Services for Older Adults

Services

Become a Neighbor to Neighbor Companion

Be a great neighbor

We are seeking dedicated volunteers for our new Neighbor to Neighbor Companions service in both metro and rural areas of Minnesota.

Women Playing CardsMake a difference in the life of an older adult, share your skills, meet new people, and have fun in the community.

About Neighbor to Neighbor Companions

This service is a bridge to fuller, more active lives for older adults who need a little extra support to continue living at home, stay healthy, and remain as independent as possible. Through weekly in-home visits a few hours a week, our volunteer companions offer assistance with daily activities and appointments, a link to the community, and an opportunity for meaningful friendship. We carefully match each older adult with a local volunteer, and visits are scheduled for weekdays during regular business hours.


LSS Neighbor to Neighbor Companions is now available in both rural and metro areas across the state, including in Brainerd, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud and the Twin Cities.

Become a Companion Today!

Volunteer Application >

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Contact us to get started and learn more. After we hear from you, an LSS staff member will reach out to help you complete the application process, including background and driving record checks. Once approved, you will receive the training you need to succeed and be matched with an older adult in your area.  Our staff will be available to answer questions along the way.

Volunteer companions receive:

  • A monthly stipend of $90/client
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Accident and liability coverage while volunteering
  • Recognition events


To qualify as a companion volunteer you must:

  • Have compassion, patience, and respect for others
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have dependable transportation, a good driving record, and be willing to travel in your area
  • Pass a background and driving record check
  • Work well with diverse individuals, families, groups and organizations

We look forward to partnering with you – the life you change may be your own!

Questions? Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Phone: 877.540.9443
Email: neighbortoneighbor@lssmn.org

Download a flyer about becoming a Neighbor to Neighbor Companion.