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AmeriCorps Seniors

Make Independence a Reality! JOIN US TODAY call 219-794-1829 x2207



Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide respite to family caregivers.

Senior Companions serve 15 to 40 hours per week helping an average of two to four adult clients live independently in their own homes. Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization (NWICA) where they serve, supplemental insurance while on duty, and may qualify to earn a tax-free hourly stipend.


Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.

Grandparent volunteers across the nation serve at thousands of local organizations that:

  • Help children learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring
  • Mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers
  • Care for premature infants or children with disabilities
  • Help children who have been abused or neglected

NWICA will manage K-12 sites throughout Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties!

All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.

And remember: When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life!!


Keeping Volunteers Safe During COVID-19

SCAM ALERT from the AmeriCorps National We received information from AmeriCorps HQ that there have been some recent scam attempts targeting community members. Scammers claiming to be from CNCS have told people that AmeriCorps offers an empowerment program, and they can participate in the program if they put down a financial deposit.

AmeriCorps will not call, text, or reach out via social media to demand payment for any of our programs from individuals. We also do not ask individuals to make a financial deposit to participate in our programs. If your members, volunteers, or people in the community tell you they received a call like this, please tell them to cease communication and inform CNCS-OIG through its Complaint Hotline:
• Phone: 1-800-452-8210
• Email: hotline@cncsoig.gov
• Webform: https://www.cncsoig.gov/hotline

Further, please be aware that the official email address of AmeriCorps officials ends with cns.gov. AmeriCorps officials do not use public email providers such as Gmail or Yahoo.

To learn more about the National AmeriCorps Program click here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/what-senior-corps

Ready to join us? Contact NWICA AmeriCorps Seniors Program 219-794-1829 x2207

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Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation (NWICA) | 5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Main Office: 219.794.1829 | Toll-free: 800.826.7871 | TTY: 888.814.7597