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

When Julie Wilhelmson took a break from her engineering career and became a math tutor at AmeriCorps, she learned that they keep track of volunteer hours. As she looked for a place to volunteer, Julie gave DARTS a call. They connected her with Olive, a 99-year-old St. Paul resident who needed someone to do her grocery shopping.