Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Your generous donation of time and/or talent will help the people in our community. Volunteers share a common objective of providing compassionate services or donations while keeping those in need at the center of everything we do.

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This information was verified as of 5/1/19.

  • *Westside CIA seeks to promote a respect for all cultural and religious backgrounds. We welcome people and groups of all faith backgrounds to become volunteers, supporters or recipient organizations.

    All Current Opportunities (In order of Posting Date)

      Fall Raking: Senior Community Services

      September 18, 2019

      If you are dreaming of getting outside to volunteer, now is a great time to volunteer with Senior Community Services HOME Program! Our volunteers help seniors 60+ in Hennepin County stay in their homes safely and independently for as long as possible (often the most affordable option) by providing a helping hand with chores they […] Read More >>

      Expanding access to healthy food: Matter

      June 11, 2019

      MATTER is a global non-profit focused on providing people with healthier lives. The MATTERbox concept is simple: provide a box of healthy, shelf-stable meals and nutrition education to help people take their first steps towards a healthier life. Individual and corporate groups of volunteers participate in the MATTERbox Challenge to pack healthy meals and prepare […] Read More >>

      Marketing/Events Volunteer: Hearts & Hammers

      May 6, 2019

      Duties: Website/ Social Media Events/Fundraisers Internships Photography Location: On-SiteAges: 18+Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September 21st, and we can accommodate a custom weekday that works best for you. Time(s): VariesContact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.orghttps://heartsandhammers.org/individual-volunteer-registration-form/Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/Time Commitment: Varies; duration dependent on volunteer availability. Read More >>

      Technical Inspector: Hearts & Hammers

      May 6, 2019

      Experience: Construction/construction project management background, college students currently in senior year with construction focus or job related experience. Identify: Roof conditions Paint needs Home surface type Basic exterior needs Provide: Estimate level of project difficulty Overview of technical needs Volunteer safety concerns Power washing notes Location: On-SiteAges: 18+Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September […] Read More >>

      Home Coordinator: Hearts & Hammers

      May 6, 2019

      Duties: Main contact for homeowner & team captains Facilitate scope meetings & goal setting Onsite program day for team support Knowledge regarding Hearts & Hammers process (training provided) Location: On-SiteAges: 18+…Project management/ management in a related field of construction, or previous Hearts & Hammers leadership experience required. Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September […] Read More >>

      Program Day Logistics Volunteer: Hearts & Hammers

      May 6, 2019

      Duties: Debris removal Waste assistance Ladder pickup Warehouse supply return assist Supply replenish to teams Coffee and donut pick up Location: On-SiteAges: 18+Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September 21st, and we can accommodate a custom weekday that works best for you. Time(s): VariesContact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.orghttps://heartsandhammers.org/individual-volunteer-registration-form/Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/Time Commitment: One day; duration dependent on volunteer […] Read More >>

      Warehouse Volunteer: Hearts & Hammers

      May 6, 2019

      Duties:  Organization  Supply replenish  Inventory in supply, yard tools and paint sections Location: 2599 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113 Ages: 12+Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September 21st, and we can accommodate a custom weekday that works best for you. Time(s): VariesContact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.org https://heartsandhammers.org/individual-volunteer-registration-form/ Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/ Time Commitment: Varies; volunteer groups […] Read More >>

      Fresh Produce Distribution: PRISM

      May 3, 2019

      We are looking for 5-8 people to help us with the Fresh Produce Distribution days. Duties: Welcome attendees, Help attendees by offering to carry produce to their vehicle. Date                                   Time Tuesday, June 18              […] Read More >>

      Produce Team: The Food Group

      May 3, 2019

      Spring is such an exciting time for our Produce Programs team – seedlings are sprouting, perennials begin to leaf out, and we start planning our farm partners for the season. Do you want to get involved this season? We have so many exciting volunteer opportunities for folks excited about farming, food waste, and food shelves. […] Read More >>

      Home Free Group Volunteers: Missions Inc.

      February 19, 2019

      We have several needs for groups to help out:Adopt-a-Room: Repaint and decorate a bedroom or other area of the shelter. For group of 4-8 in each room. We provide paint; your group provides everything else.Un-Birthday Party: Organize an “Un-Birthday” Party for the children at the shelter. Group sizes 5-9. Your group provides all the supplies.Spa […] Read More >>

      North Woods Chapter: National Charity League

      November 18, 2018

      National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is the nation’s most distinctive, well-respected mother-daughter membership organization and is committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. We are starting a new North Woods chapter that will encompass the school districts of Wayzata, Plymouth, Maple Grove and the northwest Minneapolis area. If you would like to foster […] Read More >>

      Care Packages for Care Givers: Senior Community Services

      November 14, 2018

      Put together a Care Package for a Care Giver! Our social workers would like to be able to offer our care givers who are caring for a loved one in the community. Care giving for a seniors is so rewarding, but challenging and can be stressful and make a caregiver’s life unpredictable. We would like […] Read More >>

      Buckthorn Busts

      November 13, 2018

      Please visit this link again during the Fall of 2019. Location: Hennepin County Ages: age 7+ Date(s): September through the end of November Time(s): flexible, during daylight hours Contact:  Website:  Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time Read More >>

      Volunteers Needed: Senior Community Services

      September 27, 2018

      Volunteer Opportunites Location: VariesAges: 7+Date(s): VariesTime(s): VariesContact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org Website: http://seniorcommunity.org/volunteer Time Commitment:Varies Read More >>

      Building and Property Maintenance: Art 2 Heart

      September 21, 2018

      Art 2 Heart is looking for a team of people who would be willing to help care for the needs of our property and building.  We need help with:  garden maintenance, landscaping projects, laying patio pavers, weed control, lawn trimming, clearing a plot for a community garden, building maintenance, snow shoveling, etc. Great projects for a group of retirees, youth earning an […] Read More >>

      Group Respite Volunteer: Normandale Center

      September 21, 2018

      Weekend opportunity to provide respite for care givers of seniors who are experiencing memory loss. Group respite is available to care receivers while their care giver attends education and support groups. Respite activities and leadership are provided by the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness. The Center provides 1:1 volunteer partnership for respite reservations. Location: […] Read More >>

      Memory Companion: Normandale Center

      September 21, 2018

      Volunteers spend time with individuals who have mild to moderate memory loss while their caregivers take a break or attend support groups and programs offered by the Center or others in the community. Time commitment is flexible. The purpose and role of this position is to provide safe and nurturing support for the person with […] Read More >>

      Friendly Visitor Volunteer: Normandale Center

      September 21, 2018

      The Friendly Visitor Volunteer will be trained and matched with an elder and may work with 1-2 other people to do friendly visiting on a regular basis. The visit may include friendly visiting, running errands (groceries, drug store for example) with or for the elder, taking a walk, going out for lunch or coffee, helping […] Read More >>

      Women’s Advocate: Missions Inc.

      May 10, 2018

      Become an advocate for victims of domestic violence. Provide support to staff at Home Free Shelter for battered women and their children. Answer 24 hours crisis line, work one on one with residents, handle various duties. Training is provided. Location: Plymouth Ages: 18+ women only Date(s): Ongoing Time(s): Varies Contact: khitchcock@missionsinc.org Website: https://www.missionsinc.org/support-us/volunteer Time Commitment: […] Read More >>

      Orono Needs You: Orono SPARKS

      May 8, 2018

      SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer at the Sprouts Community Garden Help tend to the plots at the community garden in Maple Plain or donate gardening items. We need help weeding, mulching, harvesting produce. Ages 14 and older can help. Times vary based on volunteer availability. SCHOOL YEAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer to Help Students in the SPARKS […] Read More >>

      Great River Greening

      April 24, 2018

      Great River Greening:  There are no current volunteer opportunities in the West Metro area at this time.  Please check back often. Read More >>

      Multiple Volunteer Opportunities: IOCP

      March 13, 2018

      GET INSPIRED WITH THE POSSIBILITIES & WE’LL HELP YOU FIND YOUR ROLE! There’s nothing quite like the magic of volunteering alongside friends, family members or co-workers. Interfaith Outreach has year-round opportunities for individuals, high school students, families, civic groups, corporations, faith communities and friends to make a lasting impact together. We also have opportunities for you […] Read More >>

      Home Improvement: Hearts and Hammers

      March 13, 2018

      The mission of Hearts & Hammers –Twin Cities is to provide exterior home improvement assistance for Senior Citizens, Disabled Adults, and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces or their Surviving Spouse so that they may continue living independently. Labor for Program Days is provided by teams of volunteers from Twin Cities-area businesses, professional associations, […] Read More >>

      Fight hunger, youth mentoring, poverty education and senior services: Greater Minneapolis Community Connections

      March 13, 2018

      Greater Minneapolis Community Connections true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference. GMCC serves mothers, fathers, kids and families in the Twin Cities area and throughout greater Minnesota. Our core mission is uniting people of faith, serving people in need. We strive to prevent hunger, provide a positive foundation […] Read More >>

      Event Volunteer: Children’s Hospital Minnesota

      March 13, 2018

      As a volunteer at Children’s Hospital Minnesota, you’ll get to be part of the team that is privileged to care for the most amazing people on earth. From reading books to patients and their siblings to helping out at a fundraiser, you’ll provide crucial support to our patients, families and staff. How you can help? […] Read More >>

      Volunteer Opportunties: Hennepin County Library

      March 9, 2018

      Support your library’s daily operations, programs and services. FOR ADULTS (ages 20+)… How to apply: *Check out the current volunteer opportunities. *Complete a volunteer application. *View the online orientation. *Schedule an interview.   Web usability sessions Volunteers needed to participate in usability sessions to help improve the library website. FOR TEENS (ages 12-19)… How to apply: […] Read More >>

      Private Volunteer Event: The Sheridan Story

      March 7, 2018

      ** CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR VOLUNTEER DATES ** Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know if they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are […] Read More >>

      Public Packing Events: The Sheridan Story

      March 7, 2018

      ** CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR VOLUNTEER DATES ** Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know if they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are […] Read More >>

      Distribute Fliers: MyHealth

      March 7, 2018

      JOB SUMMARY The Health Educator Intern is responsible for planning and presenting educational presentations to schools and community groups. The intern will use evidence-informed curriculum and appropriate strategies and methods that support young people in making healthy and well-informed decisions. Topics the Health Educator Intern will be presenting include, but are not limited to: abstinence, […] Read More >>

      Volunteer Initiatives: City of Wayzata

      March 5, 2018

      Please join us in helping our City and building community spirit. There are many volunteer opportunities to fit flexible schedules. Use the Volunteer Form to express your interest or provide comments about our program or send an email to the program coordinators. The following volunteer initiatives are available: Big Woods Initiative Gardens Initiative Public Works […] Read More >>

      Volunteer in store, Foundation office or at our events: Hope Chest

      March 5, 2018

      Hope Chest for Breast Cancer relies on volunteer support for our Resale Shops, Foundation Office, and events.  Join us to help further our mission to provide the quickest access to help for the most urgent daily needs of local breast cancer patients and their families, including housing, transportation, utilities, food and child care. There are a wide […] Read More >>

      Creating a more humane world for animals: Animal Humane Society

      March 5, 2018

      From in-shelter support to at-home foster care, volunteers support every facet of our work. Together, we’re creating a more humane world for animals. Volunteer requirements: *Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. If you’re younger than 16, there are other ways to get involved: Click Here. *AHS requires a one-year commitment to volunteering. In-shelter […] Read More >>

      Adopt a Park or Trail: City of Plymouth

      March 5, 2018

      Saturday, April 20, 2019: Kick Off Day   Help keep Plymouth clean by picking up litter at a park or trail after the winter thaw. This project can be scheduled according to your availability and is great for individuals and/or groups of all ages. Bags are provided. Keep the efforts rolling by choosing a park, trail […] Read More >>

      Support Group Program Volunteer: TreeHouse

      December 14, 2017

      TreeHouse, Inc. is a Christian-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to bring hope to hurting youth and families, leading to life transformation. TreeHouse provides a safe place for at-risk youth who are experiencing difficulties at home, in school or in their communities to strive and grow by combining long-term caring relationships with year-round balanced programs. […] Read More >>

      Crisis Line / Shelter Support: Sojourner Project

      November 14, 2017

      Join our team by becoming a Crisis Line/Shelter Assistant! Answer calls that come into our shelter through our 24 hour Crisis Line. Provide information, crisis intervention, listening support and referral of resources to callers. Other duties include: clerical support, kitchen help, and support for residents and advocates with the daily routine.  Volunteer Requirements Good phone […] Read More >>

      Child care volunteers: Sojourner Project

      November 14, 2017

      Make a difference and work directly with children in our program! Help our advocates with our children’s program in both the shelter and our community program. We are looking for positive role models to assist children with homework, reading, arts and crafts and playtime. Volunteer Requirements Must like children, good communication skills and willing to […] Read More >>

      Internship: MyHealth

      November 2, 2017

      JOB SUMMARY The Health Educator Intern is responsible for planning and presenting educational presentations to schools and community groups. The intern will use evidence-informed curriculum and appropriate strategies and methods that support young people in making healthy and well-informed decisions. Topics the Health Educator Intern will be presenting include, but are not limited to: abstinence, […] Read More >>

      Bell Ringing: Salvation Army

      October 25, 2017

      Please visit this link again during the Fall of 2019. The bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with […] Read More >>

      Volunteer Hub: The Food Group

      October 25, 2017

      We have many upcoming volunteer opportunities available, search here often: https://thefoodgroupmn.volunteerhub.com/events/index Volunteer shifts are typically 2 hours. Open dates will list if morning or afternoon times are available. All volunteers must sign a waiver. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes in the warehouse. If you show any signs of cold, flu or sickness please abstain from repackaging food. No one […] Read More >>

      Holiday Boutique and Wishlist: Sojourner Project

      October 24, 2017

      Please visit this link again during the Fall of 2019. The holiday season is upon us!  For many families we serve, this time of the year can be especially difficult.  We are fortunate to be able to provide a Holiday Boutique every year.  This could not happen without the support of generous donors. Our board room is […] Read More >>

      Childrens Play Area: IOCP

      October 16, 2017

      Supervise and play with children (ages 0-8) in the Children’s Play Area while parents or guardians are attending to business at Interfaith Outreach (e.g. Meeting with a case manager, visiting the food shelf, job searching in our computer lab, etc.). Check in children and supervise while parents access our resources. Middle school youth are welcome to […] Read More >>

      Wayzata Volunteers

      September 11, 2017

      We need your help in Wayzata: – Public Gardens – Adopt-A-Garden – The Big Woods – Administration – Community Services – Emerald Ash Borer Tree Legacy Census Location: Wayzata, MN Ages: All Ages Date(s): Varies Time(s): Varies Contact: volunteers@wayzata.org Website: http://www.westsidecia.org Time Commitment: Varies Read More >>

      Food Shelf Donation Pick-up and Hauler: IOCP

      May 12, 2017

      Help gather and load up donations from local retailers to be transported back to the food shelf. Heavy lifting required. Can be done as a family. Location: 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447 Ages: Any age Date(s): Ongoing Time(s): Weekday mornings, Saturday mornings and some Wednesday evenings Contact: Najmo Yusuf @ nyusuf@iocp.org or 763-489-7505 Website: https://www.iocp.org/volunteer/ […] Read More >>

      Enrichment Activity: Crisis Nursery

      May 1, 2017

      1-3 volunteers (maximum of 3) will provide enrichment activities for the children at the Crisis Nursery. The activities should be designed to enrich each child’s experience and creativity and to reduce stress. Activities can include games, sports, arts and crafts, music, creative movement, puppetry, dance, etc. We strongly suggest a combination of activities. We have […] Read More >>

      Growing and Gleaning: The Food Group

      May 1, 2017

      GROWING The Food Group Farm is located on the front lawn of our property in New Hope, MN. With the help of volunteers, we grow and harvest thousands of pounds of pesticide-free fresh produce each season to be donated to food shelf partners. GLEANING Fruits of The City works with backyard fruit tree owners and local orchards […] Read More >>

      Group Volunteer Event: The Food Group

      May 1, 2017

      Planning a group activity? We can accommodate groups from 10 to 50 people. Our warehouse is open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, and we do have some availability for evening and Saturday shifts upon request. For Saturday groups we do have a minimum requirement of 15 people.  Please be aware that: Volunteer shifts are typically 2 hours. Open dates […] Read More >>

      Individual Volunteer Event: The Food Group

      May 1, 2017

      We dedicate select Tuesdays from 9-11am and the second Wednesday evening each month for individuals looking to help us fight hunger. These individual volunteers come together and help us pack and sort food from 5-7pm.  Location: 8501 54th Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55428 Ages: 8+ Date(s): Tuesdays (November 14, November 28, & December 12) and second Wednesday […] Read More >>

      Companionship: Normandale Center

      May 1, 2017

      Seeking Volunteers at the Colony a Senior Living community in Eden Prairie. 1:1 visiting, music, assist with manicures, games. Families volunteering together encouraged! Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436 Ages: 8+ Date(s): varies Time(s): varies Contact: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@normandalecenter.org  Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org Time Commitment: varies Read More >>

      The Passage Community: The Birthday Party Project

      May 1, 2017

      We do monthly birthday parties at the Passage Community. Our parties are on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6-8. Volunteers help set up, clean up, and most importantly have fun with the kids and families. All supplies are provided. You have the option of purchasing a birthday gift for a specific child–a great way to […] Read More >>

      Child Care: Crisis Nursery

      May 1, 2017

      Individuals assist our professional child care staff with direct care for the children that stay at the Crisis Nursery. Child care volunteers are required to complete an application, attend a tour/information session, sit for an interview, submit a background check, participate in a four-hour orientation and practice hands-on training before starting. Current Wish List Location: […] Read More >>

      Police Reserves: City of Plymouth

      May 1, 2017

      Police Reserves Assist sworn officers with traffic and crowd control, transportation of prisoners, surveillance and patrol activities, special events and other education programs.  Must be 21 years or older, commit to 15 hours a month, have a clean driving record and background check.  Location: varies Ages: 21+ Date(s): varies Time(s): varies Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov Time Commitment: varies Read More >>

      Ghost Rider: City of Plymouth

      May 1, 2017

      Ghost Rider – Plymouth Metro Link and Dial-A-Ride Provide feedback and quality control checks during rides on Plymouth Metro Link and Dial-A-Ride buses to improve customer service. Transit coupons will be provided for use in the volunteer responsibilities.  Location: varies Ages: 21+ Date(s): varies Time(s): varies Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov Time Commitment: varies Read More >>

      Food Drive: The Sheridan Story

      April 10, 2017

      Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know if they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are not able to participate in the free or reduced […] Read More >>

      Adopt-a-Home: Hammer

      March 7, 2017

      Hammer is a non-profit that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. We are looking for individuals and families who like to have fun. Volunteers can host a pizza and movie night, game night, arts and crafts, or a variety of other activities in one of our homes. Volunteers will build a rapport and spend quality time […] Read More >>

      Photographer: Hammer

      February 13, 2017

      Connect with Hammer’s Communication department and those we serve by taking high resolution photos at our special events. Contact: cthoma@hammer.org Location: 1909 E. Wayzata Blvd. Ages: 18+ Date(s): Ongoing Time(s): Ongoing Contact: cthoma@hammer.org Website: https://hammer.org Time Commitment: 1-4 hours monthly Read More >>

      Seamstress/Tailor: Hammer

      February 13, 2017

      Hammer is looking for volunteers who can hem, sew, or fix clothing or material items for the individuals we support. Owning or having access to a sewing machine is greatly beneficial. We request that volunteers pick up the items at our Central Office, then drop them back off when completed. We greatly appreciate volunteers that […] Read More >>

      Buddy/Mentor: Hammer

      February 13, 2017

      Provide one-on-one companionship to an individual with developmental disabilities. Provide support, guidance, and friendship to an individual who shares similar interests. A chance to give back to your community while having fun at the same time! Meet with the individual you are matched with about once a month or more frequently if time allows. The […] Read More >>

      Guitar Instructor: Hammer

      January 26, 2017

      Here is an opportunity to share your love of music! Hammer.org is looking for a guitar instructor to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to play the guitar. We are looking to recruit individuals who already know how to play the guitar well and have a positive attitude. This is a fantastic opportunity to make […] Read More >>

      Wellness Coach: Hammer

      January 26, 2017

      We are looking for a Wellness Coach for some of our adults with developmental disabilities at Hammer.org.  This caring individual would spend 1- 2 hours a week coaching and encouraging one of our Hammer residents to make healthy life-style choices. While together, Wellness Coach and individual could participate in an exercise activity of choice, prepare […] Read More >>

      Tutor/Mentor Youth: Project for Pride in Living

      December 2, 2016

      Rediscover the joys of reading by volunteering as a Tutor-Mentor with PPL’s after-school youth programs! We help students from low-income communities succeed in school through engaging activities in a positive environment that’s full of laughter and smiles. Volunteer Tutor-Mentors are matched 1:1 or in small groups with youth to support social and academic growth through […] Read More >>

      Pet Therapy: Meridian Manor

      October 6, 2016

      Pet Therapy:  Meridian Manor Senior Living in Wayzata is looking for Pet Therapy Volunteers.  Do you have a dog who is good with people?  We would love to have you visit with our seniors.  Note: We will need records of the dog’s current vaccinations.  Since we are health care community, the owner will need to […] Read More >>

      Communications/Administrative Volunteer: Normandale Center

      May 10, 2016

      Administrative and classroom support for health-related classes and program offerings for older adults, caregivers. Assist program staff with member surveys, data collection and reporting. Program evaluation support compiling pre- and post-test surveys, spreadsheet entry and management, reporting, identifying impact areas for future programming. Assisting with communications related to: newsletter articles, first-person stories, special events, social […] Read More >>

      Silent Auction Donation Committee: myHealth for Teens and Young Adults

      May 10, 2016

      Volunteer committee members are needed to solicit and collect items needed to raise funds through the silent auction at our annual Mirror Ball Gala. Donations are the key to the success of this event.  This is a fun project for women’s and church groups or individuals looking to commit time to a worthy cause. List […] Read More >>

      Park Volunteer: Three Rivers Park District

      May 10, 2016

      Put your talent, passion, and energy to use in the parks! Three Rivers offers ongoing and short-term ways to volunteer as individuals or groups. Get Involved Now: http://www.threeriversparks.org/volunteer Events and Races: Site Events, Big Woods Classic mountain bike race, Autumn Woods Classic run/walk, Halloween events. Programs: Nature, farm, recreation, history and art programs, weekdays and weekends Service […] Read More >>

      Help fix Bikes: Free Bikes 4 Kidz

      May 6, 2016

      Please visit this link again during the Summer of 2019. Come help Free Bikes 4 Kidz clean and fix up gently used bikes! Come share the joy of having a bike with children in our community, by getting donated bikes ready to ride! No experience is necessary, we are looking for volunteers of all skill […] Read More >>

      Volunteer: Second Harvest Heartland

      May 4, 2016

      Volunteer Opportunities – www.2harvest.org/volunteer Food & Fund Drives – www.2harvest.org/drive Food Donations – http://www.2harvest.org/get-involved/ways-to-donate-food/individual-food-donations.html#.VzDlC7f2YdU Location: 7101 Winnetka Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, Volunteers enter through the front. Brooklyn Park: Office Hours Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM; volunteer shifts available Tuesday–Saturday. Ages: 8+ Date(s): Monday–Friday Time(s): Varies Contacts: Stephanie Stillman – 651.209.7917 or sstillman@2harvest.org Volunteer Engagement – 651.282.0901 or volunteer@2harvest.org Website: […] Read More >>

      Sort and Repack Food: Second Harvest Heartland

      May 4, 2016

      Sort and Repack Food – Every day we need more than 300 volunteers to help us get food to people in need. Our warehouse in Brooklyn Park offers a variety of experiences for individuals and groups. Sign Up Now Location: 7101 Winnetka Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, Volunteers enter through the front. Brooklyn Park: Office Hours Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM; volunteer […] Read More >>

      Food and Fund Drive: Second Harvest Heartland

      May 4, 2016

      Regular Food Drive: Collect non-perishable food donations and monetary donations at your place of work, church, school or other organization Virtual Food Drive: For greater convenience, create a virtual food drive using our simple online tool. Donors can “shop” online for food products to make a donation. Location: 7101 Winnetka Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, […] Read More >>

      Meal Service Program – Lunch: YouthLink

      November 16, 2015

      Meal Service Volunteers provide lunch for approximately 70 youth in our Drop-In Center on any Wednesday or Thursday. This opportunity is perfect for groups of 3-5 people. Volunteers are expected to purchase groceries for the meal, as well as prepare and serve the meal. The average cost of groceries for the meal is $250. Typical […] Read More >>

      People Serving People: The Birthday Party Project

      September 28, 2015

      We do monthly birthday parties at People Serving People (the largest family shelter in the Twin Cities). Our parties are on the 3rd Friday of each month from 6-8. Volunteers help set up, clean up, and most importantly have fun with the kids and families. All supplies are provided. You have the option of purchasing a […] Read More >>

      Events: Gigi’s Playhouse

      September 14, 2015

      If interested in helping with events at GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities please contact the playhouse at 952-926-3660 or email twincities@gigisplayhouse.org Location: 4740 Park Glen Road, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Ages: Varies Date(s): Varies Time(s): Varies Contact: 952-926-3660 Website: https://gigisplayhouse.org/twincities/ Time Commitment: Varies Read More >>

      Program Leader: Gigi’s Playhouse

      September 14, 2015

      The Program Leader plays an integral role within GiGi’s Playhouse Programs – to facilitate skill development activities and connect with families.  It is preferred that the Program Leader has advanced education and/or training in developmental therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, social work, special education, speech-language therapy, music, dance, art or a related field. […] Read More >>

      Program Volunteers: Gigi’s Playhouse

      September 14, 2015

      This person will assist the program lead, and the number of volunteers depends on the size and type of program. Program volunteers just need a general knowledge of Down syndrome (which you can gain at the volunteer orientation)! Location: 4740 Park Glen Road, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Ages: Over age 16 Date(s): Varies Time(s): […] Read More >>

      Literacy and Math Tutors: Gigi’s Playhouse

      September 14, 2015

      This is an exciting opportunity to help those with Down syndrome learn to read or do math skills! The time commitment per week is 1 hour plus prep time. We ask our tutors to commit to one session (10 weeks). You will work directly with the family of the child you are tutoring to determine […] Read More >>

      Volunteer Gardener: The Donation Garden

      June 18, 2015

      The Donation Garden has planted, harvested and delivered fresh, healthy produce to local food shelves since 2011. The Donation Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  100% of the produce grown is donated to those in need.The Garden is funded only by generous in-kind donations. Volunteers donate their time to plant, weed, harvest and maintain the garden.  Want to donate, volunteer […] Read More >>

      Food Shelf: IOCP

      June 18, 2015

      Volunteers needed in the IOCP food shelf. Assist our customers with shopping, bagging groceries, and answering questions. Mondays or Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays 3:30 – 6:30pm, or Wednesdays or Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Training required. Flexible schedule! Location: 1605 County Road 101 N Ages: High School or older Date(s): Ongoing Time(s): Varies Contact: Najmo Yusuf @ nyusuf@iocp.org […] Read More >>

      Playtime, Food Pick-ups and more: Mobile Hope

      June 10, 2015

      We have over 200 mobile homes in this park, and just recently opened a new community center for our residents.  The new community center has a computer lab, exercise room, game room and meeting areas.  We are looking for volunteers: Hope Center Hosts – The Hope Center is a 3500 sf community center with a variety of […] Read More >>

      Coated in Love

      November 21, 2014

      We are looking for NEW heavy winter coats, new hats and new mittens for kids age newborn – 18 years old.  The winter gear is distributed annually at Mary’s Place, a transitional shelter in a Minneapolis. A “pop up” store is set up for the kids to choose the style, color and size that they want! […] Read More >>

      Social Networking: Cheerful Givers

      October 30, 2014

      You can help Cheerful Givers by spending just a minute a month (or more) to encourage others to help us provide birthday gifts for children living in poverty on their birthday. You post messages on your social networks, blogs or other sites, and we provide the copy. Can be done any time from your location. Location: Your Home Ages: Over […] Read More >>

      Event Help: YouthLink

      October 30, 2014

      We serve youth ages 16-24. Based on the nature of the event we might need: Help at the information booth/table Phone bank Event set up and tear down Greeting Meal service help Child care help Location: 41 N 12th Street Ages: The minimum age to volunteer during the week is 21 and over the weekend (Saturday […] Read More >>

      Cook For Kids: Crisis Nursery

      October 29, 2014

      Recruit a team of up to 6 people to purchase groceries, cook on site and serve breakfast, lunch or dinner to children at the Crisis Nursery. A great opportunity for your team of employees, coworkers, faith community, family, or club to cook a meal for approximately 25-30 children, care provider staff, and volunteers. This can […] Read More >>

      Creative Snack: Crisis Nursery

      October 29, 2014

      Recruit a team of up to 6 people to purchase groceries, prepare on site and serve a snack to the children at the Crisis Nursery. Creativity in developing your snack is especially welcome. A great opportunity for teens to get involved in volunteering with your family, girl scout troop, or youth group by creating a […] Read More >>

      Meal Prep Groups: Sojourner Project

      September 17, 2014

      This is a great way to provide a little extra comfort and care to people going through a difficult time and a great opportunity for people who enjoy cooking to serve together. Groups of 2-4 people (ages 18+) prepare dinner for our residents. Shifts are currently booked on a once a month rotation system, but […] Read More >>

      Bloom Support Group: Bloom Early Learning

      September 9, 2014

      ** Opening second location in June and will need volunteer support, stay tuned **  A New Way to Help Make a Lasting Difference in the Life of a Child from a Low Income Family. BLOOM VILLAGES Did you know there are currently over 600 families living under the poverty level in Plymouth/Wayzata area? Did you […] Read More >>

      Creative Hearts Event: Art 2 Heart

      March 6, 2014

      Participate on Tuesdays at Art 2 Heart as our creative team joins together to make a difference in our community and our world.  Our Creative Hearts team develops and creates new products to be sold in the retail store with all profits from sales being donated to ministries local and worldwide.  We have regularly scheduled […] Read More >>

      Donation Drive for Homeless Youth: YouthLink

      February 5, 2014

      We are looking for passionate community members to host donation drives to support YouthLink and the youth we work with. We serve youth ages 16-24. Donation Drives Winter drive: coats, mittens and gloves, scarves (new or gently used) Clothing drive: men’s and women’s (new or gently used). Bras, socks, and underwear (new only) Hygiene drive: […] Read More >>

      Kids Against Hunger: YWAM

      September 25, 2013

      Every six seconds one child dies from hunger related causes. This is crazy! Especially when you think about the fact that we produce enough food to feed every person in the world over 4 pounds of food everyday! Something is not right. But you can make a difference. We have had a WONDERFUL year with Kids […] Read More >>

      Host a Themed Food Drive AND Packing Event: The Food Group

      March 4, 2013

      Interested in making a difference in your community? Hold a themed food, household, or hygiene drive along with a volunteer packing event at the close of the drive at your own organization. The donations will be made with a specific theme in mind so that special kits or packages can be created with the donations […] Read More >>

      Host a Birthday Bag Blitz: Cheerful Givers

      January 28, 2013

      Cheerful Givers helps families by helping to provide toy-filled birthday gift bags to food shelves and shelters so that parents living in poverty can give their child a birthday gift. This simple gesture boosts self-esteem, enhances self-worth, and strengthens bonds in families. Your family or group will assemble birthday bags with new toys for children […] Read More >>

      Meals for Teens: TreeHouse

      January 21, 2013

      TreeHouse, Inc. is a Christian-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to bring hope to hurting youth and families, leading to life transformation. TreeHouse provides a safe place for at-risk youth who are experiencing difficulties at home, in school or in their communities to strive and grow by combining long-term caring relationships with year-round balanced programs. […] Read More >>

      Community Development Team Member: TreeHouse

      January 21, 2013

      The TreeHouse Community Volunteer Program focuses on fulfilling the needs of TreeHouse in the communities we serve while providing meaningful engagement opportunities for the volunteers themselves.  The TreeHouse Community Volunteer Program seeks to create the best overall experience for the volunteer through adequate preparation, resources, support and infrastructure that will in return make the greatest […] Read More >>

      TH Next Coaching: TreeHouse

      January 21, 2013

      TreeHouse, Inc. is a Christian-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to bring hope to hurting youth and families, leading to life transformation. TreeHouse provides a safe place for at-risk youth who are experiencing difficulties at home, in school or in their communities to strive and grow by combining long-term caring relationships with year-round balanced programs. […] Read More >>

      Going Deeper Program Volunteer: TreeHouse

      January 20, 2013

      TreeHouse, Inc. is a Christian-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to bring hope to hurting youth and families, leading to life transformation. TreeHouse provides a safe place for at-risk youth who are experiencing difficulties at home, in school or in their communities to strive and grow by combining long-term caring relationships with year-round balanced programs. […] Read More >>

      Donation Drive Coordinator: myHealth for Teens and Young Adults

      December 18, 2012

      Volunteers are needed to coordinate and execute drives to collect items needed to ease the budget of myHealth. This is a fun project for women’s and church groups and scout troops or others. Lists and flyers are provided and volunteers are asked to collect items and bring them to their local myHealth location or purchase […] Read More >>

      Gift Card Drive Coordinator: myHealth for Teens and Young Adults

      December 18, 2012

      Volunteers are needed to coordinate and execute gift card drives to collect gift cards to help the budget for myHealth for Teens and Young Adults. This is a fun project for women’s and church groups and scout troops. This opportunity can be done around the holidays or any time of the year at your place […] Read More >>

      Historian or Research Volunteer: myHealth for Teens and Young Adults

      December 18, 2012

      For myHealth you will have created a series of files, scrapbooks and other collections of organizational documents in chronological order, as well as creating lists of historical data, such as past board members of the organization. Assist Executive Director in creating a factual organizational timeline for the past 40 years. RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPECTATIONS: 1. Compile chronological scrapbooks, photo […] Read More >>

      Helping Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Clare Bridge

      December 6, 2012

      Quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Community in Plymouth, Minnesota Clare Bridge of Plymouth located in Plymouth, Minnesota provides Alzheimer’s and dementia care for seniors and offers the promise of Daily Moments of Success. Clare Bridge is a Brookdale Senior Living community dedicated to serving the special care needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other […] Read More >>

      Events Volunteer: TreeHouse

      December 3, 2012

      The TreeHouse Community Volunteer Program focuses on fulfilling the needs of TreeHouse in the communities we serve while providing meaningful engagement opportunities for the volunteers themselves.  The TreeHouse Community Volunteer Program seeks to create the best overall experience for the volunteer through adequate preparation, resources, support and infrastructure that will in return make the greatest […] Read More >>

      Cook and Deliver Meals to people in our community with life-threatening illnesses: Open Arms

      November 29, 2012

      With Open Arms, we nourish body, mind and soul. It’s a simple notion: people who are sick should not be without food. Yet it happens every day that people in our community with life-threatening illnesses find themselves unable to shop or cook — and, often, without the support network to help.  That’s where we come […] Read More >>

      Adopt-A-Pet Shop Volunteer

      November 8, 2012

      The Adopt-A-Pet Shop is a division of S.O.S. Rescue Relief, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to providing various levels of support to animal rescue groups, shelters and sanctuaries. We are a volunteer based adoption center located in Plymouth, MN. Our primary mission is to assist rescue groups and shelters in finding permanent homes for […] Read More >>

      Community Clean-Ups: Freshwater Society

      October 26, 2012

      How Can You Help? Organize a group of volunteers to clean curbs, gutters, boulevards and storm drain grates in a manageable area within your community. You will need to seek volunteers and coordinate the disposal and composting of leaves and other organic material. You may want to talk with your city officials and publicize the […] Read More >>

      Volunteer at ReSale Select: IOCP

      October 16, 2012

      Volunteer at ReSale Select to help raise funds to support programs of Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and serve struggling families. ReSale Select offers many exciting opportunities to get involved: •Receiving and Showroom Team Lead oversees volunteers in the receiving and showroom areas. •Showroom Associate assists customers, replenishes merchandise, and prices items for sale. •Cashier creates […] Read More >>

      Volunteer Host Home: Suburban Host Home

      October 16, 2012

      The Suburban Host Home Program uses a successful, cost effective housing model to provide homeless youth with safe, stable and supportive suburban host homes where youth can sincerely focus on improving their lives. It’s estimated that 2,500 youth between the ages of 12 and 21 are homeless each night in the state of Minnesota including […] Read More >>

      Office Work Volunteer: Hammer

      October 9, 2012

      Assist with office work. This could include typing, filing, data entry, etc. RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteer will assist as needed with office work. Location: 1909 East Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata MN 55391 Ages: 14 and older; 13 and younger need supervision Date(s): Ongoing Time(s): To Be Determined Contact: Cathy Thoma – cthoma@hammer.org or 952-345-8554. Website: http://www.hammer.org Time Commitment: 2-4 […] Read More >>

      Mentor a Child: Kinship

      September 24, 2012

      Greater Minneapolis Community Connections matches volunteer mentor families, couples, & individuals with children ages 5-16 in need of additional positive role models for fun and enriching weekly activities. We are based in Dakota County and are celebrating our 40th year of serving families in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville & Rosemount though our mentors […] Read More >>

      Volunteers needed to pray for children/schools: Moms in Prayer International

      September 19, 2012

      Moms in Prayer International (formerly Moms in Touch) is a Christian ministry encouraging women throughout the world to pray for children and schools. Groups meet to pray scripturally and specifically for one hour, usually weekly, through the Four Steps of Prayer. Resources on the website www.MomsInPrayer.org offers prayer sheets to help the group leader. Location: […] Read More >>

      Thrift Store Volunteer: PRISM

      September 19, 2012

      Interact directly with program participants and the public in the Shop for Change, PRISM’s Thrift Shop. In addition to assisting customers, you will be helping with displays, keeping the store neat and tidy, and checking-out customers. These positions are great for outgoing, friendly, and energetic volunteers. Location: 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 […] Read More >>

      Food Shelf Volunteer: PRISM

      September 19, 2012

      The food shelf is the core of PRISM’s programming, and it can only run smoothly with a fantastic team of volunteers. These volunteers take in food donations, sort them, stock the shelves, and check-out people when they are done shopping. There is something for everyone in the food shelf! Location: 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden […] Read More >>

      Office Assistance: PRISM

      September 19, 2012

      PRISM is looking for enthusiastic people to be the first point of contact at our front desk/reception area. If you have a friendly disposition and like face to face client contact while staffing the reception area, you would be a great asset to our team. Location: 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 Ages: […] Read More >>

      Volunteers needed to help women and chidren in crisis: Sojourner Project

      September 15, 2012

      Sojourner provides emergency shelter for women and children; legal advocacy and support to empower those victimized by domestic violence to reclaim their safety; and educational resources to raise awareness and promote violence prevention in our community. Projects:  Individual Volunteers are needed for Crisis line, Children’s Program and Intervention Volunteers.  Groups are needed for Cleaning and Organizing Projects, Mailings, Room decorations, and […] Read More >>

      Volunteers needed to assist military families: Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

      September 15, 2012

      Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (PBYR) is a network of community volunteers who stand ready to help military service members and their families on an as-needed basis.  As a PBYR volunteer, you will share your time, talent and expertise to meet requests for service — and ease the burden of military families, many of whom […] Read More >>