Volunteer Opportunities Supporting Youth:
Be a Friend to a Child
Kids 'n Kinship is a preventative mentoring program for children in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville or Rosemount in Dakota County who need a role model. Volunteer to spend 1-4 hours a week with a child, doing sports, hobbies, outdoor activities, crafts, playing games, or going to museums, fairs, or parks. Support and training provided.
Gift Cart Attendant
The Women's General Auxiliary to Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis need Gift Cart attendants Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to sell gift items to hospital visitors. May work one or more shifts. 1-2 people per shift is welcome.
Each summer, Community Partners with Youth in New Brighton prepares hundreds of meals to make sure low income kids who would normally eat breakfast and lunch at school are getting good nutrition in the summer. Help assemble lunches one day a week over lunch hour with a friend or group. All ingredients are provided and times are flexible.
Volunteer at CornerHouse in Minneapolis and work closely with the Training Assistant and the Volunteer Coordinator to provide: clerical support, administrative support for special projects, and support during training weeks (once a month). Must have basic computer skills and ability to work in a team. 4-5 hours a week with a 6 month commitment.
Volunteer Opportunities in the Office:
Tax Site Specialist
The tax site specialist (TSS) is a customer service position that greets and screens customers of AccountAbility Minnesota (AAM). Work with the manager to ensure a positive experience for AAM's customers. No previous tax experience is necessary. AAM has 13 sites across the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Hopkins and Brooklyn Park.
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:
Project: Home Safety
Many of Resource, Inc.'s programs serving families would like to have home safety products available to give to their clients in Minneapolis. This could include outlet covers, toilet seat stoppers, cupboard & drawer latches, door knob covers, etc.
ABE/GED Tutor-Brooklyn Center
Help Metro North Adult Basic Education learners improve their reading, writing, English and/or math skills in a lab setting in Brooklyn Center. Work with one learner at a time on a problem at their own pace under the direction of a staff member. Wednesdays 9:30 - noon. May need to be able to operate various office equipment, computer, fax, copier, etc.
Shelter Dinner Provider
Our Emergency Shelter is home to 40 homeless adults every night of the year in Minneapolis. They rely on volunteers to provide a delicious meal and warm hospitality. Purchase, prepare, serve, and clean up a meal for 50 people. Then sit down and enjoy the dinner with the residents. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and total onsite time is 2-3 hours.
A male client of Hammer Residences, Inc. in Plymouth is looking for a volunteer to take him to the library.
For more information contact HandsOn Twin Cities at:
phone: (612) 379-4900