Southside Family Nurturing Center
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Volunteer Opportunities at Southside Family Nurturing Center

We are always looking for volunteers to help either in our programs working with parents and children, or with one-time building related projects. We welcome individuals or groups of volunteers, depending on the project. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Julie Ellefson via email or call 612-721-2762. Thanks!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Family Day/Night Meal Assistant: Family Days take place twice a month on Fridays (11am-1pm) and Family Nights take place once a month on Thursday evenings (5-8pm). We can always use assistance in preparing and serving the family-style meals we provide to to the parents and children who attend these events. This would be a good opportunity for one or two people.
  • Family Night Kids Group Assistant: work with children to do activities, such as craft or other projects, in the Baby, Toddler, Preschool/School Age or Teens group during this weekly Family event. Family Nights take place on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm October-May.
  • Classroom Reader: We love to have guests come to read to our preschool and toddler children. We ask that you commit to a consistent schedule (once a week, twice a month, etc.) because it can be hard for our children when new people come and go--they want to get to know you! We'd also love to have someone come to play music or do other specialty arts projects.

  • One-time projects:

  • Outdoor Spring Clean-up: help clean-up and prepare our garden and outdoor areas around the building.
  • Various Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance projects: we have lots of small painting and building maintenance projects both outside and inside the building that would be great for a group of volunteers!
  • Mailing Assistance: Approximately five times each year, we send out large mailings to our supporters, including newsletters and letters. We can always use support in folding, stuffing, and preparing these mailings.
  • Administrative Assistance: We frequently have administrative tasks such as organizing files or paperwork that we can use assistance with.