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Volunteer Opportunities

Can we help spread the word about a volunteer opportunity in your organization? Send information by the 10th of the month for publication in the e-Bulletin for the next month to info@vital-aging-network.org. While we will make every effort to include what you send us, space is limited.

Help At Your Door

Help At Your Door Volunteer Opportunities :  New Name, New Services for 2017!
Help At Your Door assists seniors and individuals with disabilities to remain in their own homes throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Volunteers are the heart of our services and assist with our grocery, home maintenance, transportation and companion care services in a variety of ways. Volunteer from home to place grocery orders, fill orders at a participating store location, help out with light fix-it or homemaker tasks, or occasionally drive clients to and from a doctor’s appointment or errand. Your help makes a significant impact on our client’s ability to stay at home. For more information, call 651-642-1892, visit helpatyourdoor.org or contact carolyn@helpatyourdoor.org.

Vital Aging Network

Various Roles
Be part of the Vital Aging Network team. The Vital Aging Network is looking for individuals who are seeking a challenge and to become part of a meaningful team. We need a variety of different skills, from writing, bookkeeping, to business planning and development, with a flexible time commitment. If you are interested please contact Mark Skeie at 651-226-9578 or mjskeie@earthlink.net.

RSVP

RSVP will connect you with great volunteering. Of our many great volunteer opportunities with partner agencies, two are: 
Hospice Volunteer
Give your attentive presence to another: share your big heart and listening ear as a visiting companion to an assigned patient (you would not do any hands-on care). Your support can allow a caregiver some time away to run errands, visit a friend, or get a much-needed rest. Volunteers needed throughout greater Metro area. Contact Jyni at 612-704-6116 or jkoschak@voamn.org.

Adult Basic Education/English Language Learner Classroom Assistant
Brooklyn Center. Work one-to-one or in small groups with adult students for 2-4 hours a week. You will meet motivated adult learners from all over the world and gain the satisfaction of helping them meet their education goals. Contact Mary at 612-704-6114 or mary.quirk@voamn.org.

Ramsey County

Frequent Filer (Office Assistant)
Volunteer office assistants are needed in several areas. Multiple shifts available, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Midway area and downtown St. Paul locations limited reimbursement for parking expense or bus fare is provided. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Contact Ramsey County-Volunteer Services at 651-266-4090 for additional information or e-mail to Volunteer@co.ramsey.mn.us.

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Health Insurance Counselor
The world of Medicare can be a maze, and many seniors and persons with disabilities are getting lost! Become a Volunteer Health Insurance Counselor, and work one-on-one with individuals with Medicare in your area.

Senior Surf Day Volunteer
Teach basic, hands-on computer and Internet training to seniors who have little or no experience with computers and provide them with the skills to access information on the Internet. Classes are held at various libraries and community centers.

To learn more about these opportunities and other opportunities available through the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging or to become a volunteer, please contact Colleen Fritsch at 651-917-4638 or cfritsch@metroaging.org or by visiting metroaging.org for more information.

Roseville Area  Senior Program

Caregiver Support Co-Facilitator
The Roseville Area Senior Program (RASP) is seeking a volunteer Caregiver Support Co-Facilitator. The group meets twice monthly, 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s 12:30-2:00 pm at Fairview Community Center (1910 County Road B West, Roseville). Training and orientation are available.  A co-facilitator should be out of their caregiving role for at least one year. Prefer someone who has cared for a senior loved one and has some experience dealing with dementia.  Leadership experience in small group settings or in support group settings, is helpful, but not required.  The co-facilitator should be comfortable asking questions and dealing with sensitive conversations. Please call the Roseville Area Senior Program at 651-604-3520 or email Norm Kunselman, coordinator: norman.kunselman@isd623.org.
 
Office Receptionist
The Roseville Area Senior Program (RASP) is seeking a volunteer Office Receptionist. The Office Receptionist assists program staff by answering the phone, greeting the public and providing information regarding the RASP, and other older adult needs and services. Assist staff with projects and activities. Once a week ½ day (4-hours). Please call the Roseville Area Senior Program at 651-604-3520 or email Norm Kunselman, coordinator: norman.kunselman@isd623.org.

Airport Foundation MSP

Various Roles
New volunteers are always welcome to join the Airport Foundation's volunteer program. A variety of positions are available, most at MSP International Airport. The program's flexible schedules and unique opportunities attract volunteers from all walks of life. Travelers Assistance (TA), including Navigators, Service Specialists and Go Guides, provides help to passengers throughout the airport. Volunteer orientation sessions will be held at the airport on Saturday, March 11 and Saturday, April 8 from 9:30 AM to 12 PM. Potential volunteers should submit an application form. Additional information and a link to the application.

Lyngblomsten

Art Volunteer
Let your inner artist shine by helping older adults experience the arts in multiple ways. Teaching artists from around the Twin Cities teach classes at Lyngblomsten and volunteers enhance the participant experience by being an encourager, helping with color coordination, turning pages of music, or holding a piece of clay. Days and times vary. Volunteers of all experiences encouraged to assist!

Brain Games Volunteer
Brain Games, Trivia Leader, Mind Twister, whatever you call it, it's an interactive time with older adults (average age 87) at Lyngblomsten. Lyngblomsten residents and tenants love it when a volunteer comes and leads a thoughtful game, or maybe a scrabble game, or a card game.

Gift Shop Volunteer
Where can you get a scooped ice cream cone for a dollar and a hot meal at lunch for $3.75? Anna's Café and Gift shop at Lyngblomsten! Volunteers help scoop the ice cream and run the cash register, as well as stock shelves and help customers find the "perfect" greeting card.

Visit lyngblomsten.org for more information or call Shelli Beck at 651-414-5297.

 

 

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