Environment – Gardening – Outdoor Activities

We have several needs for individuals to help us out:

  • Direct resident support
  • AA/NA facilitators
  • Interpreters
  • Administrative Support
  • Educational or recreational workshops

Location: Plymouth
Ages: 18+ women only
Date(s): Ongoing
Time(s): Varies
Contact: khitchcock@missionsinc.org or 763-559-1883
Website: https://www.missionsinc.org/support-us/volunteer
Time Commitment: Depends on the task.



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

Ready for Success Women’s Program is looking for female volunteers who are interested in working one-on-one with women entering or re-entering the workplace to act as a personal shopper and assist them with assembling professional wardrobes through weekday appointments. Volunteers provide an essential service by assisting our clients in shopping our site for multiple professional outfits, personal care products, accessories, and much 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 through contributing to our program. 

Location:  815 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Schedule:  Weekday volunteer opportunities available

Responsibilities: 

  • 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

 Qualifications: 

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

Application Process:

  • Application
  • Interview with staff
  • References and a Backgroud Check

Contact Jennifer Paffel for additional questions at 612-872-1509 or Jennifer@readyforsuccessmn.org

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Got computer skills? Help adults with barriers to employment build effective online job-search skills.  

PPL’s Career Center offers a computer lab open to the public for career-related activities. Lab Volunteers give 1:1 support to adults learning basic computer skills, offering guidance as they search for employment & educational opportunities online.

Location & Schedule:

  • PPL Career Center, 1021 East Franklin Ave., Mpls 55404
  • Flexible 3 hour shifts (weekly) between 9 am – 4 pm, M – F
  • Current available shifts:
    • Monday, 9 AM – 12 PM
    • Monday, 1 – 3 PM
    • Tuesday, 9 AM – 12 PM
    • Tuesday, 1 – 3 PM
    • Thursday, 1 – 3 PM
    • Friday, 1 – 3 PM
    • On-call and substitute volunteers

      ****All shifts are generally flexible (please contact for more info)

Responsibilities:

  • Orient new participants to lab policies, software, and accessibility tools
  • Teach adults basic computer skills
  • Help with online job search and email setup
  • Coach on self-presentation: offer advice on resumes, cover letters, and professionalism
  • Direct adults to resources: housing, education, childcare, etc.
  • Assist with specials projects and lab maintenance
  • Remind participants of lab rules and help maintain professional environment

Benefits:

  • Training and guidance from program staff
  • Hands-on experience working with diverse adults in a community setting
  • Opportunity to empower others by sharing your skills and knowledge

Qualifications:

  • Proficient at Microsoft Word, internet search, and general computer knowledge 
  • Interest in working with adults of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
  • Able to proactively engage and assist adults
  • Proficiency in Somali or other languages desired but NOT required
  • Experience working with immigrant populations desired

Contact Leah Parriott at 612-455-5316 or leah.parriott@ppl-inc.org to learn more or set up an interview. The application process includes references and a background check. 

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Volunteer Ambassadors play a pivotal role in helping to assist The Sheridan Story staff during packing events. They help to oversee and manage large groups of volunteers in making sure that the operations of the packing event run smoothly and the volunteers feel welcomed during their time.

Volunteer Ambassadors help to represent the brand of The Sheridan Story and ensure other volunteers feel valued! The Sheridan Story staff is at each event to work along side you.

Location: 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113
Ages: 16+
Date(s): September-June
Time(s): Varies – both day time and evenings are available
Contact: Jonathan Turner – jturner@thesheridanstory.org
Website: https://www.thesheridanstory.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-ambassador/
Time Commitment: 6 hours/month

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Remove invasive species; excellent opportunity for groups.

Maple Creek Park; Saturdays, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hardenbergh Open Space; Saturdays, Oct. 19, 26; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Maple Creek Park and Hardenbergh Open Space
Ages: All
Date(s): See Above
Time(s): See Above
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov
Time Commitment: varies

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Take tickets at high school hockey games.

Location: Plymouth Ice Center
Ages: 21+
Date(s): November – February
Time(s): varies
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov
Time Commitment: varies

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** PLEASE CHECK BACK FALL 2020 FOR MORE EVENTS **

There are several opportunities to plant trees this fall! Please check out our Fall 2019 Volunteer Events page below.

Location: 1419 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
Ages: All ages
Date(s): October 19 and 26, 2019
Time(s): Varies
Contact: volunteer@treetrust.org
Website: http://treetrust.org/fall-2019-volunteer-opportunities/
Time Commitment: Varies

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myHealth is seeking an experienced graphic designer who can assist us in maintaining our brand and identity through printed materials, website, social media content, etc.

Location: 15 8th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Whenever available
Time(s): Whenever available
Contact: info@myhealthmn.org or call 952-767-0929
Website: http://www.myhealthmn.org
Time Commitment: Average of 1-2 hrs/wk

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myHealth is looking for an individual to help us with grant writing. Prepare grant proposal / letters of inquiry templates to generate funding. Create new grant proposal templates as needed. Research prospective funders and develop a grant submissions calendar.

Location: 15 8th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Whenever available
Time(s): Whenever available
Contact: info@myhealthmn.org or call 952-767-0929
Website: http://www.myhealthmn.org
Time Commitment: Average of 1-2 hrs/wk

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Help advance myHealth’s development/fundraising efforts through special events, online-fundraising, solicitation letters, workplace giving, etc.

Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors. Help renew the support of past donors.

Much of the work can be done virtually, but would like someone who can meet bi-weekly to touch base and work together.

Location: 15 8th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343
Ages: 18+
Date(s): Whenever available
Time(s): Whenever available
Contact: info@myhealthmn.org or call 952-767-0929
Website: http://www.myhealthmn.org
Time Commitment: Average of 1-2 hrs/wk

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