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!

Get Involved

We are thankful for the commitment volunteers make to CAP Agency and rely on their dedication to maintain high standards of supportive services. In the tabs below you will find a list of volunteer opportunities, DIY donation projects, and a list of current needed donations. For more information on volunteering, contact Tamra at  A volunteer application can be found below.

Group and Individual Projects

Volunteer Opportunities

Donating personal care kits for the homeless:
Kit items can be packed in a gallon zip-lock bag.

Homeless kits: Travel shampoo, individual laundry detergent, tooth brush, tooth paste, wash cloth, shower gel/bar of soap, quarters

Women’s kits: Tampons/Pads, deodorant, liners, wipes, razors, underwear or socks

Men’s kits: Men deodorant, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, razors, underwear or socks

Laundry kits: Small laundry detergent, $3 worth of quarters for machines, laundry draw string bag)

Cleaning buckets: Kitchen cleanser, floor cleaner, trash bags, dish soap, glass cleaner, toilet bowl brush/caddie, sponges, dish towels

Partial kits or money to purchase items always welcome!

Project Student Success (May-August)
Fill a Backpack for Project Student Success

Hope for the Holidays (November-December)
Volunteer with Hope for the Holidays

Child Care Aware
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
Call 952-402-9824 to Volunteer

Adopt a Senior
Call 952-402-935 to Volunteer

Crisis Nursery
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

Food Shelf
Assisting individuals and families in a consumer choice food shelf to select food items. Drive the food shelf van to pick up donations.
Sign Up Online!

Head Start
Volunteer to read in the classroom
Volunteer to chaperone field trips
Volunteer to prep classroom materials
Call 952-402-9833 to Volunteer

Project Student Success
Project Student Success – Packing Backpacks

Senior Nutrition
Deliver meals to seniors in your community
Shifts available: Monday – Friday 10:30-12pm
Sign Up Online!

Thrift Shop
Sorting clothing, hanging clothing, and organizing the sales floor.
Sign Up Online!

WIC – Women Infant & Child
Backstretch Community Garden
Call 952-402-912 to Volunteer!

Hope for the Holidays
Volunteer with Hope for the Holidays

Volunteer Experiences

Volunteer Application

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VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: List current or previous volunteer activities you have been involved with.  Please include name of volunteer program/supervisor, type of duties performed, and dates of volunteer experience.

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