Kids In Need Minnesota could not operate without volunteers – we need your help! Volunteering not only benefits us here at the Resource Center, but many deserving students and teachers across the state. It is a wonderful way to give back to the community and we appreciate it very much! We have great opportunities for both individual volunteers as well as for those who wish to volunteer with a group!

Individual Opportunities

Some of our individual opportunities include:

Assisting with teacher shopping

Monday-Thursday from 2:30pm-6:15pm (hours vary)

Merchandising and re-stocking

Organizing school supply products on the shelves of our teacher store. Monday-Thursday 9-11am or 3-5pm

Assisting in all areas of a working warehouse

Including unpacking, sorting, counting, organizing product donations, and general warehouse clean-up

On demand special projects

Yearly inventory, custom product builds, data input, etc.

We also invite to your our Supplies on a Saturday Community Volunteer Day! We host this open volunteer day on one Saturday of each month from 10-12pm. Families, individual and children as young as 5 (with a parent) are invited to come to our Resource Center and help us change lives through school supplies! Head over to our Facebook Events page for dates, more information and to sign up.

Group Opportunities

If you’d like to set up a private event with your group, we’d love to have you in! We have private groups in generally Tuesday–Thursday from 9am–5pm for 2 hours shifts. We can have up to 40 volunteers in during the summer months and 20 volunteers in during the school year. We also welcome families as well as children as young as 5.

Backpack Builds

Prepare backpacks with 11 essential school supplies to be distributed to students in need

Out-state Supply Initiative

Packing boxes filled with supplies for teachers throughout Minnesota

Kits for our Resource Center

Organize and create kits of supplies to be distributed to teachers and students in the Twin Cities area

Prepare and Organize Supplies

Sort, count, and prepare items for distribution in our various programs

Our Partners