Ages 16+

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 take direction
  • Background check and training is required for this role

sojourner 2017

Location:  Exact location will be given over the phone due to privacy and security reasons.
Ages:  16+
Time Commitment: Weekly 2 hour shifts during the evenings with commitment of at least 6 months
Contact: info@sojournerproject.org or 952-351-4062

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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 under the age of 12 can volunteer in the warehouse.
  • Groups consisting of youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by chaperones. We require 1 adult for every 10 youth.

Location: 8501 54th Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55428
Ages: 12+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Dan Johnson – djohnson@thefoodgroupmn.org or 763-450-3889
Website: www.thefoodgroupmn.org
Time Commitment: 2 hours

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Last year, over 600 kids, teens and adults were able to face the Minnesota winter safely thanks to donations of warm winter gear. Donated items are provided free of charge to families in need of warm clothes. Please clean out your closets and invite your friends to do the same. Donate gently used coats, parkas, snow pants, hats, gloves, scarves, mittens and boots! 

Location: 1605 County Road 101 N
Ages: All
Date(s): Deliver Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Time(s): Varies
Contact: lerstad-hicks@iocp.org
Website: http://www.iocp.org
Time Commitment: Varies

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USA National Sled Hockey Tournament 

Sled hockey is a sit-down version of ice hockey for players whose disability prevents them from playing stand-up hockey. Volunteers will assist with a variety of opportunities, yet to be determined. Contact Volunteer Services if you are interested and available.

Location: Plymouth Ice Center
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Nov 16-19, 2017
Time(s): TBD
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov
Time Commitment: varies

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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 children ages 12+.

Location: 1605 County Road 101 N
Ages: 12+
Date(s): Year around
Time(s): Mornings
Contact: lerstad-hicks@iocp.org
Website: http://www.iocp.org
Time Commitment: 1 hour/week

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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 volunteer with a parent.

Location: 1605 County Road 101 N
Ages: 12+
Date(s): Year around
Time(s): Mondays, 3-5:15 pm
Contact: lerstad-hicks@iocp.org
Website: http://www.iocp.org
Time Commitment: 2 or more hours/month

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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

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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 for their own personal growth, too! No previous tutoring experience is required (training is provided).

Mature teens (16 or older) and adult volunteers are welcome.

Individuals from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply; our youth love having mentors and role models who look and sound like them!

2 hours, once a week. Variety of days and times available.

Basic Info about the Organization: Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners is led by a vision of the community it works to build — an attentive, responsive, inclusive community where all are welcome and all sectors work together for the good of all. Since 1979, Interfaith Outreach has successfully partnered with thousands of volunteers and donors, communities of faith, businesses, corporations, school districts, health systems, civic groups and local government to ignite the power of a caring community to respond to need in times of crisis, to remove barriers that marginalize families and kids, and to create opportunities for all to thrive.

Location: 1605 County Road 101 N
Ages: 16 or older
Date(s): Training the week of Oct. 2, Homework Club begins the week of Oct. 9
Time(s): after school hours (varies based on site)
Contact: lerstad-hicks@iocp.org
Website: http://www.iocp.org
Time Commitment: 2 hours/week

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Volunteers work one-on-one or in small groups with elementary or middle school students to:
• Help students successfully complete homework assignments
• Motivate students to stay on task and complete their work
• Play academic and skill building games
• Read to children and listen to them read
• Provide general support and positive role modeling

SPARKS Volunteer Description
Sparks Volunteer Recruitment Flyer

Location: M & W at Maple Plain Community Church- 1815 Budd Ave N, Maple Plain, MN 55359 and T& TH at Calvin Presbyterian Church- 177 Glendale Dr, Long Lake, MN 55356
Ages: 15+
Date(s): Mondays & Wednesdays and Tuesdays & Thursdays from October-May
Time(s): 3:00/4:00-5:00
Contact: gtorney@orono.k12.mn.us
Website: http://orono.k12.mn.us/ce/adult-programs/orono-sparks/
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per week

 

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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: lerstad-hicks@iocp.org
Website: http://www.iocp.org
Time Commitment: 8 or more hours/month

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