Trends, insights and thought leadership on community matters by Wilder staff, volunteers, supporters and partners


Minnesota Homeless Study Volunteer Spotlight: David Schultz

David Schultz has spent much of his life educating people about and working to end homelessness. Born and raised in South St. Paul, he was a street outreach worker at Catholic Charities in the 70s… Read more »

How Wilder Meals on Wheels increased support for Saint Paul community members during the pandemic

Wilder Meals on Wheels provides affordable, nutritious hot or frozen meals to adults, older adults, and seniors living in Saint Paul neighborhoods. Pre-pandemic, our volunteers delivered about 2,000… Read more »

Four Things to Know About Volunteering at Wilder During COVID-19

by Austine Vaughn-Bergling
Many volunteer opportunities were temporarily suspended when the coronavirus arrived in Minnesota. With social distancing and a stay-home order, buildings are closed to the public, staff are working… Read more »

Take the Wilder Tools for School Success Challenge

by Kathryn Schleich
Most people remember the first day of school. For many of us, late summer brings to mind crayons with untouched tips, fresh pencils and new backpacks. Going back to school should be time of… Read more »

Volunteer Impact: In Her Own Words

My role as a volunteer in the Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) is to be a welcoming companion to the youth in the waiting area. We play, read, talk and listen to kids as they wait for their appointments.… Read more »