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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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Link!

Volunteer Information & Resources:
Please submit an In-Kind Form with donations.

Check out our Monthly Newsletter:
The Link’s Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter sign up!

Urgent Client Needs:

ADOPT A ROOM
We are excited to have several youth moving into housing in the next month, but youth who are homeless often move in with very few personal items. Help by adopting a room and provide supplies to make their new house a home!

Adopt a Bedroom
Adopt a Kitchen
Adopt a Bathroom

Ongoing Program Donation Needs:
2020 Monthly Donation Drives

Other Donation Needs:
We have a number of young families in need of space heaters!

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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!

Silent Auction Baskets needed for our upcoming Annual Event!
Get ideas and sign up!

Social Impact Events
Click on the event title to get details and sign up!

February Frozen Meal Prep

March Frozen Meal Prep

March Birthday Kit Building

April Spring Bag Pack 

May Frozen Meal Prep

May Celebration Treat Bouquet Pack

Volunteer Calendar

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    02-04-19

    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, 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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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    02-11-19

    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, 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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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    02-18-19

    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, 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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  • Safe Harbor Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    02-20-19

    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: 2/20/2019 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: River Valley YMCA, Prior Lake

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    02-25-19

    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, 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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  • Cleaning Kit Building
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    02-27-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign up here!

    Build Cleaning Kits for youth transitioning out of homelessness

    We all need to keep our homes clean! When youth transition from homelessness to their new homes with The Link they often have little to set up their new homes and have limited resources to purchase supplies.

    Volunteers are needed to bring supplies from the signup list and build cleaning kits for youth in The Links programs.

    Age Requirement: None

    Date: 02/27/2019 (Wed.)
    Time: 02:00pm – 03:00pm CDT
    Location: The Link – 1210 Glenwood Avenue S

  • Dakota County Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    02-27-19

    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: 2/27/2019 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: Grace Lutheran Church, Apple Valley

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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

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

612-767-4469
volunteer@thelinkmn.org

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

612-423-9082
jsong@thelinkmn.org