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Employee volunteering

Hear county employees talk about why they volunteer.

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Weekly opportunities


  • Minneapolis Animal Care and Control: walk dogs and cuddle cats
  • Reading Buddies: helping youth in our community with reading skills
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities mentoring youth: someone little needs someone big

Monthly opportunities


  • Cooking for Kids at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
  • Serving residents at People Serving People
  • Cooking at the Fisher House

Speed volunteering

Make a difference in 30 minutes. Use it for staff meetings, employee engagement or team building. You can do speed volunteering at different locations around the county.


  • Assemble breakfast to go bags
  • Tie fleece blankets
  • Make sandwiches for people who are homeless
  • Assemble laundry kits
  • Make cards of encouragement, congratulations or thank you notes
  • Decorate grocery bags for a local food shelf

Benefits of volunteering

  • Connect to a variety of people and make new friends
  • Improve your own physical and mental health
  • Boost your career options by developing new skills and meeting potential contacts
  • Explore new interests and increase your sense of achievement

Before you sign up

  • You must get your supervisor's approval
  • Volunteering for county-sponsored activities is on your own time


For more information, contact

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