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Purpose and Duties:

Provide ongoing companionship and support to seniors who may feel isolated or lonely. In addition, provide encouragement to help them remain connected to their communities.

Location: In-Person depending on the volunteer’s comfort level and availability

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Accompany clients to social activities and medical appointments (does not include transporting client)
  • Assist with activities of daily living and simple chores (excluding personal or medical care)
  • Encourage clients to stay active and connected
  • Adhere to program policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Reside in Hillsborough or Pinellas County
  • Pass a Level II Background Check
  • Ability to listen and provide companionship
  • Patience, compassion, and dedication
  • Access to reliable transportation

Commitment Expected:

  • Volunteers are expected to serve at least 5 hours per week

Training

  • After receiving your completed application, you will be invited to an Orientation
  • Subsequent trainings are provided on a monthly basis

Next Steps:

Contact the Senior Companion Program Coordinator

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Contact

Gabby Lugo
Senior Companion Program Coordinator
(813) 358-2699
Email Gabby

Your Companionship Can Provide the Gift of Independence to Seniors and Rewards for You

Make independence a reality. The Senior Companion program is a nationally-affiliated program, through AmeriCorps Seniors that matches volunteers 55 and older with homebound elderly or disabled adults. Simply being lonely and isolated can lead to poor health. And sometimes a stressed-out caregiver just needs a little break. This program helps clients retain their independence for as long as possible, rather than being moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Senior Companion volunteer opportunities include visiting clients in their homes, providing caring friendship, assisting with simple chores and helping with tasks of daily living, such as grocery shopping. By serving as a watchful eye, volunteering to help the elderly adds richness to the lives of those who otherwise are isolated and lonely.

We match you with a client, who has similar interests, and help create a schedule that is convenient for you. Senior Companions on average serve 15-40 hours per week volunteering to help two to four adult clients to be able to continue living in their own homes independently.

All volunteers will receive an orientation, monthly trainings and ongoing support to maximize their experience.

Qualifications:

  • Reside in Hillsborough or Pinellas counties
  • Pass a Level II Background Check
  • Ability to listen and provide companionship
  • Patience, compassion, and dedication
  • Access to a reliable transportation

AHCA License # 5776 for Homemaker and Companion Services-Hillsborough
AHCA License #239865 for Homemaker and Companion Services-Pinellas

 

Senior Companion Rewards Are Abundant

  • Make a difference in the quality of someone’s life
  • Offer a valuable, needed service to your community
  • Share your skills and interests and learn new ones
  • Employ your intelligence and sensitivity to be an understanding friend
  • Gain a deeper sense of purpose and increased life satisfaction
  • Form valuable connections with others, benefiting your health, body and mind
  • Help others and studies show your happiness increases by 7-16%
  • Maintain your flexibility and ability to set your own schedule
To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.
Abraham Lincoln

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Contact

Gabby Lugo
Senior Companion Program Coordinator Hillsborough 
(813) 358-2699
glugo@seniorsinservice.org

 

Contact

Carmen Rodriguez
Senior Companion Program Coordinator Pinellas 
(727) 382-7121
crodriguez@seniorsinservice.org

                          

 

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