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

Mary Towey didn’t fully retire from her expansive career as an occupational therapist until last year when she was 83, but this bright, energetic “senior citizen” continues to stay active as a DARTS volunteer.

“I’ve been volunteering in different capacities for many, many years, starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital when I was in the 8th grade,” Mary remembers. “I would tell anyone who is considering volunteering that you will get a lot more out of it than you will give.”