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

“Keeping busy in life” is Thelma Jackson’s motto; she’s a veteran DARTS’ supporter and volunteer. She's been connected with DARTS for over 30 years.  At 95 years young, Thelma keeps herself busy with her hobbies and volunteer visiting! That’s right, each week Thelma visits Phoebe, a DARTS service user. Two years ago, Thelma was matched with Phoebe, who spends much of her time in her home because of declining health.