Volunteer

Our volunteers truly make a difference in our community by helping their neighbors.
Man volunteering with Meals on Wheels

Learn about enriching OPPORTUNITIES for individuals.

Individual Volunteering

Man volunteering with Meals on Wheels
Women volunteering with senior

Meet our VOLUNTEERS and PROGRAM RECIPIENTS.

Spotlights

Two volunteers loading truck

Set up a time to VOLUNTEER with your group or business.

Group Volunteering

Two volunteers loading truck
Spaghetti sauce at a food shelf

Explore options for GIVING to Keystone’s programming.

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Make a Meaningful Impact

Volunteering with Keystone gives you the opportunity to see your community transformed. We love working with our volunteers to give them roles that fit their interests and work with their schedule. Whether it’s helping distribute food at one of our food shelves or interacting with kids in our enrichment programs, you’ll feel fulfilled serving the community at Keystone.

To become a Keystone volunteer, you must fill out an application and interview with the volunteer coordinator. A criminal background check is also conducted. New volunteers receive an orientation and all volunteers are supervised by Keystone professional staff. You may choose to volunteer as an individual or in a group.

Current Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  • Unload donations, pack food packages, and assist participants at the Midway and Rice Street Food Shelves
  • Sort food donation and pack convenience food packages at our Merriam Park Community Center location
  • Assist in delivering food to neighbors in need via the Foodmobile
  • New grocery delivery program forthcoming in December so express your interest

To learn more about volunteering at Keystone, contact our volunteer staff at 651-797-7725 or volunteer@keystoneservices.org.

Submit Your Volunteer Application

Now Offering the VicNet Volunteer Portal

Are you a current volunteer?

We have an exciting announcement! We’re launching our new VicNet portal this month which will allow volunteers more ease in managing your schedule, filling shifts, and more. We are rolling this out in phases, starting with our Basic Needs programs (food shelves, Foodmobile, etc.), and then will be including other program sites later this year.

Basic Needs Program Volunteers:

Visit Keystone’s VicNet portal, our volunteer self-scheduling platform, to view your volunteer schedule, see open volunteer shifts, or add or drop shifts.

Access VicNet 

Wondering how to use VicNet?

Watch this instructional video for how to use the online portal or read this VicNet Instructional Guide. If you have any questions about how to use VicNet or about your volunteer schedule, call our volunteer office at 651-797-7725.

 

Are you wondering if volunteering is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Keystone has modified our program delivery in all programs to offer services in safe, socially distanced ways. Here are a few examples of things we’re doing differently:

  • Keystone continues to follow COVID-19 safety protocols at all our sites or community distributions which are aligned with recommendations from the MN Department of Health (MDH) for organizations like Keystone who are providing essential services for our community.
  • A health screening questionnaire poster is shown at our food shelves and any staff, participants, or volunteers who cannot answer yes to all of the questions are asked not to participate in our programs.
  • All staff, volunteers, and participants must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. All staff and volunteers must wear gloves when handling food. PPE supplies are available for all volunteers including face masks, face shields (new so ask for one if you haven’t been offered one), gloves and hand sanitizer.
  • We are working hard to maintain the recommended 6ft distancing guidelines recommended by MDH and really appreciate your help with maintaining these guidelines while you volunteer at Keystone.
  • Each site has a specific number of people allowed in each building during each volunteer shift to allow for social distancing when working.
  • Participants are served one at a time, in a socially distanced way. In our Meals on Wheels program, we are delivering meals once per week to limit exposure for everyone.
  • If you have questions about how protocols are being followed or if you have concerns, please reach out to your site coordinator or Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteers are the backbone of Keystone, we simply could not do our work without you and your safety is our #1 concern.

  • Meals on Wheels volunteers