Senior Community Services is an organization that relies heavily on volunteers to augment its professional staff.
Last year, thousands of amazing volunteers came together to assist seniors and support their caregivers. Below are just some of the opportunities currently available.
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Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) Program
Volunteers perform simple chores to assist seniors:
- Outside (rake, weed/garden, shovel, mow, paint, clean garage, etc.)
- Inside (paint, clean basement, socialize, etc.)
No special skills needed
One-time or Ongoing
Volunteer as an individual, with a partner or in a group (kids age 7+)
Handyperson skills welcome (basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.)
HOME occasionally needs assistance with office tasks, marketing, and promotions. Let us know any special skills that you can offer.
“I am so grateful for the help I got from your volunteers in cleaning my yard. It means a lot to me as I am 92 years old and live alone. Thank you.”
As a volunteer, you benefit too! One group leader wrote:
“HOME is a very unique program and it was good to expose these high schoolers to what the needs are out there and how they can be of help to others. They felt they had made a difference in the lives of people.”
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-767-7894 for more information about volunteering with HOME.
Medicare Health Insurance Counseling (MHIC)
Medicare Health Insurance Counselor –
Please contact: Dawn Lund at email@example.com or 952-767-7887 for more information about volunteering with our Medicare Health Insurance Counseling Program.
Senior Outreach & Caregiver Services
CareNextion Resource Assistant –
We are seeking a volunteer to assist with updating our CareNextion website (www.carenextion.org), a resource tool for seniors and their family caregivers. Minimal computer skills needed. Training provided. Work can be done from home and the schedule is flexible.
Please contact: Krystal Wiebusch, LSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-746-4028 for more information about volunteering with Senior Outreach & Caregiver Services.
Communications & Marketing
Graphic Design –
Use your graphic design skills to help us create dynamic images to tell our story. Graphics will be used in a variety of print and digital communication efforts. Work can be done remotely. Having access to and knowledge of Adobe programs is a plus!
Social Media Analytics Specialist –
The Social Media Analytics Specialist will work in conjunction with the Communications & Fundraising Coordinator to review and access Facebook and LinkedIn analytics to create a detailed social media plan that will increase page likes and engagement.
Please contact: Allison Bendickson, Communications & Fundraising Coordinator at email@example.com or 952-767-7899 for more information about volunteering with Communications & Marketing.
Newsletter Assistant –
The volunteer newsletter assistant will work in conjunction with the Gillespie Senior Center Director and gather information/photographs on the Gillespie Center activities and participants and produce the monthly newsletter. The Gillespie Center is a non-profit Community and Senior Center located in Mound, Minnesota. This position is responsible for capturing the mission and the vision of the Gillespie Center and Senior Community Services.
There are many other volunteer opportunities at Senior Centers. Visit the Senior Centers page for contact information for each center.