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ORGANIZATION: Trellis

Volunteer Opportunity

Help Trellis expand our reach in your community; be a volunteer that helps spread the word about vital services available through the Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior LinkAge Line and Trellis. Help us get the word out about free: non-biased Medicare counseling, educational presentations, receiving benefits enrollment assistance, and more!

Organization Mission & Vision

Trellis is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative services, information, and connections that address the changing needs of aging adults in our community. As the designated area agency on aging for the seven county Metro area, Trellis helps people optimize well-being as they age.

Volunteer Role

As a Volunteer, you will help us:

  • Appropriately post information in heavy traffic areas of your community on your schedule. Materials will be provided.
  • Raise awareness of Trellis and Senior LinkAge Line services within your community
  • Promote and flyer for a variety of free services we offer - Medicare counseling appointments, presentations on a variety of topics that support older adults and their caregivers, Senior Linkage Line services, Trellis' Benefits Enrollment Center, and Juniper’s health and wellness classes
  • Form a bridge between your community and Trellis by sharing resources we give to you, such as posting flyers and/or providing our materials to beneficial places in your community
  • Help remind the public of each Medicare Open Enrollment period
  • Provide feedback on the needs of your community and help brainstorm ways to better meet those needs
  • Participate in occasional Ambassador Team check-in meetings (via phone or Zoom)

Requirements

  • This role is best suited to someone who likes to "hit the pavement" and get things done. A volunteer for this role is a self-motivated, independent, energetic person with great communication skills.
  • A desire to get involved in you community and to spread the word about services that help your family, friends, and neighbors
  • Sensitivity to the needs of older adults, person with disabilities, and diverse populations
  • Successful completion of criminal background check
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills (email, telephone, video chats)
Benefits
  • Participate in a nonprofit that helps people everyday, usually during some of the hardest points in life where help is most needed.
  • Build up a resume, and develop a spectrum of marketable skills while receiving ongoing support, education, and training. Volunteers who stay with us for a while may inquire about a volunteer coordinator being a professional reference.
  • Volunteer in a way that fits your life and schedule. This opportunity can be done by anyone with the desire to help their community, and it's perfect for students or those with full schedules. There is no "hard deadline" when it comes to distributing materials and flyers.
  • Stay active in your community while advocating for services that enrich the lives of older adults and caregivers.
  • Be a vital team member, and directly impact the lives of older adults and caregivers.
  • Share your knowledge with individuals who truly appreciate it.
  • Expand your social network and increase your professional development opportunities.
Time Investment

As a Volunteer Ambassador you will make your own hours, so time will vary. This is an ongoing role, and we ask that, at a minimum, you disseminate flyers and materials at least once a month. All volunteers document their own hours via our online volunteer portal.

Questions? Email: clind@trellisconnects.org
Ready to help? Apply at https://trellisconnects.org/volunteer-homepage/ and check off "Volunteer Ambassador" on the application.

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About Trellis

Location:

1265 Grey Fox Road, Suite 2, Arden Hills, MN 55112, US

Mission Statement

Trellis helps people optimize well-being as they age.

Description

Trellis is a nonprofit organization that provides services, information and connections that help people age well. We are innovators in the field of aging, and are working to offer and create new products, services and relationships to meet the changing needs of a growing population of older adults. We are committed to serving our aging communities with equity and inclusivity. In our role as the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Twin Cities metro area, we serve individuals and organizations in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties. Many of Trellis’ initiatives and activities have a broader geographic reach, across the state of Minnesota and, in some cases, across the nation.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Seniors
Community, Education & Literacy, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1265 Grey Fox Road, Suite 2Arden Hills, MN 55112

(45.0545,-93.15351)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Recruiting
  • Advertising
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Time Investment As a Volunteer Ambassador you will make your own hours, so time will vary.  This is an ongoing role, and we ask that, at a minimum, you distribute flyers and materials at least once a month. 
  • Criminal background check, initial training, and onboarding documentation

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