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Minnesota Seniors Online
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities abound throughout Minnesota to -help seniors or if you are a senior in need of a volunteer opportunity, you can find some great volunteer opportunities here!   Either way, your time and talents are in need and very worthwhile gifts you can give back to your community. 

Below you will find organizations that serve seniors in Minnesota.  They can match your skills to fill the positions they have...or you can use the opportunity to expand your horizons.  In either case, you'll find a great volunteer opportunity meant for you!

Volunteer Opportunities
Click on the names of the organizations below for more information



AARP TaxAide Program 763-767-3347
Aging Services for Communities - Southern Counties 507-364-5663
Allina Health Hospice 612-262-7108
American Red Cross 651-291-3360
Animal Humane Society 763-522-4325
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities 651-789-2400
Bobby & Christine Folk Music Duo 612-865-4117
Catholic Eldercare 612-362-2492
Courage Center 763-520-0214
Experience Corps 952-945-4164
Free Arts Minnesota 612-824-2787
Gigi's Playhouse - See below for description 952-926-3660
Great River Faith in Action - See below for info 763-263-4277
Hope For The Community Food Shelve 763-757-4266
InnerCity Tennis 612-584-4736
Kinship Greater Minneapolis 612-588-4655
Let's Go Fishing With Seniors 651-674-4994
Loaves and Fishes 612-377-9810
Lutheran Social Services
 - Foster Grandparents
 - Senior Companions
Meals On Wheels 612-623-3363
Memorial Blood Centers 651-332-7228
Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota 612-370-9180
Minnesota Math Corps (become a tutor) Click Here for #'s
Minnesota Reading Corps (become a tutor) Click Here for #'s
Minnesota Senior Corps   & RSVP 651-310-9448
Open Arms of Minnesota 612-872-1152
Opportunity Partners 952-938-5511

Main Office: 763-271-1670
Bemidji: 218-333-8000
Duluth: 218-722-6106
Rochester: 507-280-0304
St. Cloud: 320-529-0862
Prepare + Prosper Tax Prep Help (See Below) 651-262-2163
Reading Partners Twin Cities 651-362-0430
Rise 763-786-8334
RSVP Volunteer Program - See below for info
(Retired Seniors Volunteer Program)

West Metro: 612-704-6114
East Metro: 612-704-6116
East Central: 612-390-5218 or 320-679-1245-Ext. 16

Salvation Army 651-746-3400
Seniors Helping Animal Rescues Everywhere  
Science Museum of Minnesota 651-221-9453
SNAP - Second Harvest Heartland - See below 651-307-9033
Store to Door  - See below description 651-642-1892
Tamarisk 763-572-1950
The Homestead of Anoka 763-528-6406
Toys For Joy 763-757-7230
Vision Loss Resources 612-871-2222
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf 651-407-5310
Wright County Community Action Program 763-957-2730

More Information:

American Red Cross - There are multiple opportunities in the metro area for volunteers.  Call 651-291-3360   Click the following links for opportunities:
DAT Dispatcher, Transportation Specialists, SAF Caseworker, Donor Ambassador, DAT Trainee

Wright County Community Action Program - Seniors Helping Seniors.  We are looking for senior citizen volunteers for Transportation, Homemaking and Companionship. For consideration contact Alivia at 763-957-2730 or email volunteers@wccaweb.com.

Reading Partners Twin Cities - We recruit community volunteers to work with the students one-on-one during the school day.  Given the daytime hours, it's a great fit for retirees.  We have 13 schools across Minneapolis-St. Paul to choose from.  The commitment is one hour a week (or more!), with times available Monday-Thursday during school hours (8:30am-3pm).  We provide training and curriculum.  Our website is http://readingpartners.org, and anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to contact me directly at kelly.rynda@readingpartners.org, or call (651) 362-0430.

Free Arts Minnesota - We work with youth in challenging circumstances to support artistic and personal development through a unique combination of mentorship and arts learning. We strengthen communities by partnering with over 20 social service agencies, community organizations, and local artists in the Twin Cities area; by engaging underserved youth with the arts and allowing creativity to drive learning; and by building positive relationships with these youth.  One of our recent initiatives is to bring in more volunteers from the 55+ community to enrich our mentoring program and introduce some inter-generational mentorship.  Contact us today to get involved!  612-824-2787.

Age Happier and Healthier—Volunteer!
Studies show that community engagement improves senior health. RSVP Volunteer Program matches people 55+ with volunteer opportunities—and provides free benefits. Tell us your skills, interests, schedule and location. We'll Connect You!
West Metro: 612-704-6114 or mary.quirk@voamn.org
East Metro: 612-704-6116 or jkoschak@voamn.org
East Central  MN: 612-390-5218, 320-679-1245-Ext. 16 or mmendyke@voamn.org

Volunteers Needed for Great River Are Faith in Action program
As a member of our We Care Team there are many opportunities to make a difference through direct service. We need volunteers to: Transport people to medical appointments , Help with homemaking–light housekeeping, grocery shopping, vacuuming , Provide chore services–yard work, snow shoveling, doing minor repairs, building wheelchair ramps, Companionship–calling, visiting, Respite–helping family caregivers by visiting with their loved one while they take a break.  Whatever your gift or talent is, there is a place for you to serve at Faith in Action!  Our offices are located in St. Cloud & Becker.  Yet Great River Area Faith in Action’s service region is about 400 square miles. We serve an area roughly spanning from Rogers to St Cloud, to Sartell to Princeton, on down to Rogers, and are not bound by county lines, as are the County’s social service agencies. Some of the communities we serve include: St Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, Princeton, Zimmerman, Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, St Michael, Albertville, Monticello, Big Lake, Orrock, Santiago, Becker, Clear Lake and Clearwater.

Volunteers Needed as Tax Preparers, Financial Advocates and More!
  Are you a lifelong learner interested in using your skills to make an immediate impact in your community, while geeking out about building brighter financial futures? Then we’ve got the opportunity for you!
  Prepare + Prosper (P+P) is a local Twin Cities nonprofit with national impact that relies on the talent of 550+ volunteers to provide free tax and financial services.  You do not need background in either of these fields to be a part of our team! For many P+P customers, tax refunds can account for 50% of one’s yearly income due to tax credits specifically for low-wage earners. P+P is working to make that income boost last beyond April 15 through an array of financial services, education, and encouragement. We are recruiting volunteers to join us during the tax season, January-April 2018. In each position, you get to use your skills or learn new skills, while making a direct impact on the financial lives of hardworking individuals and families.   For more information or to sign-up for an info session visit our website, www.prepareandprosper.org. You can also contact Kate Johnson, volunteer resource coordinator, at katej@prepareandprosper.org or 651-262-2174. 

SNAP Outreach Volunteers Wanted - 1 in 10 Minnesotans are at risk of missing a meal today, but you can help. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at Second Harvest Heartland is seeking friendly and motivated volunteers to assist SNAP Outreach specialists follow-up with clients. The SNAP program helps struggling families and individuals with monthly benefit allotments to purchase and put food on the table. As such, the utilization of volunteers is vital in helping SNAP Outreach specialists track who was approved, denied, and/or are still pending for SNAP benefits. Total time requirement: minimum 3 hours per week between 8:00 am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Please call 651.484.5117 and ask for Volunteer Services.  Click Here for details.

Volunteer Order Takers for Store To Door - 50 volunteers needed!  Would you like to assist seniors access to food resources? Store To Door, a nonprofit grocery shopping & delivery service serving the 7-county metro area, for seniors, (60+) who wish to remain at home.   Would you like to make a difference for seniors? Volunteer Order Takers are critically needed.  Order Takers volunteer about one hour each week from home, calling clients and entering grocery orders in an online system.  You pick the day and time to make your calls.  One hour a week can make a difference in someone’s life, including yours.  For 30 years Store To Door has provided nonprofit grocery shopping & delivery to aging adults in the Twin Cities. We depend on volunteers to continue to make this possible.  For more information or to begin the volunteering process please contact Carolyn 651-642-1892 or carolyn@storetodoor.org to sign up.  Learn more at www.storetodoor.org

Volunteer needed for Alzheimer's Music Project - We are a folk duet that plays for seniors.  We do about 100 shows a year.  We are in the process of turning the whole thing from avocation to vocation, using a charity approach to make things go.  We need help!  We will have small simple tasks, and more complicated ones.  Contact Bobby at 612-865-4117 or email bobby@UBPideas.com  Here is our Website:  www.BCFOLK.net  And here is a video about us:  https://vimeo.com/85614473

Volunteer Opportunity - Gigi's Playhouse Needs Volunteer Tutors in Reading & Math - Gigis Playhouse is a Down Syndrome Achievement center for children and adults with Down Syndrome.  All of our programs are FREE to families and run by volunteers.  We are currently looking for volunteer tutors in reading and math.  The next session begins Feb. 15 and ends May 16th.   To volunteer call 952-926-3660 or Click Here

Volunteer Opportunity - Respite Volunteers Needed - Rice & LeSueur Counties.  Call Aging Services for Communities at 507-364-5663.  http://www.aging-services.org

Volunteer Opportunity - Transportation Drivers Needed - LeSueur, Rice Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties.  Contact Aging Services for Communities at 507-364-5663.  http://www.aging-services.org

Volunteer Opportunity - InnerCity Tennis - If you like working with kids, we need you! No tennis experience? No problem! Our volunteers are of all ages and abilities.   For 24 Saturdays from September - April, InnerCity Tennis opens up our Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center, located at 4005 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55409 to deliver programming free of charge to our communities youth.   To volunteer, we are not asking you to shape young children into tennis stars; rather we are asking you to help shape young leaders, we are asking you to become coaches that can teach core values such as responsibility, integrity, teamwork and perseverance.  Contact Omar Warfa at (612) 584-4736 or omar.warfa@innercitytennis.org if interested.  http://www.innercitytennis.org/volunteer