Senior Companion Benefits

Benefits to Volunteers:

  • Tax free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering
  • Reimbursement for transportation expenses to and from service site
  • A meal, when feasible
  • An annual physical
  • Accident and liability insurance while serving
  • Monthly training
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

   This stipend does not count as income when determining eligibility for benefits including:

  • Food stamps/Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Energy Assistance
  • Subsidized housing
  • Rent
  • VA Pension 

Benefits to Individuals Served:

  • Companionship, personal support and friendship
  • Assistance with daily activities 

Corporation for National and Community Service
National Senior Corps Association
Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging
Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging

FHSU Foster Grandparent Program