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.

Community Engagement

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 Assistants

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

Caregiver Services Evidence-Informed Workshop Leader

As a co-leader for Powerful Tools for Caregivers, you’ll guide caregivers and/or older adults through an established curriculum. You’ll partner with another Wilder volunteer to lead the evidence-informed series, using scripts and guidelines as prescribed by the program. With your help, we can give caregivers in our community the support they need.

Other Positions at Wilder Community Center for Aging

  • Administration Front Desk Coverage
  • Adult Day Health Outings Assistant
  • Adult Day Health Program Helper

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
  • Raisers Edge
  • Project Management
  • Event Planning
 
Email volunteers@wilder.org if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!
 

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Do you have experience with caregiving? P.S. I Understand would love your help. The program matches people who are currently providing care to a trained former caregiver who is at least one year past his or her caregiving experience.

Interested? Email volunteers@wilder.org