Senior Companion Program (SCP)

The AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program (SCP), operated by Felton Institute, assists and encourages older adults to engage in personal and community activities, cultivating friendships that can last a lifetime.

We place older adult volunteers into the San Francisco AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program (SCP) operated by Felton Institute. We are an AmeriCorps Seniors grantee and receive funds through their Senior Companion Program. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers provide companionship and assist older adults with their independent activities of daily living. Hours range from 15-30 hours per week. 

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are matched within seniors’ homes or senior sites to aide other seniors with social isolation and peer-to-peer companion activities. They serve in adult day health centers and senior centers, engaging at-risk seniors in on-site activities.  Sites must have staff that are able to report back to the program staff on benefits of the seniors assisted.

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers receive a small, hourly TAX-FREE stipend (that will not affect governmental benefits) and transportation reimbursement for their contribution.

We place AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers into the local San Francisco Senior Companion Program. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers provide limited-income, mobile seniors with companionship services 15-30 hours per week to frail and isolated seniors, aged 55 and older.

To become an AmeriCorps Senior volunteer, applicants must be:

  • Aged 55 or older
  • Maximum income of:
    • Single: $2,430/month
      or $29,160/year
    • Married: $3,287/month
      or $39,440/year

Small hourly tax-free federal stipends are provided. No fees are charged to participants or volunteers.

Volunteer Today!

If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of seniors in our community, please consider volunteering today!

Email us for an application:  

OR you can email Volunteer Coordinator, Lolita Kintanar, directly at


Hours (Mon-Fri): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Service Area: The City and County of San Francisco, California

Senior Companion Program (SCP)
Office Address: Sutter Plaza Building, 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA  94109
Office Phone: (415) 982-7007 ex. 613
Program Email:
Parking Information: In addition to limited metered street parking, a parking garage is available on the ground floor with an entrance on Fern Street.

For more information about volunteering, please contact:

Lolita Kintanar, Volunteer Coordinator

Felton Institute is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps Seniors. We receive funding from them to operate our Senior Companion Program.

This program serving the community is funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services.

DAS Funding Statement Translations

Chinese (Traditional): 此項社區服務計劃務計劃是由三藩市殘疾人與老齡化服務部資助的。

Russian: Эта общественная программа программы финансируется Департаментом по делам людей с инвалидностью и пожилого населения в Сан-Франциско.

Spanish: Este programa que brinda que brindan servicio a la comunidad está financiado por el Departamento de Servicios para Discapacidad y Personas de la Tercera Edad de la ciudad de San Francisco

Tagalog: Ang programang ito ito na nagseserbisyo sa komunidad ay pinopondohan ng Departamento ng Mga Serbisyo sa Kapansanan at Pagtanda ng Lungsod ng San Francisco.

Vietnamese: Chương trình phục vụ cộng đồng này được Sở Dịch Vụ cho Người Khuyết Tật và Người Cao Niên Thành Phố San Francisco tài trợ.