Volunteer

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

Check our our Amazon Wish List

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Link!

Volunteer Information & Resources:

COVID-19:  How you can help!
Please submit an In-Kind Form with donations.
Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities

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

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Urgent Client Needs:

Now more than ever we need your help to make sure the youth in our programs have access to food and other basic needs items. We have updated our Amazon Wish List with items that they have in stock.  You can support our youth by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List today!


Check out our Amazon Wish List

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!

Volunteers needed for our Community Advisory Groups!
Young Professionals Group
Dakota County Advisory Board
Safe Harbor Advisory Board

Social Impact Events
All on-site volunteer events have been postponed due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates as we look forward to seeing you at event again soon!

Volunteer Calendar

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    03-04-19

    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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  • March Frozen Meal Prep
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    03-05-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign up here!

    March Frozen Meal Prep: Fried Rice and Breakfast Burritos

    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: 03/05/2019 (Tues.)
    Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm CDT
    Location: The Link – 1210 Glenwood Avenue S

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    03-11-19

    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
    03-18-19

    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
    03-20-19

    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: 3/20/2019 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: River Valley YMCA, Prior Lake

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  • Adopt a Pantry
    All day
    03-25-19

    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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  • Dakota County Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    03-27-19

    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: 3/27/2019 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: Grace Lutheran Church, Apple Valley

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  • Birthday Kit Pack
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    03-28-19

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign up here!

    Pack Birthday Kits for youth of The Link!

    No matter what age, young or old, everyone deserves to celebrate their birthday! Come volunteer and create birthday kits so youth can feel special on their big day. This is a great opportunity for those interested helping the youth we serve throughout our many programs.

    Volunteers are needed to sign up to bring items from the signup list and then create personal birthday kits and make cards.

    Age Requirement: None

    Date: 03/28/2019 (Wed.)
    Time: 02:00pm – 03:30pm CDT
    Location: The Link – 1210 Glenwood Avenue

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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!

Donation Drives:

Donation Drive Needs

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

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