Short Term Volunteer Opportunities
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Help the Irish Music and Dance Association at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul during the Saint Patrick's Day Celebration, Thursday, March 17. Two hour shifts selling wristbands, staffing the performance areas, set-up, and cleanup. Free admission, snacks and refreshments, a T-shirt, and an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party. More info at imda-mn.org.
Birthday Group Activity--Birthday gift Bags for Cheerful Givers
Great birthday activity for groups of any size. Work with Cheerful Givers of Eagan to plan a "Birthday Bag Blitz" where your group provides new small toys (or the funds to purchase them) and the group assembles toys into gift bags for less fortunate kids on their birthday.
Volunteer Opportunities for the Summer:
Summer Volunteer Fair
Join Amherst H. Wilder Foundation on Tuesday, March 6, 4:00-7:00 pm in St Paul to learn how to volunteer for the Wilder Foundation at their Community Services for Aging and make a difference in the lives of seniors. They need volunteers for programs like: Meals On Wheels Drivers, Garden Volunteers, Field Trip Assistants, Caregiver Services, Adult Day Health, etc.
Dakota City Tour Guide
Dakota City Heritage Village is a living history museum of 1900-era buildings located next to the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. They are looking for outgoing adults to dress in period costume and guide elementary aged school children through the village when they come for a school field trip. Mondays through Fridays sometime between 9am and 2pm.
Volunteer Opportunities in the Office
Be a part of the Meals on Wheels team and office by offering your help as an office volunteer in their downtown Minneapolis office (free parking available). 2 hours per week for a minimum of three months (hours can be scheduled Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm). Answer phones, prepare weekly bank deposit, maintain donor database, etc.
Ramsey County Veterans Services in St Paul is converting from hard copy file system to on-line data system. Help organize, prioritize, review and scan paper documents from existing files into the new system. Knowledge of Microsoft Office helpful but not required. Must be comfortable using computer.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
A Rotta Love Plus in St Paul works to rehome Rottweilers and pit bulls, raise awareness, educate the public, and advocate for the humane treatment of all dogs. Provide a foster home while a dog awaits its "forever home." ARLP provides food, training, and support. Must live within 50 miles of the Twin Cities and have insurance without breed restrictions.
The Eleventh Hour Vigil
Aseracare of St Paul recognizes volunteers as the heart of their hospice program; volunteers are therefore trained and treated accordingly. Volunteers are trained to bring a presence, peace, and dignity to patients when death is imminent. Volunteer Training is offered on a quarterly basis.
SEO and Social Media Internship (Unpaid)
Volunteer at MAP (Management Assistance Program) for Nonprofits in St Paul as a SEO and Social Media Intern and assist the Technology Education and Outreach Coordinator in optimizing and effectively maintaining the content at MAPTechWorks.org. Requires strong writing skills, interested in web development, experience with CRM systems, and a willingness to learn.
The Admin Specialists are the first line of contact between Families Moving Forward of Minneapolis and their clients! They need volunteers to help support staff in this valuable role. Admin Specialists not only perform many routine office/receptionist duties but will also conduct telephone screenings for potential guests, help ensure building security, and fill guest family needs.