Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches


The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC), with its family of programs, has a wide variety of volunteer possibilities available to individuals and groups, including families, friends, youth/school groups, civic organizations, businesses and congregations. Download a general volunteer brochure, or contact a specific staff member below.

Help low-income seniors continue to live independently by providing housekeeping, minor home repairs and outdoor chore services, such as mowing, raking and snow removal. For more information, contact: Molly Chandler 612-276-1579.

Horizons Unlimited
Help stock shelves and unload food shipments for a Minneapolis food shelf that serves urban American Indians. The food shelf also distributes clothing, holiday meals and toys for children at Christmas. For more information, contact: Maren Hardy at 612-279-6343.

Kinship of Greater Minneapolis
Help mentor children, ages 5 to 15, who are in need of additional support to realize their full potential. For more information, contact: Gennae Falconer at 612-588-4729.

Metro Paint-A-Thon
Help low-income seniors and disabled homeowners live independently by painting their homes during the first weekend of August each year. For more information, contact: Molly Chandler at 612-276-1579.

Minnesota FoodShare
Help ensure that hardworking yet hungry Minnesota families have access to their most basic need by organizing and participating in food and cash drives during the March Campaign.  For more information, contact: Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer at 612-276-1530.

Youth Leadership Development Program
Help American Indian youth from 7-17 years old with reading, math and homework.  For more information, contact: Chiffon Potter at 612-279-6371.

Urban Immersion Service Retreats
Unique to this program, volunteer opportunities are part of fee-based weekend, half-week and week-long retreats. Practical instruction about urban poverty is paired with volunteering at Twin Cities social service organizations. For more information, contact: Gennae Falconer at 612-276-1564.

A program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches