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  • Volunteer at LSS

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with LSS. Volunteers are an essential part of what we do. In 2014, over 8,000 LSS volunteers contributed 747,240 hours of service throughout our programs across Minnesota.   We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of this on-going mission.

    Opportunities available will vary throughout the state and you can search for opportunities in your area. You are invited to join us to make a difference in your community.

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  • Being a Good Neighbor

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    A New Lease on Life: Neighbor to Neighbor Companions

    Mike Cullen wanted a meaningful way to fill his free time after his career as a beloved teacher, principal and superintendent had ended.

    “I wanted to do something to make a difference, and my son mentioned that the new LSS Neighbor to Neighbor service needed volunteers to support older adults,” he said.

    The service, launched in 2016, offers older adults a little extra support at home and in the community. Mike dove into the opportunity. He completed training and began supporting Bill Wherland, a Minneapolis resident. “I was surprised how open he was,” Mike said. “You get close and become friends almost immediately.”

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    Volunteer in Mankato Shines

    Donnette Wheelock, an outstanding volunteer with the LSS REACH drop in shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in Mankato, has been selected to receive the KEYC Jefferson Good People award. Donnette started volunteering about two years ago, providing food for youth attending life skills classes at the REACH and organizing the donation room’s clothing for young people in need.

    As Donnette would say,“it’s about hope and helping.”

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  • Why Volunteer with LSS

    • Be a positive role model
    • Give back to others and help change lives
    • Transform communities
    • Spend your time doing something rewarding
    • Meet new people
    • Have fun
    • Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

    LSS is a certified Service Enterprise organization that leverages volunteers and their skills throughout all levels of the organization. This benefits our volunteers, employees and the people we support statewide.

    See examples of people making a difference in their communities.