Make a difference in the life of an older adult, meet new people, have fun in the community and enable another to do the same! Neighbor to Neighbor Companions support older adults who need a little extra help to continue living at home, stay healthy and remain as independent as possible.
***During these times of Covid-19, the need for connection and meaningful friendship is greater than ever. We are not providing seniors with in-home visits, rather through phone and virtual reassurance. Please join in helping reach out to seniors during this time and transition to in-home visits with us when we are all able.***
No experience or diploma required - we’ll provide all necessary training
Older adult and companion are carefully matched based on individual needs and interests
Must be 18+ years old to volunteer
We strongly encourage volunteers who are people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities to apply
We look forward to partnering with you, as the life you change just might be your own.
"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.
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
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.