Our Family Resource Center in Burnsville serves as an open, welcoming place for community members to gather, work with volunteers and staff, and plan their individual paths to success. Staff and volunteers build trusting relationships with individuals and families in order to identify and remove barriers to help long-term self-sufficiency. Additionally, our network of five food shelves provide immediate aid to individuals and families and gives them access to resources to help them reach long-term self-sufficiency.
Our volunteers: Greet customers, staff and guests, answer phone calls, connect customers to resources, assist customers with scheduling appointments, meet with customers when they come for food shelf appointments and complete necessary paperwork. We ask volunteers to be willing to commit to one four hour shift per week.Immediate volunteer opportunities:
Current Volunteer opportunities:
Welcome Desk/receptionist: Greet customers, staff and guests, answer and direct phone calls on the 360 Communities main phone line. We ask volunteers to be willing to commit to one four hour shift per week, on an ongoing basis. Training is provided.
- Wednesday morning, 8:45 am - 12:30 pm for 12 weeks, beginning 10/23/18
Scheduler: We are looking for volunteers to engage with our clients who are experiencing crisis by setting food shelf appointments with them over the phone or occasionally in person. Need to be able to multi task, in an environment that can sometimes be fast paced, have strong customer service, communication skills, and problem solving abilities. We ask volunteers to be willing to commit to one four-hour shift per week, on an ongoing basis. Training is provided.
- Thursday mornings, 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
- Friday mornings, 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Please go to our website to fill out our volunteer interest form to apply for any of these opportunities: www.360Communities.org/volunteer
NOTE: I occasionally hear from potential volunteers that some people do not receive my email reply. If you choose not to provide your phone number and have not received an email from me within 24 business hours, please check your spam, junk and/or deleted files to see if my response automatically went there. Or, feel free to call me at 952.985.4017. Thank you.
- Problem Solving
- Office Reception
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Basic Computer Skills
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 1 four hour shift per week
- good listener, empathetic, desire to help others, caring