Volunteer with human services

Contribute a few hours each month to help your community or donate to people in need. Find a volunteer or donation opportunity that works for you.

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Volunteer opportunities

Greet and direct building visitors to service areas

Morning and afternoon times available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two buildings.

  • North Minneapolis Hub, 1001 Plymouth Ave. No., Minneapolis
  • Northwest Family Service Center, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center

Help people find the right services

Assist county clients with finding the services they need and help them complete forms. Morning and afternoon times available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two locations.

  • North Minneapolis Hub, 1001 Plymouth Ave. No., Minneapolis
  • Northwest Family Service Center, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center

Create log-in accounts

Help county clients create log-in accounts. You must have moderate to strong technical skills and high comfort level with navigating through websites. You'll work in a team. When you apply, indicate that you're interested in the child support assistant position.

Drive and provide rides

Provide rides for people to grocery shops, appointments and to improve their access to community resources. Schedules and locations vary based on need.

Short-term drivers who are available during the summer to help pick up people are also needed.

Assist with job applications and resumes

Assist, support and direct clients who are accessing the onsite Resource Room to complete job applications, and use computers to create/edit resumes and cover letters. Volunteers are a member of the team and training is available. Morning and afternoon shifts are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Sabathani Community Center 310 E 38th Street, Minneapolis.

Apply and follow process

Volunteers must be 18 years in age and older.

  1. Complete online volunteer application form
  2. Successfully complete an interview
  3. Successfully pass a reference and background check (if working one-to-one with a county client)
  4. Complete all required orientations and trainings

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Volunteer and Community Partnerships Program

Donation opportunities and programs

Special gift fund

Your entire donation will go directly to people with emergent needs and issues. Make a donation to the special gift fund by filling out the online form. Special gift fund online donation form

You can also send a check made out to 'The Special Gift Fund' and send it to:

The Special Gift fund
c/o Michael Miller
1800 Chicago Avenue South, MC 612
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Backpack Challenge

The Backpack Challenge is the county's award winning school supplies drive.

Supplies are needed year-round.

Giving Partners holiday program

Spread holiday cheer by donating to low-income families, children, youth, seniors, disabled adults, and veterans to make a positive difference in their lives. Donate as a family, group of neighbors, friends, and employees to increase your impact.

Participate by donating a gift card. Mail it to:

Hennepin County
Volunteer and Community Partnership Program
1800 Chicago Avenue South, MC 612
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Or, donate to specific people in the program by emailing GivingPartnersHolidayProgram@hennepin.us. We will send you a person or family's brief bio and wish list.

For more information, email GivingPartnersHolidayProgram@hennepin.us.

Learn more about donation programs

Contact us to pledge a donation or learn more about the county's charitable programs.

Medical Reserve Corps

Kind of work volunteers do

Volunteers will help with emergency response and publich health work such as:

  • assist vaccinating Hennepin County residents
  • support epidemiological case contact investigation
  • lead emergency response team
  • crowd control at large public health emergency responses
  • provide psychological first aid to residents

Shifts available are response based.

Apply and follow process

Volunteers must be 18 years in age and older.

  1. Complete online registration and application at Minnesota Responds Medica Reserve Corps.
  2. Complete online orientation
  3. Attend an initial training course

Your health background information is not required.

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