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Join the 2,400+ Wilder volunteers who donated over 21,000 hours within a year to support our community and mission!
Volunteering at Wilder Foundation is rewarding, impactful and flexible: choose to volunteer in-person or online and choose to volunteer on a one-time, part-time or regular basis depending on the opportunities. You have a chance to work with children, older adults and families who are receiving or participating in services and programs, lend a hand at our community and fundraising events, or work directly with Wilder staff. Internship opportunities are sometimes available within our programs and services as well.
Whatever you choose to do as a volunteer, you can make a tremendous impact on the people we serve in the greater Saint Paul area and beyond.
Read the latest Courageous Stories of Volunteering
Cambodian Americans at Wilder Center for Social Healing Remind Volunteer Kai Miller that Small Contributions Make a Difference
Upon returning to the U.S. after five years of living and working in Cambodia, I found that readjusting to life in the US was difficult. I missed Cambodia, which was—and still is—a home for me. A family friend who worked at Wilder told m...More about this story »
High school student Aine puts new driver’s license to work volunteering for Meals on Wheels
Aine, a high school senior in Saint Paul, knew she wanted to start volunteering as soon as she got her got her driver’s license at age 17 1/2. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aine put her newly minted license to work deliveri...More about this story »
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Wilder's volunteer opportunities can also be found on VolunteerMatch.org. Once you create an account on VolunteerMatch, you will have access to volunteering positions at Wilder as well as around the community.
It also encourages me to make a bigger effort with other people and communities in my life as I, once again, remind myself that the little things we do for each other really do matter.
Kai Miller, Wilder Volunteer, Center for Social Healing
Skill-based or pro-bono volunteers also contribute their experience to a variety of projects at Wilder Foundation.
Examples of skills Wilder volunteers have offered over the years:
Creative or Technical Writing
Data Entry or Database Management
Event or Strategic Planning
Creative Arts (Painting, Drawing, Sketching)
Music (Guitar, Piano, Singing)
Not sure which volunteer opportunity is right for you? Tell us a little about yourself in an email to email@example.com and we will contact you to learn about your volunteering interests and skills.
When Tim and I looked for volunteer opportunities, Wilder was my top choice to give back to and helping with Meals on Wheels was a weekly commitment we could do together.
Tim Morrell and Linda Strommer, Wilder Volunteers, Wilder Meals on Wheels
We work closely with schools, universities and colleges to fulfill any student intern needs. If you are interested in paid or unpaid internships, speak to your student advisor or contact Career Services in your school.
Longtime Wilder volunteer Johanna (Jo) Stammeier-Toole has given over 1,000 hours of her time to the Wilder Community Center for Aging. Jo first started volunteering in the Adult Day Health program. When the program closed in summer 2020...More about this story »
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that creates lasting, positive change rooted in people through direct services, research and community building. We combine knowledge, compassion and action to improve lives today and for generations to come. More about Wilder »
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