helping others

The downtown Minneapolis community has a collection of people, organizations and initiatives that are working in tandem to offer programs and help to those experiencing homelessness.

Check out the list below to see some of the opportunities taking place in the downtown area and throughout Minneapolis that are making a difference and how you can help.

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YouthLink – Volunteers

April 12 - December 31

You are an important part of creating change for young people. With your help, young people in our community will be more stable, independent, and successful. Join us and be part of a movement for opportunity for all. Be part of YouthLink’s efforts to help youth in our community experiencing homelessness

  • Minimum age requirement 24. Exception: Young Professionals Board minimum age requirement 21.
  • GED Tutor: please download the application here.
  • Child Care, housing: Provide supervision for children ages 0-5. Interact with young parents and model positive childcare behavior. Preferred education/course of study: Early Childhood Development. Time and Day: TBD.
  • Child Care, YouthLink: Provide supervision for children ages 0-5. Interact with young parents and model positive childcare behavior. Time and Day: TBD.
  • Gardener, housing: YouthLink is  seeking volunteers with a green thumb to assist with planting our spring gardens at Archdale Apartments. Some gardening opportunities may include working directly with young people. Would be open to someone who is also willing to do cooking demos or teaching young people gardening skills.  Dates and times are flexible.
  • Group Volunteer Opportunities
  • Minimum age requirement 21. 
  • Meal Service: breakfast, lunch and dinner options available. Flexible dates. Estimated cost: $100.00-$350.00