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!

HOW DO I GET STARTED

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.  A volunteer application can be found below!

For more information on these opportunities and more, contact Tamra at tklassen@capagency.org

Get Involved

Group and Individual Projects

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing
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, 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)

Project Student Success (May-August)
Fill a Backpack for Project Student Success
Backpacks (bright colors or character backpacks always appreciated!) should contain:
5 folders
3 notebooks
1 Pack of pencils
1 Pack of crayons/markers
1 Bottle of glue/glue sticks
1 Pack of pens
2 Erasers
1 Scissors
1 Ruler
1 Box of tissues
2 Packs of index/note cards

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

CHORE
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 crisisnursery@capagency.org.

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
Online Signups Coming Soon!

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!

Volunteer Experiences

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Apply

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

712 Canterbury Road, S., Shakopee, MN 55379
952-496-2125
info@capagency.org

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 volunteer@capagency.org or call (952) 496-2125.
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