"I have fun on my journeys with the senior I drive around.  This is an excellent service for seniors and the senior's companionship is rewarding for me." 

Carol M.

Volunteer Spotlight

Cathy Lee Gierke

Cathy Lee Gierke

Cathy Lee Gierke came to us offering her computer and technology skills. She was familiar with our program, knowing a board member and having participated in our Walk with Ease class. Cathy had a full career working in the computer science fields. Her background has included work at the UofM, Peace corps, and Unisys.

Cathy is a native Minnesotan, born in St Cloud and growing up just North of the Twin Cities. She attended St Cloud State and the U of MN. Cathy also enjoys include walking, traveling, reading and horseback riding.

If you would like help with a computer problem, give our office a call, Cathy may just be your volunteer to solve the issue.


Volunteer Opportunities Within St. Anthony Park Area Seniors

Each year about 125 volunteers provide direct service to seniors/caregivers, office help and/or serve in a leadership position in order to fulfill this mission.  Will you join them? Check the list below to see the variety of opportunities for you to volunteer to help your neighbors. For more information about volunteering with us, check out the volunteer handbook near the bottom of this page.

  • Form friendships by becoming a visitor
  • Provide respite care so a family caregiver can have a break
  • Drive people to health-related appointments, other appointments, or grocery shopping (must have car, valid driver's license and auto insurance)
  • Run errands for grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, and other necessities
  • Drive to deliver Meals on Wheels in Saint Anthony Park (Please call the SAPAS office at 651-642-9052, not Keystone Community Services, if you can't deliver on your assigned date.) (must have car, valid driver's license and auto insurance)
  • Help with household projects
  • Help with computer problems
  • Serve as a SAPASeniors Board member
  • Serve as a SAPASeniors Committee member
  • Provide blood pressure checks
  • Lead exercise classes 
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Walk dogs
  • Wash windows
  • Help with seasonal chores (raking and garden work)
  • Help in the office with mailings, computer work, etc.

grocery delivery

Benefits to Volunteering

Read about health benefits to volunteering as researched by the Corporation for National & Community Service.


To Apply to be a Volunteer

If you are interested in any of these volunteer activities please call 651-642-9052, email us (vc@sapaseniors.org) or fill out application (below) --then e-mail, mail or bring it to us during your interview.  

View our volunteer application and/or download it here

View our volunteer handbook and/or download it here


Volunteer stories

We have so many wonderful volunteers at St. Anthony Park Area Seniors.  They give their time, energy and spirit to this program which is a key component to what makes St. Anthony Park Area Seniors so special.

Read about some of our special volunteers.

Carol's story


Volunteer Opportunities in the Neighborhood