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Children and youth learn and develop when volunteering

Volunteer Centers in Minnesota

Kathleen A. Olson, Extension Educator — Family Relations

Revised March 2016 by Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Extension Educator — Family Resiliency.

Finding a volunteer opportunity can be easier than you think. Here are some tips for finding the right volunteer opportunity for you and your family.

You can also contact a hub for volunteering opportunities that is located in your own region of the state. The following are a sample of some of the organizations serving Minnesota.


FirstLink Volunteer Center
4357 13th Ave S, Ste 107L,
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 293-6462 or (888) 293-6462

United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties
115 3rd Avenue W, Ste. 4,
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 834-7800


Arrowhead RSVP & Northland Volunteer Center — AEOA
702 3rd Avenue S,
Virginia, MN 55792
Toll Free: 1 (800) 662-5711
Phone: (218) 749-2912

HandsOn Greater Duluth
424 West Superior St, Ste 402,
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-4770

Volunteer Services of Carlton County, Inc.
1219 14th Street, Ste. D,
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-9238

Central and Twin Cities

HandsOn Twin Cities
2021 Hennepin Ave. E, Ste 420,
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 379-4900

Community Thread
2300 Orleans Street W.,
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 439-7434

Minneapolis Happening: Where to Volunteer in the Twin Cities
(website only)

Volunteer Central MN — United Way of Central Minnesota
2700 First Street North, Ste 300,
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 252-0227

The Volunteer Bridge of Sherburne County (RSVP)
413 Proctor Ave,
Elk River, MN 55330
(877) 560-7787


Mower County United Way
301 North Main St., PO Box 605,
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 437-2313

Southern Tri-County RSVP
1650-1/2 W. Main St., Skyline Plaza,
Albert Lea, MN 56007
(507) 377-7433 or (800) 642-1875

United Way of Olmsted County
903 West Center Street,
Rochester, MN 55902

United Way of the Greater Winona Area
902 East 2nd Street, Ste 330,
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-4624


RSVP Volunteers United
127 NW 2nd St,
Ortonville, MN 56278
(320) 839-2111 or (877) 873-5662

United Way of West Central Minnesota
311 Fourth St. SW,
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 235-1050

Statewide Listings

Volunteer for Extension
(website only)

Volunteer Opportunities: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 
(website only)

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