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Volunteer Your Way

Looking for a volunteer project to do with your family and friends that works with your busy schedule? Or perhaps you want a project for your school, religious or scouting group. Greater Twin Cities United Way offers a variety of Volunteer at Home projects that are perfect for individuals or small groups.

Home for Good

Each year, thousands of households in the greater Twin Cities transition from homelessness to stable housing. Together, we will provide 850 local families with “Welcome Home Kits” filled with 70+ essential items to help their new place feel like home. We need volunteers and supporters like you to help achieve this goal! Volunteer to assemble Home Essential Packs today.

Volunteer At Home Projects

Volunteer United offers a variety of ready-to-go projects that have an immediate impact on our community. Click on the images below to download a PDF of the project instructions and drop-off information.

Fun in the Sun Activity Pack

Create summer fun packs and help kids enjoy outdoor activities!

Creative Craft Pack

Help spark a child’s imagination and provide them with arts and craft supplies.

Grow a Little, Give a Little

Help feed your neighbors by growing extra produce at your home and donating it to local food programs.

Tie Fleece Blankets

Hand-tied blankets provide comfort and warmth to families lacking basic bedding items.

Lighten the Load

Create laundry packs for individuals and families.

Cards for Meals on Wheels Recipients

Provide handmade greeting cards to recipients of meals from Meals on Wheels. 

Plant a Smile

Put a smile on the face of someone who is isolated by decorating a flower pot and adding a bulb for a blooming plant.

Healthy Snack Packs

This family-friendly project provides a healthy snack for children.

Get Involved

Have questions or need assistance? Email us at volunteerunited@gtcuw.org.

Volunteer Match

Check out additional individual and family volunteer opportunities designed to meet community needs through our volunteer match program.

Volunteer Updates

Sign up for Volunteer United email updates and get all the latest volunteer projects sent right to your inbox.

Community Volunteer Events

Consider participating in one of our annual community-wide volunteer events. These large-scale events offer a variety of volunteer options for individuals and groups.

Home for Good

Home for Good

Help provide hundreds of Welcome Home kits full of essential household supplies to support local families transitioning into a new home.

Action Day

Help tens-of-thousands of local students be successful in the classroom by providing backpacks full of essential school supplies. 

Events and Updates

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