Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

LSS Meals volunteers packaging meals

We are currently seeking volunteers for a variety of services in communities throughout Minnesota.

In light of COVID-19, we are working hard to shift our approach to best meet the needs of our Minnesota neighbors. Take a look below at the opportunities that can make the biggest impact at this time.

We are also in need of items to support our programs. You can learn more about how to donate items to meet these needs on our in-kind opportunities page.

Immediate Needs

Help Meals on Wheels with a variety of opportunities such as portioning hot food, assembling shelf-stable emergency meals and delivering these meals Monday - Friday.

Central MN

St. Cloud area
Support families experiencing a crisis by providing a safe and temporary place for children age 12 and younger. Must be a licensed provider – child care, foster care or child care center.

Southwest MN

Various locations
We are seeking volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities in our community.

Twin Cities

Wherever you are
Volunteers are needed to prepare dinner for youth staying at Safe House, an emergency shelter for homeless youth ages 16-20.
Prepare food that is distributed for use at congregate feeding sites and schools.
Donate groceries and other items at our homeless youth shelters and transitional housing program for minor moms and their families.

Statewide

Various locations
Help us feed youth experiencing homelessness by bringing groceries to the Metro Homeless Youth drop-in center. A shopping list will be provided for volunteers.
Help eliminate racism as a VISTA member at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS). Design a volunteer recruitment strategy inclusive of all Minnesotans, creating pathways for equity and generosity through volunteering.

Nationwide

Various locations available
Help children recover from disaster and learn resiliency skills at Camp Noah!