Volunteer Community Member in Sandstone

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Community Involvement Programs

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Volunteer Community Member in Sandstone

Community Involvement Programs (CIP) supports people who have mental health diagnoses, and/or and developmental disabilities through services that promote wellness, safety and recovery. One of CIP’s programs is Individualized Community Services, which helps the people we support gain the daily living skills they need in order to live their greatest lives.


The volunteer community member will make an impact in the community by providing transportation to an individual who is supported by CIP to and from various locations in Sandstone, Hinckley, North Branch, and Pine City. The activities at these locations may include but are not limited to shopping, watching movies, eating and participating in CIP community events. The volunteer community member and the person we support may participate in activities at the locations together if this is agreeable to both parties.


  • Easygoing, positive, patient attitude
  • Be understanding and non-judgmental
  • Safe driving record
  • Must undergo criminal history background check
  • Must undergo driver history check
  • Ideally have CPR and first aid experience

Training: Related to their specific assignments, volunteers will participate in ongoing training following their orientation with CIP. The Volunteer Coordinator will manage the onboarding process, including a background check and policy overview, whereas a designated staff point of contact will facilitate task specific training.

Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Know you are making an impact in the community
  • Have your goodwill appreciated by those in the community
  • Help the person we support live his greatest life

Commitment and Location

The volunteer community member will drive to and from locations in Sandstone, Hinckley, North Branch, and Pine City with the person we support. The time between pick up and drop off may vary between two and five hours and the frequency of this opportunity will be once or twice a month on average. The dates and times of this opportunity are at the discretion of both the person we support and the volunteer. It is asked that the volunteer commit at least three months’ time for this opportunity.

Contact: Jaime Gjerdingen | Volunteer Coordinator | 651-690-0691 | jgjerdingen@cipmn.org

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About Community Involvement Programs


Suite 1, 1600 Broadway Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413, US

Mission Statement

As listeners, learners and leaders, we will stand with and support people with disabilities in their communities as they pursue their personal dreams and goals.


We're here to help people cope with the issues surrounding social injustice, low income, aging, and homelessness -- and, in doing so, to help them live their greatest lives.

Since 1971, we've been meeting people where they are and bringing them what they need to live as independently, creatively, and fully as possible. We offer a variety of services and supports, which have all been developed as a result of listening to and understanding the needs of the people we serve, their loved ones and their communities.


Wed Jul 31, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019


119 4th StreetSandstone, MN 55072



  • People Skills





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