Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Who We Are
Where volunteer opportunities are available: Elk River | Big Lake | Becker | Zimmerman | Princeton | Clear Lake | St. Cloud | Otsego | Statewide
Volunteers are required to:  Complete an Application | Perform a Background Check | Attend an Orientation | Complete Special Training
Special Training: Most of our volunteers need to complete 20 hours of pre-service training that includes the orientation. 
What We Do
We provide socializing Companionship Services to older adults in the community to help them stay healthier and in their homes longer.   Companion Volunteers meet weekly with assigned older adults to visit and participate in a variety of activities according to their interests: play cards or games, run errands to stores or to appointments, go out for coffee or a bite to eat or a walk in the park.  The days and times of visits are flexible according to volunteer and client schedules.  
  • Minimum hours required: 10 hours per week with Senior Companions | 2 hours per week with Neighbor To Neighbor Companions
  • Sentence to Serve/Community Service volunteers accepted: NO
  • Age Restrictions: Senior Companions must be 55 and older. Neighbor to Neighbor Companions must be 18 or older.
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Contact Info

Janel Heinen - Program Manager
[email protected]
(320) 241-5173

PO. Box 351
MN 56340

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