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Create new friendships and become a companion with Tamarisk!

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  • 2 people are interested

Be a calm presence and make a new friend when volunteering at Tamarisk!

Volunteers provide regularly scheduled respite for caregivers and companionship for the patient. For approximately 2-4 hours each week, Tamarisk volunteers assure the safety and well-being of the patient (companion) while the family caregiver is occupied or away. During home visits, Tamarisk volunteers socialize, play cards and other games, puzzles, share a movie or listen to music with the companion. Volunteers are matched with a companion who shares similar interests so the activities depend on what both enjoy doing.

Tamarisk has seen a significant increase in the number of families this past year who need support but are put on a wait list. This service is made possible through the many efforts of volunteers.

Tamarisk is also looking for an office ninja who enjoys data and would provide administrative assistance to the program director. An interested volunteer would maintain various databases, record volunteer hours and organizational statistics, assist with mailings, typing, photocopying, and filing. May answer the phone and return calls as needed. Volunteers would be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, email and internet. This could be done for a couple hours each week.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss attending an upcoming volunteer event or to begin the training process.

Other Volunteer Opportunities available:

Treasurer - Detail oriented person who can give 4 hours per week to oversee finances, manage financial details and share details at board meetings (quarterly). Ideal volunteers would have a background in accounting or familiarity with small business/non-profit accounting and understanding of accounting software.

Board Member - Join Tamarisk's working board! Board directors volunteer an average of 6-8 hours per month devoted to policy, governance, and fundraising responsibilities.
Summary ofResponsibilities:
1. Regularly attends monthly board meetings and annual meeting.
2. Make serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
3. Capitalizes on networking, and makes use of vocational and avocational experience and skills.
4. Serve as an ambassador for Tamarisk.
5. Participate in Fundraising for the organization.
6. Commit to making personal financial contributions to the organization as befitting individual circumstances.
7. Make a commitment to serve on the board for 3 years.

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Government Center, 3300 4th Ave. N., Anoka, MN 55303, US

Mission Statement

Anoka County RSVP program focuses on connecting adults age 55 or better with meaningful volunteer opportunities. RSVP volunteers enhance partnership organization's ability to accomplish program goals while being part of a national service movement.



The Anoka County RSVP connects people age 55 and over who want to volunteer with non-profit and social service programs in Anoka County who need volunteers. Volunteers enroll by completing a skills and interests checklist and these are matched to community needs. From the matches, the volunteer selects a volunteer job that is meaningful and fits. Become one of nearly a half million RSVP volunteers across the country who are making a difference in their community.


Crisis Support
Community, Crisis Support


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15531 Central Ave. NEHam Lake, MN 55304




  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a week

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