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Lutheran Social Service of MN - State Center

LSS Companions are volunteers (18+) who are trained by Lutheran Social Service of MN to support older adults in their community. Companions provide dependable transportation to activities, meaningful friendship, and the assistance older adults need to remain living as independently as possible.

Volunteers make a difference by providing weekly visits that keep older adults feeling well - both physically and emotionally.

Benefits include: a stipend, mileage reimbursement, recognition, training, along with making a lasting impact on an older adults in their communities.

We invite you to join us to make a difference in your community - just contact us to get started and learn more.

https://www.lssmn.org/services/older-adults/volunteer

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About Lutheran Social Service of MN - State Center

Location:

2485 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108, US

Mission Statement

"Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through acts of service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community."

Expresses the love of Christ for all people:
The work of LSS is grounded in Christ's unconditional love for all people. LSS celebrates the integrity of other faiths and invites everyone who shares our vision to join in the common cause with us.

Through service:
LSS offers a broad range of service that's intended to provide all whom we serve the opportunity to live and work in community with dignity, safety, and hope.

Inspires hope:
Hope instills conviction about life as it should be and creates the courage to seek it.

Changes lives:
People who come to LSS yearn for change in their lives. LSS recognizes that its role is to be a catalyst for that change.

Builds community:
LSS resolves to optimize its capacity for advocacy and influencing change. A center role for LSS is to build the puplic will with respect to the vision we have for the community's life together.

Description

LSS is the largest, statewide non-profit social service agency in Minnesota with over 2, 200 employees who serve in 300 communities. It is owned by the six Minnesota synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Services are divided into four divisions:

  • Children and Youth
  • Families and Adults
  • Seniors
  • People with Disabilities

Volunteers are a growing part of LSS with more than 6,000 active volunteer working for the vision: LSS Volunteers change lives by encouraging hope and connecting communitites, by energizing staff and enhancing services, by growing their own talents and sense of purpose.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locationsMinneapolis, MN 55401

(44.98365,-93.26936)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hrs a day, weekly or bi-weekly
  • Volunteers will care for seniors in their home.

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