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Senior Companion Program Volunteers

Who We Are:

The Senior Companion Program (SCP) is a volunteer program for older Americans who are interested in helping homebound elders or isolated adults maximize, maintain or regain their independence. The program offers a unique opportunity to become involved with people and meet new friends, enhance your feelings of purpose,  and know that you are important in the lives of others.

What We Do:

As a volunteer of the Senior Companion Program, you will become a part of the great companionship, social network that we are today.

Through our different volunteer opportunities, we seek to  help homebound elders or isolated adults maximize, maintain, or regain their independence. The program offers a unique opportunity to become involved with people.

Where We Are Located:

The UMaine Extension Senior Companion Program currently serves 13 of Maine’s 16 counties. To contact a representative near you, please view a list of our county contacts.

Volunteer Experiences Can Include:

Whatever way you may choose to get involved will help strengthen our community outreach and service. Please click on the volunteer role description that interests you to find out more.

Volunteer Role Descriptions

If you know of someone who can benefit from the Senior Companion, find out more information at Senior Companion Program Clients.

How to Apply:

For information on how to get involved with the Senior Companion Program as a Senior Companion, Volunteer Host Site, or a Client, contact the

State Office at:

(207) 581-3870
1-800-287-0274 (toll free in Maine)

Or contact the staff member in your county.

Image Description: Client's and Senior Companion's hands; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA


University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

Cooperative Extension Volunteers
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 1.800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System