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

Administrative Support

We are looking to have administrative support to help in an endeavor by researching our current list of vendors and reporting back on their status based on the criteria we assign. This project can be done from home and will be completed by the end of August. Strong communications skills and data entry experience required.

Administrative Office Pro

Wilder seeks an Administrative Assistant Professional who is organized and efficient to help in our Advancement Office. Ideally, the volunteer is someone who has Raisers Edge database management skills. Strong communication and data entry skills are also required. Volunteer commitment is 3-4 hours per month.

Community Engagement

Incredible Years Program Assistant

The Incredible Years Parent Group focuses on strengthening parents' skills by fostering involvement with their child. Helping to encourage that essential connection between parent and child, the program helps promote academic, social, and emotional skills, while reducing behavioral problems. Volunteers are fundamental to the success of the Incredible Years parent groups, assisting staff with structured activities and interacting with the young children. The program runs from 6-14 weeks, depending on the type of curriculum, with groups meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Incredible Years Parent Groups begin in September 2014 and run through April 2015.

I’ve Been in Your Shoes

The Peer Support (P.S.): I Understand program partners former caregivers with current caregivers to provide an understanding listener who has been in the situation of caregiving. After an initial in-person meeting, P.S. volunteers will connect monthly with current caregivers via phone to listen and offer support. P.S. volunteers will also receive training prior to being matched with current caregivers.

Serving Seniors, Enriching Lives

Volunteer Dining Room Assistants help the Wilder Adult Day Health staff with meal set-up, service, and clean-up during dining times. The rewards are many – forming relationships and enriching the lives of the people we serve. Work out a schedule of dates and times that fits your availability with our program coordinator.

Delivering Warm Meals, Warm Smiles

Brighten someone's day delivering a hot meal and an anticipated visit from a familiar 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 those in need, 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!

Education

Enrich a Child's Mind as a Tutor

Knowledge is power and you can enrich a child's life as a homework tutor and mentor. Jackson Street Village is a supportive housing community providing permanent residence for 24 previously homeless families, enabling them to maintain their housing and maximize their ability to achieve self-sufficiency. We are seeking several tutors to assist youth with their homework, build healthy, supportive relationships, and contribute creative ideas to the JSV after-school program.

Group Activities

Twin Cities Mobile Market

The Twin Cities Mobile Market  needs your help this Saturday, 12/13, from 1-3 p.m.! Help us distribute flyers door to door in the blocks surrounding St. Paul City School to promote our stop/event on 12/17. This is a great opportunity for families and groups. Meet us at 1: 00 p.m. in front of St. Paul City School - 260 Edmund Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103. Please let us know if you're coming so we know how many to plan for – we’ll bring coffee/hot chocolate! Contact us at volunteers@wilder.org.

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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