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Finding Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is one way you can make a difference. Organizations such as Volunteers of America, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (and many other states), RSVP, and AmeriCorps present opportunities to be of service and to become more involved in the neighborhoods where you live and do business.

If you look around you, you will find many occasions to serve. You might tutor students or clean up your community. You might serve meals at a homeless shelter, provide computer training for persons recovering from substance abuse, help individuals living in a retirement home, or shop for an elderly neighbor.

Investigate the opportunities at your local church or synagogue or at service clubs such as the VFW or Legion. Such organizations provide diverse and challenging options for you to offer assistance, develop your talents, and attain a sense of fulfillment. Your pay off is the sense of community that comes with helping those who need a helping hand.

Find a Volunteer Opportunity, powered by VolunteerMatch, is one source for finding opportunities tailored to the skills and experience of volunteers, including those aged 55 and over. You can choose a flexible and geographically convenient opportunity to volunteer when and where your schedule allows.

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