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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  • Holiday Giving Basket Drop-Off (Prior Lake)
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    01-15-20

    3611 North Berens Road NW Prior Lake, MN 55379

    3611 North Berens Road NW Prior Lake, MN 55379

    Sign up here! 

    Holiday Giving Baskets for youth at The Link

    Did you make a holiday giving basket?  The Link will be collecting completed baskets at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake on Wednesday January 15th from 3-5pm.

    Sign up for a time slot using the link above and  staff from The Link will be on-site to receive your basket!

    Please note that we are unable to accept holiday baskets at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church outside of this date.  Visit the sign up here to see additional options for drop-off at our Minneapolis location.

  • Safe Harbor Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    01-15-20

    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.

    Interested in joining? Please contact volunteer@thelinkmn.org to set up an interview for this volunteer role.

    Date: 1/15/2020 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: River Valley YMCA, Prior Lake

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  • Holiday Giving Basket Drop-Off (Apple Valley)
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    01-22-20

    7800 W County Road 42 Apple Valley, MN 55124

    7800 W County Road 42 Apple Valley, MN 55124

    Sign up here! 

    Holiday Giving Baskets for youth at The Link

    Did you make a holiday giving basket?  The Link will be collecting completed baskets at Grace Church in Apple Valley on Wednesday January 22nd from 3-5pm.

    Sign up for a time slot using the link above and  staff from The Link will be on-site to receive your basket!

    Please note that we are unable to accept holiday baskets at Grace Church outside of this date.  Visit the sign up here to see additional options for drop-off at our Minneapolis location.

  • Dakota County Advisory Board
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    01-22-20

    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.

    Interested in joining? Please contact volunteer@thelinkmn.org to set up an interview for this volunteer role!

    Date: 1/22/2020 (Wed.)

    Time: 4:00pm- 5:00pm

    Location: Grace Lutheran Church, Apple Valley

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  • January Frozen Meal Prep
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    01-28-20

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign up here!

     

    January Frozen Meal Prep:

    Chicken Enchiladas and Mac and 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: 01/28/2020 (Tues.)
    Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm CDT
    Location:  The Link 1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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  • Holiday Giving Basket Drop-Off (Minneapolis)
    8:00 am-4:00 pm
    01-31-20

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Sign up here! 

    Holiday Giving Baskets for youth at The Link

    Did you make a holiday giving basket?  The Link will be collecting completed baskets during the month of January at The Link’s main office located on 1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis on Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 4pm.

    Please note our building will be closed on Monday, January 20th due to the holiday, and we will not be accepting baskets on that day.

    Contact volunteer@thelinkmn.org with questions!

February

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