Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs

Senior Companion Program                    

Senior Companion volunteers are 55 or better.  They serve as advocates, supporters and friends to older adults who are frail and isolated, as well as young adults with developmental disabilities. Placements include private homes, mental health centers, convalescent facilities, and other community sites.  Senior Companions are the connection to the community for their clients.

To qualify volunteers must be income eligible (200% poverty level or less). For their service they earn a tax-free, hourly stipend, transportation reimbursement and other benefits.  Prior to placement, volunteers must complete 40 hours of pre-service orientation/training, a physical and various background checks.  Continuous training is provided on a monthly basis.