RSVP Greater Twin Cities- West Metro

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Volunteer Opporunities

Volunteers needed to make the Holidays cozy, friendly, and fun!

Call Molly to get involved! 952-945-4161

Thanksgiving Day Meal
3pm setup and serving
3111 1st Ave S. Minneapolis 55408

Dorothy Day Residence
Celebrate Thanksgiving with us!
11 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m
183 Old 6th St. W
St. Paul 55102

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Volunteer at our Christmas Day Meal - drivers and servers needed
12:00 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave S.  
Minneapolis 55407

Monday, November 4, 2013

Make a Difference, Support our Troops

Make a Difference Day

In Honor of our Service 
Men and Women 
November 30th

2 Ways to Support the Event:
1.   Donate Items for Care Packages for serving troops including toiletry items, individually wrapped food items, reading materials etc.. Donations can be made prior to November 26th to the W-M Com. Ed Office, W-M High School classes, and local churches.  Donations will be picked up prior to November 26th.

2.  Help Assemble packages at the W-M Primary School Saturday, November 30 from 9:30am-noon 

 Sponsored by: Watertown-Mayer Community Education, Watertown American Legion, Women’s Auxiliary, Volunteers of America-RSVP, Watertown-Mayer Public Schools, local churches and community service groups

Together We Can Make a Difference!

Call Molly 952-945-4161 to get involved!

Also happening in Carver County...
2nd Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast
When: Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Chanhassen American Legion
About: Join Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Chanhassen as they celebrate the service of Servicemembers and military families in the community. A free breakfast buffet will be provided and two former Servicemembers will attend as special guests and speakers.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ACES 4 Kids

Support ACES in the greater Metro Area! ACES is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program.  Have good interpersonal skills? Comfortable working with youth? Then this position is for you!

Tutors will be positive role models in an after-school tutoring/mentoring program for inner-city youth. Tutors will take an active role in improving the academic progress of inner city students by working directly with youth (one-on-one, or in small groups) and assisting ACES staff in the facilitation of standards-based activities focused on reading, math, art, science and phys ed. The after-school program will run from October-May.

Not able to volunteer at this time? Join ACES at their 5K Run/Walk to support the work they do:


ACES News, October 2013


We're halfway to our goal of 100 race participants. SIGN-UP TODAY and you get a certified race course, killer participation shirt, free bowling, chances to win great prizes, appetizers and drink specials, and great weather (maybe)! Plus, this just in:
K-TWIN will be broadcasting live from Pinstripes!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Help a Child with Reading Skills

The Osseo Public School District is in need of several volunteers to assist with literacy in the classroom. Call Molly if you're interested in helping out! 952-945-4161

We have 28 classrooms and 700 students and we need help improving
our students’ reading skills. 
You can help…

Look over the grades and times below and see if you could drop in and:

Listen to students read 1:1 or in small groups either in class or in the hallway or
Read to students 1:1 or in small groups either in class or in the hallway

Kindergarten               Between 12:45 and 2:15
Grade 1                       Between 9:40 and 11:10
Grade 2                       Between 1:00 and 2:30
Grade 3                       Between 9:10 and 10:40
Grade 4                       Between 9:30 and 11:00
Grade 5                       Between 12:40 and 2:15
Grade 6                       Between 1:15 and 2:45

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mix Bag of Opportunities

Visiting Volunteers Gathering

Join us at our first Visiting Volunteers Gathering
Friday, Oct 11, from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Sun-Ray Library
2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119

Coffee and treats will be served.
Deb Bowman, RN, will speak on Alzheimer's Disease and the Caregiver:  Managing Difficult Behavior. Learn how to meet the challenges of difficult dementia behaviors with creativity, flexibility, patience and compassion.

We will also have social time so people can meet each other.

We designed these events to support volunteers who do friendly visiting, hospice, respite, driving, meal delivery, and other roles that support older adults. We also welcome people who are caregivers themselves, and anyone who is interested in the topic. 

Please call Jyni, 952-945-4162, or Email Jyni for more info.

Palmer Lake School in Brooklyn Park
October 28th and/or October 29th

Help the Physical Education Department conduct fitness testing for each student! Volunteer as a recorder at each fitness station setup around the gym. Count and record how many of each fitness activity each student completes. 

City of Minneapolis
Boards, Commissions and Advisory Committees
The City of Minneapolis has over 50 volunteer based boards, commissions and advisory committees and appoints over 400 of 600 members to these units. The City actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The input and advice from these volunteer boards constitutes a major component of the City's community engagement work. Appointments are made twice each year, in the spring and in the fall. (Interim appointments are made on an as needed basis.) Current opening information is available at, click the "Current Openings" link on the left side of page. Sign up to receive e-mail updates on City Boards and Commissions. Questions? Contact the City Clerk's Office at (612) 673-2216 or  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Home-based Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved this October-- 
help older adults remain independent in their homes!

Meals on Wheels (MOW)
volunteer on a weekly/monthly basis
Have a life-changing impact by providing nutritious food and offering social connection to home-bound adults. A quick check-in can dramatically improve the safety and health of an individual!

  • Southwest Minneapolis - TRUST Inc., 4101 Harriet Ave S. (Judson Church) Delivery between 11am-12pm
  • Northeast & Southeast Minneapolis - Eastside MOW, 817 Main St. NE, Delivery between 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Bloomington - Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave S. Delivery between 10:30am-11:30am

Raking yards with CEAP in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Champlin, and the Camden area of Minneapolis. Help elderly and disabled individuals remain independent in their homes while enjoying the beautiful fall weather! Volunteers needed October 18-20 and October 25-27. Call 952-945-4161 to get involved.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFOTE)
LBFOTE promotes the well-being and independence of older adults in the Twin Cities. Be a friendly visitor in the greater Minneapolis area to help alleviate loneliness and help those we serve feel connected and part of the broader community. Time commitment is 2-3 hours per month; 3 month minimum appreciated. Call 952-945-4161 to get involved.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Join us in this revitalized program promoting literacy and mentorship

Do you…
P Have a telephone?
P Like to read?
P Want to have a positive impact on a child’s future?
P Want to volunteer from home?

Consider joining RSVP as a Telefriends Volunteer!
Telefriends is a fun way for a child to improve reading confidence while bonding with a friend over the phone. Books are provided!

        Time Commitment:
        1 or 2 days per week, for 20 minutes
        6 months — 1 year

      Call Molly today!