Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

One to One Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Friendship and Flowers Volunteer
Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly is seeking additional 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.
 
Job Search Coach

Work one-on-one to teach basic computer skills and offer support and guidance to job seeking participants at Project Pride in Living's Learning Center in Minneapolis.  Staff shifts in the community access lab for two or more hours per week with a minimum 6 month commitment.  Flexible shifts available during business hours, M-F.
 
Big Brother/Big Sister

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Community-based program connects adults and young people who want a mentoring relationship with flexibility. Matches meet two to four times a month at the location of their choice.
 
Shop with a Senior

Vision Loss Resources of Minneapolis needs you to provide a visually impaired person with round-trip transportation to a nearby grocery or department store and help select items.  Hours and schedule are flexible and mileage reimbursement is available.  Currently, there is a high need in the Minneapolis area.

 

One Time/Short Term Volunteer Opportunities:

 

International Volunteer
Participate in a community development project with a team of volunteers, facilitated by Global Citizens Network. Opportunities are available in Arizona, Washington, Ecuador, Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand and Tanzania. Special skills are not required but tax-deductible costs do apply.
 
A Duck Race

The Great Neighbors' Mississippi River Duck Race is Neighbors' annual volunteer fundraiser event in South St Paul on September 18.  The event features the duck race, carnival games, blow-up moon jumps, great food, entertainment, a duck store, a raffle and more.  Responsible and detail oriented volunteers are needed, must be 18 or older.

 

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Welcome Basket Bundling
Often Aeon residents move in with little more than the clothes on their back.  Create welcome baskets for residents moving into the Lamoreaux and Continental Apartments in Minneapolis.  These apartment buildings serve formerly homeless adults.  Baskets should include basic personal care items.  Additional items could include linens and kitchen/ laundry supplies.
 
Barber

Ramsey County Volunteers in Corrections Inc needs a volunteer professional barber to cut young male residents' hair at Boys Totem Town (a juvenile correctional facility) in Maplewood.  There will be a wide range of ethnicities.  Barber provides own tools and sets up and cleans up work area.  A one year commitment for Saturdays or Sundays twice a month required.
 
Donation Drivers

Help Kaleidoscope Place of Minneapolis obtain needed supplies by organizing a donation drive.  They need healthy snacks and beverages, culturally specific children's books, cleaning supplies, arts and crafts materials, and clothing and underwear.  An easy way to coordinate a drive it to ask family, friends, and colleagues to bring an item to the next event you may be organizing or hosting.
 
Small Engine Repair Man

Volunteers needed to assist Hennepin County Corrections Sentence to Service program maintain and repair a fleet of lawn mowing and trimming equipment in Minneapolis.

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