Orchestra Volunteer Association's Kinder Konzerts program in Minneapolis
introduces children to orchestral music through the hands-on experience of
playing instruments and a concert designed for children. Docents escort
children to the concert and lead a Sound Factory where children will sing,
enjoy musical activities and play real instruments. Weekdays from October
Project for Pride in Living Youth Development in Minneapolis strives to empower students from low-income families to achieve success in school and in life through academic support, hands on opportunities, and positive relationships with adults. The Lunch Buddy program connects students with adult lunch companions once a week.
One Time/Short Term Volunteer Opportunities:
Park and Recreation Board's 4th annual Bike Tour will be held on Sunday,
September 19th. More than 150 volunteers are needed to register
participants, to assist at water stops, and provide mechanical support.
Some assistance will also be needed on Saturday, September 18th for
set-up. Visit minneapolisbiketour.com for more info.
Becklin Homestead County Park/Wildlife Management Area
for a way to make an impact on Minnesota's wildlife? The Becklin Homestead
County Park and State Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will play host to Great
River Greening volunteers as they plant 2500 oak seedlings as part of an oak
savanna restoration along the state-designated wild and scenic Rum River on
Volunteer Juror Opportunities
William Mitchell College of Law in St Paul needs volunteer jurors to participate in mock trials on September 16 and/or 17 or December 2, 3 and/or 4. You will deliberate on a verdict, announce the verdict, and spend time with the judge and students critiquing the students. Starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 2:30. Lunch provided.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Hospice Companion Volunteers guide patients through their end of life 'living'
experience. Companions offer a calming presence, compassion, and
listening and may also assist in additional activities such as reading,
praying, reminiscing, painting fingernails, caring touch, etc. Must visit
at least once a week for 1-2 hours. Training sessions provided quarterly.
(Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) is a multi-service non-profit agency
serving the communities of Bloomington, Edina, Richfield and S. Mpls.
They serve low-income families, individuals, elderly and disabled persons
through their Social Services Programs. Volunteers must attend a 1-hour
informational meeting, complete an application and pass a criminal background
Spare Key Newsletter Production
Key of Bloomington needs a newsletter editor for quarterly newsletter
production. They provide assistance to Minnesota homeowners with
critically ill or seriously injured children by making a mortgage payment on
the family's behalf, allowing them to spend time with their child.
Give a much-needed break to a family caregiver
support and a break to someone caring for their loved one- you'll see a face
light up with thanks. You'll supervise and socialize with the senior
needing care for 4 hours each week or as available. DARTS has opportunities
throughout Dakota County. Volunteer assignment can be shared.
Know how to make a lasting impression? Memorial Blood Centers of Minneapolis needs hosts to ensure blood donors' last impressions are good ones. Serve refreshments, watch for post-donation reactions, alerting medical staff if needed and thank donors for their life-saving contributions.