Auburn Campus, Chaska
501 Oak Street N
Chaska, MN 55318-2072
Ellen Cleath,
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: ecleath@auburnhomes.org
Auburn Home in Waconia
594 Cherry Drive
Waconia, MN 55387
Ashley Seaver,
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: aseaver@auburnhomes.org
Auburn Meadows, Waconia
591 Cherry Drive
Waconia, MN 55387
Patti Melancon,
Life Enhancement Coordinator
Email: pmelancon@auburnhomes.org

There are so many ways to get involved with Auburn Homes & Services as a volunteer. From being a board member to providing music to just visiting, there's a volunteer position available to fit virtually anyone's interest. Please download our Volunteer Application (.pdf)


Our volunteers bring purpose, meaning and joy into the lives of our residents by encouraging and empowering them to stay active and connected. Auburn volunteers are appreciated by the residents, families, and staff for their loving gifts of service. Download our volunteer application to see a complete list of service areas and determine what role you could play as a part of the team at Auburn Homes & Services.


There are many ways to gain knowledge and acquire new skills while volunteering at Auburn Homes & Services. Obtain wisdom from conversations with our residents, get hands on experience, observe the highly trained staff and attend educational opportunities provided by our education department.


The schedule is flexible and there are options available depending on the desires of the individual volunteer. Come the same time each week or sign up for events that fit into your busy calendar. Volunteering at Auburn Homes & Services is a great way to complete service hours for school, clubs, or church. Volunteer over the summer or winter breaks.


Volunteers give their time and energy for the good of helping others. Best of all, volunteers form meaningful relationships with residents as they get to know them as individuals. Volunteers at Auburn are blessed with the tremendous gifts of love, inspiration, perspective, gratitude, and so much more!

craft time at Auburn Meadows


Auburn Homes & Services has two groups of volunteers working together toward specific goals.

  • Auburn Care Auxiliary – A vibrant group of men and women who are committed to connecting with one another for the greater good of helping others. Auxiliary members help strengthen the connection between Auburn Homes & Services and the community. The Auxiliary supports Auburn in many ways such as fundraising, volunteer activities, and caring for each person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs (Chaska Campus Only). Contact Ellen Cleath at 952-361-0309 or ecleath@auburnhomes.org for more information.
  • Spirit Story Program – Volunteers are trained to identify spiritual needs and provide spiritual care through listening, prayer, Scripture, compassion and encouragement. Spirit Story volunteers are assigned an Auburn friend in faith to visit regularly.