Be A Volunteer

Join the Action. We need you!

What are the benefits?

Volunteering can be a great way to develop skills, learn more about career options, make friends, gain new professional contacts, be active, or even just shake up your routine. You can help others and enjoy yourself while meeting your own personal/professional goals.

Part of finding the right volunteer opportunity is knowing what you hope to learn and accomplish. By serving as a volunteer, you join a team committed to moving CAP Agency’s mission forward.

We welcome individual volunteers as well as groups!


We are thankful for the commitment volunteers make to CAP Agency and rely on their dedication to maintain high standards of supportive services. Below are the many opportunities available to partner with us.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Home Delivered Meals Drivers – Shifts are available to deliver meals to homebound seniors Monday-Friday from 10:30am-12:30pm.  Volunteers must have a valid drivers license.  Contact Senior Nutrition at (952) 402-9814
  • Indoor Painting in Burnsville – Six to ten volunteers are needed to help repaint a CAP Housing Unit. Contact Housing at (651) 322-3518
  • Craft Packet Kits – Volunteers are needed to spend a few hours putting together craft kits for our Dakota Healthy Families Program.  Contact Dakota Healthy Families at (651) 322-3507

For more information on these opportunities and more, you can also contact Tamra at

Volunteer Opportunities

Head Start

Crisis Nursery


Energy Assistance

Food Shelf

Thrift Store

Child Care Aware

Housing Services

Community Outreach

Senior Nutrition

WIC - Women Infant & Child

Volunteer to read in the classroom

Volunteer to chaperone field trips

Volunteer to prep classroom materials

Do you have a heart for children? You can make a difference in the life of a child! Crisis Nursery has an opportunity for you!

Crisis Nursery is looking to add licensed daycare and foster care providers in Scott and Carver Counties. We especially need more providers where are calls are most concentrated in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake and Chaska.

We are also looking for volunteers for Circle of Parents, a group where parents can share experiences, learn from one another, and enjoy time with their children and other parents. Volunteers would assist with family events like gardening, cooking, scavenger hunts, and more.

If you are interested in either of these volunteer opportunities please contact our Crisis Nursery coordinator at 952-402-9851 or email

All service, church, youth groups, and other community members who are interested in supporting elderly neighbors within Scott and Carver counties are welcome to provide a one-time task or many participate in the “Adopt-A-Senior” model, in which they provide ongoing assistance to a senior.

Administrative Support – filing and scanning

Assisting individuals and families in a consumer choice food shelf to select food items.
Shifts available:
Monday – Friday Morning (8am – 12pm)
Monday – Friday Afternoon (12pm – 4pm)
Monday Evening (4 – 6pm)

Stocking and sorting food
Shifts available:
Monday – Friday Late Afternoon (3 – 4:30pm)

Drivers are needed to pick up food from grocery stores.
Shifts available:
Monday 7:30 am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 12:30pm
Friday 7:30 am – 12:30pm

Monday – Saturday, Morning (8:00 am – 12pm), Afternoon ( 12pm – 4pm) and Evening (4pm – 6:30pm) shifts available. Other times may be available upon request!

Sorting clothing, hanging clothing, and organizing the sales floor.

Contact Ashley at or 952-402-9831 with any questions!

Promote and raise awareness of Parent Aware

Recruit providers for Parent Aware

Be a champion for all CAP programs with knowledge of Child Care Aware

Be a support volunteer at community events such as resource and baby fairs.

Deliver and pick up curriculum kits for providers in Scott and Carver counties

Distribute Prevent Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention material

Donating personal care kits for the homeless: 1 gallon zip lock bag with travel shampoo, individual laundry detergent, tooth brush, tooth paste, wash cloth, shower gel/bar of soap, quarters

Donating welcome home kits for a person just moving into an apartment: Garbage can, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning agent, shower curtain, toilet brush, tooth paste, kitchen wash cloth, and laundry detergent.

Donating kitchen bundles: soap, towels, some basic dishes and silverware, and can opener.

Helping move individuals or families

CAP Agency offers two seasonal programs – Hope for the Holidays and School Supplies Drive. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for these programs, please contact Susan Hilla at 651-322-3511.

Deliver meals to seniors in your community

Shifts available:

Monday – Friday 10:30-12pm

Help plant, weed, water and harvest produce during the growing season.

Shifts available:


Volunteer Experiences


Step 1: Apply

Download and complete an application. Mail, scan or drop-off at the CAP Agency:

712 Canterbury Road, S., Shakopee, MN 55379

PLEASE NOTE: Application process includes a background check.

 Click Here to Download the Application.

Step 2: Connect

Our Volunteer Services Team will contact you to match your goals with the volunteer opportunities available.

Step 3: Orientation

Orientations occur at your convenience. This is a time for you to become more familiar with CAP Agency and learn about your role with us. 

Step 4: Volunteer

Become part of the CAP Agency team! If you have any questions about volunteering at CAP Agency, please contact Volunteer Services at or call (952) 496-2125.


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