Ages 12+

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 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. 

Help with Summer Learning Opportunities
Volunteer during the summer at field trips and other outings offered to the students in our school year program. Please contact Genna for the specifics.

 

SCHOOL YEAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer to Help Students in the SPARKS Program
Volunteers work with elementary and middle school students with a focus on reading, relationships and encouragement for completing homework. The program meets twice a week after school at two area churches.
Must be 15 years and older to help
*Monday & Wednesday from 3-5pm or 4-5pm
*Tuesday & Thursday from 3-5pm or 4-5pm
More Information

Volunteer to Mentor High School Students
Orono STRIVE is a program designed to pair community mentors with Orono high school students. The program focuses on motivating students to improve their performance, especially in the areas of attendance, attitude, GPA and participation.
*Once a month on the second Wednesday of the month from 11:45-1:00 with optional second meeting per month arranged with mentors.

Volunteer to Help Students in the STARS Program
Volunteers support teachers who are providing elementary students with extra academic support from 8-9am in the morning focusing on Math and/or reading.

 

YEAR-ROUND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor a Meal for our Mentoring Programs
Sponsor a meal for one of our mentoring programs that serves Orono students.

Provide Job Shadowing Opportunities
Allow a student interested in your profession to shadow you for a day to learn about your career.

 

Location: Orono Community Education, 705 Old Crystal Bay Road North, Long Lake, MN 55356
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: gtorney@orono.k12.mn.us
Website: http://www.Orono.k12.mn.us/ce/adult-programs/orono-sparks
Time Commitment: Varies

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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 of 2-3 hours. You choose the date and time. We welcome groups of all ages (7 and up with an adult). It’s a great way to volunteer with your family, faith community, or corporate work team. 

If you are looking for an excuse to get outside and do good, join us! We are looking for volunteers throughout  the summer and fall.

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County Communities
Ages: age 7+
Date(s): Flexible, choose schedule that works best for you!
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per time (depending on the size of the yard), must commit to the season

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Help with children’s carnival games and activities.

Location: Hilde Performance Center
Ages: All
Date(s): Thursday, Aug. 2
Time(s): 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov
Time Commitment: varies

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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 to do on your own at a time and place convenient for you. We can help you find ways to volunteer and stay true to your goals and values through a wide variety of needs: Resale Select, Food Shelf, Youth & Education, Transportation/Rides, and Family Support Services. 

Visit our website often for volunteer opportunities or find a current listing here: 
Summer 2018 Volunteer Opportunities.

Location: 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447
Ages: Any age
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Najmo Yusuf @ nyusuf@iocp.org or 763-489-7505
Website: https://www.iocp.org/volunteer/
Time Commitment: Varies

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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 allow homeowners to continue living independently, benefiting not only the homeowner, but the neighborhood and the community. We’d love to have you join us! 

Location: 1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ages: All, but if under age 16, you will need adult supervision
Date(s): varies
Time(s): 8AM – afternoon
Contact: Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org or 612-276-1548
Website: www.metropaintathon.org
Time Commitment: varies

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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:
*Check with your local Hennepin County library about volunteer opportunities for teens.
*If there are volunteer openings, complete the teen volunteer application (PDF) and bring it to the library.
*A library staff member will contact you. 

Omnitheater Tickets
Library volunteers who have worked hours can receive up to two free tickets to the Omnitheater at the Science Museum as well as free admission to the museum.

Location: 15700 36th Ave N., Plymouth, MN 55446
Ages: 12+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: 612-543-8633
Website: https://www.hclib.org/about/support
Time Commitment: varies

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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

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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

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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, contraception, safer sex, healthy relationships, intimacy and consent, sexually transmitted infections, sexual decision making, stress management, and puberty.

We would love help putting up clinic flyers at local community sites, like libraries, coffee shops, community centers, etc. 

Location: 15 8th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Kelseys@myhealthmn.org
Website: http://www.myhealthmn.org
Time Commitment: Varies

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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 Administrative Initiative
Senior Initiative

Volunteers are needed to help with the facilitation of on-going activities and to brainstorm additional programs. Volunteers are needed as drivers to various events, mostly in the community.

Location: Varies
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: volunteers@wayzata.org
Website: http://www.wayzata.org/FormCenter/Events-4/Volunteer-Program-Application-44
Time Commitment: Varies

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