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.

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DARTS is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. Read more about Service Enterprise here.

Volunteer Portraits

It has been 20 years since Betty Bernardy began volunteering at DARTS. For her, that means providing respite care – spending time with an elderly family member so the caregiver can feel comfortable leaving the home for four hours at a time once a week.