Ages 16+

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 to offer a message of kindness and support to encourage them to keep going and let them know they are doing a great job!

Care Packages include a hand written note (handmade cards are especially welcome!) and small items such as puzzle books (crosswords, Sudoku, etc.), a box of hot cocoa, tea, tissues, hand crafted soaps, etc. Share a gift of kindness!

Location: Bring care packages to the Senior Community Services office in Minnetonka. Please arrange ahead of time, so we can be ready for you!  10201 Wayzata Boulevard, #335 Minnetonka 55305
Ages: All ages
Date(s): ongoing
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Senior Community Services is passionate about enhancing the quality of life of older adults and caregivers. We strive to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible by providing the services they need. This winter we need volunteers to shovel or blow snow so that seniors are safe. By serving in this capacity, you aren’t just shoveling snow, you are helping our seniors to get to doctor’s appointments and avoid social isolation during the winter.

Volunteers must be 16 years or older and commit to the full season. Typically volunteers are assigned to one senior in their area. Whenever there is a 2 inch or more snow fall, they have 24 hours to shovel or blow the snow for their senior.

Get to know someone new and develop a relationship with your senior and serve in a meaningful way this winter!

Location: Hennepin County
Ages: 16 and up
Date(s): Through the winter
Time(s): flexible, volunteers have 24 hours after a minimum of a 2” snowfall
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org/volunteer
Time Commitment: volunteers commit to the whole winter season

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Please visit again Summer 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

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Be a Santa to a Senior.  Click on this link to see the location closest to you: https://www.beasantatoasenior.com/search/?zip=55447#volunteer
 

Remove bulb with senior’s gift request from the tree.

Purchase the requested gift(s) listed on the bulb.

Place bulb and unwrapped gift(s) in the designated box.

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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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.

We currently have 8 locations where we serve teens from the surrounding communities: Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Chaska, Mahtomedi, Minnetonka, New Hope, Plymouth, St. Louis Park. We also need volunteers at our main office in Edina.

Gather a group of friends and create care packages for our teens and their families to enjoy during various times of the year. Specific needs include:

*Christmas Baskets. Create Christmas dinner baskets for our teens’ families.  Include ham, green bean casserole ingredients, sweet potatoes, jiffy corn bread, rolls, apple pie, Stove Top Stuffing, Hungry Jack Mashed Potatoes, Mac and Cheese, Poinsettia, a candle, Christmas napkins, plates, table cloth

*Christmas Gifts.  Each TreeHouse throws a Christmas party for our teens each year.  Purchasing gifts for teens ages 12-18 , donating gift cards, contributing cash (to be used for the staff to purchase gifts and prizes) or making a donation for this event goes a long way for our teens who often do not receive gifts at Christmas due to financial strains on their families.

Location: Peace Lutheran Church – 3695 Cty. Rd. 101 N., Plymouth, MN 55446
Ages: All
Date(s): N/A
Time(s): N/A
Contact: volunteer@treehouseyouth.org or 952-238-1010
Website: http://www.treehouseyouth.org
Time Commitment: Varies

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Volunteer Opportunites


Location: 
Varies
Ages: 7+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org/volunteer
Time Commitment:Varies

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PLEASE VISIT AGAIN OCTOBER 2019

Get Outside to Volunteer! Sign up to help seniors with Fall Raking

Come help Senior Community Services HOME Program provide Fall Raking and Yard Clean-up for seniors in our community. It’s a great way to volunteer AND get outside AND help someone right in our community! It’s fun and flexible, we schedule fall raking 7 days a week from mid-October through the end of November, so you can pick the day and time that works best for your group (during daylight hours!)

We are looking for volunteer groups of all sizes and ages (7+) to help seniors with Fall Raking throughout Minneapolis and Suburban Hennepin County. Our volunteers help seniors stay in their homes by providing help with outdoor chores they are unable to do themselves. Great for Corporate work teams, families, scouts, faith groups, or anyone looking to volunteer outside!

If you are looking for an excuse to get outside and do good, join us!

Location: Hennepin County
Ages: age 7+
Date(s): Mid-October through the end of November
Time(s): flexible, during daylight hours
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org/volunteer
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time

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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 Eagle scout badge, students looking for service hours, etc.

Location: 95 Hamel Rd., Hamel, MN 55340
Ages: Any age
Date(s): Pick your hours
Contact: info@ourart2heart.org
Website: http://www.ourart2heart.org
Time Commitment: Pick your hours

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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: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Katie Heitzig 952.977.9374 or katie@normandalecenter.org
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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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 memory loss while giving their Caregiver (typically a spouse or family member) an opportunity to take a break from his/her care giving responsibilities. Provide visiting and activities that are meaningful and appropriate to the stage of memory loss. Memory Companion training session includes volunteer orientation and ongoing connection with Center Staff.

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Katie Heitzig 952.977.9374 or katie@normandalecenter.org
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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