Seniors

YARD CLEANUP

Come help Senior Community Services HOME Program provide Outdoor Yard Clean-up for seniors in Hennepin County. Our volunteers help seniors stay in their homes by providing help with outdoor chores they are unable to do themselves. It’s a great way to volunteer AND get outside! Shifts are flexible, we ask for a minimum of 2-3 hours. You choose the date and time. We welcome groups of all ages (7 and up with an adult). It’s a great way to volunteer with your family, faith community, or corporate work team. 

If you are looking for an excuse to get outside and do good, join us! We are looking for volunteers throughout  the summer and fall.

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County Communities
Ages: age 7+
Date(s): Flexible, choose schedule that works best for you!
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per time (depending on the size of the yard), must commit to the season

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Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.  Please consider volunteering your time to the Paint-A-Thon by contacting paintathon@gmcc.org.

Metro Paint-A-Thon coordinates groups and individual volunteers to paint the homes of low-income seniors and the physically disabled. By generously donating their time and talents, volunteers allow homeowners to continue living independently, benefiting not only the homeowner, but the neighborhood and the community. We’d love to have you join us! 

Location: 1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ages: All, but if under age 16, you will need adult supervision
Date(s): varies
Time(s): 8AM – afternoon
Contact: Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org or 612-276-1548
Website: www.metropaintathon.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.

GMCC serves mothers, fathers, kids and elders 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
*Senior Services

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 612-276-1548
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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The Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness partners with the Alzheimer Association to provide Caregiver Education Sessions on the second Saturday of every month. The first half of these sessions typically provide some type of education session with the second half as a support group for caregivers of memory impaired care receivers. We are currently looking for someone to volunteer as a music therapist at one of our Saturday morning Alzheimer Care Education and/or support group sessions. This opportunity would provide a 1 to 2-hour introduction of music therapy to Alzheimer seniors and potentially the care receivers. All sessions are held at the Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina. If you are interested please contact Katie Heitzig, Volunteer Coordinator for the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness, 952.977.9374 or katie@normandalecenter.org.

This is not limited to instructors, professors, certified therapists or students but anyone who has an interest in music therapy and would like to give their time to this group.

Location: Normandale Luthern Church, 6100 Normandale Blvd
Ages: adults, over 18
Date(s): 2nd Saturday a month
Time(s): 9 am to Noon
Contact: katie@normandalecenter.org
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: 2 – 3 hours

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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:  jmonroe@normandalecenter.org or 952-929-1698
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 state the background screenings and fingerprinting processes.

Location: 163 West Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Daytime hours
Contact: Lori Nugent, 952-473-3200nugentlori@meridianmanorliving.org
Website: www.MeridianManorLiving.org
Time Commitment: Varies

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CLEAN THE HOUSE

Help an elderly Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County resident maintain a clean home. Visit twice per month to vacuum, dust, mop, sweep, clean the bathroom, and help with laundry. Perfect for individuals, teams, and families (kids age 12 or older when supervised by an adult). The resident will offer a happy smile and provide the supplies. Six month minimum commitment.

Exact location TBD in Minneapolis & Hennepin County Suburbs, depends upon where the senior citizen resides. One-time opportunities are also available both indoors and outdoors. Please contact Cat the HOME Program, Volunteer Coordinator at scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7894 for more information. Our website is http://seniorcommunity.org  Thank you!

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County communities
Ages: age 12+
Date(s): Flexible
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time/6 month minimum requirement

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MOW THE GRASS

Come be a volunteer with Senior Community Services HOME Program and adopt the yard of a senior in your community. Help a senior maintain their yard by mowing on a regular basis (about every 10 days depending on the weather). You choose your own schedule. We can match you with a senior in your area, so you can lend a hand to someone in your community! Mowers must be 16 years old or older and be able to provide and transport their own lawnmower. A great opportunity for teens or adults looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity!

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County Communities
Ages: age 16+
Date(s): Flexible, choose schedule that works best for you!
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per time (depending on the size of the yard), must commit to the season

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WALK WITH A PURPOSE

Get some great exercise while helping to inform elders in Minneapolis & Hennepin County Suburbs about the HOME Program. Post at businesses or drop off flyers door-to-door during daylight hours, weekdays or weekends, on your own schedule. HOME will provide the map, supplies, and directions. No sales.

Work with a partner or small group, youth over age 12 permitted with an adult. Ongoing unpaid volunteer opportunities are also available both indoors and outdoors. Please contact Cat the HOME Program, Volunteer Coordinator at scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7894 for more information. Our website is www.seniorcommunity.org  Thank you!

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County communities
Ages: age 12+
Date(s): Flexible
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time

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