Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community!
This page provides you with information regarding volunteering with United Way and/or our Community Partner programs.
Online sign-up forms will be posted on this page as United Way volunteer postings become available. See below for our yearly volunteer opportunities.
Community Investment Grant Volunteer - This is an exciting volunteer opportunity open to United Way supporters. As a volunteer, you will review a handful of local program applications seeking United Way funding. CLICK HERE for volunteer opportunity information.
Gift Card Drive - See the flyer below for details. 


  • Read for the Record Book Labeling - group opportunity
  • Volunteer Readers for Read for the Record - individual opportunity, multiple locations available
  • Hygiene Drive Collection - individual or group opportunity
  • Hygiene Drive Sorting and Distributing - individual or group opportunity
  • Business Drive Solcitation - individual opportunity


  • Wild About Kindergarten book labeling - group opportunity
  • Wild About Kindergarten kit packing - group opportunity
  • I Love to Read Month (February)



  • Wild About Reading Assistants - individual opportunity
  • Born Learning Trail Painting - individual or group opportunity
  • Stuff the Bus Collection Site - group opportunity
  • Stuff the Bus Sorting and Distributing - individual or group opportunity, multiple shifts available


  • Little Red Bookshelf Shelf Stocker - individual or family opportunity, multiple locations available
  • Little Red Bookshelf Book Donation - We'd love your gently used children's books!
  • Various fundraising committees
Looking for a volunteer opportunity or have questions about volunteering with United Way? Email Shelby.Otto@UnitedWaySWMN.org.

Community Partners

Our Community Partner programs also offer volunteer opportunities. See below.

Esther's Kitchen

Looking for volunteers to help with cooking and/or serving and cleaning up. There are multiple shifts available; click the link to be directed to the volunteer calendar.

Kitchen Table Food Shelves

Looking for food shelf volunteers. Volunteers do a wide variety of duties at the food shelf, including sorting/organizing food, picking up food from local stores, or assisting food shelf attendees with their shopping.

      Junior Achievement of Lyon County

      Looking for Junior Achievement volunteers. Share your personal and professional experiences and skills with students in the community and help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed and work in life. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you!

      Neighbor's United Resource Center

      Looking for food shelf volunteers. Volunteers do a wide variety of duties at the food shelf. Send an email for more information.

      New Horizons Crisis Center

      Looking for crisis line volunteers. Volunteers provide crucial intervention services for people in crisis at the time of their greatest need.

        ServeMinnesota Reading Corps

        Looking for reading tutors to help kids become successful readers and learners. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours.