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Lutheran Social Services seeks volunteers for Foster Grandparents program

Volunteers sought who are 55 years and older, and can volunteer at least 10 hours per week.

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REGIONAL — Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) is seeking volunteers for its Foster Grandparent service, in partnership with AmeriCorps Seniors, to offer guidance and encouragement to children and youth in the community.

Foster Grandparent volunteers are older adults who traditionally offer one-to-one mentoring in the classroom and other settings to children and youth who may be experiencing academic or social challenges. Their presence and reassurance can help children and youth improve self-esteem, social and emotional development and literacy and math skills.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking volunteers aged 55 or older who can commit to at least 10 hours per week.

The Foster Grandparent service offers volunteers an hourly stipend, a chance to stay connected and a meaningful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people. More than 15 hours of training is provided and there are a limited number of iPads to loan volunteers who don’t have access to technology for remote volunteering.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota conducts background checks to ensure safety. The statewide organization welcomes volunteers from various cultures, backgrounds, traditions and stages in life. If interested, call 1-888-205-3770 or visit lssmn.org/fgvolunteer.

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