Volunteer - Supporting Youth
All you need to do is collect new pencils (any type) from friends, families or local organizations who might want to hold a pencil drive. Cheerful Givers of Eagan will include all pencils in birthday gift bags for children living in poverty on their birthday.
Scholars Program Tutor/Mentor - S. Mpls.
Project for Pride in Living, Inc.'s Family Literacy Program improves educational and employment outcomes for low-income families and new immigrants. Volunteers work with youth on reading, homework, and skill-building activities in Minneapolis. 2-6 hrs a week Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays in the evening starting on February 6. Training provided.
Help a Young Person in Your Community Flourish, Be a Study Buddy in Edina
As a Study Buddy, you'll be matched one-to-one with a student whom you'll meet with weekly for 90 minutes on-site at CommonBond in Edina. Help complete homework and build academic skills. You'll also build a trusting friendship, and provide support that student might not otherwise have. Should be comfortable working with basic math and English.
Make a Meal for Homeless Youth
Prepare dinner for youth staying at Lutheran Social Service's Safe House, a thirty day emergency shelter in St Paul for homeless youth ages 16-20. Prepare and drop off meals for 8 adults 7:30pm Monday-Friday or 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Meal options are endless, BBQ's, burgers and brats, or pizza are possibilities.
Mentor a group of college-bound students in the Saint Paul Public Schools' Multicultural Excellence Program (MEP). Mentors should be members of the business community or currently enrolled in college. Encourage Students to complete high school and seek higher education. Share career and education experiences.
Volunteer Opportunities Supporting Seniors:
Volunteer with a Dancing Heart
Kairos Dance Theatre is seeking volunteers for their Dancing Heart workshops in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Bloomington, Burnsville, Red Wing and Lake City. People who enjoy creative collaboration, love to laugh, and enjoy dance or music theater storytelling and are able to work with older adults, some with physical disabilities and/or memory loss. Requires background check and training.
Friendship and Flowers Visitor
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is seeking volunteers for its "Friendship and Flowers" program. Volunteers deliver flowers, treat bags, and a short visit to isolated and home-bound older adults in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Visits occur on the 3rd Saturday morning of each month, for 2-3 hours each time. Families and individuals are welcome to participate.
Work with Neighbors, Inc. of South St Paul and develop a one-on-one relationship with an elderly neighbor in the community who is unable to leave their home. Neighbors vary in age and physical health and abilities. Requires a one-year commitment and two hours each week. Must pass a background check, a reference check, and 2 screening interviews.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Data Collection, Management and Reporting
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is seeking a professional candidate(s) to review and potentially overhaul their internal data collection, management and reporting in Minneapolis. Phase I - Review and Enhance Current Reports Process. Phase II - Collect, Analyze and Report Data. Requires database and survey experience.
Correctional Facilities Management Intern
Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility Intern Program in Plymouth includes an orientation, working behind the scenes and helping to create, plan, implement and maintain a new management maintenance integrated software program. Work alongside staff in all aspects of building maintenance. Two days a week (14 hrs) starting at 8 am.