to help!
 

How do I become a Senior Companion?

You are eligible to become a Senior Companion if you are:

  • Age 55 or older
  • Have a yearly income less than $23,540 (single) or $31,860 (couple)
  • Willing to serve 20 hours per week (excluding paid leave and holidays)

Do I qualify for a Senior Companion?

You qualify for a Senior Companion if you are:

  • 60 or older
  • A caregiver of an adult with Alzheimer’s or other disabling conditions or
  • Are any age and have a serious disability

What can a Senior Companion do for me?

  • Help with tasks of daily living (grocery shopping, doctor visits, meal preparation, etc.)
  • Provide respite for you if you are a family caregiver
  • Give support and friendship 

How do I Get More Information?

Connect to the Senior Companion Coordinator nearest you:

Call the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119 or email the Senior Companion Program Director.