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Volunteer Opportunities

From its inception, Foley Area C.A.R.E. has relied heavily on volunteers to provide services throughout the community. Volunteers are valuable assets to the program as they continue to impact the senior lives of those they help.

There is no minimum time commitment to volunteer with the Foley Area C.A.R.E. Program. Just complete an application and tell us where and when your time and talents are best suited within our organization.

  • Food Distribution
    Food Distribution

When you are called upon, it’s up to you as to what assignment you chose to take. If you are not available we will call back at another time. Volunteering is on your time when you want to do it.

We try to have volunteers serve in their own neighborhoods; however, most volunteers are willing to travel further to help get seniors to appointments. You have the choice to state your preference as to when and where you are willing to travel. For safety to seniors, as you might expect we have a screening process that includes a background check. This is a standard procedure that you will find at most volunteering facilities.

Please consider sharing your time to volunteer with us and help us take care of those who once took care of you!

Please contact our program staff to further discuss current volunteer opportunities at: foleyareacare@cloudnet.com, by phone at 968-7848, or submit your application online.

How Volunteers Can Help Support Our Program

Please inform our program staff if you or a neighbor is in need of our assistance by completing this form or contacting our office at 320-968-7848.

Volunteer your time to help seniors in our community. We have volunteer opportunities to fit all schedules and talents. Click  here to submit your volunteer application online.

Support our program by attending our fundraising activities listed on the Events page of this website.
The very heart of the Foley Area C.A.R.E. Program is volunteerism. Our volunteers will assist with a variety of needs, including:

  • Rides
  • Housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Handyman Services
  • Friendly visiting / phone calls
  • Yardwork
  • Health and safety education
  • Supplemental food programs
  • Physical fitness programs
Transportation Volunteer

Transportation Volunteer

Food Distribution Program Volunteers

Food Distribution Program

If you would like more information about our organization volunteer opportunities or would like to set up an informational session for your service organization, feel free to call us at 320-968-7848 or submit your application online.

Testimonials
I just want to thank Foley Area CARE and Catholic Charities for offering the living with chronic pain seminar. It really helped me in two days. First it gave me understanding on how to live with chronic pain, and secondly it showed me that I am really lucky compared to others in the seminar. Thank you for working together to ...
My experience partnering with Foley Area CARE has been a positive one. Foley Area CARE was easy to work with and helpful while working together to reach the energy assistance needs of mutual clients. I look forward to continuing the partnership in reaching those who could use our assistance.
Jen Lamont, Outreach Specialist, Tri-CAP
When I started volunteering for seniors my goals was to help seniors stay in their homes as long as they wanted to & were able to do so. I thought if we could help them with a few services they no longer could perform they could stay at home & be healthier & happier! I soon found out I was getting more ...
Carol Brunn
Why do I volunteer? It seems like such as easy question until you have to put it into words. Sometimes there are no words to describe the sense of fulfillment you get when you realize you have just helped someone or just given them the feeling they matter. It’s a great feeling to help put a smile on someone’s face, ...
Arlene DeZeller
Thank you for your wonderful work at the Chili Supper. It was a marvelous way to bring our community together to support the continued dignity of the elderly. Good food, good company and good cause. Thank you for making a positive difference.
Sharon Kipka
Thanks so much for everything you do. I can depend on C.A.R.E. to be on time for rides and I don’t have to worry about anything. What great volunteers. At my age I’m lucky to have people like you and friends too!
Kay Madsen
The C.A.R.E. Program helps keep me independent. All my children work during the day or live too far to help me. C.A.R.E. is my life, my way to go grocery shopping, doctor appointments, church, and shopping. Their volunteers take good care of me. We all need to support their fundraising event and all the good they provide the community.
Marge Latterell
We wouldn't have a CARE program if we didn't have volunteers. We need funding, but we also need volunteers. There’s a whole bunch of caring people out there.
CARE Client
I appreciate rides to appointments. If my kids can’t take me to the doctor or to St. Cloud, volunteer drivers are always available.
CARE Client
It’s heartwarming to give back to the people who gave so much. We ought to give back for all that people have done. Volunteering is one way to do it without costing an arm and a leg.
CARE Volunteer
A benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that you’ve helped someone. It makes me feel good that I’m able to do that.
CARE Volunteer
Dewey Place Fitness is fun! What better way to spend a half hour!
CARE Volunteer
I joined the exercise group because I was feeling sluggish and wasn’t getting anywhere. It has enlightened my life drastically. There are wonderful ladies, some I knew, some I befriended. We even take our instructor out to eat with us!
UCare Fitness Participant
I’m more social and active because if volunteers didn't care about me I wouldn't get anywhere.
CARE Client
More people need to get involved. If you can’t be a driver, get involved with other fundraisers or activities. It takes all kinds of people.
CARE Volunteer
I feel a lot different. I have more energy and I’m not so sore or stiff. It even did my head good, I think!
Dewey Place Fitness Participant
I can’t do exercise any other place or at home, so I like it in the community room. It’s more fun in a group.
Dewey Place Fitness Participant