Current Volunteer Opportunities

FIND THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU!

Greater Mankato Area United Way offers a variety of volunteer opportunities year-round. We host various United Way events and projects.
Check out the Community Engagement Calendar for a year-glance of our opportunities.

United Way RibFest Volunteers

Volunteer for United Way at Mankato’s annual RibFest August 5-8 at Vetter Stone Amphitheater! We are seeking helpers to staff our donations table and more. Volunteers will receive a white Live United t-shirt to wear. Please dress comfortably and for the weather.

August 5 - 8

Time

Thursday, August 5:
5 - 8:15 pm (Shift 1)
7:45 - 11 pm (Shift 2)

Friday, August 6: 
5 - 8:15 pm (Shift 1)
7:45 - 11 pm (Shift 2)

Saturday, August 7: 
11:45 am – 3:00 pm (Shift 1)
2:45 – 6:00 pm (Shift 2)
5:45 – 8:45 pm (Shift 3)
8:30 – 11:30 pm (Shift 4)

Sunday, August 8: 
12 - 2 pm 

Location

Vetterstone Amphitheater at Riverfront Park
310 W Rock St Mankato, MN 56001

Volunteer

Books for Kids

We are seeking volunteers to help with labeling/stamping envelopes, sticker Capstone books, and putting books/newsletters into the envelopes to be mailed to 4,000 kids in the region per shipment.

August 10 - 11

Time

Tuesday, August 10: 11 am - 1 pm & 1 - 3 pm 

Wednesday, August 11: 9 - 12 pm

Location

Fire Station #2,1825 Howard Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

Volunteer

Feel free to reach out on how we can accommodate you or your group. Contact Rosi at RosiB@MankatoUnitedWay.org or call 507-345-4551 if you have a group of 3+ that would like to volunteer after 5 pm.

Scoops for a Cause

Saturday, August 21, 2021

11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Scoops, 105 E Main St, Elysian, MN 56028

Join us for a day at Scoops in Elysian on August 21 to benefit United Way programs! Volunteers will help as greeters, cashiers, ice cream servers, hot-dog makers, and more.

Shifts include:

  • Greeters & Hots Dogs

  • Hard Serve & Clean Up

  • Shakes & Sundaes

  • Soft Serve & Check Out

Volunteer

Human Foosball

Saturday, September 11, 2021

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

500 Block of South Front Street, Mankato

Get ready for the ultimate competition! United Way's Human Foosball Tournament returns to South Front Street in Mankato Saturday, September 11, and we're looking for volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Teams will be competing for foosball glory on specially designed courts.

Shifts include:

  • Upload/Set up Foosball Courts

  • Court Referee

  • Court Assistants

  • Court Tear Down

Volunteer

Books for Kids

We are seeking volunteers to help with labeling/stamping envelopes, sticker Capstone books, and putting books/newsletters into the envelopes to be mailed to 4,000 kids in the region per shipment.

September 21 - 22

Time

Tuesday, September 21: 11 am - 1 pm & 1 - 3 pm

Wednesday, September 22: 9 am - 12 pm

Location

Fire Station #2,1825 Howard Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

Volunteer

Feel free to reach out on how we can accommodate you or your group. Contact Rosi at RosiB@MankatoUnitedWay.org or call 507-345-4551 if you have a group of 3+ that would like to volunteer after 5 pm.

Books for Kids

We are seeking volunteers to help with labeling/stamping envelopes, sticker Capstone books, and putting books/newsletters into the envelopes to be mailed to 4,000 kids in the region per shipment.

November 9 - 10

Time

Tuesday, November 9: 11 am - 1 pm & 1 - 3 pm

Wednesday, November 10: 9 am - 12 pm

Location

Fire Station #2,1825 Howard Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

Volunteer

Feel free to reach out on how we can accommodate you or your group. Contact Rosi at RosiB@MankatoUnitedWay.org or call 507-345-4551 if you have a group of 3+ that would like to volunteer after 5 pm.

Contact us if you are interesting in volunteering for a fundraising opportunity benefiting Greater Mankato Area United Way!

Through a partnership with Associated Finishing in Mankato, we are looking for volunteers ages 16+ to help with four-step, piece-work assembly process at Associated Finishing’s warehouse space (601 Mathews St. Mankato).

For every piece volunteers complete, Associated Finishing will donate to Greater Mankato Area United Way!

  • No skill needed—volunteers will each attach a piece to make the finished part!
  • Minimum of 5 per group with a maximum of 12per group.
  • Days and times are flexible.
  • Must be 16 or older to volunteer.

See the process demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx17oO-8xHI

COVID-19 precautions will be in place, including masks and distancing.

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