Volunteer

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

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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 Newsletter

Holiday Season Help:
Winter 2019 Volunteer Opportunities

Newsletter sign up!

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 $12,000 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!

Halloween Fun Pack

Thanksgiving Meal Prep

Thanksgiving Meal Gift Card Donation

Adopt-a-Family

Gift Link Gift Card Drive (donate a gift card here!)

Holiday Giving Baskets (sign up here!)

Volunteer Calendar

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-06-18

    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, trail mix, chips, granoal bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

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

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  • Frozen Meal Prep
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    08-07-18

    7800 W County Road 42 Apple Valley, MN 55124

    7800 W County Road 42 Apple Valley, MN 55124

    Click here to Sign Up!

    August Frozen Meal Prep For Youth Experiencing Food Insecurity

    All too often youth and families in our programs go without food. Join us to prep cheesy chicken broccoli rice, tex mex macaroni, and sweet treats that will be distributed to youth and families when they need them.

    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!

    Age Requirement: Ten and older

    Date: 08/07/2018 (Tue.)
    Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm CDT
    Location: Grace Lutheran Church – 7800 W County Road 42 Apple Valley, MN 55124

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-13-18

    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, trail mix, chips, granoal bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

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

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  • August Frozen Meal Prep
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    08-15-18

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Click here to sign up!

     

    August Frozen Meal Prep for Youth Experiencing Food Insecurity: Rice and Stir Fry

    All too often youth and families in our programs go without food. Be a Changer Maker and join us to prep frozen meals that will be distributed to youth and families. This is a great opportunity if you are an individual, group or family!

    Please note that volunteers 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!

    The Link plans the recipe. Sign up to bring the needed ingredients.

    Age Requirement: Ten and older

    Date: 08/15/2018 (Wed.)
    Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm CDT
    Location: 1210 Glenwood Avenue in Minneapolis

  • Frozen Meal Prep
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    08-15-18

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Click Here to Sign Up!

    August Frozen Meal Prep for Youth Experiencing Food Insecurity: Rice and Stir Fry

    All too often youth and families in our programs go without food. Be a Changer Maker and join us to prep frozen meals that will be distributed to youth and families. This is a great opportunity if you are an individual, group or family!

    Please note that volunteers 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!

    The Link plans the recipe. Sign up to bring needed ingredients.

    Age Requirement: Ten and older

    Date: 08/15/2018 (Wed.)
    Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm CDT
    Location: 1210 Glenwood Avenue in Minneapolis

  • Safe Harbor Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    08-15-18

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

    Date: 8/15/2018 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: River Valley YMCA, Prior Lake

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-20-18

    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, trail mix, chips, granoal bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

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

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  • Dakota County Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    08-22-18

    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: 8/22/2018 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: Grace Lutheran Church, Apple Valley

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  • Celebration Treat Bouquets
    3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    08-23-18

    1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Click here to sign up!

    Celebration Treat Bouquets

    Help our youth celebrate their birthdays, school or work accomplishments or new move-ins with a fun, treat-filled bouquet.

     

    Date: 08/23/2018 (Thu.)

    Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm CDT

    Location: 1931 West Broadway, Minneapolis

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    08-27-18

    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, trail mix, chips, granoal bars.

    Location: Glenwood, CORE, Lindquist

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

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  • Back to School Lunch Kit Pack
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    08-28-18

    1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Click here to sign up!

    Back to School Lunch Kit Pack

    Help youth who are heading back to school by bringing needed items off the signup list and making lunch kits and other school items. Volunteers will decorate any composition notebooks that they bring and make tote bags for youth.

    Please note that volunteers are encouraged to sign up for more than one slot of ingredients. Let’s make these kits amazing!

    Volunteers are also encouraged to bring other nonperishable food for the food pantry such as ready meals, mac and cheese, cereal, pasta and sauce.

    Date: 08/28/2018 (Tue.)
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CDT
    Location: Lindquist Apartments: 1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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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:

Holiday Giving Baskets

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:

Holiday Gift Card Drive

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 for The Link in 2018.
 
Help our community’s youth thrive and make a donation today!
DONATE ONLINE

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

612-767-4487
volunteer@thelinkmn.org

For corporate/business volunteer and engagement opportunities, please contact JELENA SONG at:

612-423-9082
jsong@thelinkmn.org