Helping those in need is the aim of the Anoka County RSVP volunteer. In 2022 AC RSVP volunteers completed 51,167 hours serving such local non-profit organizations as: food shelves, delivering meals, providing transportation to medical appointments, companionship, increasing literacy at local libraries and schools. A few specific examples are provided below.
Become a Tax Aide Volunteer
Help senior citizens or low income and disadvantaged citizens in the Anoka County area fill out their income tax, property, or mobile home tax returns. No prior experience necessary. Training is provided. For more information contact Tricia at 763-324-1661.
Consider making a difference by driving seniors and veterans to and from medical appointments.
Invest time with your local food shelf in providing emergency food or clothing to people in need. RSVP volunteers serve at ACBC in Anoka, Salvation Army in Blaine, NACE Inc. in East Bethel and SACA in Columbia Heights.
Become a Companionship Volunteer
RSVP volunteers provide companionship for family caregivers. Volunteers socialize, play cards, games, share a movie or listen to music with the caregiver’s loved one while the caregiver receives respite.
Tutor Adult Learners
Share your love of reading and skill-building with others at Metro North Adult Basic Education. Tutors receive training to work with adults needing help with basic reading and English as a Second Language.
Volunteers are needed in the following areas: front desk, reception, food pick up, and special projects as needed.
Indoors & Outdoors
Local nature centers seek volunteers to assist with special events, program set-ups, newsletters and office tasks.
Volunteer From Home
Volunteer to take grocery orders for clients and enter them online. Computer needed. Training provided.
Become an Anoka County Ambassador!
Anoka County Courthouse Ambassadors serve as the first point of contact. The volunteer directs the flow of traffic during high volume court calendars. The ambassador may assist in transcribing responses to court forms for litigants that are unable to write in English.