Inspiring Each Student Every Day

`Welcome to the EPHS Outreach Room, a resource for students looking for volunteer opportunities in our community. The Outreach Room, located by the North Entrance of EPHS in room 240, is open every day during the school year during 3rd hour (lunch).
To contact the Outreach Room please either call 952-975-8379 or email
Current Volunteer Opportunities: 
Note:  This is a list of  just some of the volunteer opportunities available since they change all the time.  Please stop in the Outreach Room to see all of the volunteer opportunities currently available!  To sign up, you must stop in to see us! 
  • Lots of volunteer opportunities to work with disabled teens and adults through the Reach organization are available.
  • Volunteers needed for carnival at Cedar Ridge
  • Early Childhood classroom assistants, reading tutors, and helpers for pre-school screenings are needed throughout the year.
  • Childcare volunteers needed at the education center on Mondays throughout the school year
  • Help needed at lots of track meets for all ages
  • Sign up now to help at EPIC summer camps!
  • Attend The Give Gathering, an volunteer fair with a group service project - no need to sign up, just come! - April 27th from 6-8pm at the Education Center.
  • Three Rivers Parks needs help with invasive plant removal on Earth Day April 22nd. 
  • Help out at the Lion's pancake breakfast 4/23.
  • Help needed at the Pax Christi 5K and pancake breakfast on May 20.
  • Sign up now for training to be a camp assistant at Lowry Nature Center this summer.
Varsity Letter and Presidential Volunteer Service Award:
If you like to volunteer all the time or volunteer a lot over the summer, please consider applying for a Varsity Letter in Community Service or the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  Both look great on your college applications! The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is given twice a year at the all school celebrations in December and March - application deadlines will be announced in the daily bulletin.  This award is a national award and you will get both a certificate and a letter from the POTUS!  You can turn in your application for a varsity letter anytime during the school year prior to May 15th. Stop in the Outreach Room for more information about both of these great opportunities! 
 Volunteer United!  
A United Way volunteer matching service - A huge database of volunteer opportunities that help people get out of poverty!  Search for what you are interested in at or call 612-340-7440 or email 

Volunteer Organizations for Teens

People serving people:  Serving homeless children and their families and providing new opportunities for healthy, stable family life.  Both one-time and long term volunteer positions available. Visit their website for more information:

True Friends: True Friends mission is to provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. Email or for more information visit:

Prairie Adult Care: Prairie Adult Care is a licensed adult day center where personalized health care and adapted recreational activities are provided during daytime hours 7am- 5pm Monday -Friday.  Meeting at Bethel Fellowship Church, 1252 Park Rd, Chanhassen, (located off of Hwy 5 & Powers Blvd).  Volunteers will be working with seniors playing games, gardening, helping in the  kitchen, trivia etc. Great volunteer idea for school breaks and summer! Call 952-949-3126 or email your interest to

PROP Shop:  In-shop volunteering Tuesdays through Sundays at different shift times, also Saturday delivery team. All shifts must be scheduled one week in advance.  If interested please email Alicia at

Legacy Care Home:  Lots of 1:1 and group opportunities for students to engage with older adults. Gardening, picnics, games and puzzles. Contact: Michelle Nash 612-597-3153. Located in Minnetonka.

Teens Alone: Youth Advisory Board and other volunteer opportunities – visit to fill out an application.

Animal Humane Society:  Information is on their website

Three Rivers Park District:  Many volunteer opportunities listed on the website

Second Harvest Heartland: General Food Sorting and packing 9am-noon most days in various locations. Visit or email and 651-282-0901

Arc’s Value Village:  Daily opportunities for volunteering! Check out the Online Volunteer Calendar at

HOME:  Many opportunities to volunteer helping seniors with yard work, window washing, gardening etc. Email or call 952-767-7894 for more information.

Feed My Starving Children:  Visit to schedule a time to pack food – you can do more than one shift in a day if you want!

A Better Society:  This organization does special projects to better society.  One example is that they collect used bicycles, fix them and distribute them to people who can’t afford a bike. Full training on how to fix bikes or for other volunteer opportunities. Located in Chanhassen at 1453 Park Road. For more information call 612-567-1008 or visit

Goodwill: Goodwill is a nonprofit resale store staffed by paid staff and volunteers. Locations around the metro - Chanhassen store is located at 80 West 78th Street.  You must be 16 years old to volunteer and must attend an orientation before you volunteer.  Orientation is every Wednesday from 4:30 – 8pm.  Please call ahead to reserve your spot at orientation.  Call 952-934-1354 or email

Salvation Army – go to  and type in your zip code for volunteer opportunities near you.

Minnesota Masonic Home: Located in Bloomington – many varied volunteer opportunities available – fill out online application at 

Pioneer Estates:  A small group home for senior citizens near EP mall (8751 Preserve Blvd).  They enjoy visits from students who can either share a special talent, play a game, or just visiting with residents.  Call 612-437-3414 if interested in volunteering.

Loaves & Fishes:  Help feed the hungry and show them kindness, dignity & respect! Visit their website for more information:

VEAP: Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (Bloomington food shelf) – visit

DinoMights:  Hockey in the hood – “equip our urban youth to develop physical, academic, social & spiritual excellence” –

Good in the Hood:  Transforming the community through simple acts of kindness. A partner with Union Gospel Mission in Minneapolis;

Hammer:  Providing adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Visit for more info or to volunteer.

Kids against hunger west metro:  Monthly packing events – 1st Saturday of each month at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (301 County Road 19, Excelsior) from 9-11am.  To sign up go to:

Steamboat Minnehaha/Museum of Lake Minnetonka: Ages 15 & up can volunteer for this all volunteer organization: (click on museum and then volunteers)

Abbott Northwestern Hospital:  Many volunteer opportunities available, call the volunteer line at 612-863-4281.  (Other area hospitals also need volunteers – look at their websites for further information).

Brookdale: Help out with senior who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many fun activities to choose from such as: Men’s Poker Club, Bingo, Dice games, Manicures, etc.  Call 952-906-3800 if interested for more information.  Located at 7513 Mitchell Rd in EP.

We Can Ride:  Therapeutic horseback riding for children & adults living with disabilities.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old but do not have to have previous experience with horses.  Call 952-934-0057 or visit for more information.

Hennepin County Library: Fill out a teen application at or call 612-543-5633.

American Red Cross: Apply to be a volunteer at or call612-871-7676.

Bridging: Furnishing homes with hope!  Visit to fill out a volunteer interest form.  May volunteer as an individual or a group.

The Colony:  Volunteer for a variety of activities to interact with the Seniors living at The Colony.  The Colony’s cornerstone volunteer program is managed by Marta Volbrecht at the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness. If you’d like to volunteer, please call Marta at 952-977-9365 or email to

Special Olympics:  Volunteer to help with one or more of 17 different sports!  For information on current opportunities visit:

United Way: United Way has great volunteer opportunities year round. Some of their programs are: Home for Good helps families in need, Art for All beautifies neighborhoods and they need tutors as well.  Visit for more information and to sign up!

Don’t see what you are looking for?  There are many other great places to volunteer! Search online for more great opportunities in your area of interest!!!