You Can Make an Impact

Every day the work of the Wilder Foundation is enriched by hundreds of individuals in the community who generously donate their time to support our mission. We are always looking for new volunteers seeking a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in need. Whatever you choose to do as a volunteer, from setting aside a day to participate in social activities with older adults or taking part in any of the other countless opportunities available, you can make a tremendous impact on the people we serve.
Volunteer opportunities are flexible and can be done on a one-time, part-time, or regular basis.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer with youth and families
  • Volunteer with older adults
  • Group volunteer opportunities

View a full list of volunteer opportunities

How to Become a Volunteer

Wilder provides a comprehensive application, orientation and training process to ensure that we match you with a volunteer opportunity that fits your skills and interests.
The following is a list of steps required to become a Wilder volunteer:

1.  Complete a volunteer application.

2.  Pass a criminal background check.

3.  Conduct a placement interview.

4.  Complete orientation and position-specific training.


The Wilder Foundation occasionally has openings for internships. We currently have opportunities for interns in our Child Development Center. See our internships page for more information or contact


 Quick Links


 Info Session


Join the Next Volunteer Information Session


Learn about Wilder, our programs and how you can get involved and make an impact. The session is approximately 45 minutes long.

Thursday, Sept. 28
6:00 p.m.

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN

Contact us at  to sign up.


 Finding Connection

Meet Nguyen Tran and Harrison Nguyn, volunteers who help members of the Center for Social Healing find connection.