Why Volunteer?

Simply put, volunteering is good for you. Several studies have found that volunteering leads to improved physical and mental health. Those that volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability and lower rates of depression. For much more information on the benefits of volunteering, download this research study done for the Corporation for National and Community Service.


Minnesota Senior Corps offers three different programs for volunteer opportunities.

How you can volunteer

Foster Grandparent
Make a lasting difference in the lives of children and youth. Our Foster Grandparent Program provides opportunities for volunteers 55 and over to work with kids across the state.

Senior Companion
Our Senior Companion Program provides an opportunity for volunteers 55 and over to support elderly individuals who have difficulty with daily tasks and includes a tax free stipend.

Looking for other opportunities to volunteer? Our RSVP Program covers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to strengthen our communities across Minnesota.

Making an Impact

Teacher knows impact of Foster Grandparent on the academics of her student and hopes the program will always be in her district and that Grandma Connie is in her classroom.

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RSVP Volunteers Enjoy Building Dreams for Families with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity

Read about how volunteers with the Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP are collaborating with the Central MN Habitat for Humanity to build homes and dreams of local residents.

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