Volunteer Opportunities

From its inception, CARE 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 CARE 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 choose 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:, by phone at 968-7848, or submit your application online.

How Volunteers Can Help Support Our Program

CARE Transportation VolunteerPlease 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 CARE Program is volunteerism. Our volunteers will assist with a variety of needs, including:
Food Distribution

  • Transportation
  • Homemaking
  • Chore Services
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Yardwork
  • Friendly Visiting / Phone Calls
  • Respite Care
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Senior Art Classes
  • Health & Safety Education
  • Supplemental Food Programs
  • Home Risk Assessment
  • Physical Fitness Programs

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.

Dewey Place Fitness

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

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!

Arlene DeZeller

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, that maybe hasn’t had anything to smile about for a while. Also I’m not getting any younger; I hope there will be someone there to do the same for me. Volunteering is a great way to energize your spirit!

Butch & Carol Bukowski

Dear Members of Foley Area CARE Program,

We were so impressed with everything you do for the seniors of the area. Also with all the volunteers. We enjoyed the luncheon for much delicious.

CARE Volunteer

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 Client

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 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.

Jen Lamont, Outreach Specialist, Tri-CAP

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.

Violet Moeller

Thank you to everyone who helps to keep CARE going for us seniors.

Sharon Kipka

Thank you for your wonderful work at the Pork Chop Dinner. 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.

Evelyn Scheper

Until you know you can’t do things for yourself you don’t appreciate all the thing you girls do. All you are super people.

CARE Volunteer

Dewey Place Fitness is fun! What better way to spend a half hour!

CARE Volunteer

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 Client

I’m more social and active because if volunteers didn’t care about me I wouldn’t get anywhere.

Paige LaDueHenry

I’m thinking all you folks at FAC need to give yourselves a great big… ATTA-People!!! atta-girls, atta-boys… You’re all doing so much good in the world. Bright Blessings!

Dennis Clark

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 help our community.

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.

Carol Brunn

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 than I was giving. When I visit & talk with seniors they are always thankful for the services I do for them & are appreciative of me just listening & talking to them. They teach me compassion, acceptance & love for others. Seeing Christ’s love in their eyes makes my life much fuller. I go away with a lighter heart & a love for them I can’t describe!

Carol Pou

Thank you so much for getting a driver for me. I would have been lost without your aid.

Dewey Place Fitness

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!