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Social Services/Community

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Fund for the Public Interest Canvass Directors

The Fund for The Public Interest is looking to hire recent college graduates to run their campaign offices across the country year-round. They are looking for smart, talented, and hardworking individuals to fill the position of Canvass Director right away. They will have recruiters attending the Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair on February 22nd and will be conducting interviews at the fair. If students wish to apply they can do so at the link below.

Job application link:

Posted on Website: 3.13.17


White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf

Community Resource Intern
This unpaid position is great for students interested in social work, human services, case management, community health, food access, health equity, or other related field. Under the supervision of our Community Resource Coordinator, interns will help with our intake program. Each client who comes to the food shelf meets with a member of the intake team on their first appointment, and every 6 months after that. The intake team discusses the programs at the food shelf, talks with clients about their current situation and/or struggles, and then makes referrals to connect the client to other resources in the community if needed. Commonly, we help people connect to resources for: food assistance, medical assistance, energy assistance, housing, clothing, child care, employment services, counseling/mental health resources, etc. This position will also be responsible for updating client information in our database and following up with clients after referrals are made. This is a unique opportunity to build relationships with our neighbors and provide a kind, listening presence during this vulnerable period in their life.

Hours needed are any of the following shifts. We ask that interns commit to at least one weekly shift.
Tuesday from 4:20-7:00 pm
Wednesday from 2:20- 5:00 pm
Thursday from 4:20- 7:00 pm

This is our current open internship position, but we welcome additional skills or interests such as foreign languages, computer skills, nutrition/dietetics, etc.

Contact Info:
Kristen Wanta
Community Resource Coordinator
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
(651) 433-7291|
My hours: M, W, F 9 am-12:30 pm and T, TH 2-7pm

Posted on website 3.13.17

General Resources


Center for Victims of Torture

Center for Victims of Torture is an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. They provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.


Cornerstone is a violence prevention program who serves adults and children who are traumatized by unhealthy, destructive relationships based on power and control.

Domestic Abuse Project

Counseling and advocacy programs to help victims of domestic abuse

Habitat for Humanity Twin Cities

We’re seeking individuals of all skill levels and interests. Whether you want to help with construction, home repair or in a non-construction role, one-day or on-going, we have many opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Harriet Tubman Center

Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members the information and support they need to get help or give help.

Volunteer Opportunities: There are several opportunities within their various service areas, and many can be made into internships.

  • Legal counseling advocate
  • Resource counseling advocate
  • Child care assistant
  • Women’s and family advocate
  • Computer lab assistant
  • Wardrobe assistant at Harriet’s closet
  • Jobs, Education and Training (JET) specialist
  • Special Event Committee Member

Sexual Violence Center 

This is a rape crisis center that provides services in Hennepin, Carver, and Scott counties. They are looking for both volunteers and interns and training will be offered in January (2017). Some of the services that they provide include: 24-hour crisis line support, individual in-person counseling, support groups, and both medical and legal advocacy. There are also opportunities to help educate communities and raise awareness in order to fight against rape culture.

Links to internship description, application, and training dates information.





Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners

Interfaith Outreach provides both emergency and long-term solutions around food and clothing, housing, employment, child care, transportation, and access to resources and healthy community connections.

Volunteers help in a variety of ways:

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis

Today, JFCS provides a broad range of programs and services to address the needs of 16,000 people who come every year.

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Minnesota Housing Partnership relies on volunteers and interns for:

Research and/or policy support.

  • Campaign support.
  • Support for housing technical assistance.
  • Event planning & coordination.

MHP volunteer and internship opportunities are ideal for college students seeking credit, professionals looking to get involved in policy work, or anyone interested in contributing to improving housing affordability in Minnesota.

For more internship or volunteer information, contact Kristina Gronquist at kristina.gronquist(at) or 651.925.5540

Project Footsteps

Project Footsteps provides innovative youth-driven programs that have inspired thousands of students to become leaders in action.

Project for Pride in Living

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. Volunteer opportunities available.

Scott-Carver Dakota CAP Agency

CAP assists and empowers people to achieve social and economic well-being in partnership with our community. They offer a variety of community services, including crisis intervention, education, food & nutrition, safe & stable housing, and outreach services.

Additional information about CAP agency listed here:

Volunteer opportunities listed here:


Volunteers of America

An organization that offers a variety of services to help populations in need. Examples of programs include services for seniors, services for people with special needs, rehabilitative and veterans services, mental health services, community family supports, residential treatment, and education services. This organization serves people of all ages.


Catholic Charities (Minneapolis/ St. Paul)

Check out specific volunteer opportunities at:
Catholic Charities provides shelter, meals, connections to jobs and medical care for those experiencing homelessness,  gives assistance to children and their families, offers help for immigrants and refugees, serves older adults and people with disabilities and improves the quality of life for the entire community by advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable.

Examples of services offered include housing stability services, child and family services, migration and refugee services, older adult services, and health and counseling services.


Open arms of MN 

Open Arms is a nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals to people who are living with life-threatening diseases. Volunteer opportunities include working in the kitchen, on delivery, at our organic garden, and in our office.


Neighborhood Involvement Project
The Neighborhood Involvement Program (N.I.P.) strengthens individuals and the community by providing care, education and social services to our underserved neighbors.
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities
• Community Clinic
• N.I.P. Administration
• Youth Programs
• Seniors Program
• Counseling Center
• Rape and Sexual Abuse Center


YWCA: Mpls

The Volunteer Services Department of the YWCA of Minneapolis strives to meaningfully involve community members in all aspects of the YWCA, with the purpose of furthering the agency’s mission to empower women and girls and eliminate racism. This also allows volunteers to expand their knowledge and engage in meaningful opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities
• Strong Fast Fit
• Racial Justice: Circle Dialogue Facilitator
• Health & Wellness: Indoor Triathlon Volunteer
• Girls & Youth: Reading Buddies – Hmong International Academy
• Girls & Youth: Beacons Program Assistant
• Early Childhood Education: Classroom Partner
• Girls & Youth: Girls Inc. Program Partner
• Girls & Youth: Strong Fast Fit Program Volunteer
• Health & Wellness: Women’s Triathlon Volunteer
Internship Opportunities
• An internship is an opportunity for students to work at the YWCA in a pre-professional position. Internships has intentional learning objectives and are carefully planned and monitored. Internships can be part of a student’s educational program or a community partnered program experience and are intended to promote academic and career development.
Employment Opportunities
• Early Childhood Education:
• Girls and Youth
• Racial Justice
• Public Policy
• Health and Wellness
• Women’s Wellness


Amherst Wilder Foundation

Non-profit social services organization


  • Children and Families
  • Older Adults
  • Community, Research, and Leadership



Work with Latino families, new immigrants, and low-income families



Provides support for families via

  • Counseling % Therapy
  • Center for Grief, loss, and transition
  • Help for caregivers & aging services
  • Youth programs
  • Employee assistance programs


Indian Health Board of Minneapolis

Provides health services to American Indian population

Guadalupe Alternative Programs/ Community School Collaborative

Education and social service agency that serves at-risk individuals in the Twin Cities

Some services provided:

  • Case management
  • Social and emotional support
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Transportation services
  • Childcare


Ramsey County

Volunteer opportunities including opportunities for working with youth and people with developmental disabilities


Minnesota Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

While the vast majority of human services in Minnesota are provided by our partners, DHS (at the direction of the governor and Legislature) sets policies and directs the payments for many of the services delivered.

There are internships available at the DHS, including the Executive Pathways Internship Program (more information in pdf link below).


Urban Ventures

Urban Ventures works to close the gaps that perpetuate urban poverty.


Opportunity Partners

Opportunity Partners provides services for people with disabilities (youth to seniors). They aim to help people with disabilities in regards to job preparation, employment, and act as a residential support system Their goal is to help them live more independently and have purposed filled lives.


The Arc: Greater Twin Cities

“The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities.”


Reach for Resources

Provide variety of services to help people with cognitive disabilities.