Over 1,500 volunteers support Semcac’s work in Southeast Minnesota each year. Below are the volunteer opportunities available through Semcac.
Board of Directors – Semcac board members contribute their time, knowledge and experience to govern the agency. For information on applying for board membership, please contact Executive Director Wayne Stenberg.
Food Shelves – Volunteers at Semcac’s four food shelves are needed to unload food shipments, to clean and stock the shelves, and to help visitors with their shopping. To inquire about volunteering at our food shelves, see the Food Shelf page for locations and phone numbers.
Freeborn County Homeless Shelter – Volunteers help with clerical work or the furnishing and cleaning of the shelter’s three units in Albert Lea, MN. Contact Vicky Helland at 507-373-1329 to find out how you can help!
Head Start – Multiple classroom sites in six counties need volunteers to read to children, provide additional attention for children with special needs, collect toys or good for families in need, help with office duties, or serve on the Head Start Policy Council. For Head Start locations, call your local Semcac Contact Center or call Semcac Head Start toll free at 1-866-808-0260.
Meals on Wheels – Semcac operates Meals on Wheels sites in 40 communities. Volunteers are vital for the daily delivery of meals to home-bound people. These volunteers are sometimes the only person that a home-bound individual sees for days at a time. Call the contact number listed with each site on the Meals on Wheels page.
Semcac Clinic – Volunteer, practicum, and internship opportunities are available at our Clinic. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Meghan Lehnertz at 507-452-4307.
Senior Dining – Semcac has Senior Dining throughout eleven counties. Volunteers help with meal service, participate on site councils, assist with certain food preparation, and help with daily paperwork. Call the contact number listed with each site on the Senior Dining page.
Volunteer Driver Program – Volunteer drivers provide seniors and Medical Assistance clients with rides to medical and personal appointments. The drivers are reimbursed for their mileage. See the Volunteer Driver Program page for more information on the benefits of being a volunteer driver and who to contact to apply for this important service.