Volunteer with us

Human Services works with more than 300 volunteers each year in programs, activities and special events. Volunteers may choose to assist at one time special events or to volunteer on an on-going basis.

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Available volunteer opportunities:

Dishwasher

Provide dishwashing using a commercial dishwasher at the City Diner. Volunteers must be able to stand for 1 hour or more, lift stacks of dishes and work as part of a team. This position requires a criminal background check authorization form to be completed.

  • 1.5 - 2 hours one (1) or more times per week
  • Available days Monday - Friday choose one (1) or more days
  • Creekside Community Center

Matter of Balance Instructor

Teach practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Instructors will receive free training on February 18 and 25, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (can be adjusted to fit needs of instructor)

Bone Builders Exercise Instructor

Instruction of fitness course, in the Bone Builders exercise program. Classes involve low-impact exercises for all fitness levels to improve posture, strength, balance, endurance and flexibility. Instructors will receive one 6-hour training course, with free lunch, as well as mileage reimbursement for any costs incurred driving to and from the training course and Bone Builders classes.

  • Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
  • Creekside Community Center

ESL Tutor

Assist adults to improve their English skills through tutoring. No previous experience is necessary and training is provided by lead volunteers. Tutors work with students in pairs or small groups on basic conversation, writing and daily life skills.

  • 2 hours on Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Creekside Crickets Musicians

Participate as a member of an instrumental band, performing at local community events. Band plays oldies, country and folk styles of music.

  • Rehearsals are Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and other dates as performance schedule requires

Interested in volunteering?

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Volgistics

Volgistics allows volunteers access to their schedules and job assignments from home. Volunteers can add additional shifts or sign up for new volunteer opportunities. They can also receive a record of the hours they have worked.

 

For more information, contact:

Human Services Division
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431-3027
PH: 952-563-8733, 952-563-8740 TTY
Email: humanservices@BloomingtonMN.gov

 

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