Dec 4, 2021 - Things to Do

Where to volunteer in the Twin Cities this holiday season

rainbow string lights in the shape of a heart blinking on and off

Illustration: Allie Carl

Looking for ways to give back this month?

👩‍🍳 Cook, bake or deliver healthy meals to Twin Cities residents via Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit serving people with life-threatening illnesses, their caregivers and dependents.

🥦 Bag and distribute produce at Winter Fresh Produce Pickups through Neighborhood House, which offers services from food aid to educational programs in St. Paul and beyond.

🖥 Offer your professional services in marketing, strategic planning, data analysis and more pro bono at Twin Cities food bank Second Harvest Heartland.

📚Donate funds to the Hmong Cultural Center Museum and Library, a community outreach center and educational resource for anyone interested in learning about Hmong culture and history.

🧸 Drop off gently used toys for kids up to age 16 at The Toy Shelf in North St. Paul, which provides free toys year-round to families in need.

📨 Become a "friendly visitor" via phone, email or hand-written letter through Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors, a nonprofit serving local seniors and elders in South Minneapolis.

Of note: Many people volunteer during the holidays, but help is needed all year-round. Check out these local organizations and other opportunities available throughout the year at Hands On Twin Cities.


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