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Lutheran Social Service (LSS) seeking Volunteers - stipend, mileage, training!

Employer
Lutheran Social Service of MN
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
May 23, 2024
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

Are you looking to meet new people and make new friends? Are you looking to expand your horizons? Do you want to create a meaningful life and future? You can be an important person in someone’s life. You could be a beacon of hope for someone. You could make someone’s day—each week.

Join Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in making a difference in your community by sharing your time and talents!

LSS' nearly 8,000 volunteers help expand the reach of our services, which touch the lives of 1 in 63 Minnesotans each year. As neighbors helping neighbors, LSS volunteers play a vital role in advancing our mission to inspire hope, change lives and build community.

At LSS, there are many meaningful ways to share your time. Volunteer opportunities vary by geographic area, type of services and time commitment. Find the perfect match for your interests and skills by searching our current opportunities.

LSS Companion Services is seeking volunteers to support older adults in person. This is a fun way to connect with others while staying near home, creating new friendships and making a huge difference for those feeling isolated or overwhelmed. Companion Services are available in most of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible scheduling Companions and older adults are carefully matched based on individual needs and interests. LSS Companions are volunteers (55 and older) who are trained by Lutheran Social Service of MN to support older adults in their community. Companions provide dependable transportation to activities, meaningful friendship, and the assistance older adults need to remain living as independently as possible.
    No experience or diploma required - we’ll provide all necessary training. Volunteers make a difference by providing weekly visits that keep older adults feeling well - both physically and emotionally. Benefits include: a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, recognition, training, along with making a lasting impact on older adults in their communities.

LSS Foster Grandparent Program is seeking volunteers to positively influence children and youth in a variety of settings, including elementary schools, preschools, shelters, childcare centers and other community settings. From striving to prepare children for success in school to mentoring teenagers, Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Foster Grandparent program is available in many of Minnesota’s counties.

Requirements:

  • No prior experience is required. Training is provided. You must be age 55 or older and in good general health. Have compassion, patience, flexibility and respect for children and others. Work well with diverse individuals and families. Have dependable transportation available.

Benefits include:

  • A non-taxable stipend (serve a minimum of 10 hours per week to qualify).  Meeting new people, learning new things and having the satisfaction of helping others.  Transportation reimbursement to and from your service site.  Orientation and ongoing training opportunities.  Recognition events.  Accident and liability insurance while volunteering.

We invite you to join us to make a difference in your community - just contact us to get started and learn more. Visit: www.lssmn.org/services/older-adults/volunteer OR call 888.205.3770 (Minnesota) or 701.389.2293 (North Dakota)

 

 

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