Volunteer

The Link is excited to offer a number of volunteer opportunities to our community. Check back monthly for new opportunities!

Learn more about The Link’s Volunteer Program.

Volunteer Information & Resources:
Please submit an In-Kind Form with donations.
Create a Facebook Fundraiser for The Link.

Check out our Monthly Newsletter:
The Link’s Monthly Email with Volunteer Opportunities

Newsletter sign up!

Ongoing Program Donation Needs:
2019 Monthly Donation Drives

August Program Donation Needs:

Hygiene Supplies

Food Donations

Paper Products

Urgent Individual Client Donation Needs:

New and Gently Used Furniture

Diapers- All sizes

Check our our Amazon Wish List

Facebook Fundraisers

Did you know that 100% of donations made through Facebook go directly to us?  Facebook has made it easier for you and your community to raise money on Facebook to help collect donations for The Link!  So far in 2019, Facebook fundraisers created by community members, volunteers, and staff have raised over $3,600 to support The Link!

Learn more on how to create a Facebook Fundraiser for The Link.

Create a Fundraiser Today!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities 

Please take a look at the calendar below, and check out the links to sign-up for upcoming engagement opportunities. These are all great ways for individuals,  families, churches, business, and organizations to help make our work possible!

Adopt a Pantry

August Frozen Meal Prep

Volunteer Calendar

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-05-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign Up Here!

    Adopt a Pantry:

    Help provide much needed food assistance to our youth and young families. Food insecurity is a common barrier for most of our clients. Help collect items to be provided at one of our three food shelves (Lindquist, Glenwood, and CORE).

    Youth requested items: microwave dinners, pop tarts, popcorn, cereal cups, noodles, trail mix, chips, granola bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

    *Please contact Yongyee at volunteer@thelinkmn.org to arrange for drop off the week of your sign up.

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  • Packages of Sunshine- Family Event!
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    08-08-19

    1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Sign up here!

    Make Packages of Sunshine for the youth in The Link’s programs!

    Families will make Sunshine Care Packages for youth living in poverty and have the opportunity to make their own personalized piggy bank to use to collect change and dollars for The Link. This is a great opportunity for all ages.

    Sign up for the items you would like to bring to this event. Please note that you can and are encouraged to sign up for more than one item. Please also bring an empty plastic bottle with a cap as a base of your piggy bank. (Empty Gatorade bottles work great!)

    Age Requirement: None

    Date: 08/08/2019 (Thurs.)
    Time: 01:00pm – 03:00pm CDT
    Location: The Link – 1931 West Broadway Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55411

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-12-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign Up Here!

    Adopt a Pantry:

    Help provide much needed food assistance to our youth and young families. Food insecurity is a common barrier for most of our clients. Help collect items to be provided at one of our three food shelves (Lindquist, Glenwood, and CORE).

    Youth requested items: microwave dinners, pop tarts, popcorn, cereal cups, noodles, trail mix, chips, granola bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

    *Please contact Yongyee at volunteer@thelinkmn.org to arrange for drop off the week of your sign up.

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-19-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign Up Here!

    Adopt a Pantry:

    Help provide much needed food assistance to our youth and young families. Food insecurity is a common barrier for most of our clients. Help collect items to be provided at one of our three food shelves (Lindquist, Glenwood, and CORE).

    Youth requested items: microwave dinners, pop tarts, popcorn, cereal cups, noodles, trail mix, chips, granola bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

    *Please contact Yongyee at volunteer@thelinkmn.org to arrange for drop off the week of your sign up.

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  • Safe Harbor Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    08-21-19

    3575 N Berens Rd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55379

    3575 N Berens Rd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55379

    Safe Harbor Advisory Board
    (meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at River Valley YMCA in Prior Lake)
    Support The Link by serving on an advisory board and help raise much-needed awareness and financial support for The Link’s Safe Harbor programs.  Advisory boards meet once a month.

    The Safe Harbor Advisory Board is seeking 1-2 new members to help bring awareness to the community that will help support victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

    Please contact volunteer@thelinkmn.org to set up an interview for this volunteer role.

    Date: 8/21/2019 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: River Valley YMCA, Prior Lake

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-26-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign Up Here!

    Adopt a Pantry:

    Help provide much needed food assistance to our youth and young families. Food insecurity is a common barrier for most of our clients. Help collect items to be provided at one of our three food shelves (Lindquist, Glenwood, and CORE).

    Youth requested items: microwave dinners, pop tarts, popcorn, cereal cups, noodles, trail mix, chips, granola bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

    *Please contact Yongyee at volunteer@thelinkmn.org to arrange for drop off the week of your sign up.

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  • August Frozen Meal Prep
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    08-28-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign up here!

     

    August Frozen Meal Prep:

    Baked Ravioli & Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Rice

    All too often youth and families in our programs go without food. We’d like to change that. Join us to prep frozen meals that will be distributed to youth and families when they need them. This is a great opportunity if you are an individual, group or family!

    The Link plans the recipe. Signup to bring needed ingredients. Please note that you can and are encouraged to sign up for more than one slot of ingredients. We can only make as much food as our volunteers bring so sign up for as many slots as you desire!

    Volunteers can also bring additional non perishable food for the food pantry!

    Age Requirement: Ten and older

    Date: 08/28/2019 (Wed.)
    Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm CDT
    Location:  The Link – 1210 Glenwood Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55405

  • Dakota County Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    08-28-19

    7800 W County Road 42 Apple Valley, MN 55124

    7800 W County Road 42 Apple Valley, MN 55124

    Dakota County Advisory Board
    (meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley)
    Support The Link by serving on an advisory board and help raise much-needed awareness and financial support for The Link’s Dakota County programs.  Advisory boards meet once a month.

    The Dakota County Advisory Board is seeking 1-2 new members to help bring awareness to the community that will help support homeless youth and young families in Dakota County.

    Please contact volunteer@thelinkmn.org to set up an interview for this volunteer role.

    Date: 8/28/2019 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: Grace Lutheran Church, Apple Valley

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Self-starters, Community Organizer is for you. Take the lead on impacting the community by organizing volunteer opportunities for your networks with the Link’s online volunteer resource library and organizing a project for yourself or your networks.

Work with us to get youth the basics they deserve. Help provide basic items such as housing supplies, food, holiday gifts, bus cards, gift cards and school supplies.

Email volunteer@thelinkmn.org  to help youth in our community today!

Activities & Kit Building:

Fleece Blanket                      Frozen Meal Prep

Snack Pack                            Outreach Kit

Cleaning Supplies Kit         Eating Made Easy

Holiday Giving Basket        First Aid Kit

New Home Tool Kit            Birthday Kit

Move-In Kit                          Celebration Treat Bouquet

Donation Drives:

Baby/Toddler Drive        Gift Card Drive

Paper Supplies Drive       Food Shelf Drive

Art Supplies Drive        Hygiene Supplies Drive

Quarter Drive                   School Supplies

School Clothing Drive

The Link’s programming is made possible by donations from generous donors. Support The Link’s youth and young families by making a one-time gift or signing up for The Link’s Monthly Giving Program.

Volunteers at The Link raised over $30,000 towards our volunteer giving goal of $40,000 in 2018.
 
Help our community’s youth thrive and make a donation today!
DONATE ONLINE

For more information regarding the Volunteer Program, please contact us at:

612-767-4487
volunteer@thelinkmn.org