Senior Companion Program
The Council of the Southern Mountains operates the largest Senior Companion Station in West Virginia, providing volunteers (ages 55 and over) who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults in need.
About the Program
Senior companion volunteers, ages 55 and over, provide assistance to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks such as shopping or paying bills. This program serves to aid these adults in remaining independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly institutional care.
As a result, Companions give families or professional caregivers much-needed time off from their duties, errands, and often provide friendship for their clients. Prior to service, volunteers receive pre-service orientation and training from the organization they will serve.
Non-Taxable Stipend and Benefits
Senior Companions will receive supplemental insurance while on duty and may qualify to earn a tax-free hourly stipend by working 15-40 hours weekly.