(435) 673-3548

Area Agency on Aging
Five County Association of Governments
1070 W. 1600 S. Building B
St George, UT 84770

©2019 by Area Agency on Aging - Five County AOG.

Senior Volunteer Programs

Mature adults giving time and service...

Regardless of one’s skills, experience, education, trade, or profession, these programs provide volunteer opportunities that are flexible and based on the volunteer’s interests and time commitments. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring and tutoring children, providing transportation and much more.

 

Foster Grandparents

SUPPORTING AT-RISK AND SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Golf with Grandpa

OVERVIEW

Mentor and tutor special needs children

The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for limited income seniors to earn a small, tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour while working with high-risk children in 26 settings. Foster Grandparents serve 15 - 20 hours per week working in schools, preschools, and day care centers. They provide mentoring, tutoring and emotional support to high-risk and special needs children.

The Foster Grandparent program is made possible by a federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Five County AOG.

Playing Soccer

ELIGIBILITY

To participate as a Foster Grandparent you must:

  • Be at least 55 years of age

  • Have a monthly income of $2,010 or less for a single person and $2,706 or less per couple

  • Willing and able to serve 20 hours per week


The reimbursement you receive ($2.65/hour) is NOT considered income by law, is non-taxable, and does not reduce other entitlement program benefits such as subsidized housing, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security or SSI.

Grandma and Grandchild in Embrace

Volunteer

Helping The Community

Volunteers serve 15 - 20 hours per week assisting children with special needs in a variety of settings.


Benefits

  • $2.65 per hour stipend (not considered income and does not affect other entitlements such as subsidized housing, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.)

  • Mileage reimbursement for use of your vehicle or a free monthly bus pass

  • Excess accident and auto insurance while providing volunteer service

Grandpa and Grandchild Having Fun

Volunteer Requirements

One Step at a Time

Ability to serve 15 hours per week, 55 years of age or older, monthly income of $2,010 per month or less for a single person household or $2,706 per month or less for a two-person household.


Training and Support

  • Orientation training is provided to all volunteers during the first six months of service

  • Volunteers also receive monthly in-service training

 

Senior Companion Services

COMPANIONS ASSIST THE ELDERLY AND PROVIDE RESPITE TO CAREGIVERS

Cheerful Seniors

OVERVIEW

Companions assist the elderly and provide respite to caregivers

The Senior Companion program provides an opportunity for limited income seniors to earn a small, tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour while helping other seniors maintain their independence and providing respite to caregivers. They serve 15-20 hours per week and assist the elderly with light housekeeping, meal preparation, socialization, rides to doctor appointments, and other essential needs.


The Senior Companion program is made possible by a federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Five County AOG.

Old Friends

ELIGIBILITY

To participate as a Senior Companion volunteer you must:

  • Be at least 55 years of age or a caregiver of someone 60 or older

  • Have a monthly income of $2,010 or less for a single person and $2,706 or less per couple

  • Willing and able to serve 20 hours per week​

The reimbursement you receive ($2.65/hour) is NOT considered income by law, is non-taxable, and does not reduce other entitlement program benefits such as subsidized housing, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security or SSI.

To receive help from a Senior Companion you must:

  • Be at least 60 years of age

  • Be in need of assistance in maintaining your independence or in need of respite for your caregiver

*There are NO QUALIFICATIONS to receive these FREE services. If you are interested in having a Senior Companion, please see below and contact Joni today!!!

Lasting Friendship

Volunteer

Helping The Community

Volunteers serve 15 - 20 hours per week assisting frail and isolated seniors throughout our community. Volunteers serve in the homes of clients needing assistance. Companions also provide respite care to families caring for a loved one at home.

Benefits

  • $2.65 per hour stipend (not considered income and does not affect other entitlements such as subsidized housing, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.)

  • Mileage reimbursement for use of your vehicle or a free monthly bus pass

  • Excess accident and auto insurance while providing volunteer service

Three Friends Laughing

Volunteer Requirements

One Step at a Time

Ability to serve 15 hours per week, 55 years of age or older, monthly income of $2,010 per month or less for a single person household or $2,706 per month or less for a two-person household.


Training and Support

  • Orientation training is provided to all volunteers prior to beginning service

  • Volunteers also receive monthly in-service training

 

Become a Senior Corp Volunteer Today

Committed to the Cause

Volunteer opportunities with the Area Agency on Aging are diverse and provide individuals of all ages the chance to make a difference in their community.

Whether you’re an older adult wanting to stay active and engaged or a younger individual hoping to give something back, the Area Agency on Aging has a wide variety of options for you to participate.

Using a Touch Phone

Joni Lyman

Senior Corp Coordinator

Please call (435) 673-3548 to become an Area Agency on Aging Volunteer today.