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.


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


  • 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


  • 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


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)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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. 


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


Remove invasive species; excellent opportunity for groups.

Location: Maple Creek Park and Hardenbergh Open Space
Ages: All
Date(s): Please check back this Summer for Fall Dates and Spaces
Time(s): Please check back this Summer for Fall Dates and Spaces
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov
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 Storm Drain: Prevent storm water pollution from entering wetlands, streams and lakes by keeping storm drains clear of leaves, grass clippings, yard waste, snow and ice.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Provide critical support at emergency scenes and disaster sites. Receive training to assist in critical situations such as missing children, tornadoes, or other natural or man-made disasters. Participate in a number of community education, preparedness planning and prevention activities. Must live or work in Plymouth, be 21 years or older, pass a criminal background check and possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license. Applications are due January 31, 2020.

Police Reserves: Assist sworn officers with traffic and crowd control, transportation of prisoners, surveillance and patrol activities, special events and other education programs. Must be 21 years or older, commit to 15 hours a month, have a clean driving record and background check.

Hockey Ticket Takers: November – February
Take Tickets at high school hockey games.

Ice Skating Assistant: Assist beginning youth skaters during evening and weekend lessons; must be confident on ice. (Seasonally coinciding with lesson schedules.)

Summer Teen Volunteer Program: The summer Teen Volunteer Program is an excellent opportunity for teens 14 and older to learn leadership skills and gain valuable experience working with children. Teens assist with summer recreation programs and events, including playgrounds, day camp, sports, art, music and more.

Applications for Summer 2020 will be available mid-March. Call 763-509-5230 for any questions.

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



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




  • Main contact for homeowner & team captains
  • Facilitate scope meetings & goal setting
  • Onsite program day for team support
  • Knowledge regarding Hearts & Hammers process (training provided)

Location: On-Site
Ages: 18+…Project management/ management in a related field of construction, or previous Hearts & Hammers leadership experience required.
Date(s): Spring 2020
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.org
Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/
Time Commitment: 2 training conference calls,
2-3 in person meetings with team captains and homeowners,
1 Program Day over the course of an 8 week time period


Spring is such an exciting time for our Produce Programs team – seedlings are sprouting, perennials begin to leaf out, and we start planning our farm partners for the season. Do you want to get involved this season? We have so many exciting volunteer opportunities for folks excited about farming, food waste, and food shelves. Read on to see how you can support all of our programs this year!

Ready to sign up? Head to Volunteer Hub, create an account, and select all of the programs you want to receive volunteer notifications about.

Location: 8501 54th Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55428
Ages: 12+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: volunteer@thefoodgroupmn.org
Website: www.thefoodgroupmn.org
Sign Up: https://fruitsofthecity.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32ecbb5cf2e9bbc9524c91f79&id=2678a129be&e=4a6b09d5fd
Time Commitment: Varies


Mount Olivet Rolling Acres owns and operates 34 residential group homes through out the Twin Cities. We have several volunteer opportunities available:

  • Out on the Town Assistant
  • Sharing in Friendship & Fellowship
  • Make a meal and serve a smile
  • Music Mania Leader
  • Adult Day Service Assistant
  • One time service projects

Location: Various
Ages: 18 plus
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: LMahoney@mtolivet-MORA.org or 612-322-2638
Website: https://mtolivetrollingacres.org/
Time Commitment: 6 hours