The Senior Companion Program (SCP)

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Newsletter   |   May 17, 2022

Courtney Campbell, SCP Director

The Senior Companion Program is so happy to be back to in-person volunteering! In-services were held in the months of March and April, and May’s is in the works. Everyone was excited to see each other after in-home services had been suspended for over two years due to COVID-19.

As of April 14, 2022, AmeriCorps announced all volunteers in SCP will receive a raise on their hourly stipend amount from $3.00 an hour to $3.15 an hour. This will go into effect July 1, 2022.

Two Lead Volunteer positions have been filled, leaving only one vacancy for that role which is in the Breckinridge County serving area. Leader positions receive an extra $50 a month for their roles and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to: the recruitment of new volunteers; assisting with fundraising and in-kind efforts; explaining the duties and benefits of volunteering in the program to potential volunteers; signing on new clients; informing the public about the services that the Senior Companion Program offers; and, working closely with the program director to ensure the program operates to its fullest potential. There have also been several new clients that have been taken on by our volunteers. We have had several Seniors reach out who are possibly interested in joining to be a volunteer, so I am hopeful that we can start bringing aboard some more volunteers in the near future!