For those who are interested in volunteering 450 hours a year or more, financial benefits are available in addition to the personal satisfaction of helping in the community.  The main service is providing respite (companionship and safety supervision) for caregiving families of all ages. In addition, volunteers meet monthly and develop meaningful relationships among the group members.  There are several options:

AmeriCorps

  • Serve at least 450 hours in a year
  • Year runs from Oct. through Sept.
  • A monthly payment of about $200
  • An education award of about $1500
  • Volunteers 55 and over may give the education award to a child or grandchild

Senior Corps

  • Serve about 15 hours a week
  • Payment based on number of hours served
  • Mileage and meal reimbursement
  • Paid time off

Boomer Corps

  • Born in 1964 or earlier
  • Serve about 10 hours a week
  • Payment based on number of hours served
  • Mileage and meal reimbursement
  • Paid time off

For more information, contact Dianne Vierling at 651-789-4055 or dvierling@familymeans.org.