April is National Volunteer Month!

Each year Family Service Rochester has the privilege of working with approximately 400 volunteers. These volunteers help older adults remain living at home, give children access to their parents, encourage father’s to be the dad their child needs, help families through divorce, offer support to women and children experiencing domestic violence and provide insight and strategies in our services. Thank you, volunteers, for the incredible impact you make!

Top volunteer needs: Lawn mowing, housekeeping, delivering Meals on Wheels on the weekends

Volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels. This incredibly flexible opportunity only takes about an hour, but makes a big impact. Meals are delivered over the noon hour, 7 days a week – weekday, weekends or both - you pick! You can sign up for a regular schedule or be an on-call volunteer – we are flexible! This is a great opportunity to do with your family (we love kids), neighbors, co-workers, church or service group or on your own. All you need to do to get started is complete a volunteer application.

Help provide meals to ALL in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Donations are a critical source of funding the Meals on Wheels program. Meals are provided on an ability to pay basis; over 90% of participants need help paying for their meals. During the month of March all donations are matched by the Otto Bremmer Foundation! To make a donation and double the impact of your gift please give through Give MN.

Delivering More than Meals

The value of Meals on Wheels goes well beyond the hot, nutritious meal we deliver. The friendly smiles and warm greetings are often as nourishing as the meal itself. Volunteers also provide daily check-in’s, which offer priceless assurance to older adults and their loved ones.