United Way of Olmsted County promotes volunteerism in Southeastern Minnesota through our Get Connected online tool. Get Connected is made available to nonprofit agencies in our region to post volunteer opportunities. This tool allows individuals to view these volunteer opportunities. Go to volunteer.uwolmsted.org for more information or call 507-287-1533.


Our 40 Hour Family Mediation Training qualifies volunteer mediators to mediate family issues including parenting time. Training meets Rule 114 requirements. Training will be held from November 11 to November 15, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Cost is $125 for volunteers who commit two years of volunteer service to Mediation & Conflict Solutions. Scholarships are available. Email mcs.director@gmail.com or call 507-285-8400 for more information or to volunteer with Mediation & Conflict Solutions.


We serve over 3,400 families and individuals in need each month and about 40% of those benefiting from our services are children. You will stock and organize shelves, help clients shop, and help at the checkout stand in the food shelf. Two hour shifts are available, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. most weekdays. Email judyarney@channel-one.org or call 507-424-1705 for more information or to volunteer with Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf.


A volunteer is needed to instruct and/or supervise male inmates incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center in the Nation of Islam practices and ceremonies. The volunteer must be a "subject matter expert" in Nation of Islam. However, no instruction of anti-government, anti-religion, or anti-race will be permitted. Email RCH/ReentryAffairsCoordinator@bop.gov or call 507-424-7236 for more information or to volunteer with Federal Medical Center.


We are seeking MN State Licensed Cosmetologists to volunteer within their communities to provide haircuts to our patients living with an advanced illness. Our basic requirements are a 6-month commitment and the ability to provide 2-4 haircuts per month. Orientation and ongoing support and mentorship will be provided. Email jennell.bethea@hcr-manorcare.com or call 507-424-9874 for more information or to volunteer with Heartland Hospice.