Wilder Meals on Wheels volunteers share more than a meal.

Volunteer

Share your time and talent to make a difference in our community

Last year, 2,111 volunteers donated 26,703 hours
to support Wilder's mission! 

There's never a shortage of volunteer opportunities at the Wilder Foundation. Volunteering 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. 

In fact, a few areas almost always have openings for volunteers like the Twin Cities Mobile Market, our Meals on Wheels program, the Community Center for AgingCenter for Social Healing and our Child Development Center. Occasionally, we also have internship opportunities 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.

Contact:
volunteers@wilder.org
Volunteer your skills by completing this short form.

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Volunteer Opportunities available at Wilder Foundation as a team, with a buddy or solo

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.

Know that you can make contributions in many ways. If you are passionate about music, art, computers, writing or just a history nerd like me, your contribution will be valued.

Adewale (Philip) Adenodi, Wilder Volunteer, Youth Leadership Initiative

Volunteer with Your Skills & Experience

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
  • Project Management
  • Event or Strategic Planning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Bilingual/Multilingual Skills
  • Volunteer Outreach
  • 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 this short form and we will contact you to learn about your volunteering interests and skills.

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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

Intern at the Wilder Foundation

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. Keep an eye on this page as internship opportunities are added and updated periodically.

Report Your Volunteer Hours

Thank you for sharing your time with us! Please report your volunteer hours by signing into Volgistics. 

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