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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 5/1/18.

  • *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)

      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 Reading Tent Read to a child at the reading tent and give away free books in the community. Ages 14 and older can help. Dates are: *June 12 & 19, July 10 & 31, August 14 & 28 from 10:30-11:30am *June 28, July 26, August 23 from 4:30-5:30pm. Volunteer […] Read More >>

      Yard Cleanup: Senior Community Services

      April 25, 2018

      YARD CLEANUP Come help Senior Community Services HOME Program provide Outdoor Yard Clean-up for seniors in Hennepin County. Our volunteers help seniors stay in their homes by providing help with outdoor chores they are unable to do themselves. It’s a great way to volunteer AND get outside! Shifts are flexible, we ask for a minimum […] 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 >>

      Homework Club: IOCP

      March 13, 2018

      Nearly 100 volunteers are needed to help students (K-5) complete their homework, gain confidence in school and form meaningful relationships. Individuals from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply; our youth love having mentors and role models who look and sound like them. Open to high school and adult volunteers. No previous tutoring experience is required (training […] Read More >>

      STRIVE Mentor: IOCP

      March 13, 2018

      Mentor Orono High School students over the lunch hour (monthly) and during additional one-on-one communication in an effort to improve student performance related to attendance, attitude, GPA and participation.  Location: Orono High School Ages: 18+ Date(s): Year around Time(s): Lunch hour Contact: Najmo Yusuf @ nyusuf@iocp.org or 763-489-7505 Website: https://www.iocp.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-youth/ Time Commitment: 75 minute meeting over lunch hour 1 […] Read More >>

      Metro Paint-A-Thon: Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

      March 13, 2018

      Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.  Please consider volunteering your time to the Paint-A-Thon by contacting paintathon@gmcc.org. Metro Paint-A-Thon coordinates groups and individual volunteers to paint the homes of low-income seniors and the physically disabled. By generously donating their time and talents, volunteers […] Read More >>

      Fight hunger, youth mentoring, poverty education and senior services: Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

      March 13, 2018

      Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference. GMCC serves mothers, fathers, kids and elders 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 […] Read More >>

      Event Volunteer: Children’s Hospital Minnesota

      March 13, 2018

      As a volunteer at Children’ 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

      Set up a day and time to participate in a volunteer event with only people you know! We typically only schedule these events to take place during business hours (9am-4pm). Location: 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113 Ages: All ages Date(s): Varies Time(s): Varies Website: https://www.thesheridanstory.org/get-involved/private-volunteer-events/ Time Commitment: Varies Read More >>

      Public Packing Events: The Sheridan Story

      March 7, 2018

      Help fight child hunger by packing bags with our five food categories! This fast two-hour volunteer shift will leave you feeling like you made a big impact on your local community. Location: 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113 Ages: All ages Date(s): Varies Time(s): Varies Contact: Jonathan Turner – jturner@thesheridanstory.com Website: https://www.thesheridanstory.org/get-involved/host-a-food-drive/ Time Commitment: Varies 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 >>

      Garlic Mustard Removal: City of Plymouth

      March 5, 2018

      Remove this spring invasive plant from neighborhood parks and trails. Contact Volunteer Services for identification and removal information. Flexible schedule. Great family, group or scout project! Location: varies Ages: All Date(s): varies Time(s): varies Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov Time Commitment: varies Read More >>

      Adopt a Park or Trail: City of Plymouth

      March 5, 2018

      Saturday, April 21, 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 to […] Read More >>

      Welcome World War 11 and Korean War Veterans home: Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

      March 1, 2018

      The Twin Cities Honor Flights have been booked for 2018. Honor flights help World War II Veterans and now Korean War Veterans have a day in Washington D.C. at no cost. Help welcome them home when they arrive back in MN. Gather a group, make some welcome homes signs, wear your company or Yellow Ribbon […] Read More >>

      Music therapist: Normandale Center

      February 26, 2018

      The Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness partners with the Alzheimer Association to provide Caregiver Education Sessions on the second Saturday of every month. The first half of these sessions typically provide some type of education session with the second half as a support group for caregivers of memory impaired care receivers. We are currently […] Read More >>

      Program Youth Facilitator: 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 >>

      Prayer Team: 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 >>

      Children’s Program Assistant: 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 STOP BACK IN OCTOBER 2018 FOR MORE DETAILED UPDATES 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 STOP BACK IN OCTOBER 2018 FOR MORE DETAILED UPDATES 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 >>

      Holiday Helper: Crisis Nursery

      October 19, 2017

      PLEASE STOP BACK IN OCTOBER 2018 FOR MORE DETAILED UPDATES Give a Gift to a Family in Need The Holiday Helper Program supports families who access the Nursery’s services during the winter giving season. When you donate items from our Holiday Wish List you are putting smiles on the faces of local families who may not […] Read More >>

      Pick up Food Donations for the local Food Shelf: IOCP

      October 16, 2017

      Volunteer needed to gather and load up donations from local retailers (e.g. Cub Foods, Fresh Thyme, Target) to be transported back to the Food Shelf. Heavy lifting required (40-50 lbs.). Immediate need for Tuesday, Thursday or Friday morning drivers. Volunteer generally commit to a once a week schedule. This opportunity is family friendly for parents and […] 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 >>

      Homework Club Mentor for K-5 youth: IOCP

      August 17, 2017

      Nearly 100 volunteers are needed to help students (K-5) complete their homework, gain confidence in school and form meaningful relationships. Volunteer weekly at our after school Homework Clubs to build trusting, positive relationship with youth leading to success in school and community. Assist students with homework, social/emotional development and skill building. Volunteers can expect opportunities […] 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. Contact: Ari Baum-Hommes, 763-450-3870, abaumhommes@thefoodgroupmn.org. GLEANING Fruits of The City works with backyard fruit […] 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:  jmonroe@normandalecenter.org or 952-929-1698 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.   Location: 4544 4th […] 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 >>

      A 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. From turtle monitors to program interpreters to park patrollers and more. Get Involved Now: http://www.threeriversparks.org/volunteer Events and Races: Mountain bike races, Beach Olympics, Living History Days and more Programs: Nature, farm, recreation, history and […] Read More >>

      Donate Bikes: Free Bikes 4 Kidz

      May 6, 2016

      **During the Summer, clean out your garage, and get your gently used bikes ready to donate to Free Bikes 4 Kidz in October ** 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 […] 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: Paige Stein – 651.209.7953 or pstein@2harvest.org Volunteer Engagement – 651.282.0901 or volunteer@2harvest.org Website: http://www.2harvest.org Time […] 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. 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: […] 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 >>

      Clean the House: Senior Community Services

      March 14, 2016

      CLEAN THE HOUSE Help an elderly Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County resident maintain a clean home. Visit twice per month to vacuum, dust, mop, sweep, clean the bathroom, and help with laundry. Perfect for individuals, teams, and families (kids age 12 or older when supervised by an adult). The resident will offer a happy smile and provide […] Read More >>

      Mow the Grass: Senior Community Services

      March 14, 2016

      MOW THE GRASS Come be a volunteer with Senior Community Services HOME Program and adopt the yard of a senior in your community. Help a senior maintain their yard by mowing on a regular basis (about every 10 days depending on the weather). You choose your own schedule. We can match you with a senior […] Read More >>

      Walk with a Purpose: Senior Community Services

      March 14, 2016

      WALK WITH A PURPOSE Get some great exercise while helping to inform elders in Minneapolis & Hennepin County Suburbs about the HOME Program. Post at businesses or drop off flyers door-to-door during daylight hours, weekdays or weekends, on your own schedule. HOME will provide the map, supplies, and directions. No sales. Work with a partner […] Read More >>

      Paint it Pretty: Senior Community Services

      March 14, 2016

      PAINT IT PRETTY Beautify a senior citizen’s home with a fresh coat of paint, indoor or outdoor. Assist with scraping, priming, and painting. Minneapolis & suburban Hennepin County homeowner will provide paint, supplies, and grateful smile. Work in any size group, kids must be over age 12. The resident will offer a happy smile. Exact location […] Read More >>

      Rake the Leaves: Senior Community Services

      March 14, 2016

      RAKE THE LEAVES (SEASONAL) Improve your health while helping a senior citizen in Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County remain independent in their home! You choose the date and time. Perfect for individuals, groups (small to large), and families (kids age 7 or older and supervised by an adult). Seasonal: starting mid –April for spring and […] Read More >>

      Grow the Garden: Senior Community Services

      March 14, 2016

      GROW THE GARDEN Enjoy the great outdoors and get your hands dirty! Seniors in Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County need your help to maintain their flower garden or vegetable patch. Help make someone’s Grandma or Grandpa proud of their yard. Assist one-time or adopt a garden for the season until it freezes. Work with a […] Read More >>

      Fix It – Handyperson: Senior Community Services

      November 16, 2015

      FIX IT – HANDYPERSON Help an elderly Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County resident stay in their home. Assist with MINOR REPAIRS to make certain that their home is safe, like plumbing and electrical. Individuals and teams welcome (over the age of 18).  If a senior needs minor repairs, they should call 952-746-4046 to register. NOTE: […] Read More >>

      Share a Smile: Senior Community Services

      November 16, 2015

      SHARE A SMILE Brighten the day of a senior citizen and have some fun. Hang out with an elder on an ongoing regular basis and do things that you both enjoy in Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County. Families welcome; youth must be age 12 or older and supervised by an adult. Pairs welcome too, okay […] Read More >>

      Toss the Snow: Senior Community Services

      November 16, 2015

      TOSS THE SNOW (SEASONAL) Develop strong muscles by shoveling the snow off a grateful senior citizen’s walkways and driveway. Adopt a yard until the weather warms. Shovel after each snowfall (2 inches or more) of an elderly resident in Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County. You’ll need to bring your own shovel or snow-blower but the […] 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 located in Long Lake, MN has planted, harvested and delivered fresh, healthy produce to local food shelves since 2011.  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 or have […] 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 >>

      Help Grandma & Grandpa stay safely at home: Senior Community Services

      March 11, 2015

      Assist local senior citizens Volunteer to do simple chores Outside (rake, weed/garden, shovel, mow, paint, clean garage, etc) Inside (paint, clean basement, socialize, etc) No special skills needed One-time or Ongoing Flexible schedule Do alone, with a partner or in a group (kids age 7+) Handyperson skills welcome (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc) The Household & […] Read More >>

      Children’s Play Area: IOCP

      December 8, 2014

      Great opportunity for parents and children (middle or high school age) to volunteer together! Volunteers help supervise and play with kids (0-8 years old) while their parents are attending to meetings or classes at IOCP. Location: IOCP 1605 County Road 101, Plymouth, MN 55447 Ages: Middle or High School Date(s): Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons Time(s): […] 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 […] 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 >>

      Meal Service Program – Dinner: YouthLink

      October 30, 2014

      We serve youth ages 16-24. Work with your own volunteer team of 3-5 people Purchase ingredients to make dinner for 30 using sample menus Cook dinner on site Serve dinner, eat with youth and clean serving and kitchen area Location: 41 N 12th Street Ages: The minimum age to volunteer during the week is 21 […] 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 >>

      Dinner Program: 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

       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 know over 500 children under the age of 5 living in Plymouth need financial […] Read More >>

      Oakwood Garden: Westside CIA

      August 20, 2014

      We are looking for organizations, families and/or individuals who are willing to donate some of their time to clean out/prune the Oakwood garden that is located in the front yard (SE corner). Location: Oakwood Elementary School (17340 County Road 6) Ages: All Date(s): Varies Time(s): Varies Contact: info@westsidecia.org Website: http://westsidecia.org Time Commitment: Varies Read More >>

      Medicare Health Insurance Counseling: Senior Community Services

      March 25, 2014

      The Medicare Health Insurance Counseling program offers unbiased information about how Medicare coverage works, and what options are best for the individual.  MHIC volunteers provide information and education to Medicare beneficiaries and their families on any Medicare related issue.  Volunteer positions include: in-person counseling help, over the phone help, internet assistance, forms assistance, presentations and […] Read More >>

      Creative Hearts Event: Art 2 Heart

      March 6, 2014

      Participate in an Art 2 Heart “Creative Hearts Event” where we join together our hearts and hands to make a difference in our community and our world through our creativity. We are currently scheduling small groups but can plug individuals into teams as well. Participants will be given hands on, creative tasks to: help Art […] 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 >>

      Volunteer Host: 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 >>

      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 >>

      Program Van Driver: 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 >>

      Group Program Support 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 – Kids ‘n Kinship

      September 24, 2012

      Kids ‘n Kinship 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 may […] 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. http://www.sojournerproject.org/wanttohelp.html 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, […] 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 >>