Volunteers greatly impact the lives of our seniors and are essential to the work we do for the community.

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Central Minnesota Elder Network volunteers deliver the services we provide. Over time our volunteers grow and maintain relationships with our elderly clients that benefit our clients as well as themselves.

All the Training Tools You'll Need

Volunteers receive training in different topic areas such as communication, memory loss, spirituality, grief & loss, and reminiscing. Training sessions are held in person or virtually, depending on the volunteer’s schedule. We provide all the tools you need to successfully communicate and connect with your client.


The Visiting Program

Provides volunteers for socialization. These are home-based activities such as conversation, cards or games, crafts, or a walk. The visits are generally once a week for about an hour.


The Respite Program

Utilizes trained volunteers to provide non-medical care for clients while the primary caregiver attends to their needs, socialization, or out-of-home tasks.

Who Makes A Great Volunteer Candidate?

Kind individuals who are willing to attend training and commit to weekly visits with our clients.

Please visit our resources page for answers to some of our frequently asked questions about volunteering with Central Minnesota Elder Network.

What Can I Do If I Can’t Volunteer?

Share information about Elder Network with others who may be interested in volunteering or be in need of the services we provide.

We are always accepting donations to continue our programs and develop new ones based on the needs of the community.