Current Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Wilder Volunteers Make an Impact
by supporting our mission in a variety of ways for both Individuals
Administrative Support: Duties may include word processing, creating spreadsheets, Raiser’s Edge database projects, assisting with paper filing projects, assembly of mailings/packets, assist with phone calls to volunteers and miscellaneous duties as assigned. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook), basic Raiser’s Edge skills, attention to detail and strong communication skills.
Caregiving Peer Support: Make a difference by being a dependable listening ear for a current caregiver of an older adult. Peer Support (P.S.) volunteers are former caregivers who will be matched with current caregivers for monthly phone conversations. PS volunteers are trained prior to being matched, can expect to spend 3-5 hours a month volunteering, and are asked to make a six month commitment.
Child Guidance Clinic Resource Attendant: Help participants feel engaged and welcomed at initial and subsequent visits to Child Guidance Clinic. Help reduce stress by engaging with adults, parents and /or children who attend Child Guidance Clinic or Southeast Asian Services. Assist participants in in completing documents and answering question or finding answers to questions. Volunteer should be mature, have an interest in supporting community mental health clinic and meeting the needs of children, families and adults seeking services.
Dining Room Volunteers Needed: Put a smile on someone's face as you serve a hearty noon meal to older adults. You'll assist the Wilder Adult Day Health staff from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with setup, cleanup, and meal service. Plus, you'll be rewarded with grateful smiles from the clients that we serve.
Meals on Wheels:Volunteers deliver noon meals to home-bound seniors and those with limited mobility in a number of central Saint Paul neighborhoods. Volunteer daily, weekly or as your schedule permits. Volunteers provide their own transportation and must have a current driver’s license. Meals are picked up at 650 Marshall Avenue and delivered between 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. All routes take 30 minutes to one hour.
Southeast Asian Services Community Aide: Provide support Southeast Asian services groups and individuals. Engage with clients in a variety of community activities and through social activities. Duties include assisting with social/educational support groups, community contact with clients, and socialization participant support.
Tutor: Jackson Street Village is a supportive housing community that provides site-based permanent housing for 24 previously homeless families. Services offered at Jackson Street Village are designed to help families maintain their housing and maximize their ability to achieve self-sufficiency and transform their lives. Tutors at Jackson Street Village assist youth with homework, mentor youth, build healthy supportive relationships and contribute ideas and creativity to JSV after school program. This opportunity takes place Monday-Thursday between 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Outreach Volunteer: Reach out to those caring for a friend or family member by assisting Wilder staff at various East Metro events. Outreach volunteers work at community booths to engage caregivers, helping them self-identify as caregivers and learn about available resources. Your help is needed, whether you commit to a one-time event, or can provide ongoing assistance. With our training and support, you can help older adults and their family and friend caregivers find solutions.
Bilingual Volunteer Assistants: Help in various programs serving youth, adults and older adults by translating, reading documents, sharing stories and meals together. Hmong and Spanish speakers encouraged to apply for volunteer position.
Cultural Coach: Provide leadership, guidance and perspective for a group of youth from a cultural background similar to the cultural coach. Facilitate discussions and activities that enhance youths’ awareness of their heritage and that allow them to discover and share their experiences, struggles and pride as members of that cultural group. Prepare youth to communicate effectively about their culture with others.
Mitten Tree: Help little hands stay warm this winter by hosting a Mitten Drive at work or in your community. We are in need of toddler size gloves or mittens as well as elementary age gloves. Gloves will hang in our Child Development Center’s lobby on the “Mitten Tree” In December and January. Please contact vounteers@wilder
org for more information.
Don't See What You're Looking For?
Sometimes volunteers are looking for an opportunity to use their own special skills to serve the Foundation and our community in a unique way that we haven't advertised. If you would like to volunteer with us, but you don't see the type of opportunity you're looking for, please contact us…
Examples of skills individuals have offered:
- Social Media
- Event Planning
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!