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  • Volunteer at LSS

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with LSS. Volunteers are an essential part of what we do. In 2014, over 8,000 LSS volunteers contributed 747,240 hours of service throughout our programs across Minnesota.   We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of this on-going mission.

    Opportunities available will vary throughout the state and you can search for opportunities in your area. You are invited to join us to make a difference in your community.

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  • Being a Good Neighbor

    Celebrating Neighbor Picture


    They cut. They tied. They colored. They packed. They made a difference. 

    Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester joined with hundreds of ELCA congregations in the U.S. working on "God's work. Our hands." projects.

    Sunday, Sept. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 16, Zumbro hands tied 200 fleece blankets and packed 200 compassion kits filled with basic needs for youth experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless who participate in Living Independently with Knowledge (LINK) and Ways to Give, programs.

    CEO Jodi Harpstead was invited to preach at Zumbro that Sunday, and helped church members celebrate not only God’s Work Our Hands Day, but the 100th anniversary of the founding of Zumbro in Rochester. 

    Thank you Zumbro, for being such Great Neighbors!

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    Donnette Wheelock, an outstanding volunteer with the LSS REACH drop in shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in Mankato, has been selected to receive the KEYC Jefferson Good People award.  Donnette started volunteering about two years ago, providing food for youth attending life skills classes at the REACH and organizing the donation room’s clothing for young people in need.

    As Donnette would say,“it’s about hope and helping.”

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  • Why Volunteer with LSS

    • Be a positive role model
    • Give back to others and help change lives
    • Transform communities
    • Spend your time doing something rewarding
    • Meet new people
    • Have fun
    • Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

    LSS is a certified Service Enterprise organization that leverages volunteers and their skills throughout all levels of the organization. This benefits our volunteers, employees and the people we support statewide.

    See examples of people making a difference in their communities.