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2,402 volunteers donated 21,570 hours
to support Wilder's mission in 2019!
Volunteering at the Wilder Foundation is flexible and can be done on a one-time, part time or regular basis as a team, with a buddy or solo. You have a chance to work with youth, 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.
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Volunteers Support the Mission and Give Back
“I really enjoy it and have worked with the homeless study, Ordinary Magic and backpack supply drive,” Mary's husband Mark says. Mary, in turn, has expanded her role at Wilder to include contributing as a volunteer in two homeless studies, two Ordinary Magic fundraising events, the backpack school supplies campaign, and the Wilder Community Center for Aging.
With stable housing and support at Lincoln Place, a supportive housing development in Eagan for youth who have experienced homelessness, Sebastian has achieved his goals and more. “This is a great place to live,” he says. “You just have to come in and take advantage of what it has to offer.”
“A lot of the volunteers know my name and I know them. I look forward to their visits. I really enjoy Meals on Wheels and can’t imagine being without it,” Ron says. Decades before Ron ever received a meal, he delivered them. Today, his family continues to be involved in Meals on Wheels.
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.
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.
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