Change Lives and Make a Difference by Volunteering as a Caregiver Support AmeriCorps Volunteer
Minnesota is aging like never before, and the number of people stepping into caregiver roles to ensure the health and well-being of older adults is climbing, too.
LSS Caregiver Support AmeriCorps volunteers visit older adults at their homes and in the community for a few hours each week, allowing family caregivers to take a well-deserved break to run errands, rest and recharge.
By giving just a few hours of your time each week, you can change lives and have a positive impact on your community.
During visits, volunteers offer older adults friendship and support.
Thanks to financial support from AmeriCorps, volunteers can qualify for a monthly living allowance.
Right now, due to COVID-19, all visits are being done virtually through phone and video chat. Volunteer training is also provided remotely. We are hoping to resume in-person volunteering during Fall 2021, if it is safe to do so.
Benefits for Volunteers Include:
- Monthly living allowance of $150 to $250
- $1,300 to $1,600 education grant award (with 300 or 450 hours of service per year)
- Can be used for a volunteer's own education or to pay off student loans
- If you are 55 or older, your education grant can be gifted to a child or grandchild
Get Started Today
All volunteers receive training; no prior caregiving experience is required. To qualify, volunteers must:
- Have some day-time availability
- Have a reliable vehicle
- Be 17 years of age or older
- Pass a background check
Complete our short interest form or call us at 866.787.9802 to learn more or to get started as a volunteer.
Questions? Call 866.787.9802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.