Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking volunteer caregivers to support local families.

The service helps family caregivers take a break and stay healthy. Volunteers also benefit from receiving a monthly living allowance ranging from $150 to $250 with an additional opportunity to earn a $1,300 to $1,600 education grant annually that they can use for tuition and student loans. Volunteers who meet hourly requirements over four years can earn a total of up to $18,400.

AmeriCorps caregiver volunteers meet at the homes of older adults and out in the community, offering caregivers a few hours each week to run errands, catch up with friends and recharge.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking volunteers in the following counties: Becker, Brown, Chippewa, Clay, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Mahnomen, McLeod, Meeker, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Ramsey, Roseau, Sherburne, Todd, Wadena, Wilkin and Yellow Medicine.

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