Who We Are

Northstar Neighbor exists to spread a message of hope and compassion by serving our neighbors who are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications.

We make one-on-one connections between a healthy volunteer who has low COVID-19 risk factors with a senior or other high-risk person in the same community for remote companionship, conversation and help with delivery of groceries or prescriptions.

I’m Under 65, Low-Risk, and I’d Like to Help a Neighbor in Need

NorthStar Neighbor connects those of you who are under 65 and at low risk of COVID-19 complications with seniors or other high-risk neighbors in your community who need to maintain social distancing.

You can help your neighbor by picking up groceries or prescriptions or simply being intentional about checking in to talk every day or two.

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A Message About NorthStar Neighbor

In this time of social distancing and potential isolation and loneliness, NorthStar Neighbor is connecting Minnesotans two people at a time.

If you need some help or a friendly neighbor to talk to or if you’re willing to help someone in your community who is in need, please sign up today.

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I’m 65 or Older or Otherwise High-Risk and I’d Like Help from a Neighbor

NorthStar Neighbor connects those of you who are seniors or otherwise at high-risk of COVID-19 complications with low-risk volunteers in your community who want to help.

These volunteers live in your community and want to help you by getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, and checking in every day or two.

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Click the button below to start getting help today:

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What Are the Risk Factors?

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.  Learn more.

Important COVID-19 Safety Precautions

We urge all of our participants to abide by the CDC safety guidelines, which you can find in detail here.

Here are some of our recommendations:

  • Maintain at least six feet of distance from your match at all times.
  • If you have a fever, cough, sore throat or other illness, stay home.
  • Clean or sanitize your hands before, after handling your match’s groceries or supplies.
  • Clean and disinfect your regularly used surfaces often, including your car’s steering wheel, controls and light switches/door knobs.
  • If you are making a delivery, leave it on the front step/porch an communicate by from with your match from a safe distance.

The Other Details

Your Privacy

We take the privacy of your personal information seriously and we will only use the data that you provide to match you with someone who lives in your community. We will not share any personal information we receive from you with any third party.

Help Get the Word Out

Click on the flyer below to print it and circulate or post it in a place where potential volunteers or seniors in need of help might see it.

Legal Information

NorthStar Neighbor is run entirely by volunteers. We do not complete background checks but do require a copy of a photo ID from our volunteers. When you participate in the program, you also agree that you accept all risk and responsibility and hold any facilitator associated with NorthStar Neighbor harmless.