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There are many ways you can share your time with older adults in Lutheran Senior Services communities and programs. Review the Volunteer Opportunities Menu below to identify opportunities that interest you. For more information about any of these opportunities, call Pam Gordon at 314.262.8206.
An opportunity for the volunteer who wants one-on-one and group interaction. Be an extra set of hands during a group Bingo Game, play board games with residents, decorate for special occasions, or teach a craft or hobby. Click to apply.
Assist with religious services by serving as an usher, Eucharistic minister, song leader or accompanist. Click to apply.
Share time one-on-one with residents or patients by making regularly friendly visits, providing casual conversation, reading books or newspapers or writing letters. Apply with an LSS Community. | Apply with LSS Hospice Care.
Introduce LSS employees to key leaders and volunteers of your congregation (Mission Teams, Women’s Clubs, Youth Leaders, etc.), connecting members to LSS programs. Click to apply.
Greet visitors, assist with small clerical projects and answer phones. Click to apply.
Groups & Families:
With adequate planning and supervision, many of our communities welcome the opportunity to host group or family service projects for multi-generational teams of volunteers. Apply with an LSS Community. | Apply with Hidden Gems Resale.
Life Story Volunteer:
Assist patients with writing their life story - a wonderful gift for friends and family. Tools (provided) used to record the story are tailored to the patient and may include scrapbooks, audio tapes, written word, video or a combination of each. Apply with an LSS Community. | Apply with LSS Hospice Care.
Assist with mailings, assemble packets, provide data entry support, scan or file documents, provide relief at reception desk and conduct reminder calls. Click to apply.
Love a Good Book? Do you like to start your day with a quick read of the newspaper? You have a lot in common with our residents! Share this love by spending time one-on-one or with small groups reading books aloud or sharing highlights from the day’s paper. Click to apply.
Resale Shop Volunteer:
This position is perfect for the person who loves to interact with a variety of people and would enjoy receiving and pricing donations or is interested in providing great customer service in a retail setting. Proceeds from the shop provide assistance to residents and clients with financial needs. (Hidden Gems Resale, Crestwood, MO) Click to apply.
Assist residents needing help getting to and from Chapel, the beauty shop or clinics on campus. Duties include pushing a wheelchair or providing a steady arm. Click to apply.
Provide relief to Hospice families when you provide companionship to a patient while the family caregiver runs errands, attends religious services or bible study, or re-connects with his/her support system. Click to apply.
Our communities have been blessed by the generosity of our churches and the community at large. In return, we welcome scouts, confirmation classes and high school or college student groups who wish to create a service project around a need on one of our campuses. Click to apply.
Assist with resident social events or lend a hand with an LSS fundraising event. Click to apply.
Volunteer Money Management (VMM) Volunteer:
For just a two-hour time commitment each month, you can help an older adult remain independent and self-sufficient. Our VMM volunteers visit clients in their homes to: pay client’s bills with client’s funds; assist with organizing records to track monthly bills; and assist with establishing a budget. (Minimum age, 21 years) Click to apply.
Youth volunteers are welcome in all of our communities. Roles and responsibilities are matched with youth depending on their skills, interests and maturity level. Parents are always encouraged to accompany youth volunteers under the age of 14. Click to apply.