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 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.
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 always looking for Volunteer Crisis Nursery Advocates to assist in answering our 24 hour helpline.
If you are interested in either of these volunteer opportunities please contact our Crisis Nursery coordinator at 952-402-9851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Monday – Friday Morning (8:30 am – 12pm) or Afternoon (12pm – 4pm) shifts available.
Assisting individuals and families in a consumer choice food shelf to select food items.
Drivers are needed for picking up bread and pastries from 7:30 am – 12pm.
Monday – Saturday, Morning (8:30 am – 12pm), Afternoon ( 12pm – 4pm) and Evening (4pm – 6pm) shifts available.
Sorting clothing, hanging clothing, and organizing the sales floor.
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.
Volunteer at Senior Dining sites or Deliver Meals on Wheels.
I volunteered in the IT department. I gained valuable experience that allowed me to transition into a new field.
As a senior, my volunteer experience with CAP Agency’s Head Start allow me to have an impact in the lives of children in my community.
I love helping families select healthy food items.