VIA Sites - Where do We Serve?
Volunteers in Action has five different service sites we have worked with for many years, developing relationships throughout the twin cities community. Each site has a different purpose, from playing music at nursing homes to tutoring children. There is sure to be a site to fit your interests! Fill out your online applications through the links below! Questions? Email Camille Mulcahy for more information, and check out the descriptions of our sites below.
MEDS gives students the opportunity to volunteer at either Children’s Hospital or United Hospital in St. Paul or Minneapolis. This fulfilling position gives students the chance to interact and support the hospital staff, patients, and their families during hospital visits. This is a great way for students interested in the healthcare field to get experience in a healthcare setting. It is also a great way to connect with a diverse population of patients as well as making connections with health care providers and volunteers interested in health and service. MEDS volunteers must be willing to commit to serving one three-hour shift per week; however, the scheduling of these shifts is very flexible, and it possible to switch the day of your shift according to your specific schedule! Complete your online application here.
If you have a soft spot for the elderly, this club is a great opportunity to get off campus and make someone’s day. Adopt A Grandparent involves socializing and befriending the elderly at Golden Living Center through conversation and activities. These conversations provide students the chance to build a relationship with the residents on a personal level. We do several activities such as playing bingo, games, and painting nails, with something special for the residents each holiday. Come adopt a grandparent with us! Complete your online application here.
Harmony Crew strives to enhance the lives of people in local hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care centers through music performances and social interactions. Students of all levels of musical ability and experience are invited to share their musical talents, enthusiasm and compassion with our local community. Complete your online application here.
The Jeremiah Program is a non-profit dedicated to empowering single mothers and their families through a two-generational approach, transforming families from poverty to prosperity. Our volunteers will help out with childcare, creating a positive, engaging, and educational environment for children as their mothers pursue a career-track, college education. As a volunteer, you can foster a safe place to learn and grow, as well as create ongoing relationships and experiences. Fill out the application here.
St. Mark’s is a Catholic pre-K through 8th grade school in close proximity to UST. St. Mark’s is committed to small class sizes, personalized attention, and differentiated instruction. This is all clearly seen in just one tour of the school! Volunteering at St. Mark’s gives you a chance to relive your childhood and make an impact in the life of students. Help tutor middle schoolers in math, make connections with the students at lunch or help in a classroom. Volunteers are needed every day. Fill out your online application here.