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  • Senior Companion Program

    Agency: EveryStep

    Recruits and trains low-income individuals (55+) to provide supportive services to homebound adults who are also mainly seniors. SCP pays a tax free hourly stipend, mileage and meal reimbursement along with other benefits to those who qualify to be volunteers. According to federal guidelines volunteers must be lower-income individuals age 55 and older. Volunteers provide weekly peer to peer visits serving individuals who wish to maintain independence in their own home or assisted living facility. Volunteers provide companionship, social support, transportation, respite for family caregivers. Clients must have a regular weekly need and one time trips are not available. Volunteers do not assist with bathing, homemaking, meal prep or household repairs. Volunteers must work a minimum of 5 hours and can make $400 per month in stipend and other benefits.

    • EveryStep Care and Support Services
      Main Phone: (515) 288-1516
      Fax: (515) 288-0437
      1111 9th Street
      Des Moines, IA 50314

    Agency: EveryStep

    Languages Available: English

    Fees: Program is free to clients. Senior Companions can earn an hourly wage though a tax-free stipend.

    Intake: Call (515) 558-9957 or email us at

    Eligibility: Senior Companions are 55+, able to drive, have limited income (200% of poverty), can serve minimum of 5 hrs/wk and pass background checks

    Documents Required: Call for details

    Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm by appointment only

    Areas Served:
    • Warren County
    • Polk County

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