Housing and/or Maintenance and Repair

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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

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Hammer is looking for volunteers who can hem, sew, or fix clothing or material items for the individuals we support. Owning or having access to a sewing machine is greatly beneficial.

We request that volunteers pick up the items at our Central Office, then drop them back off when completed.

We greatly appreciate volunteers that have sewing skills!

Location: 1909 E. Wayzata Blvd.
Ages: 16+
Date(s): ongoing
Time(s): whenever your schedule permits
Contact: cthoma@hammer.org
Website: https://hammer.org
Time Commitment: To be determined

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CLEAN THE HOUSE

Help an elderly Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County resident maintain a clean home. Visit twice per month to vacuum, dust, mop, sweep, clean the bathroom, and help with laundry. Perfect for individuals, teams, and families (kids age 12 or older when supervised by an adult). The resident will offer a happy smile and provide the supplies. Six month minimum commitment.

Exact location TBD in Minneapolis & Hennepin County Suburbs, depends upon where the senior citizen resides. One-time opportunities are also available both indoors and outdoors. Please contact Jeanne the HOME Program, Volunteer Coordinator at scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7894 for more information. Our website is http://seniorcommunity.org  Thank you!

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County communities
Ages: age 12+
Date(s): Flexible
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Jeanne Tramel Rasmussen at (952)767-7894 or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time/6 month minimum requirement

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PAINT IT PRETTY

Beautify a senior citizen’s home with a fresh coat of paint, indoor or outdoor. Assist with scraping, priming, and painting. Minneapolis & suburban Hennepin County homeowner will provide paint, supplies, and grateful smile. Work in any size group, kids must be over age 12. The resident will offer a happy smile.

Exact location TBD in Minneapolis & Hennepin County suburbs, depends upon where the senior citizen resides. Ongoing unpaid volunteer opportunities are also available both indoors and outdoors. Please contact Jeanne the HOME Program, Volunteer Coordinator at scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7894 for more information. Our website is www.seniorcommunity.org  Thank you!

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County communities
Ages: age 12+
Date(s): Flexible
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Jeanne Tramel Rasmussen at (952)767-7894 or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time

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Assist local senior citizens
Volunteer to do simple chores
Outside (rake, weed/garden, shovel, mow, paint, clean garage, etc)
Inside (paint, clean basement, socialize, etc)
No special skills needed
One-time or Ongoing
Flexible schedule
Do alone, with a partner or in a group (kids age 7+)
Handyperson skills welcome (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc)

The Household & Outside Maintenance (HOME) Program of Senior Community Services. The HOME Program provides affordable home maintenance and chore services to help seniors age 60+ continue to live independently in their own homes in 29 communities.

HOME Program serves age 60+: Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland.

Location: 29 Hennepin County communities
Ages: age 7+ (first grade) and older
Date(s): Flexible
Time(s): Daytime, flexible
Contact: Jeanne Tramel Rasmussen at (952)767-7894 or scsvolunteer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time

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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.

TH Next Coaching
TH Next Coaching is a one-to-one coaching opportunity to help students develop an educational or vocational path for the future. Services include (but are not limited to assisting with):

  • ACT preparation
  • Essay writing
  • College applications
  • Financial aid consulting
  • Resume/interview preparation
  • Guidance in their transition after high school

Location: Peace Lutheran Church – 3695 Cty. Rd. 101 N., Plymouth, MN 55446
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): one-time or on-going
Contact: thnext@treehouseyouth.org or 952-238-1010
Website: http://www.treehouseyouth.org
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per month

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