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Volunteer Opportunities Supporting the Homeless
Holiday Season Meals for Homeless Youth: Volunteer to prepare dinner at Lutheran Social Service's Safe House, a thirty day emergency shelter in St Paul for homeless youth ages 16-20. The shelter provides an environment where homeless youth can begin the road to healthy, productive lives. Prepare meals off-site and drop off 7:30pm Monday-Friday and 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Homeless Shelter: Are you concerned about homelessness and want to do something to help? First Covenant Church in Minneapolis needs a homeless shelter volunteer.
One to One Volunteer Opportunities
Baking Volunteer: Do you love to bake? Better yet do you enjoy baking healthy foods? Hammer Residences, Inc. has an opportunity for you in New Hope! A woman is looking for a volunteer that will bake healthy foods with her. We would love to hear from you!
Health Care Home Telemedicine Volunteer: Visit select Courage Center adult clients with physical disabilities in their homes as a non-medical social support. Set up telemedicine (Skype) conferences with Courage Center Clinic staff and positively impact your client's health and independence. Next training on January 12th in Golden Valley. Time commitment: Weekdays, 3hr.shift/once a week for one year.
Volunteer Opportunities Outdoors
Winter Fun Day: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is partnering with the National Park Service to host events during the Winter. They will be building snow shelters, making winter snakes, having sled races and learning how plants and animals survive in the winter. Volunteers are needed to help staff a campfire and monitor activities. Must be 18 or older.
Adopt-A-Building: West Suburban Teen Clinic is looking for a group of volunteers to "adopt" their clinic in Excelsior. Volunteers will assist by working in the yard with projects such as mowing, raking leaves, shoveling snow, planting flowers, pulling weeds, or picking up trash in the area. Ideally once a month, but they are flexible.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Basic Skills/English Tutor: Tutor adults in basic skills of reading, writing and math for Metro North Adult Basic Education of Blaine. Serve for two hours once a week for a minimum of six months. Morning openings Monday through Friday at various locations in the northern Metro suburbs.
Business Development Volunteer: As a student or recent graduate with a passion for entrepreneurism volunteer/intern with WomenVenture's Business Development department in St Paul. Projects that include: the formatting, writing and design of new curriculum, research, create surveys, write scripts for instructors, PowerPoint, and graphic design. Must have business background and commit to 1 semester.
Science Museum Lobby / School Group Greeter: Cordially meet and greet Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) guests in St Paul (groups and individuals) and answer questions regarding programming, show times, key locations of interest within the museum, general information, etc. Assist with directing and following up with visitors to ensure a positive and safe experience at the SMM.
Office Administrative Data Entry Volunteer: HandsOn Twin Cities is seeking a volunteer to assist in connecting people to volunteer opportunities. Tasks would include: filing, data entry, mailings, and tabulating requiring general office skills and basic computer knowledge, internet, email, Microsoft Office and ability to learn others. Once per week for two to four hours in Minneapolis. Free parking, on bus line.
HandsOn Twin Cities' mission is to bring people together to strengthen communities through meaningful volunteer action. We accomplish this by working with over 250 nonprofits serving the 9 county metro area which includes Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.