Ages 18+

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 Day: Organize a “Spa Day” for women at the shelter. For groups 5-15. Your group provides all the supplies.
Holiday Parties: Organize a party themed around the holiday for residents at the shelter.
In-Kind Drive: Organize a drive for items from our current needs list.

Location: Plymouth
Ages: 18+ women only
Date(s): Ongoing
Time(s): Varies
Contact: khitchcock@missionsinc.org
Website: https://www.missionsinc.org/support-us/volunteer
About Home Free: https://www.missionsinc.org/programs/home-free
Time Commitment: Depends on the task.

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Mount Olivet Rolling Acres owns and operates 34 residential group homes through out the Twin Cities. We are planning an Arbor Day Spring Clean Up Event. The goal is to have teams of 6-7 at each one of our locations. We will be getting yards ready for flowers, gardens, outdoor activities and barbeques. Our clients are adults with developmental disabilities and love using the outdoors. Great way for a team building event which will make a difference in the lives of our clients. We will match you up to a location that is most convenient.

Location: Various
Ages: 18 plus
Date(s): April 26th, 2019
Time(s): 9:00-3:00
Contact: LMahoney@mtolivet-MORA.org
Website: https://mtolivetrollingacres.org/
Time Commitment: 6 hours

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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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Please visit this link again during the Summer 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

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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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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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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 with emails or mail, other activities that are customized for each match with the volunteer and elder. Key principles to this program include: showing respect, allowing time to build relationship & trust. Training, supervision, and support are provided by the Volunteer Coordinator.

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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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: At least 2x a month for 12 months

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