Environment – Gardening – Outdoor Activities

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


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 12 & 19, July 10 & 31, August 14 & 28 from 10:30-11:30am
*June 28, July 26, August 23 from 4:30-5:30pm.

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



  • The Food Group Farm is located on the front lawn of our property in New Hope, MN. With the help of volunteers, we grow and harvest thousands of pounds of pesticide-free fresh produce each season to be donated to food shelf partners. Contact: Ari Baum-Hommes, 763-450-3870, abaumhommes@thefoodgroupmn.org.


  • Fruits of The City works with backyard fruit tree owners and local orchards to glean excess fruit, such as apples and pears, and share the fresh produce with partner food shelves. Many volunteers are needed each autumn to help with the harvest.  Contact: Ari Baum-Hommes, 763-450-3870, abaumhommes@thefoodgroupmn.org.
  • Minneapolis Farmers Market Produce Rescue gives vendors a chance to donate excess fresh produce at the end of the market. Volunteers collect and package the donations, and we deliver it to partner food shelves. Contact: Eric Wilson, 763-450-3872, ewilson@thefoodgroupmn.org
  • Farm Gleaning helps local farmers find a home for their surplus produce. Teams of volunteers visit the farm to harvest and package fresh vegetables to bring back for distribution to food shelves. Contact: Eric Wilson, 763-450-3872, ewilson@thefoodgroupmn.org

Location: 8501 54th Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55428
Ages: 12+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: varies – see above
Website: www.thefoodgroupmn.org
Sign Up: https://thefoodgroupmn.volunteerhub.com/events/index
Time Commitment: varies