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Senior Companion Program

Learn about the AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer program, Senior Companions.

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Senior Companions volunteer with homebound, isolated, sometimes frail seniors, one-on-one, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and in the surrounding pueblos. Volunteers serve directly in clients’ homes and may prepare a light meal, assist clients in running errands, or simply spend time with clients providing companionship and friendship. Volunteers may also provide respite services to family caregivers.

Monthly training is provided for volunteers. Senior Companions volunteer an average of 20 hours a week. All volunteers receive mileage reimbursement and supplemental insurance for use of their own vehicle while serving, and income-eligible volunteers may earn a non-taxable stipend.

Call (505) 764-1007 for more information.

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To register for Senior Companion volunteer opportunities, visit the One Albuquerque Senior Companion Volunteer Page.  
 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The City of Albuquerque, SCP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

It is the policy of SCP that every volunteer receives fair, just and equitable treatment, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, or military service. Each volunteer will be heard and express grievances with assurance of receiving impartial consideration and freedom from any form of retribution.

Equal Employment Agency

City of Albuquerque, SCP is an equal opportunity Agency. Enrollment is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. SCP provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.