FamilyWise Services helps families struggling with poverty, substance abuse, homelessness and domestic violence. Create craft kits to use during supervised visits by parents with their children. Examples: 3D models, paper flowers, popsicle trees, kaleidoscopes and more. familywiseservices.org.
Grocery store for seniors
Help seniors on the East Side in St. Paul by delivering groceries to seniors once a month on Thursdays as part of the Brown Bag program. You must be at least 18 years old and use your own vehicle. eastsideelders.org.
Offer a ride
Become a volunteer driver and offer rides to JFCS customers via the Garber Transportation Program, which operates Monday to Friday, 8 am to 3:30 pm Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and good driving record required. Contact Dana at [email protected] to find out more. jfcsmpls.org.
Pay attention to the reception
Help the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul with the food shelf. Greet visitors, answer questions, handle phone calls and messages and perform other administrative duties. Good communication skills required. Computer skills are useful but not required. hallieqbrown.org.
Presbyterian Homes Johanna Shores in Arden Hills invites you to bring your pet to visit the residents. No need to be a registered therapy dog. All visiting animals should be well behaved and up to date on all vaccines. preshomes.org.
Help provide engagement and support for mature people who seek passion and purpose in their work, through connecting to opportunities, speakers, events and trainings. 10-15 hours per month. Work done remotely. shiftonline.org.
Pack and sort
Support the food group with projects such as food shelves and packaging boxes for free distributions of the Twin Cities mobile market. New Hope Space. thefoodgroupmn.org.
Assist Twin Cities Pride with graphic design. Design advertisements for web, print and event invitations. During the pride season – March-June – additional opportunities for designers, including the design of the annual festival and parade theme and logo. tcpride.org.
Fight hunger, homelessness
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless provides financial and technical support to homeless shelters, food shelves, and domestic violence shelters statewide. The programs target housing, food and education. Flexible opportunities throughout the metropolitan area. oyh.org.
Hands-On Twin Cities offers a range of opportunities. Find out more about groups in need of volunteers at handsontwincities.org or at 612-379-4900.