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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.

Program Youth Facilitator:
Invest directly in the lives of teens facing life’s challenges during Support Group programs. Teens benefit from hearing from other teens facing similar trials and receive support and encouragement from their peers and small group leaders.

Location: Peace Lutheran Church – 3695 Cty. Rd. 101 N., Plymouth, MN 55446
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Tuesdays
Time(s): 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Contact: volunteer@treehouseyouth.org or 952-238-1010
Website: http://www.treehouseyouth.org
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.

Prayer Team:
Work with TreeHouse staff to form a prayer network for specific requests from and for the teens.

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

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Join our team by becoming a Crisis Line/Shelter Assistant! Answer calls that come into our shelter through our 24 hour Crisis Line. Provide information, crisis intervention, listening support and referral of resources to callers. Other duties include: clerical support, kitchen help, and support for residents and advocates with the daily routine. 

Volunteer Requirements

  • Good phone and communication skills
  • 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:  Women 18+
Time Commitment: Weekly or Bi-Weekly shift with commitment for at least 6 months
Contact: info@sojournerproject.org or 952-351-4062

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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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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.

This is an unpaid position– benefits are not offered, mileage is reimbursed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Facilitate health education classes and small groups for teens and young adults, parents, and professionals, in schools and other youth serving organizations; the Health Educator Intern must be comfortable presenting to a range of group sizes, from 10 – 150 individuals
  • Remain calm and collected during presentations and answer anonymous questions quickly in a professional, value-free manner
  • Travel offsite to educational presentations
  • Develop, adapt and revise, as needed, curricula, materials and activities with an emphasis on utilizing evidence-based curriculum

Location: 15 8th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343
Ages: 18 and up
Date(s): Whenever available
Time(s): 8-12 hours / week
Contact: Kelseys@myhealthmn.org
Website: http://www.myhealthmn.org
Time Commitment: Average of 1-2 hrs/wk (June – August)

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Musicians: Meridian Manor Senior Living in Wayzata is looking for adult musicians to volunteer their talents with our residents in 2018 on Fridays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  Please contact Lori Nugent at nugentlori@meridianmanorliving.org for more information. 

Location: 163 West Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Fridays
Time(s): 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Contact: Lori Nugent, 952-473-3200, nugentlori@meridianmanorliving.org
Website: http://meridianmanorlcs.com/
Time Commitment: 1 hour/week

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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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Women’s Open Hockey Attendant

Greet individuals attending women’s open hockey, collect payment and make change on Wednesday mornings, from 9 to 11 a.m., from October through December or January through April, at the Plymouth Ice Center. This would be a perfect opportunity for someone who enjoys working with the public and providing great customer service. The shift can be worked individually or shared with a partner. Depending on interest, teams could work an every-other-week rotation.

Location: Plymouth Ice Center
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Wednesdays
Time(s): 9 to 11 a.m
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov
Time Commitment: varies

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