Administration and Coordination

Volunteer today! Develop new relationships, find purpose and make a difference.

The Center offers a variety of engaging opportunities to make a difference in the lives of someone going through life-changing challenges within the community.

Our approach to serving seniors and caregivers is relationship-based.

Email Cheryl Nickelson for more information

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, Website:
Time Commitment: varies


Assist with our Annual Meeting, Reach for Ralph, the Family Day Picnic, or other annual special events as planned. Volunteers can assist with set-up, decorations, food preparation, entertainment, clean-up and various other jobs. These are one-time commitments for each event. Volunteers are kept on a list and can say ‘yes’f or ‘no’ to events as they arise.

Location: 1909 E. Wayzata Blvd.
Ages: 16+ and up
Date(s): TBD
Time(s): TBD
Time Commitment: TBD


Ready for Success provides lower-income women and men working towards self-sufficiency with gently used and new professional clothing and accessories suitable for job interviews and the workplace.

Volunteers provide an essential service by assisting our clients in shopping our sites for multiple professional outfits, personal care products, accessories, and more. At Ready for Success, our goal is to provide clients with a complete and enjoyable shopping experience. We also want our volunteers to enjoy themselves and feel a sense of fulfillment by contributing to our program. 

Ready for Success Men’s Program is looking for volunteers interested in working 1:1 with men entering or re-entering the workplace to act as personal shoppers, assisting them with assembling professional wardrobes through weekday appointments.

Men’s Program Location:      819 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis 55404
Schedule:                                  Flexible 2-hour weekday shifts
                                                        (weekly, semiweekly, or monthly)
                                                    Preferred times are M, W, or Friday mornings.


  • Act as a role model to our program clients
  • Dress code of business casual or business professional required
  • Display a positive attitude
  • Treat program clients with dignity and respect the confidentiality of their situations


  • Weekday availability
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Good communication, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Reliable, outgoing, responsible, flexible, patient
  • Retail experience, &/or knowledge of appropriate fashion for today’s job market
  • Commit to one year of involvement and sign up for at least one 2-hour shift per month

Application Process:

  • Application
  • Interview with staff
  • References and online background check

Contact Jennifer Paffel to apply or learn more at: 612-872-1509 or 


Here you will find information about applying to be a volunteer. Whether you are looking for a one-time opportunity or something ongoing, read on to learn how you can sign up and do the most good in your community.

Group Opportunities: Complete a Volunteer Application
Donation Sorting
Landscaping/Gardening/Lawn Care
Office Cleaning/Organizing
Special Programming/Entertainment
Food Distributions

Individual Opportunities:
Basic Needs / Housing Programs
-Food Shelf Shopper — Locations across the metro
-Kitchen Cleaner/Organizer — Brooklyn Park
-Security Assistant — Minneapolis

Working with Youth
-Character-Building Class Leader — Locations across the metro
-After-School Program Leader — Minneapolis and St. Paul

Disaster Relief
-Disaster Relief Worker — Locations across the metro
Salvation Army Stores
-Store Volunteer — Locations across the metro

Professional / Technical Skills
-Computer Lab Supervisor — Minneapolis
-Housekeeping/Laundry Assistant — Minneapolis
-Driver — Locations across the metro
-Facility Maintenance Assistant — Locations across the metro
-Administrative Support — Roseville
-Wednesday Evening Receptionist — NE Minneapolis
-Share Your Skills — Locations across the metro

-Landscape/Gardening/Lawn Care — Locations across the metro
-Office Cleaning/Organizing — Locations across the metro

Location: Varies
Ages: All Ages
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-746-3426
Time Commitment: Varies


All volunteers interested in a regular, ongoing position or short-term projects are required to complete a volunteer application. Once received, we’ll call you to set up a time to discuss your volunteer interests. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, please call 763-509-5230 to make an appointment. 

Listed below are some ongoing volunteer opportunities. There are also volunteer opportunities at many of the City events. Please contact Volunteer Services for more information at 763-509-5230.

Adopt a Spot: Residents may volunteer to adopt a park, dog waste station, fire hydrant, storm drain or street to benefit their neighbors and the community as a whole. Adopting these items/locations helps ensure Plymouth stays clean and safe. Click on the link to find what is available to adopt near you.

Plymouth Post: Provide caring messages, pictures, photos, riddles, jokes, puzzles and more to seniors and others in Plymouth who may be lonely and feeling isolated. Letters should be dropped off in the front vestibule of City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Boulevard, by the 10th of each month.  You can make a one-time contribution but we would love for volunteers to make a regular, monthly commitment to this program for six months. You can write one letter, make multiple copies of the same letter or do something different for each letter. This is your chance to be creative! Letters can be handwritten or printed from a computer. The size should be no larger than 9” x 11”. For safety reasons, we will not provide names of individuals who will receive the letters. This is an excellent opportunity for schools, groups and families to teach about caring for the elderly and the isolated. If you have questions about this program, you can contact Katie Yandell at 763-509-5222 or

Location: Varies
Ages: Varies
Date(s): All year long
Time(s): varies
Contact: Jackie Maas; or 763-509-5230
Time Commitment: Varies




  • Website/ Social Media
  • Events/Fundraisers
  • Internships
  • Photography

Location: On-Site
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Spring 2020
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-636-0797 or
Time Commitment: Varies; duration dependent on volunteer availability.


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
Time Commitment: varies


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
Wayzata Gateway Landscape Project

Volunteers are needed to help with the facilitation of on-going activities and to brainstorm additional programs.

Location: Varies
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Time Commitment: Varies


Hope Chest for Breast Cancer relies on volunteer support for our Resale Shops, Foundation Office, and events.  Join us to help further our mission to provide the quickest access to help for the most urgent daily needs of local breast cancer patients and their families, including housing, transportation, utilities, food and child care. There are a wide variety of opportunities to fit every schedule and skill set. Whether it be once this year or once a week, we’d love to have you!

Location: 3850 Shoreline Dr. S., Orono, MN 55391
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Time Commitment: one time or recurring opportunities available


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
Time Commitment: Varies