Environment – Gardening – Outdoor Activities


  • Main contact for homeowner & team captains
  • Facilitate scope meetings & goal setting
  • Onsite program day for team support
  • Knowledge regarding Hearts & Hammers process (training provided)

Location: On-Site
Ages: 18+…Project management/ management in a related field of construction, or previous Hearts & Hammers leadership experience required.
Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September 21st, and we can accommodate a custom weekday that works best for you.
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.org
Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/
Time Commitment: 2 training conference calls,
2-3 in person meetings with team captains and homeowners,
1 Program Day over the course of an 8 week time period


Spring is such an exciting time for our Produce Programs team – seedlings are sprouting, perennials begin to leaf out, and we start planning our farm partners for the season. Do you want to get involved this season? We have so many exciting volunteer opportunities for folks excited about farming, food waste, and food shelves. Read on to see how you can support all of our programs this year!

Ready to sign up? Head to Volunteer Hub, create an account, and select all of the programs you want to receive volunteer notifications about.

Location: 8501 54th Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55428
Ages: 12+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: volunteer@thefoodgroupmn.org
Website: www.thefoodgroupmn.org
Sign Up: https://fruitsofthecity.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32ecbb5cf2e9bbc9524c91f79&id=2678a129be&e=4a6b09d5fd
Time Commitment: Varies


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
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time


Volunteer Opportunites

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


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



Volunteer at the Reading Tent
Read to a child at the reading tent and give away free books in the community.
Ages 14 and older can help. Dates are:
*June 19 & August 14 from 10:30-11:30am at the Orono Discovery Center
*July 25 and August 22 from 4:30-5:30pm at Dexter Park in Long Lake

Also we have a new basic needs closet that started at the high school that we will need donations for on an ongoing basis. But for this website are you looking more for active volunteer opportunities versus a need like that? Let me know your thoughts.

Volunteer at the Sprouts Community Garden
Help tend to the plots at the community garden in Maple Plain or donate gardening items. We need help weeding, mulching, harvesting produce.
Ages 14 and older can help.
Times vary based on volunteer availability.


Volunteer to Help Students in the SPARKS Program
Volunteers work with elementary and middle school students with a focus on reading, relationships and encouragement for completing homework. The program meets twice a week after school at two area churches.
Must be 15 years and older to help
*Monday & Wednesday from 3-5pm or 4-5pm
*Tuesday & Thursday from 3-5pm or 4-5pm
More Information

Volunteer to Mentor High School Students
Orono STRIVE is a program designed to pair community mentors with Orono high school students. The program focuses on motivating students to improve their performance, especially in the areas of attendance, attitude, GPA and participation.
*Once a month on the second Wednesday of the month from 11:45-1:00 with optional second meeting per month arranged with mentors.

Volunteer to Help Students in the STARS Program
Volunteers support teachers who are providing elementary students with extra academic support from 8-9am in the morning focusing on Math and/or reading.


Sponsor a Meal for our Mentoring Programs
Sponsor a meal for one of our mentoring programs that serves Orono students.

Provide Job Shadowing Opportunities
Allow a student interested in your profession to shadow you for a day to learn about your career.

Location: Orono Community Education, 705 Old Crystal Bay Road North, Long Lake, MN 55356
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: gtorney@orono.k12.mn.us
Website: http://www.Orono.k12.mn.us/ce/adult-programs/orono-sparks
Time Commitment: Varies


Great River Greening:  There are no current volunteer opportunities in the West Metro area at this time.  Please check back often.


Please join us in helping our City and building community spirit. There are many volunteer opportunities to fit flexible schedules. Use the Volunteer Form to express your interest or provide comments about our program or send an email to the program coordinators. The following volunteer initiatives are available:

Big Woods Initiative
Gardens Initiative
Public Works Administrative Initiative
Senior Initiative

Volunteers are needed to help with the facilitation of on-going activities and to brainstorm additional programs. Volunteers are needed as drivers to various events, mostly in the community.

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


Saturday, April 20, 2019: Kick Off Day  

Help keep Plymouth clean by picking up litter at a park or trail after the winter thaw. This project can be scheduled according to your availability and is great for individuals and/or groups of all ages. Bags are provided. Keep the efforts rolling by choosing a park, trail to keep clean from spring to fall. Call 763-509-5950 for a list of available parks and trails.

Location: varies
Ages: All
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov
Time Commitment: varies


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