Fulton County Senior Services to Launch the AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program

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Fulton County Senior Services to Launch the AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program

February 10, 2022
This volunteer support will help seniors continue to live safe, active, healthy, and productive lives
The Fulton County Department of Senior Services is pleased to announce the launch of its AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program to provide eligible seniors age 55-years-old and above with high-quality volunteer support. 

Through this program, AmeriCorps Volunteers will provide supportive, individualized services for Fulton County senior residents who live independently and may have difficulty completing daily living tasks. As such, volunteers will be matched with seniors to ensure they can live in their own homes for as long as possible. To improve social connection and reduce isolation among seniors, each volunteer will provide five to twenty hours of service per week.

AmeriCorps Volunteers are eligible to receive a stipend for their services if they meet age and income eligibility requirements. Anyone interested in applying to become a trained AmeriCorps Volunteer should contact the Fulton County Senior Services STARline at 404-613-6000. 

Program funding is made possible by AmeriCorps. The mission of AmeriCorps is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. 

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers.

For more information about ongoing programs and services for seniors, and a list of centers near you, please visit: https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/inside-fulton-county/fulton-county-departments/senior-services/senior-centers or call the STARline at 404-613-6000.