Volunteer Opportunities in the Community

American Red Cross American Red Cross

When you’re a Red Cross volunteer you’re part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization. You can experience the personal and professional benefits of channeling your energy to help improve the lives of people in your community and around the world.


Beyond the Yellow Ribbon


Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - Chanhassen

BTYR is an organization that connects military service members and their families with community support, training, services, and resources both during and after deployment.


Carver County LIbrary Carver County Libraries

Year-round individual volunteer opportunities to shelve books and help with special programs.



Guthrie Theater Guthrie Theatre

Be a volunteer usher at the Guthrie and earn tickets to theatre events. You must be 15 years or older and be able to commit to 4 hours per month. Apply online.


Hennepin County Libraries


Hennepin County Libraries

Ridgedale, Minnetonka and Excelsior libraries have year round volunteer opportunities for individuals. Fill out Youth Volunteer Application online and contact individual libraries for current needs.


His House


His House

His House is a nonprofit organization that provides direct services to Minnetonka families in need. The His House Thrift Shop welcomes student volunteers for a variety of interesting projects. For more information, contact Martha Brannon at 612-325-4693.


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KIPP Minnesota
KIPP Minnesota’s mission is, together with families and communities, to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose. Volunteers work on seasonal projects and internships are available for our Summer Literacy Program. Program interns will support teachers with literacy for 2 hours and support/lead outdoor activities for one hour a day.

Museum of Lake Minnetonka


Museum of Lake Minnetonka

Opportunities to work on Steamboat Minnehaha and at Special Events.


Minnesota Children's Museum Minnesota Children's Museum

Year-round volunteer opportunities to work with children at the museum.


Ordway Theater Ordway Theater

Volunteers earn free tickets to performances when they usher and work special events.


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The RAK (Random Acts of Kindness)
The RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing resources to families in need (west metro). The RAK stores and warehouses, provide high quality furniture, clothing, shoes, books, toys, and household decor. Volunteers can staff the stores and help sort items in their warehouses.

  Skippers Supporting Sailors

Skippers Supporting Sailors is a group that supports those service in the US Navy who are not getting enough mail and need a boost.

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Tonka Youth Triathlon
This great community run, bike and swim event is open to all boys and girls in grades 2-8. the race takes place the first Saturday in May at Minnetonka Middle School East.

Tour de Tonka Tour de Tonka
Annual multi-distance bike ride through Lake Minnetonka Communities sponsored by Minnetonka Community Education, held the first Saturday in August. Over 600 volunteers are needed!


Tonka Serves Food Drive