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

Answer calls from parents requesting emergency child care for children age 12 and younger. Volunteers must pass a background check and have a smart phone.

Northeast MN

Answer calls from parents requesting emergency child care for children age 12 and younger. Volunteers must pass a background check and have a smart phone.

South Central MN

Answer calls from parents requesting emergency child care for children age 12 and younger. Volunteers must pass a background check and have a smart phone.

Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN
Make a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency.
Answer calls from parents requesting emergency child care for children age 12 and younger. Volunteers must pass a background check and have a smart phone.
Donate groceries and other items at our homeless youth shelters and transitional housing program for minor moms and their families.

Statewide

Various locations available
We are seeking volunteers to provide support to caregivers and older adult family members via the telephone or virtual means until it is safe to provide in-home respite due to COVID-19 concerns.
Various locations available
Volunteers within the AmeriCorps program receive a living allowance and education grant while supporting caregivers by virtual means until it is safe to resume in home meetings. Positions are available immediately!
Various locations available
Provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to children and youth and make a lasting difference in their lives.
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.
Various locations available
We are seeking volunteers to provide companionship to older adults via the phone or virtual means until it is safe to resume in-home visiting. This program is open to all age groups and receives a monthly stipend.
Various locations
We are seeking volunteers to provide companionship to older adults via the phone or virtual means until it is safe to resume in-home visiting. Tax free stipends and car allowances are given to members of this program.
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