For Groups

At our food shelf we make it easier for clients to access healthy foods, while promoting individual choice. People who shop at our certified SuperShelf can choose from a variety of products like fresh produce, deli items, milk, eggs, meat and packaged items. Clients shop for their food, selecting the items that are most appropriate for their needs. If your group enjoys serving our community, we have opportunities to help.

Through our clothing program, clients may select high-quality, like-new clothing at no cost to them. We provide growing kids with clothes that fit, adults with apparel right for their needs, everyone with warm gear for cold weather and the whole family with new socks and underwear. If you enjoy working with clothing and have an eye for current styles, we may have an opportunity for you.

Email volunteer@valleyoutreachmn.org or call 651-430-2739 to schedule your group. 

Opportunities Available

CLEAN THE FOOD SHELF

Help keep our Food Shelf clean and welcoming. Wash shelves, bins and baskets; sweep and wash the floor; clean out coolers, etc. Can be scheduled Tuesday or Thursday between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

CLEAN THE WAREHOUSE

Help keep our warehouse clean and organized. Wash out coolers, move pallets, sweep and wash floors, etc. Can be scheduled Tuesday or Thursday between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

SNACK PACK PACKERS

Pack kid-friendly, nutritious meals, snacks and beverages for elementary students. This is a family-friendly opportunity (ages 8 and up). Usually Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm during the school year.

SORT CLOTHING – PACK THE RACKS

Help sort and inventory the generous donations we receive to ensure items get items to shoppers faster. Group clothing sorts can be scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 1 and 5 pm or Tuesday and Thursday between 11 am and 7 pm.

HOST A FOOD AND FUND DRIVE (OFFSITE)

Collect items for our food shelf and raise funds. This can be done anytime of the year. We welcome non-perishable food, fresh produce, personal care items, baby food diapers and wipes. Contact volunteer@valleyoutreachmn.org for helpful resources to get started. 

HOST A CLOTHING AND FUND DRIVE (OFFSITE)

Collect items for our clothing program and raise funds. This can be done anytime of the year. We welcome new or gently-used clothing and new, in-the-package socks and underwear. Contact volunteer@valleyoutreachmn.org for helpful resources to get started. 

Volunteer Schedule for Groups

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sort Clothing (Groups)
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sort Clothing (Groups)
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sort Clothing (Groups)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Snack Pack Packers (Group)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sort Clothing (Groups)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sort Clothing (Groups)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Snack Pack Packers (Group)
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday

  • Clean Food Shelf or Warehouse (Group)
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Snack Pack Packers (Group)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday

  • Snack Pack Packers (Group)
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sort Clothing (Groups)
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sort Clothing (Groups)
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sort Clothing (Groups)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sort Clothing (Groups)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sort Clothing (Groups)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sort Clothing (Groups)
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
No events available!

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The following volunteer opportunities support Valley Outreach in offsite locations. These are great opportunities for groups with green thumbs. 

  • RCS Giving Garden: Valley Outreach has been the recipient of thousands of pounds of fresh produce from the RCS Giving Garden since 2009. They need help weeding and harvesting their huge garden. Weeding can happen anytime – you just need to meet with Master Gardner Kathy first and she’ll show you what to do. Harvesting includes dropping off whatever you harvest at Valley Outreach right after you harvest! Email Kathy Luoma at kluoma@scoutsft.com to volunteer. The garden is located at Retail Construction Services, 11343 39th Street N., Lake Elmo, MN 55042.
  • Your Own Garden – Plant a row in your own garden and donate the fresh produce you harvest to Valley Outreach.

Youth opportunities are available, some restrictions apply. Review our Youth Guidelines.

Interested in hosting a food, clothing and fund drive? Learn more on out Food Donations page, Clothing Donations page and contact info@valleyoutreachmn.org with questions. 

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