Ward 3 Volunteer Opportunities

Highland Block Nurse Program

The Highland Block Nurse Program is looking for volunteers to help area citizens. The following opportunities are available:

  • Provide a ride to/from an appointment or help run errands
  • Grocery shop for home-bound residents
  • Friendly visits or regular check-in phone calls

The organization is always looking for community members to become members of their Board. Board Members assist with policy issues, program promotion and fundraising. For more information contact: Paula Fischer, 651-696-8425, or paulaf@ourladyofpeacemn.org

Macalester-Summit Hill Living at Home Program

The Macalester-Summit Hill Living at Home Program is looking for volunteers to help area citizens. The following opportunities are available:

  • Friendly Visitor: Visit older adults in their own home, provide companionship and socialization and possibly take seniors out for recreation and activities.
  • Caregiver/Respite: Provide relief for a family caregiver to get away for a couple of hours while providing companionship and non-medical care for a homebound senior.
  • Transportation: Provide transportation for older adults to medical and dental appointments using your car.
  • Shopping: Take an older adult shopping or run short errands them such as grocery, personal or pharmacy needs.
  • Handyman: Provide minor in-home repairs as needed and on-call.
  • Gardening: Help with garden needs; planting, weeding, watering and maintaining gardens for seniors.
  • Other Opportunities: Help with office and clerical duties as needed, bulk-mailings, newsletters, or special event planning.

For more information contact: Lynette Roemer at mgs@macalester.edu or 651-696-6882.

Merrick Community Services

Merrick Community Services offers opportunities to help neighborhood Seniors through their Senior Services. They are looking for volunteers to help with Meals on Wheels and Chore Services. More information can be found here or by contacting Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or arankin(at)merrickcs.org.

Highland Friendship Club

From Ashley Skelly, Program Director for Highland Friendship Club

Highland Friendship Club was founded in 2002 by two St. Paul parents who were disappointed by the lack of available opportunities for their teenage sons with developmental and intellectual disabilities. They began reaching out to other parents, organizing events for their kids, and slowly the Friendship Club grew. Today, Highland Friendship Club is proud to offer daily programs for its members (people with disabilities) to engage in their community and connect with others in ways that are meaningful and aligned with their personal choices and desires. It is a place in which the members make friends, learn new skills and become healthier, happier individuals. As a result, they form bonds with each other and create communities of support.

Fourteen years later, the age range and abilities of HFC members continue to grow as community experiences and a broader range of activities are added in response to the changing interests of over 200 members! HFC is proudly 150 volunteers strong and partners with dozens of organizations and local businesses.  As you can see, HFC is all about exploring, experiencing and tapping into what our great community has to offer!

Get involved and learn more here.