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 and groups.
Twin Cities Mobile Market Rolls into More Neighborhoods
The Twin Cities Mobile Market now has a second bus serving 15 more locations in the Twin Cities, including some in Minneapolis. This expansion means we are seeking more volunteers to continue the success of the TCMM program. Volunteer with a purpose and help make healthy, affordable foods available in communities that would otherwise not have access. A variety of positions are available on the Twin Cities Mobile Market to ensure a positive customer experience for all.
General Assistant volunteers have a wide multitude of tasks, including welcoming and greeting customers, assisting with crowd control, communicating the mobile market concept and mission to customers, connecting customers with healthy recipes and other resources available on the mobile market. Additional duties include helping bag, restocking shelves when needed/possible, and assignments from the TCMM staff. Seeking volunteers with great customer service skills.
Share Benefits of the Twin Cities Mobile Market
Outreach Volunteers help increase awareness and promote the benefits of the Twin Cities Mobile Market in communities so that more residents have access to healthy and affordable foods. Duties of Outreach volunteers include distributing flyers door-to-door, displaying posters in community businesses, and working the Twin Cities Mobile Market booth at community events. Outreach volunteers have the flexibility to work a one-time event or commit to ongoing activities as their schedules permit.
Stock That Bus
The Twin Cities Mobile Market Restocking Assistant checks the accuracy of food orders received, shops for special order items, loads and unloads food onto the bus, restocks shelves, coolers, and freezers, and assists the Program Coordinator prepare for the upcoming week's operations.
On the last day of each month, the Restocking Assistant will also help with the monthly physical inventory count. Restocking Assistants are currently needed Mondays from 11:00-3:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity be a part of keeping the Twin Cities Mobile Market rolling into St. Paul neighborhoods. Stock that bus!
A Friendly Face and a Hot Meal
Brighten someone's day by delivering a hot meal and an anticipated visit from a welcome face. We are seeking Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers to deliver noon meals to older adults and those with limited mobility in the St. Paul area. Meals on Wheels visits mean so much to our participants and routes typically take less than an hour. Volunteer drivers are needed Monday-Friday on a daily or weekly basis, whatever your schedule permits. Join our team of volunteer drivers and spread a little sunshine!
Dining Room Assistant Wanted
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 with set-up, clean-up and meal service, and be rewarded with grateful smiles from the clients we serve. Work with our program coordinator to determine the dates and times which fit your schedule.
Caregiver Services Opportunities
The Peer Support (P.S.): I Understand program matches former caregivers with current caregivers to provide an understanding listener for current caregivers. Former and current caregivers will connect monthly via phone after an initial in-person meeting. P.S. Volunteers will be trained prior to being matched with current caregivers.
Other Caregiver Services positions:
- Administration Front Desk Coverage
- Adult Day Health Outings Assistant
- Adult Day Health Program Helper
- Caregiver Services Caregiver Connector
- Caregiver Services Communication Assistant
- Caregiver Services Community Engagement - Hmong Community
- Caregiver Services Community Engagement - African American Community
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:
Newsletter / Writing