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Become a Caregiver Support Volunteer

Change Lives, Make a Difference

Two men readingMinnesota 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.

During visits, volunteers offer older adults friendship and support at home. They may also assist by driving them to activities, doctor's appointments or to run errands. By giving just a few hours of your time each week, you can change lives and have a positive impact on your community.   

Thanks to financial support from AmeriCorps, volunteers who contribute approximately ten hours a week for a year (450 hours per year) can qualify for a monthly living allowance. If you are interested in volunteering less than ten hours a week, similar opportunities are also available. 

Benefits for volunteers include: 

  • Monthly $200 living allowance 
  • $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 or grandchild


We are currently seeking volunteers to address the growing needs in the following counties:  

  • Big Stone 
  • Brown 
  • Cass 
  • Carlton
  • Chippewa 
  • Clay 
  • Crow Wing 
  • Itasca
  • Jackson 
  • Kandiyohi 
  • Kittson 
  • LacQui Parle 
  • Lake of the Woods 
  • Mahnomen 
  • Marshall 
  • McLeod  
  • Meeker
  • Norman 
  • Otter Tail 
  • Pennington 
  • Polk 
  • Red Lake 
  • Renville 
  • Roseau 
  • Saint Louis
  • Sibley 
  • Swift 
  • Todd 
  • Traverse 
  • Wadena 
  • Wilkin 
  • Yellow Medicine

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 or older  
  • Pass a background check 

Complete our short interest form to request information or to get started as a volunteer.  

Contact Us 

Questions? Call 866.787.9802 or email caregiver@lssmn.org.