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 form home and will be completed by the end of March. Strong communications skills and data entry experience required.

Community Engagement

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; 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 scheduled for:

  • First Lutheran Church’s Wellness Thursdays: 4/3, 4/10, and 4/24
    from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center 800 Conway Street,
    Saturday, April 26 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm
  • First Covenant Church Saturday, May 17 –
    8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 
Incredible Years, is an evidence based program focused on strengthening parents’ skills in order to promote their child’s academic, social and emotional skills and reduce behavior problems. Volunteers are needed to help staff lead children’s activities, serve a light dinner and assist with clean-up.

Education

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.

Leadership

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.

Group Activities

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 in March, April and May to help with this project.

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:

  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Event Planning

Email volunteers@wilder.org if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!

 

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