Volunteering Changes Lives!

Volunteers Matter!DARTS connects helpers with people who need help. You can choose volunteer experiences that help your older neighbors, help school children in your community, or help the DARTS office run smoothly. 

  • Assist an older neighbor with their shopping and errands; visit an older person and provide social connection; help an older homeowner with their outdoor chores; or give a break (respite) to family members caring for an elder loved one.
  • Mentor an elementary school child as a Learning Buddies volunteer for science, math, and reading activities or be a Pen Pal volunteer with a second grader.
  • Provide office support, share your technical expertise, manage a special project, or help with special events.

DARTS offers various volunteer roles for all ages. You can volunteer alone or with friends, volunteer as a family, or volunteer with your community group or business. To learn more, call us at 651.455.1560, send us an email, or fill out the online application form to your left.

Volunteer Portraits

There is never a dull moment when Joan Hoover volunteers at Sky Oaks Elementary! Mrs. Shilling is the science teacher for the entire school and while Joan volunteers on Tuesdays, she has the opportunity to help multiple grades in an array of areas. On one particular afternoon, the 1st grade class became geologists. They looked at and compared all sorts of rocks using magnifying glasses. The 3rd graders reviewed the phases of the moon so they could understand when it is a waxing crescent or a waning gibbous.