Volunteer

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is sustained by its amazing volunteers! Last year individuals donated over 400 hours of volunteer time PER WEEK, supporting the Crisis Nursery's various programs. Thank you!

Here are the volunteer opportunities at Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery:


Cook For Kids Meals

Group Opportunity
Volunteers recruit up to 6 people per group/team to purchase groceries, cook on site and serve breakfast, lunch, or dinner to children at the Crisis Nursery.  Meals are served at 8am, 12pm, and 5pm. Volunteers must be 12 or older. Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.
Time Commitment:  1.5 hours prep (including shopping) and 2 hours at the Nursery
Availability: Click here for the online calendar to view available dates (calendar is to view available dates only - indicate the dates you are interested in on your application and Danielle Brady [Volunteer Services Manager] will contact you once your application is received)

Click here for more information about Cook For Kids!
Fill out our Cook for Kids/Creative Snack Online Volunteer Application and Confidentiality Form
Submit Online Confidentiality Form (for individual team/group members) or Print our Group Confidentiality Form
Click here for the 2014 Meal Rotation Grid
Fill out our Cook for Kids Online Program Evaluation

Check out our Pinterest page for meal ideas!


Creative Snack

Group Opportunity
Volunteers recruit up to 6 people per group/team to purchase groceries, prepare on site and serve a snack to the children at the Crisis Nursery.  Creativity in developing your snack is especially welcome. Snacks are served at 10am, 3pm, and 7pm. Volunteers must be 12 or older. Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.
Time Commitment:  Approximately 1.5 hours at the Nursery plus meal planning and shopping
Availability: COMING SOON: An online calendar to view available dates.

Click here for more information about Creative Snack!
Fill out our Cook for Kids/Creative Snack Online Volunteer Application and Confidentiality Form
Submit Online Confidentiality Form (for individual team/group members) or Print our Group Confidentiality Form

Check out our Pinterest page for snack ideas!


Enrichment Activity
Individual or Group Opportunity

1-3 volunteers (maximum of 3) will provide enrichment activities for the children at the Crisis Nursery. The activities should be designed to enrich each child's experience and creativity and to reduce stress. Activities can include games, sports, arts and crafts, music, creative movement, puppetry, dance, etc. We strongly suggest a combination of activities. We have supplies and suggestions on site.

Large muscle movement activities are encouraged to help the children at the Nursery, who have been exposed to chronic stress, release tension and to promote positive social interactions.

Volunteers must be 12 or older. Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older. Time Commitment: Approximately 1.5 hours at the Nursery plus activity planning.

Click here for more information regarding our Enrichment Activity program!

Click here for the Enrichment Activity Application!  

 

Check out our Pinterest page for activity ideas!


Child Care
Individual Opportunity
Individuals assist our professional child care staff with direct care for the children that stay at the Crisis Nursery. Child care volunteers are required to complete an application, sit for an interview, submit to a background check, and participate in a four-hour long orientation and training before starting.
Volunteers must be 16 or older.
Time Commitment: 3-4 hours, every other week for a minimum of 6 months

Click for more information about Child Care!

Now Open: Click here for the Child Care Application!!


Other Opportunities
Projects for larger groups and other individual volunteer opportunities, such as service days and administrative tasks, are available on occasion. If any opportunities are available, they will be listed below. For more information, please email Danielle Brady (Volunteer Services Manager) or call her at (612) 767-8472.

Internships

Note: Volunteer Services does not have internships available at this time.

Volunteer Services Internship
Under immediate supervision of the Volunteer Services Manager, the individual in this position will carry out several tasks related to the recruitment, orientation, training and ongoing retention of volunteers. 
Interns must be 18 or older.
Time Commitment:  Part-time (10-20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks)
Availability: Hours are available Monday-Friday between 10am-6pm