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: www.Peopleservingpeople.org.
True Friends: True Friends mission is to provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. Email email@example.com
or for more information visit: www.truefriends.org/volunteer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Alicia@propshopep.org
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.
Youth Advisory Board and other volunteer opportunities – visit www.teensalone.org
to fill out an application.
Animal Humane Society:
Information is on their website http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/volunteer
Three Rivers Park District:
Many volunteer opportunities listed on the website http://www.threeriversparks.org/volunteer
Second Harvest Heartland:
General Food Sorting and packing 9am-noon most days in various locations. Visit www.2harvest.org
or email email@example.com
Arc’s Value Village
: Daily opportunities for volunteering! Check out the Online Volunteer Calendar at www.arcsvaluevillage.org
Many opportunities to volunteer helping seniors with yard work, window washing, gardening etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 952-767-7894 for more information.
Feed My Starving Children
: Visit www.FMSC.org
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 www.abettersociety.org
: 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 email@example.com
: Go to www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/volunteer
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 www.mnmasonichomes.org/Bloomington/volunteer-opportunities
: 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. www.pioneerestatesofmn.com
Loaves & Fishes
: Help feed the hungry and show them kindness, dignity & respect! Visit their website for more information: www.loavesandfishesmn.org
: Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (Bloomington food shelf) – visit www.veap.org
: Hockey in the hood – “equip our urban youth to develop physical, academic, social & spiritual excellence” – www.dinomights.com
Good in the Hood
: Transforming the community through simple acts of kindness. A partner with Union Gospel Mission in Minneapolis; www.goodinthehood.org
: Providing adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Visit www.hammer.org
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: www.kidsagainsthungerwm.org
Steamboat Minnehaha/Museum of Lake Minnetonka
: Ages 15 & up can volunteer for this all volunteer organization: www.steamboatminnehaha.org
. (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). www.abbottnorthwestern.com
: 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. www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-eden-prairie.html
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 www.wecanride.org
for more information.
Hennepin County Library
: Fill out a teen application at www.hclib.org/about/support
or call 612-543-5633.
American Red Cross
: Apply to be a volunteer at www.redcross.org/mn/volunteer
or call 612-871-7676.
: Furnishing homes with hope! Visit www.bridging.org
to fill out a volunteer interest form. May volunteer as an individual or a group.
: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
: Volunteer to help with one or more of 17 different sports! For information on current opportunities visit: www.specialolympicsminnesota.org/who-we-are/volunteers/
: 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 www.gtcuw.org/liveunited
for more information and to sign up!