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12th Annual Volunteer Expo


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Feb 18, 2017
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Feb 18, 2017
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Saturday, February 18th, 10:00am-3:00pm

Mall of America



Join HandsOn Twin Cities and 65+ organizations who will showcase thousands of volunteer opportunities held at Mall of America on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Individuals, families, youth group leaders, faith-based groups, school groups, and work groups seeking volunteer ideas, or team-building activities for their teams are encouraged to come.

Organizations at the Expo focus on a variety of community concerns, including youth and families, education, seniors, health and wellness, animals, environmental initiatives and basic needs such as food, housing, transportation and jobs.

Speed Volunteering

Have you ever heard about “Speed Volunteering?” Speed volunteering opportunities allow you and your friends or family to make a positive impact in your community by volunteering for fifteen minute projects. 

In the first floor courts, HandsOn Twin Cities, in collaboration with our affiliate partners, will have seven "Speed Volunteering" opportunities for you to explore:

Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk animals. Speed volunteers will make fleece dog toys and feral cat houses. [Macy's Court]

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed to building the quality of life, health and prosperity of the 7-county metro region through the production and preservation of homeownership. Speed volunteers will draw and sign postcards to be sent to legislators to advocate for housing needs in lawmaking, as well as writing meaningful messages on studs to be used in the actual frames of the homes built. [Sears Court]

Open Arms cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS in the Twin Cities. Speed volunteers will decorate bags for Open Arms's clients to bring a smile to their face. [North Garden Court]

Greater Twin Cities United Way connects people and resources within our community to challenge and change systems—like Minnesota’s education and jobs gap—that limit our potential. Speed volunteers will be creating Job Readiness Totes to benefit RESOURCE, a full-service nonprofit that increases well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement. [Sears Court]

Metro Meals on Wheels provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities. Speed volunteers will be making fleece tie blankets. [North Garden Court]

MADD works to protect families from drunk driving, drugged driving and underage drinking. Speed volunteers will be making "thank you" cards for police officers at MADD's law enforcement recognition awards in April. [SE Court]

Gilda's Club Twin Cities is a free and welcoming “clubhouse” where everyone living with cancer can come for social, emotional and psychological support. Speed volunteers will be putting together DIY Wrap Bracelet Kits and writing short messages to Gilda's Club members whose lives have been impacted by cancer. [SE Court]




An extra special thank you goes out to our sponsors for helping us make the Expo possible!

Lead Sponsor


Partner Sponsors



Organizational Sponsors



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In-Kind Sponsors




For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the Volunteer Expo, contact




List of participating affiliates:


AARP Minnesota

ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)

American Cancer Society

Art Buddies

Armed Forces Service Center

Bloomington Schools Volunteer Connection


Bundles of Love Charity

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Catholic Eldercare

Cerenity Senior Care

City of Roseville

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

East Side Elders

Friends for a Nonviolent World

Gibbs Farm

Gilda's Club Twin Cities

Girls on the Run

Good in the 'Hood

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

Great River Greening

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Hammer Residences

HealthPartners Hospice & Palliative Care

Help At Your Door

ICA Food Shelf

Jeremiah Program

Kids 'n Kinship

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly

Lutheran Social Service

Majestic Hills Ranch


Memorial Blood Centers

Metro Meals on Wheels

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Circles of Support & Accountability

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Literacy Council

Minnesota Valley Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

Minnesota Women of Today

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Neighborhood House

Steamboat Minnesota

Neighbors, Inc.

Open Arms of Minnesota

Pet Haven

Presbyterian Homes & Services

Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

Ramsey County

Reading Partners Twin Cities

Rein in Sarcoma


Restart Inc

Ruff Start Rescue

Second Harvest Heartland

South Metro Minneapolis Evenings Rotary Club

Success Beyond the Classroom

The Aliveness Project

The Arc Greater Twin Cities

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Twin Cities Pride

University Retirees Volunteer Center

VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)



Walk-in Counseling Center

Weaving Love MN

We Can Ride