Come Grow with Us & Be Part of Our Story

Elder Network is growing throughout Southeastern Minnesota. We serve individuals impacted by the limiting effects of aging, so they have an optimal quality of life. We are talking about all those who surround, support, and love older individuals that are experiencing the limiting effects from aging. We know that these effects not only impact the individual, but their families, friends and neighbors. We want to help everyone have an optimal life as they journey through this aging process. If you think this sounds revolutionary, you're right. If you think it's a little bit radical, we're OK with that. But if you're intrigued by our mission and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to learn more about a career at Elder Network.

StaffWhat Employees Say:

“Elder Network provides me the flexibility to be a caregiver for my Mom while working. They understand the issues I face.”

“I feel like I make a difference every day.”

“I love working with older adults, they have the best stories! I always feel that I get as much out of the relationship as I give.”


Job Openings

Executive Director, Full Time

Do you have a passion for the elderly? The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief paid staff employee for Elder Network, a multi-county non-profit organization based in Rochester, Minnesota, whose mission is to serve individuals impacted by the limiting effects of aging to have an optimal quality of life. The ED is accountable to the Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing the organization’s programs, day-to-day oversight of staff and volunteers, and managing the organization’s finances.  A fuil job description is available online at 

The Board of Directors is responsible for hiring the Executive Director. Please do not contact the Elder Network staff or Interim Executive Director regarding this opening.  Applications can be made online at We will not review any applications until the application period ends on June 28, 2019. At that time, we expect it will take 3-4 weeks to review applications and conduct initial interviews.

Companions:  Part-time

We are looking for Companions, a part-time paid position to support individuals experiencing the limiting effects of aging to have an optimal quality of life.

Responsibilities: Support individuals through going for walks, making meals, going shopping, and other tasks that will optimize the individual’s life and support the caregiver in knowing that their loved one has that special attention. The companion is not a health care worker nor a housekeeper instead their role is supportive task accomplishment.

Please contact Holly Brown 507-285-5272 for more information.

Volunteer Positions Available

  • Male respite visitor/volunteer
    Position would support a caregiver to be able to complete some daily living duties like shopping, cleaning, personal appointments or just an opportunity to rest themselves. These companions help the care receiver be comfortable with the caregiver gone or otherwise engaged through active conversation, playing games, making a favorite treat or even going for a ride.

    At the moment we have a waiting list of male care receivers and their caregivers that would like to be matched with a male respite companion. Please call Holly at 507-285-5272.

  • Elder Network Visitors
    Elder Network also has waiting lists for friendly visitors in a variety of areas in greater Rochester. The responsibilities for a friendly visitor are mainly social interaction and engagement. Many elders are lonely - their support network may be gone during the day or perhaps they have outlived their friends and their family is not close by.

    Men and women are needed for this volunteer position. Please call Debbie at 507-285-5272 for Olmsted County and Barb at 507-452-0580 for Wabasha and Winona Counties.

  • Peer Support Volunteers
    Elder Network also has openings for Peer Support volunteers who are of similar age with perhaps similar aging issues who meet with individuals and support them through this aging journey. Men and women are needed for this volunteer position.

    Please call Debbie at 507-258-5272.

  • Transportation Drivers
    Elder Network has openings for volunteers willing to take seniors to their crucial medical appointments. This is particularly important in the winter as other transportation options are reduced.

Please call Beth at 507-285-5272.