National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is the nation’s most distinctive, well-respected mother-daughter membership organization and is committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. We are starting a new North Woods chapter that will encompass the school districts of Wayzata, Plymouth, Maple Grove and the northwest Minneapolis area. If you would like to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences and are interested in membership in NCL, read on!

NCL, Inc. is unique because of its multi-generational membership and its Mission-focused program, “The NCL Experience,” inspires and empowers women and their daughters to become confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities. For more than 50 years, NCL, Inc. has been developing women leaders through volunteerism and supporting philanthropies with hands-on activities in local communities throughout the nation. NCL, Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California in 1925 and incorporated in 1958.

The chapter is designed for mothers (Patronesses) and their daughters (Ticktockers) in grades 7-12. The three philanthropies we will be partnering with are the Special Olympics of Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, and Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP). There will be other service opportunities in addition to these organizations.

There are fees to join the chapter as well as service and meeting requirements. If you are interested in membership or want to learn more, please see the information below.

Location: National Charity League – North Woods Chapter
Ages: Mothers and daughters in grades 7-12
Date(s): 1/18/19 and 2/21/19 for prospective member meetings for the 2019-2020 school year
Time(s): 7:00 pm
Contact: NCLNW.membership@gmail.com
Website: https://www.nationalcharityleague.org/
Time Commitment: Mothers: 10 philanthropy service hours and 5 league service hours; Daughters in 7th, 8th and 12th grades: 10 philanthropy service hours and 10 league service hours; Daughters in 9th, 10th and 11th grades: 15 philanthropy service hours and 15 league service hours. There are also meeting requirements for mothers and daughters.


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


Greater Minneapolis Community Connections true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.

GMCC serves mothers, fathers, kids and elders in the Twin Cities area and throughout greater Minnesota. Our core mission is uniting people of faith, serving people in need. We strive to prevent hunger, provide a positive foundation for youth, maximize the self-reliance of seniors, encourage cultural diversity and pursue the end of poverty.

We can help match you with the perfect volunteer experience.

Service Area:
*Hunger Relief
*Youth Mentoring
*Poverty Education
*Senior Services

Location: 1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ages: Individuals/Groups over age 16
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org or 612-276-1548
Website: http://gmcc.org
Time Commitment: varies


As a volunteer at Children’ Hospital Minnesota, you’ll get to be part of the team that is privileged to care for the most amazing people on earth. From reading books to patients and their siblings to helping out at a fundraiser, you’ll provide crucial support to our patients, families and staff.

How you can help?

We offer long and short-term volunteer opportunities where you can put your skills and passions to work while contributing to our critical mission. Learn about volunteering at Children’s:

Location: 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Ages: 16+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: volunteerservices@childrensmn.org or 612-813-6200.
Website: https://www.childrensmn.org/support-childrens/volunteer/
Time Commitment: Commit to one three-hour shift per week for one semester/4 months


Support your library’s daily operations, programs and services.

FOR ADULTS (ages 20+)…

How to apply:
*Check out the current volunteer opportunities.
*Complete a volunteer application.
*View the online orientation.
*Schedule an interview.  

Web usability sessions
Volunteers needed to participate in usability sessions to help improve the library website.

FOR TEENS (ages 12-19)…

How to apply:
*Check with your local Hennepin County library about volunteer opportunities for teens.
*If there are volunteer openings, complete the teen volunteer application (PDF) and bring it to the library.
*A library staff member will contact you. 

Omnitheater Tickets
Library volunteers who have worked hours can receive up to two free tickets to the Omnitheater at the Science Museum as well as free admission to the museum.

Location: Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave N., Plymouth, MN 55446
Ages: 12+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: 612-543-8633
Website: https://www.hclib.org/about/support
Time Commitment: varies


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.

Support Group Program Volunteer:
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: 18+
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


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

Current Wish List

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


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

Current Wish List

Location:  Exact location will be given over the phone due to privacy and security reasons.
Ages:  16+
Time Commitment: Every other week
Contact: info@sojournerproject.org or 952-351-4062


The bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries, or shelter an individual for a night (learn more about how kettle donations become help for those in need).

We need thousands of volunteer bell ringers this Christmas season. You can help when you sign up online for a bell ringing shift. You’ll receive a confirmation email with your selected shifts to confirm that your registration was received. To sign up by phone, or for any questions, please call our Twin Cities bell ringing hotline at 651-746-3519.

Location: Varies
Ages: All Ages
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-746-3519
Website: http://salvationarmynorth.org/volunteer/bellringing/
Time Commitment: Varies


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
Sign Up: https://thefoodgroupmn.volunteerhub.com/events/index
Time Commitment: 2 hours