Share your time and talent to make a difference in our community
Wow, 277 volunteers and interns contributed 12,917 hours last year to support Wilder’s mission to improve lives today and for generations to come!
Volunteering at Wilder 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, help create a lasting, positive change for the families and communities we serve in Saint Paul and beyond.
- Current Wilder volunteers can reach out to their supervisors or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Wilder Earns Service Enterprise Designation for Work with Volunteers by Points of Light.
Start Volunteering at Wilder Now
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.
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Volunteer with Your Skills & Experience
Volunteers also contribute their skills and experience to a variety of projects at Wilder. Complete our online form below or send an email to email@example.com. We will contact you to learn about your volunteering interests and the skills you want to contribute to support our mission.
Examples of skills Wilder volunteers have offered over the years:
- Creative or Technical Writing
- Data Entry or Database Management
- Project Management
- Event or Strategic Planning
- Program Evaluation
- Bilingual/Multilingual Skills
- Volunteer Outreach
- Creative Arts (Painting, Drawing, Sketching)
- Music (Guitar, Piano, Singing)
A huge shout out to Wilder's 2023 volunteers and interns for joining our mission this year!
African American Babies Coalition & Projects
Thank you for joining us in promoting the healthy development of African American babies across the Twin Cities!
Board of Directors and Committee Members
Thank you for leadership and commitment to our mission!
Child Development Center
Thank you for supporting children and families at the Wilder Child Development Center!
Cummins Power Generation
Cretin-Derham Hall High School
Synod Of The Heartland (Power Connection)
Thank you for helping us amplify Wilder’s messages and stories by volunteering with communications!
University of St. Thomas Strategic Communications Course
Development & Fundraising
Thank you for volunteering and inspiring the community to support our mission through the School Success Drive!
City and County Credit Union
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts to improve lives today and for generations to come!
Healthy Aging & Caregiving Services
Thank you for supporting adults to age and be cared for in community!
Customized Living Services
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Teams
East Metro Community Resources (EMCR)
Falcon Heights Elementary School
Maternity of Mary - St. Andrew Catholic School 5th Graders
Minnesota Court of Appeals
Van Meter, Inc.
Thank you for helping our employees relax and connect in person during an all-staff retreat!
Mental Health & Wellness Services
Thank you for supporting our community's mental wellness!
School-Based Mental Health
Outpatient Mental Health
Wilder Recovery Services
Mental Health and Wellness
Children's Case Management
Center for Social Healing
Community Mental Health & Wellness Volunteer Group
Barrel Theory Beer Company
Thank you for joining our efforts to advance systemic equity and social and economic opportunities so that everyone throughout Minnesota can thrive!
Supportive Housing Services
Thank you for joining us in preventing homelessness!
Jackson Street Village
Thank you for volunteering and inspiring our community to join our mission too!
Thank you for helping us turn information into impact!
Intern at Wilder
Wilder typically recruits for interns on a semester schedule for the fall, spring, and summer, but some departments are limited to making internship placements once per year. If we have internships open for recruitment, we will list those below. Internships are often available related to our Child Development Center, Community Mental Health & Wellness, and Healthy Aging & Caregiving Services.
Current Internship Openings
- No intern roles are open for recruitment at this time. Please check back!
As a Wilder volunteer, you help create a lasting, positive change for the families and communities we serve in Saint Paul and beyond. Thank You!
Share your courageous volunteer story
Want to tell others about your volunteering experience at Wilder?
Share your courageous story with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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