What is a volunteer station?
A volunteer station is an agency or organization that accepts the responsibility of assignment and supervision of Senior Companions. Volunteer stations collaborate with the Senior Companion Program to identify homebound or isolated seniors and link them with Senior Companion volunteers. Most volunteer stations are organizations or agencies that support seniors, but some are churches and public entities that wish to support seniors in their community.
The Senior Companion Program recruits, trains, runs extensive background checks, and supports the Senior Companion volunteers through continued training, tax-free stipends, volunteer insurance, and oversight. The volunteer station is responsible for identifying senior in need, linking volunteers and clients, and some supervision of the volunteers.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer station for your area, contact the UMaine Center on Aging Senior Companion Program at 207.262.7927.
Senior Companion Program Volunteer Stations include:
- Acadia Community Association
- Brewer Housing Authority
- Catholic Charities of Maine – SEARCH – Androscoggin
- Catholic Charities of Maine – SEARCH – Franklin
- Eastport Health Care Inc.
- Seniors Plus — Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties
- Town of Baileyville
- Washington County Senior Companion Office
For more information, please call 207.262.7927.