Group Volunteering Opportunities for You and Your Friends

Do you have a book group, knitting nook, biking pals, running mates or friends and family who would like to take the volunteer challenge as a group during National Volunteer Week in April? How about planning an activity for May? (April plans bring May hands?)

Here are some great group volunteering activities the Northfield Area United Way can connect you with. To get started, contact Elizabeth Child, NAUW executive director, connect@northfieldunitedway.org or 507-664-3510.

Northfield Public Schools

Reading to small groups of children or doing an art activity with a small group. Can accommodate a large group of volunteers.

Greenvale Park Community School in Northfield

Grade level community meals (similar to Thursday’s Table for families by grade levels).  We are currently looking for volunteers on Thursday, May 14.  Below are the positions we need to fill that evening.

Prep Cook 1, 3-5:30 Prep Cook 2, 3-5:30 Pots/pans scrubber 1, 3:30-5:30pm Server 1, 5-7pm Server 2, 5-7pm Server 3, 5-7pm Server 4, 5-7pm Pots/pans scrubber 2, 5:30-7:30pm Cleanup 1, 5:30-7:30pm Cleanup 2, 5:30-7:30pm Cleanup 3, 5:30-7:30pm

Union of Youth (the Key) in Northfield

Yard work/planting/ gardening in our backyard. Flexible date.

Mother’s Day event on Friday, May 8 in CAC in Northfield (event for seniors)

9:30 am. Setting tables

10:30-1 p.m. assist with dishing food or doing dishes

10:45 serving food, coffee, bussing tables

11:30 meals will be served and clean up follows

Seeds Farm, May through September, in Northfield

Volunteer to help cultivate fresh produce and substantially reduce the cost of nutritious foods for local families. Your commitment? 9 hours on the farm.

Hope Center in Faribault

Painting hallways and front office area. Times are flexible. Many volunteers can be accommodated.

IRIS (Infants Remembered In Silence) in Faribault

Paint inside, Prep for outside painting, Paint outside (weather allowing),  remove old bathroom fixtures/plumbing, hang sheetrock, clean garage out, house cleaning, inventory…. the list goes on and on and on! Times are flexible.

Seeds Farm, May through September, in Northfield

Volunteer to help cultivate fresh produce and substantially reduce the cost of nutritious foods for local families. Your commitment? 9 hours on the farm.

 

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