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Volunteer

Avivo’s COVID-19 Response

Do you have a skill or talent to share with Avivo? We are seeking individual and group volunteers for a variety of projects and tasks to support our mission. Volunteer opportunities are flexible and can be shaped to work within your schedule.

Willing to volunteer one-time or on an ongoing basis? Please see our top needs listed below. If you have a skill or talent that you would like to share that is not listed, please complete the interest form.

 

Adopt-A-Family

Our Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Giving Program matches families who are currently participating in an Avivo program with community sponsors who anonymously provide gifts for the holidays. Each year Avivo serves approximately 400 families. Learn more here.

 

Individual Volunteering Opportunities

Licensed Hairdresser or Barber

Share your professional skills to make a difference! Avivo is seeking volunteers to provide haircuts to clients across the Twin Cities Metro area. The primary sites of need are in Minneapolis. Must be licensed in MN.

Massage Therapist

Share your professional skills to make a difference! Avivo seeking compassionate, reliable, Massage Therapists with a sincere desire to help improve the quality of our client’s lives. Must provide proof of licensure in MN or training.

Tutor for Students at the Avivo Institute of Career & Technical Education

We are seeking individuals who are willing to serve on a weekly or every other week basis providing basic tutoring services in our drop-in center. We are seeking volunteers who can tutor one or more of the following areas: basic math, business math, reading literacy, writing skills, digital literacy, and financial literacy. Open availability for this assignment is weekday afternoons.

Accept Adopt-A-Family Donations

During the week of December 4 – 10, Avivo will be accepting gifts for 400 families at eight sites across the Twin Cities and in St. Cloud. We are seeking individuals to support the gathering and organizing of all these gifts.

 

Group Volunteering Opportunities

Day of Service

Gather your coworkers, friends, family members, or neighbors together for a rewarding experience.

November dates are full. During the week of December 4 – 10, Avivo will be accepting gifts for 400 families at eight sites across the Twin Cities and in St. Cloud. We are seeking groups of volunteers to support the gathering and organizing of all these gifts.

Host a Donation Drive

Don’t have time to volunteer? Consider hosting a donation drive! Donation drives are vital to helping secure in-kind donations for the individuals and families served at Avivo. In this role, you will be asked to lead a donation drive within your community (coworkers, friends, family) to collect or purchase items needed as part of kits, or from the wish list, that help participants in Avivo’s programs.

This opportunity is flexible; you can volunteer at a location of your choice and drop off the items at a location near you. We have 12 locations, serving the Twin Cities metro and St. Cloud areas.

Current wishlist needs
Urgent kit needs

Assemble Necessity Kits

Want to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of families or individuals in Avivo’s programs? You can make a difference by assembling and donating urgent needs baskets to meet specific needs. Baskets can range from welcome baskets to move-in kits to basic hygiene items, and all make a tremendous difference in someone’s life. If you’re interested in making a difference, please look carefully over the following options to select a basket or kit that matches your interests.

Learn more about what should be included in a particular basket.

 

Interested in volunteering? Please fill out this form to learn more and schedule a volunteer project at Avivo:

     

    Avivo is a certified Service Enterprise organization that leverages volunteers and their skills throughout all levels of the organization, benefiting our volunteers, our employees, and our program participants.