Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon launches virtual volunteer networking center
NEWS RELEASE — Saint Paul, MN – To kick off Older Americans Month, Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced the launch of SHARE Minnesota, part of the One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors and administered through the Senior LinkAge Line® and Minnesota Board on Aging.
SHARE Minnesota is a virtual network of agencies that can help in finding volunteer opportunities for seniors who want to volunteer but may not know where to go.
“Minnesota seniors are living longer, getting more from their lives and are giving more to their communities,” said Prettner Solon. “It is important that we tap into the valuable resource and expertise of older Minnesotans and SHARE Minnesota can help.”
Prettner Solon made the announcement at Frost Lake Elementary, where local senior volunteers demonstrated tutoring students and representatives from Minnesota volunteer programs explained how they provide custom placement services to potential volunteers who call the Senior One Stop.
By calling, the seniors will be screened on their interests, have a conversation about what they want to do and will then be connected to the volunteer network of their choice. These include the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparents programs.
Seniors interested in volunteering can call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433 or visit MinnesotaHelp.info.
Older Americans Month celebrates senior citizens throughout the nation. Minnesota seniors are encouraged to share their time, ideas and skills by becoming a volunteer.