Ages 12 and under

MATTER is a global non-profit focused on providing people with healthier lives. The MATTERbox concept is simple: provide a box of healthy, shelf-stable meals and nutrition education to help people take their first steps towards a healthier life.

Individual and corporate groups of volunteers participate in the MATTERbox Challenge to pack healthy meals and prepare each MATTERbox for distribution. MATTER provides the food. Check out the MATTERbox DIY option!

Location: 7005 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Ages: All ages – is up to who is packing the food
Date(s): Ongoing
Time(s): Ongoing
Contact: tyler@matter.ngo
Website: https://www.matter.ngo/matterboxdiy/
Time Commitment: Varies

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We are looking for 5-8 people to help us with the Fresh Produce Distribution days. Duties: Welcome attendees, Help attendees by offering to carry produce to their vehicle.

Date                                   Time

Tuesday, June 18               10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2                     Same
Tuesday, July 16                   Same
Tuesday, August 6                Same
Tuesday, August 20              Same
Tuesday, September 3         Same
Tuesday, September 17       Same
Tuesday, October 1               Same

Location: Elim Lutheran Church:
3978 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Ages: 15 or older, but can be younger if working with parents
Date(s): See above
Time(s): See above
Contact: Kevin Lytle,  KLytle@prismmpls.org  or 763-432-4210
Website: http://www.prismmpls.org

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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: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@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: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@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: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@normandalecenter.org 
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
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:
IOCP Youth Summer 2019
IOCP Summer 2019

Location: 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447
Ages: See attached for specifics
*Adults (older than 18) can do any of the roles on their own.
*High school students (14-18) can do specific roles (please see attached youth opportunities) on their own.
*Middle school students (12-14) can only do the “family friendly” roles with an adult.
*We have “one time or on your own” volunteer opportunities which usually invites all ages (with adults).
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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