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ORGANIZATION: Community Emergency Service

  • 126 people are interested

Our Meals on Wheels clients are more isolated than ever because of the pandemic. This program is a new way to provide contact for our MOW clients who are homebound, living alone or disabled. We know that lack of frequent contact with others can lead to deeper issues such as loneliness, depression and malnutrition.

We are looking for volunteers who could call specific clients once or twice a month to check in and see how they are doing. This can be a friendly and casual phone call and a chance for us to let them know CES has other programs that can help them. We will provide talking points, a Frequently Asked Questions sheet and other information that will help our clients deal with these uncertain times. If they are having problems we can help with, you would forward the information to our coordinator. The calling can be done form your home at any time that works for you and the client.

PLEASE: at this time we are only accepting volunteers who are located in the Twin Cities area because they are familiar with local services.

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About Community Emergency Service

Location:

1900 11th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

Community Emergency Service transforms lives by serving neighbors, sharing resources and becoming community - a place where people come hungry and leave hopeful.

Description

Community Emergency Service is a multi-service non-profit organization that runs a number of food based assistance programs for Minneapolis residents. Our main programs include: Food Shelf, Meals on Wheels, Home Delivery, Bonus Friday Distribution, and East African Food Distribution.

CES is located within one of the most diverse, densely populated neighborhoods in Minneapolis; over 20,000 people live within its boundaries. 46% of families living in the Phillips neighborhood are below the federal poverty level.

At CES, we strive to serve all our neighbors in need without distinction or test. We invite support from volunteers and donors and are open to collaboration with other agencies, regardless of religious affiliation.

Will you help us move people from hunger to hope?

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Seniors
Community, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 -4 hours a month

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