Serving in our community
Consider giving your time and talents in our community. Use this list of community organizations to start brainstorming about how you can make a difference.
Parks and recreationCity of Blaine10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55449Opportunities include: Youth outings, special events, youth activities, and office assistant.Action step: Complete and return the application.Contact: Nate Monahan, Phone: 763-785-6164, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCity of Ham Lake15544 Central Ave NE, Ham Lake 55304Contact: Phone: 763-434-9555Three Rivers Park DistrictVarious LocationsOpportunities include: Invasive plant control, education, animal care, scouts, and special events.Action step: Call 763-559-6706, email email@example.com or visit www.threeriversparkdistrict.org/volunteer.Springbrook Nature Center100 85th Ave. N.W. - Fridley, MN 55432Opportunities include: Publicity, land management, events, birding, animal care, and office assistant.Action step: www.springbrooknaturecenter.org/ or call 763-572-3588.
Arts and Entertainment
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 East Main Street - Anoka, MN 55303
Opportunities include: Ushering, ticket sales and more. For more opportunities visit volunteer scheduling system
Action step: Contact Gina Sauer, Lyric Arts Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anoka County Brotherhood Council
2615 9th Ave N. - Anoka, MN 55303
Opportunities include: Sorting clothing, cleaning or straightening shelves, and helping store crew during client time.
Action step: Visit www.acbcfoodshelf.org or call 763-422-0046.
Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP)
1201 89th Ave Suite 345 – Blaine, MN 55434
Opportunities include: Help with the planning and set-up of seasonal activities, office work, helping to interpret a foreign language for parents/staff, volunteering in a classroom, reading to and with children; supervising playground, assisting on field trips.
Action step: Visit www.accap.org/get-involved or call 763-783-4747.Anoka County Sheriff's DepartmentAnoka County Explorers ProgramContact: Sergeant Derek Schuldt 763-754-4530Anoka County LibrariesJohnsville Library12461 Oak Park Blvd NEBlaine, MN 55434Phone: 763-767-3853Northtown Library711 County Rd 10 NEBlaine, MN 55434Phone: 763-717-3267
Opportunities include: Helping the librarian prepare for story time, and cleaning books and shelves.Action step: Call the Youth Services Librarian at the branch you wish to serve at.Anoka County Historical Society
2135 3rd Avenue North - Anoka, MN 55303Opportunities include: Hunting through newspapers for relevant articles, creating digital records for searchable database, assisting in the fabrication of a history exhibit, assisting genealogist experts, teaching a history program, and interviewing individuals in the community.Action step: Visit www.anokacountyhistory.org/volunteer/ or call 763-421-0600.Blaine Police DepartmentBlaine Police Explorers ProgramContact: Sergeant Brad Nordby email@example.comCEAP1201 89th Ave NE, Suite 130 - Blaine, MN 55434
Opportunities include: Packing food orders, stocking shelves, and receiving food donations.
Action step: Visit www.ceap.com/volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-450-3679.
Hope For Youth
2665 4th Ave. N, Anoka MN 55303
Opportunities include: Organizing donations and basic cleaning.
Action step: Visit www.hope4youthmn.org, call 763-323-2066 or email email@example.comFeed My Starving Children
401 93rd Ave - Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Phone: 763-951-7306
Opportunities include: Packing dry nutritional meals.
Action step: Visit www.fmsc.org/volunteerKinship1001 E. Lake St. - Minneapolis, MN 55407-0509
Opportunities include: Yard clean up, snow removal, minor home repairs, and housekeeping.
Action step: Email Molly Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-276-167.Loaves and FishesVarious locations across the Twin Cities including, Coon Rapids and Brooklyn Center.
Opportunities include: Clean-up, serving meals, and cooking.
Action step: Visit www.loavesandfishesmn.org/volunteer.html to sign up.North Anoka County Emergency Foodshelf, Inc. (N.A.C.E.)18511 Hwy 65 NE, Suite 200 - East Bethel, MN 55011
Opportunities include: Working with clients, weighing food, sorting food and clothing, restocking shelves, front desk, social media/website updates, fundraising/events.
Action step: Contact Colleen Young at 763-434-7685 or email email@example.com
614 South Third Street - Minneapolis, MN 55415
People Serving People
Opportunities include: Serving free meals and building beautification.
Action step: Contact Tom Golembeck at TGolembeck@peopleservingpeople.org or 612-277-0216.525 North Seventh Street - Minneapolis, MN 55405
Sharing and Caring Hands
Opportunities include: Assisting in children’s playroom, and serving meals.
Action step: Call 612-338-4640Opportunities include: Working with the Emergency Food Program, distributing seasonal items and working with special events and programs.
Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)
627 38th Ave NE - Minneapolis, MN 55421
Action step: Call 763-789-244.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
1954 University Ave W - St. Paul, MN 55104
Opportunities include: Home repairs, construction, restoration, fundraisers.
Action step: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-305-7114.
Twin Cities Teen Court
Opportunities include: Serving as a jury member or member of the court room staff.
Action step: Contact Laura Garvey at email@example.com.
Volunteering with seniors and older adultsComfort First Assisted Living & Memory Care
10669 Ulysses St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Opportunities include: Visiting, BINGO, game assistant, reading, letter writing, manicures, and more.
Action step: Contact Molly MacGregor, activities director, 952-457-2748 firstname.lastname@example.orgWhite Pines Assisted Living12446 Jamestown Street Northeast, Blaine, MN 55449Opportunities include: Visiting, game assistant, reading, letter writing, manicures, and more.Action step: Call or Email Pam: 763-360-1819, Whitepinescomfortsofhome@gmail.com
Camilia Rose Care Center
11800 Xeon Blvd. NW - Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Opportunities include: Visiting, game assistant, reading, letter writing, manicures, and more.
Action step: Call 763-755-8400Coon Rapids Senior Center11800 Xeon Blvd. NW - Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Opportunities include: Visiting, game assistant, reading, letter writing, manicures, office work and more.
Action step: Contact Kris Neibler by emailing email@example.com or by calling 763-767-6489.
Volunteering with people with disabilities
Special Olympics Minnesota
100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 550 - Minneapolis, MN 55401
Opportunities include: Visit www.specialolympicsminnesota.org/who-we-are/volunteers/ for details.
Action step: Contact Jay Pederson at 612-604-1267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-term volunteer opportunities
Animal Humane Society
1411 Main St. N.W. Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Opportunities include: Providing basic care of animals including feeding and walking.
Action step: Visit www.animalhumanesociety.org/.
Note: A commitment of one year, including twice monthly and 10 hours of initial training.Mercy Hospital4050 Coon Rapids Blvd. - Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Opportunities include: Patient Care, Guest Services and Support Services.
Action Step: Visit www.allinahealth.org/ and click on Give/Volunteer or call 763-236-8011.Note: Requires a 6 month commitment and 2 shifts per month.Unity Hospital550 Osborne Road - Fridley, MN 55432
Opportunities include: Patient Care, Guest Services and Support Services.
Action step: Visit www.allinahealth.org/ and click on Give/Volunteer or call 763-236-3011.
Note: Requires a 6 month commitment with 2 shifts per month.
Additional websites for connections:Additional ideas:Assistant coach for a younger sports teamCommunity events or festivalsWork with children or volunteer at a place of worshipMission trips (hours spent in service only)