Do you have a skill or talent to share with Avivo? We are seeking individual and group volunteers for a variety of projects and tasks to support our mission. Volunteer opportunities are flexible and can be shaped to work within your schedule.

Willing to volunteer one-time or on an ongoing basis? Please see our top needs listed below. If you have a skill or talent that you would like to share that is not listed, please complete the interest form.


Individual Volunteering Opportunities

Licensed Hairdresser or Barber

Share your professional skills to make a difference! Avivo is seeking volunteers to provide haircuts to clients across the Twin Cities Metro area. The primary sites of need are in Minneapolis. Must be licensed in MN.

Massage Therapist

Share your professional skills to make a difference! Avivo seeking compassionate, reliable, Massage Therapists with a sincere desire to help improve the quality of our client’s lives. Must provide proof of licensure in MN or training.

Solicit donations

Avivo serves clients across the Twin Cities. We are seeking a team of volunteers to represent Avivo in the community to solicit donations to fill immediate and ongoing donation needs. After training, volunteers of this team can volunteer from a remote location.

Database entry volunteer

Avivo is seeking volunteers to provide data entry of donations into our Raiser’s Edge database. Volunteers should be available to volunteer during regular business hours at our 1900 Chicago Avenue location in Minneapolis. Training will be provided, so experience in Raiser’s Edge is not required.

Clerical Volunteer

Support Avivo’s various clerical needs. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: stuffing envelopes, scanning documents, and assembling packets. No office experience required. Must be available during regular business hours for minimum of 2 hours.


Group Volunteering Opportunities

Day of Service

Gather your coworkers, friends, family members, or neighbors together for a rewarding experience. Past projects have included painting residential recovery apartments, landscaping, and cleaning. We’re now scheduling groups for summer 2022!

Host a Donation Drive

Don’t have time to volunteer? Consider hosting a donation drive! Donation drives are vital to helping secure in-kind donations for the individuals and families served at Avivo. In this role, you will be asked to lead a donation drive within your community (coworkers, friends, family) to collect or purchase items needed as part of kits, or from the wish list, that help participants in Avivo’s programs.

This opportunity is flexible; you can volunteer at a location of your choice and drop off the items at a location near you. We have 12 locations, serving the Twin Cities metro and St. Cloud areas.

Current wishlist needs
Urgent kit needs

Assemble Necessity Kits

Want to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of families or individuals in Avivo’s programs? You can make a difference by assembling and donating urgent needs baskets to meet specific needs. Baskets can range from welcome baskets to move-in kits to basic hygiene items, and all make a tremendous difference in someone’s life. If you’re interested in making a difference, please look carefully over the following options to select a basket or kit that matches your interests.

Learn more about what should be included in a particular basket.


Interested in volunteering? Please fill out this form to learn more and schedule a volunteer project at Avivo:


    Avivo is a certified Service Enterprise organization that leverages volunteers and their skills throughout all levels of the organization, benefiting our volunteers, our employees, and our program participants.