SHARE program will help seniors find volunteer opportunities

Seniors have a new way to find volunteer opportunities, Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon said today.

She announced the launch of SHARE Minnesota, which is a virtual network of agencies that can pinpoint opportunities for seniors who want to volunteer but may not know where to go.

The program is accessible through the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 or through the web site MinnesotaHelp.info/.

Available volunteer networks include the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparents programs.

The SHARE Minnesota program is part of the One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors and administered through the Senior LinkAge Line and Minnesota Board on Aging.

At the SHARE Minnesota launch today at Frost Lake Elementary in St. Paul, Prettner Solon said:

“Minnesota seniors are living longer, getting more from their lives and are giving more to their communities. It is important that we tap into the valuable resource and expertise of older Minnesotans and SHARE Minnesota can help.” 

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