Looking for something new to do with a few hours of your free time? Do you enjoy helping others or being involved in community events? Maybe you have a soft spot for animals and would love to make some new furry friends. No matter what your interests and strengths, there is probably a volunteer opportunity right around the corner of your apartment in Woodbury. Check out a few of the local organizations that are always in need of a helping hand and a caring heart:
- Police Reserves. Interested in keeping your community safe? The Police Reserves work with the Woodbury Public Safety team to lend police officers extra eyes and ears on the streets of your community. Police Reserves also help out at community events and are called upon in the event of a natural disaster. Reserve officers provide at least 10 hours of service each month and do not carry a firearm, nor do they have the authority to make an arrest.
- Animal Humane Society. Do you love animals? The Woodbury AHS shelter could always use helping hands. We can’t imagine a better place to volunteer your time–where else are you guaranteed to be greeted with a wagging tail and a bunch of wet kisses every time you show up? The animals in the shelter truly appreciate every moment of affection and love that you can offer while they wait for their “fur-ever” home. The shelter has entry-level volunteer openings for cat and dog adoption support and dog walkers. Adoption support volunteers will assist people and families that are coming to meet a dog or cat, and help socialize dogs with one another. Dog walkers will enjoy taking the pooches out for a stroll, which is undoubtedly their favorite activity!
- Woodbury YMCA. Are you a people person? Are you full of energy? Do you enjoy working with children? The Woodbury YMCA is always looking for volunteers to assist with the many programs and events that they offer your community. Work at the front desk, greeting families, answering questions, registering guests for programs, and helping visitors find their way around. If you have extensive knowledge of your favorite sport, you may enjoy coaching a sports team. If you are a patient person who enjoys listening and helping others, you could be a wonderful mentor. The YMCA is chock full of a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Volunteering your time is a great way to be involved with your community–even just a few hours during your weekend can make a huge difference. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities or if you would like more information on our apartments in Woodbury, MN.Back to all posts