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Lutheran Social Service of MN

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.

Through in-home visits a few hours a week, you will offer older adults assistance with daily activities and appointments a link to the community and an opportunity for meaningful friendship. We carefully match each older adult and companion and visits are scheduled for weekdays during regular business hours.

You are needed across Dakota County from Lakeville to Hastings and West St. Paul down to Castle Rock!

Volunteer Companions receive: A monthly stipend, mileage reimbursement, training and recognition.

We look forward to partnering with you as the life you change, just might be your own!

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About Lutheran Social Service of MN


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.


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.

Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


1605 Eustis StSt. Paul, MN 55044


  • Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Veteran Care


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours a month

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