MOORHEAD — Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking Caregiver Support AmeriCorps volunteers to provide family caregivers a much-needed break to relax, recharge, practice self-care and reduce isolation.

November is National Family Caregiver’s month — a time dedicated to recognizing all the hard work and support that family caregivers offer to their friends and loved ones.

Caregiving can be a difficult job and caregivers often need a break, even if it's for just a few hours.

Through a partnership with AmeriCorps, volunteers may earn a monthly living allowance ranging from $150 to $250 and they can earn a $1,300 to $1,600 education grant annually, which they can use for tuition and student loans.

Those who meet hourly requirements over four years can earn a total of up to $18,400. Volunteers older than 55 can also put their grants toward a child or grandchild’s education fund.

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Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota provides volunteers with training and requires no prior experience.

To qualify, volunteers must be at least 17 years old, have availability each week and have a reliable vehicle. They also must pass a routine background check.

The statewide organization serves all Minnesotans and welcomes volunteers from different faiths, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and stages in life to inquire.

To learn more or to get started, please contact Program Director Tara Giese at 866-787-9802, or visit