Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.  Please consider volunteering your time to the Paint-A-Thon by contacting

Metro Paint-A-Thon coordinates groups and individual volunteers to paint the homes of low-income seniors and the physically disabled. By generously donating their time and talents, volunteers allow homeowners to continue living independently, benefiting not only the homeowner, but the neighborhood and the community. We’d love to have you join us! 

Location: 1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ages: All, but if under age 16, you will need adult supervision
Date(s): varies
Time(s): 8AM – afternoon
Contact: Megan Young at or 612-276-1548
Time Commitment: varies



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 Cat the HOME Program, Volunteer Coordinator at or call 952-767-7894 for more information. Our website is  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: Cat at 952-767-7894, or
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time


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: or 952-238-1010
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per month