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

Amy Larson believes in “giving back” to the community. Whether it’s organizing 150 youth hockey players for a volunteer activity – or rallying her own family to assist a woman who lives alone, she tackles each task with a strong sense of pride and commitment. “I just think it’s important to be a part of the community and do what you can to improve it,” says Amy, who works as a client representative at Blue Cross-Blue Shield. “We get caught up in our own lives and don’t consider what we can do for someone else. Two hours of my time might mean a great deal to another individual.”