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

May/June Program Donation Needs:
Food Donations

Paper Products

Urgent Individual Client Donation Needs:

New and Gently Used Furniture

Diapers- Sizes 4, 5, 6

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!

June Frozen Meal Prep

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  • June Frozen Meal Prep
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    06-18-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign up here!

     

    June Frozen Meal Prep:

    Pizza Pasta and Mac ‘n Cheese

    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: 06/18/2019 (Thurs.)
    Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm CDT
    Location:  The Link – 1210 Glenwood Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55405

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  • Safe Harbor Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    06-19-19

    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: 5/15/2019 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: River Valley YMCA, Prior Lake

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  • Dakota County Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    06-26-19

    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: 6/26/2019 (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

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