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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

223 Little Canada Road E., Suite 100Little Canada, MN 55117

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About

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink." - Epicurus.

Purpose: Make your lunch break a rewarding experience for yourself and for a person with a disability by being a Lunch Buddy! Lunch Buddies, in addition to helping with simple tasks like passing the salt and pepper, enrich the lives of people with disabilities by engaging in stimulating conversation; whether it’s weather, hobbies or sports. In addition, while physical nourishment is important, when people share a meal together we share much more. We share our time. We slow down, if for just a minute, and show that we have time to take an interest in others, to care for them, and open our hearts.

Responsibilities and Duties:

A Lunch Buddy is assigned to spend time with one person with a disability to converse, share a meal, and assist as necessary with serving and clean up.

Please bring your own bag-lunch, as many individuals have special dietary restrictions.

A Lunch Buddy is assisted by and defers to Kaposia staff regarding medical, emotional or personal care of individuals.

Reports to: Kaposia’s Site Director

Location: Lunch Buddies are welcome at all of Kaposia’s locations; Roseville & Golden Valley.

Time Commitment: Lunch Buddies are asked to commit to spending 1 lunch hour per week, for four weeks minimum and can recommit every four weeks.

Qualifications: Dependability, pleasant manner, patience.

Age Requirement: All ages welcome, but under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Support: Kaposia staff will be present to help facilitate meals. No special additional training is required for this position, although information on data privacy can be made available.

Security Checks Required: None.

Dress Code: Casual.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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