Seniors

Put together a Care Package for a Care Giver! Our social workers would like to be able to offer our care givers who are caring for a loved one in the community. Care giving for a seniors is so rewarding, but challenging and can be stressful and make a caregiver’s life unpredictable. We would like to offer a message of kindness and support to encourage them to keep going and let them know they are doing a great job!

Care Packages include a hand written note (handmade cards are especially welcome!) and small items such as puzzle books (crosswords, Sudoku, etc.), a box of hot cocoa, tea, tissues, hand crafted soaps, etc. Share a gift of kindness!

Location: Bring care packages to the Senior Community Services office in Minnetonka. Please arrange ahead of time, so we can be ready for you!  10201 Wayzata Boulevard, #335 Minnetonka 55305
Ages: All ages
Date(s): ongoing
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Volunteer Opportunites


Location: 
Varies
Ages: 7+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org/volunteer
Time Commitment:Varies

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Weekend opportunity to provide respite for care givers of seniors who are experiencing memory loss. Group respite is available to care receivers while their care giver attends education and support groups. Respite activities and leadership are provided by the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness. The Center provides 1:1 volunteer partnership for respite reservations.

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@normandalecenter.org 
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Volunteers spend time with individuals who have mild to moderate memory loss while their caregivers take a break or attend support groups and programs offered by the Center or others in the community. Time commitment is flexible. The purpose and role of this position is to provide safe and nurturing support for the person with memory loss while giving their Caregiver (typically a spouse or family member) an opportunity to take a break from his/her care giving responsibilities. Provide visiting and activities that are meaningful and appropriate to the stage of memory loss. Memory Companion training session includes volunteer orientation and ongoing connection with Center Staff.

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@normandalecenter.org 
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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The Friendly Visitor Volunteer will be trained and matched with an elder and may work with 1-2 other people to do friendly visiting on a regular basis. The visit may include friendly visiting, running errands (groceries, drug store for example) with or for the elder, taking a walk, going out for lunch or coffee, helping with emails or mail, other activities that are customized for each match with the volunteer and elder. Key principles to this program include: showing respect, allowing time to build relationship & trust. Training, supervision, and support are provided by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@normandalecenter.org 
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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The mission of Hearts & Hammers –Twin Cities is to provide exterior home improvement assistance for Senior Citizens, Disabled Adults, and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces or their Surviving Spouse so that they may continue living independently.

Labor for Program Days is provided by teams of volunteers from Twin Cities-area businesses, professional associations, and churches. An average team consists of fifty volunteers from up to three different organizations. Hearts & Hammers recommends that volunteering organizations make monetary or other contributions to help cover the costs associated with rehabilitating their home on Program Day. In return, Hearts & Hammers provides teams with materials and supplies, including ladders, scrapers, paint, pails, brushes, etc. Dumpsters, portable restrooms, and boom lifts (if necessary) are also provided by Hearts & Hammers for each site.

Location: 2599 Fairview Ave N, St Paul MN 55113
Ages: All, but if under age 16, you will need adult supervision
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: https://heartsandhammers.org/volunteer-team-registration/
Website: www.heartsandhammers.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Greater Minneapolis Community Connections true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.

GMCC serves mothers, fathers, kids and families in the Twin Cities area and throughout greater Minnesota. Our core mission is uniting people of faith, serving people in need. We strive to prevent hunger, provide a positive foundation for youth, maximize the self-reliance of seniors, encourage cultural diversity and pursue the end of poverty.

We can help match you with the perfect volunteer experience.

Service Area:
*Hunger Relief
*Youth Mentoring
*Poverty Education

Location: 1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ages: Individuals/Groups over age 16
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org or 612-276-1500
Website: http://gmcc.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Please join us in helping our City and building community spirit. There are many volunteer opportunities to fit flexible schedules. Use the Volunteer Form to express your interest or provide comments about our program or send an email to the program coordinators. The following volunteer initiatives are available:

Big Woods Initiative
Gardens Initiative
Public Works Administrative Initiative
Senior Initiative

Volunteers are needed to help with the facilitation of on-going activities and to brainstorm additional programs. Volunteers are needed as drivers to various events, mostly in the community.

Location: Varies
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: volunteers@wayzata.org
Website: http://www.wayzata.org/FormCenter/Events-4/Volunteer-Program-Application-44
Time Commitment: Varies

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Seeking Volunteers at the Colony a Senior Living community in Eden Prairie. 1:1 visiting, music, assist with manicures, games. Families volunteering together encouraged!

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@normandalecenter.org 
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Pet Therapy:  Meridian Manor Senior Living in Wayzata is looking for Pet Therapy Volunteers.  Do you have a dog who is good with people?  We would love to have you visit with our seniors.  Note: We will need records of the dog’s current vaccinations.  Since we are health care community, the owner will need to follow the state background screenings and fingerprinting processes.

Location: 163 West Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Daytime hours
Contact: Willie Rainey, 952-542-6334, Raineywillie@meridianmanorliving.org

Website: www.MeridianManorLiving.org
Time Commitment: Varies

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