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We are living in times of increasing need, insecurity &
limited resources.  There are a growing number of
older adults in our community who need some type of
assistance each day for an indefinite period of time. 
Often, this means piecing together assistance from all
parts of the support system; formal and informal, and
still having some needs unfulfilled. 

Your talents can help many people within our
community. Volunteering can be very rewarding! 
Helping others has endless possibilities.  Meeting
new people and helping them cope with life can be
a life changing experience. Call or e-mail Elder
Network today and help yourself, help others.
- Training provided and criminal background check required for all volunteer opportunities.


Respite / Caregiver Support Volunteer:  
Give a caregiver a break they deserve!  Elder
Network is looking for Respite Care Volunteers to
provide companionship to an elderly person, while
temporarily relieving the stresses felt by the
caregivers.   This allows the caregiver time to attend
a support group, grocery shop, relax, run needed errands, or just take a break from the duties of care
giving, with the ease of mind that their loved one is
safe and taken care of. Volunteering is done in the
caregiver’s home.  Assignments are in your local
area or neighborhood. Volunteer training, and criminal
background check is required.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week
Location:   Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona County

Peer Support Volunteer:   If you are over 55 years of
age, have the gift of listening and like to work with older
adults, Elder Network has an opportunity for you. Peer
Support Volunteers are trained older adults who make
weekly home visits to support older adults through the changes, adjustments and stresses that accompany
later life.  Volunteering is done in the older adult’s home.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week
Location:  Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona County


Transportation Volunteer Drivers:   Elder Network
is looking for individuals who are willing to provide transportation for seniors to their vital medical, dental, chiropractor, physical therapy appointments and support groups. Many area seniors do not have friends or family who can drive, and can not afford private transportation. You can make a huge difference in someone's life by simply giving them a ride! Volunteers set their own schedules, choose the area in which they would like to volunteer, set limits on trip length, and choose how often they volunteer.

Time Commitment: Even giving a ride once or twice a month can make a huge difference.
Location:  Olmsted County

Friendly Visitor Volunteer:   Families or individuals generally spend an hour once per week simply visiting with a senior.  Many seniors have limited social contacts and are often eager for someone to talk to or to listen to.  These chats can be the highlight of a senior's week! Your effort to take time for them as an individual means the world. Because of the flexibility of this program, it is
a great opportunity for working people and for families
to help others.  

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week
Location:  Olmsted County


Olmsted - 1130 1/2 7th Street NW Suite 205
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: 1-507-285-5272

Winona - 1756 Kraemer Dr., Suite 110
Winona MN 55987
Phone: 1-507-452-0580

Wabasha - P.O. Box 45, Wabasha
MN 55981
Phone: 1-651-565-3237