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Ongoing Love INC Opportunities:

Fill out the Love INC Volunteer Interest Form for general interest, or take a look at the specific volunteer needs listed below.

Furnishare
FurniShare provides free, gently-used donated furniture to our neighbors in need. Volunteers assist in the warehouse and with deliveries, as well assisting customers, inventorying donations, etc..
Visit the FurniShare page for more info. Click here to volunteer, email furnishare@loveincecc.org or call 952-974-7829

Clearinghouse
The call center (“Clearinghouse”) is open Mon, Wed, and Fri from 9am – 2pm to take calls from our neighbors in need. Interested in learning more? Fill out our Clearinghouse Volunteer Application OR call 952-448-2508 for more info.

General Volunteer Interest Form
Fill out the Love INC Volunteer Interest Form and we can help you identify ways you can get involved.

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Upcoming Love INC Volunteer Opportunities:

Help us make Christmas Cards! 

Love INC is looking for individuals who can help create handmade, Christ-centered Christmas cards to be given out with our Christmas food packs that will be distributed in mid-December! We have two opportunities available to help – Thursday, October 24th (6:30 – 9:00 pm) and Saturday, November 4th (Noon – 3 pm). Both events will be held at Grace Church in Eden Prairie (9301 Eden Prairie Rd., Eden Prairie) in Room 210.

 

Love INC Coat Drive
Volunteers are needed to help at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska with the set-up of the coat drive on Friday, November 3rd, as well as to help distribute coats on Saturday, November 4th.

 

Thanksgiving Food Basket Packing & Delivery
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 18th to help Love INC and West Union Lutheran Church deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to local clients in the Eastern Carver County area. Volunteers may be couples, families, youth groups…anybody who wants to spend a few hours on a Saturday to help spread God’s message of love. Volunteers should report to the Chaska Community Center Community Room at 10 a.m. to help assemble food baskets using food donations received from the community. Each volunteer group / family will be assigned 2-3 families to whom they will deliver food baskets, spend a little time with each family, and share a prayer with them.

 

Christmas Food Basket Packing & Delivery
Love INC is partnering with St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church, and Westwood Community Church to pack and bring complete Christmas dinner baskets to local families in need. For just $40, we can provide a family with enough food to prepare a nice Christmas dinner for 8 people – meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, and more! Volunteers are needed to help pack at each church on Saturday, December 16th in the morning. For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church – Chanhassen – Please check the Mt. Olivet church website for details and registration.

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Community Opportunities:

Families Moving Forward Southwest
Families Moving Forward provides shelter for families experiencing homelessness. They do this by partnering with local faith communities and volunteers who host families overnight in their congregational buildings.

Volunteers needed for the Program Day Center. Times and days vary and are flexible.  For more information, contact Sakinah at 952-230-2930.  Volunteer Opportunities

Heading Home Scott/Carver
A group of workers meet monthly to work on documenting progress towards the goals outlined in a 10 year plan to end homelessness and to determine what additional action steps need to be taken to accomplish even more.
Frequency: Monthly
Contact:  Jan Romero or call 952-442-3070

Launch Ministry
Launch Ministry is a faith-based non-profit organization providing a safe and stable space for young adults between 18-29 years old in Scott and Carver counties. At Launch Ministry, we assist young people in a holistic transition by providing them with tools to develop life skills, opportunities to lead and serve, and by promoting spiritual and character formation. There are many opportunities to volunteer and contribute. Visit their website for information on how to get involved.
Location: 115 E. 4th St., Chaska, MN 55318 – Moravian Church, Walnut Street entrance
Contact: Stephanie via e-mail; stephanie@launchministry.org

Loaves and Fishes
Help provide free community meal.
Location: St. Mark’s Cafeteria, 350 Atwood North, Shakopee
Frequency: M,T, Th, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Call 612-377-9810

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women
Crisis Line Advocacy-Free Advocate Training for crisis line
Location: Your home
Frequency: 2 phone shifts per month with a one year commitment
Contact: Anna at 952-873-4214 or visit their website Southern Valley Alliance

Support Group Facilitators or Child Care
Location: Belle Plaine
Frequency: Weekly
Contact: Anna at 952-873-4214 or visit their website Southern Valley Alliance

People Reaching Out to People (PROP)
Food shelf and fresh pantry/office and administrative support/seasonal programs/language skills/specialist skills e.g. graphic design.
Location: 14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie
Frequency: varies depending on the role.
Client hours: M-F (9:30 am- 1:00 pm) & W (4:00 – 6:30 pm)
Contact: 952-294-8378 or Cindy

WeCAB
WeCAB is a network of volunteers whose mission is to provide safe, affordable, and flexible supplemental transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping, community services, worship services, etc. Visit their website at www.wecab.org to learn more about available volunteer opportunities or call 1-844-743-3932, press 3, and you will be connected to WeCAB’s Administrative Assistant. Fill out the Volunteer Application and mail to the WeCAB address listed on the form. A volunteer Driver Coordinator will then contact you to answer any questions you may have and help you get started.

Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.