Helping Hands in the CommunityA volunteer-based community outreach program designed to assist aging adults by providing assistance with medically necessary appointments. Recipients must be registered in the program, sixty (60) years of age or older and reside in Camden County. Volunteers can be of any age. A sense of compassion and a desire to help by donating a few hours weekly or monthly is the only criteria needed to qualify as a Helping Hands volunteer. For more information, please call 856-757-3738.
Senior Companion ProgramThis program offers volunteer opportunities to low income individuals aged sixty (60) and older. The service they provide helps other live independently in their homes instead of moving to expensive institutional care. Companions are given a forty (40) hours orientation/training. They also receive a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, transportation reimbursement, on-duty accident and liability insurance protection and an annual physical examination. The Senior Companion Program averages about eighty-five (85) volunteers. The volunteers serve the following counties: Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Mercer. For more information, please call 856-757-3738.
Foster Grandparent ProgramThis program provides young and old the chance to grow together. Foster Grandparents volunteer in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, Head Start and day care centers. They help children who have been neglected, mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers, and care for pre-mature infants and children with physical disabilities. Benefits include a stipend of $2.65 per hour, transportation reimbursement, on-duty accident and liability insurance protection and an annual physical. The Foster Grandparent Program averages about eighty (80) volunteers. The volunteers service the following counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem. For more information, please call 856-757-3738.
Each year the Senior Services Department hosts a luncheon for its volunteers. The luncheon is given to show appreciation to our volunteers for all they do.
- Rose Richardson, Director Senior Services
- Marianne Comeau, Community Liaison, Senior Companion Program
- Adria Cruz, Community Liaison, Foster Grandparent Program