Respite Care Volunteer

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Lutheran Social Service of MN

LSS Caregiver 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 simple errands. By giving just a few hours of your time each week, you change lives and make an impact in your community!

A $200 monthly living allowance, $1600+ educational award and other benefits are available to program members. Educational grants can be gifted to a child, grandchild or foster child (for volunteers who are over 55).

The life you end up changing might be your own!

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About Lutheran Social Service of MN

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 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 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 intended to provide all whom we serve the opportunity to live and work 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 public 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, 400 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
  • Older Adults
  • People with Disabilities

Volunteers are a growing part of LSS with more than 10,000 active volunteers 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 locationsmoorhead, MN 56560

(46.8664,-96.7536)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 yr term/minimum commitment 10 hrs/week
  • US national/lawful permanent USA resident

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