Volunteer

Senior Companions

Senior Companion volunteers, age 55+, offer assistance with daily tasks and transportation to older adults who wish to stay active, healthy and continue living at home. Through weekly in-home visits a few hours a week, our trained volunteer companions offer assistance by:

  •     Being a friend who listens and offers encouragement
  •     Providing non-medical support - helping an older adult run errands, get to medical appointments, go grocery shopping, etc.
  •     Sharing hobbies and interests such as playing cards, having a meal, going for a walk or doing a puzzle
  •     Providing a break for family caregivers

Benefits include:

  •     A non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour (You must work a minimum of 10 hours of service per week to qualify.)
  •     Transportation reimbursement
  •     On-going training opportunities
  •     Recognition
  •     Accident and liability insurance while volunteering
  •     Meal allowance when meeting required criteria
  •     Meeting new people, learning new things and having the satisfaction of helping others
Location

Various locations

Requirements
  • Pass a motor vehicle record check
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Must be 55 years of age or older and in good health
Request information

Please contact seniorcorps@lssmn.org or 651.310.9440 or 888.205.3770.