Volunteer

Caregiver Support - AmeriCorps

In this volunteer role, you will visit older adults at their homes and in the community for a few hours each week. This allows family caregivers to take a well-deserved break to run errands, visit friends, attend appointments or just rest and recharge.

Helping to care for the caregiver has a direct positive impact on the lives of older adults too. By giving a few hours of your time each week, you can change lives. No prior knowledge is needed as training is provided.

As a volunteer companion you will:

  • Offer encouragement and support to family caregivers and the older adults they support
  • Do activities like shopping, running to appointments, playing games, going for a walk and more.
  • Work with diverse individuals, families and organizations.
  • Attend and participate in monthly development and reflection sessions with other volunteers
  • Maintain activity logs and progress reports

Thanks to financial support from AmeriCorps, volunteer benefits include:

  • Monthly $200 living allowance
  • Qualify for a $1,600+ education grant award after 450 hours of service
    • Can be used for a volunteer’s own education or to pay off student loans
    • If you are 55+, your education grant can be gifted to a child

Commitment: 10 hours per week for at least 12 months

Location
Various locations available
Requirements
  • Be over the age of 17
  • Have a driver’s license
  • Drive your own car and be willing to travel in the service area
  • Pass a motor vehicle record check
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Must be a US national or a lawful permanent resident alien of the USA
  • Must attend monthly in-service training
Request information

Please contact us: 218.233.7521, 800.488.4146 or tara.giese@lssmn.org.