Senior Volunteer Services


Description

Get a Senior Companion
Each Senior Companion volunteer is assigned to a community - based organization or public agency and is supervised by professional program staff. The stations provide the necessary supervision to ensure that the volunteer is matched with appropriate clients who have varied needs and who represent diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Since 1974, Senior Companions have provided assistance to adults with physical, emotional, or mental health limitations, most of whom are elderly. These clients have difficulties with daily living tasks and Senior Companions help them retain their dignity and independence.
The activities of the Senior Companion may include:
    •   Visiting clients in their homes, adult day care centers, and group settings
    •   Offering transportation to needed medical appointments, senior nutrition centers or shopping
    •   Providing socialization/companionship and respite care for the spouse or primary caregiver
    •   Assisting with correspondence, paying bills, obtaining community resources, translation/interpretation, and other related tasks
    •   Providing respite to family caregivers
 

To Qualify

 
Senior Companion Volunteers have been placed at the following agencies. Each agency has its own criteria for matching clients with volunteers. You must contact the agency directly to be assigned a senior companion.

 

Eskaton Telephone Reassurance Program

5105 Manzanita Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone:   916-334-1072

 Eligibility - All of Sacramento

Participant must register in the free
Telephone Reassurance Program to be matched with
a Senior Companion

 

Sutter Senior Care—PACE

1234 “U" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone:   916-424-8412

7000 Franklin Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 916-446-3100

Must enroll in Sutter's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to be matched with a companion

 

Stanford Settlement

450 W. El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone:   916-927-1303

Serves Zip Codes 95815, 95833, 95834, 95835

 

Sacramento Chinese Community Services Center

420 “I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone:   916-442-4228

Limited English and Chinese Speaking 

 

Sacramento County Adult Services

9750 Business Park Dr, Suite 104
Sacramento, CA 95827

Serves IHSS & APS Clients
Sacramento County Senior and Adult Services
SOCIAL WORKER REFERRAL Required

 

LaFamilia Counseling Center
Maple Neighborhood Community Center

3301 37th Avenue, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone:   916-442-4228

Limited English and Spanish Speaking 

 

ACC Senior Services

7334 Park City Drive

Sacramento, CA 96831

Phone:   916-393-9026
 

Serves all of Sacramento. Participants must enroll in the
free
Bridge to Healthy Families Program
to be matched with a Companion


 

 

Cost

​Not Applicable

Contact Information

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(916) 875-3631
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