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Lutheran Social Service - Senior Corps

Neighbor to Neighbor Companion

LSS Senior Corps - Twin Cities Metro Area

1605 Eustis St, Ste 406, St. Paul, MN, 55108-1219

(877) 540-9443

Website

https://www.lssmn.org/services/older-adults/companion-services/neighbor-to-neighbor

Service Details

Description

Offers assistance with daily tasks and transportation to older adults who wish to stay active, and need a little help to continue living at home


Through weekly in-home visits a few hours a week, their trained volunteer companions offer assistance by:
* Being a friend who listens and offers encouragement
* Providing non-medical support - helping an older adult run errands, get to medical appointments, go grocery shopping, etc.
* Sharing hobbies and interests such as playing cards, having a meal, going for a walk or doing a puzzle
* Providing a break for family caregivers


Volunteer companions:
18+ and older, provide companionship and transportation to older adults, get stipend and transportation reimbursed.


Eligibility

To qualify as a companion volunteer you must:
* Have compassion, patience, and respect for others
* Be 18 years or older
* Have dependable transportation, a good driving record, and be willing to travel in your area
* Pass a background and driving record check
* Work well with diverse individuals, families, groups and organizations


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 310-9440
Toll Free (888) 205-3770

Last Update

2/26/2020

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