Senior Companion Program

Now you can help others stay independent too.  Families in Blair County struggle to care for their loved ones.  By becoming a companion to a person whose independence is compromised, you help that person stay in their own home.  Whether you're giving families or professional caregivers much needed time-off or simply being a friend, you'll make a difference that strengthens and helps preserve an individual's independence.  Your kindness and compassion can create life-changing possibilities. When you volunteer, you're not just helping others -- you're helping yourself.  Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends.  Getting involved is the key.
 
SCP Volunteers through Blair Senior Services:
  • Willing to serve within Blair County
  • Are over 55 years of age
  • Have income that does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Commit to a minimum assignment schedule of 20 service hours per week.
  • Willing to provide support service for the special needs of older adults
  • Assigned to in-home assignments
SCP Volunteer Benefits
  • Coordination of volunteer placement
  • The opportunity to use your experience and skills
  • The chance to learn something new every day
  • Supplemental accident and liability insurance
  • Tax-exempt stipend
  • Ongoing training throughout the service year
  • Holiday & Paid Time Off
  • Annual fellowship and recognition events
  • Transportation Assistance (certain restrictions may apply)
Become a SCP volunteer today by contacting our SCP Coordinator:
 
Blair County SCP
1320 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 946-1235
(800) 245-3282