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  AmeriCorps Seniors. 


AmeriCorps Seniors 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.

RSVP Volunteer Builds Time Capsule for Community Celebration

Read about how Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP volunteer, Steve Flynn, volunteered his time and talents to create a unique project for the United Way of Central Minnesota. This is a project which will leave a legacy and be remembered for years to come!

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A Veteran Serving Veterans

Jim Wolter has given more than 750 hours of his time serving veterans at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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