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 and Groups:
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.
The Twin Cities Mobile Market, a new Wilder Foundation project, will bring fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods at affordable prices to people living in “food deserts” and other under-resourced communities. Volunteers are needed to assist during the Twin Cities Mobile Market Community Engagement events. Duties include: Assisting with set-up and tear-down; leading a children’s activity; serving food; helping facilitate small table discussions among residents; helping to administer surveys at the meeting and assisting participants as needed. Events will last 2-3 hours between set-up and tear-down. Our next events are schedule for: Tuesday, February 25 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in St. Paul and Thursday, February 27– 2:00- 5:00 p.m. in St. Paul
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.
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's after school program. This opportunity takes place Monday-Thursday between 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Mobile Outreach: Reach out to those caring for a friend or family member by assisting Wilder staff at various East Metro events. Outgoing 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.
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.
The Twin Cities Mobile Market, a new Wilder Foundation project, will bring fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods at affordable prices to people living in “food deserts” and other under-resourced communities. A small group of volunteers are needed to post flyers, door-knock and survey community members who will not be able to attend the community event which will garner community feedback on the development of the new Twin Cities Mobile Market. We are in need of volunteers the week of Monday, February 17th – specific time and date TBD based on volunteer availability.
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:
if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!