Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Give your time to CEAP and make an impact in your community!  CEAP continues to rely on a core base of volunteers who give their time on a weekly or monthly basis through our daily programs and services.  If you’re considering this option, we are excited to talk more with you about what volunteer options currently exist and what future volunteer options could be dreamed up based on your interests and expertise.  Individuals ready to make an ongoing volunteer commitment are encouraged to attend one of our weekly sessions for more information:

CEAP Tour & Volunteer Overview Session:

Recommended for individuals who want to learn more about CEAP or who would like to make a weekly or monthly volunteer commitment in one of the following programs: Food Market, Turning Leaf Thrift Store, Meals on Wheels.  Sessions will provide an overview of CEAP, our programs, volunteer opportunities and expectations as well as time to answer any questions you might have about the volunteer experience.

Sessions last 45-60 minutes and take place at CEAP, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429.

  • Sign up for a session at this LINK.
  • Please fill out CEAP’s Online Volunteer Interest Form prior to attending a session.
  • If the dates and times listed don’t work for you, an individual session can be scheduled. Email or call 763-450-3679 to schedule a time with CEAP’s Volunteer Manager.


Key Areas for Ongoing Volunteering:

Food Market – Volunteers in our Food Market (the name we use for our food shelf) are critical to welcome our neighbors in with generosity and abundance.  Volunteer shifts are typically 2.5-3.5 hours and could be: welcoming shoppers into the Food Market to start shopping; providing customer service to shoppers; sorting food donations and stocking the shelves to ensure that options are plentiful for shoppers.  Depending on the role, Food Market shifts tend to require consistent standing as well as regular lifting of 15-30 pounds.


Turning Leaf Thrift Store – Volunteers in the Thrift Store ensure that Turning Leaf provides a high quality of service to the community both in the level of customer service to shoppers as well as the variety and value of the items available.  Volunteer shifts are typically 3.5 hours and could be: evaluating and tagging clothing donations; hanging clothing and organizing the racks; checking out shoppers when they are done.


Meals on Wheels – Volunteers with CEAP Meals on Wheels provide a friendly smile and conversation while delivering a lunch meal to a neighbor.  Volunteer shifts are typically 1-1.5 hours and include picking up meals at CEAP’s location and then delivering them to 5-8 homes within the Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Camden neighborhood (Mpls) communities. Meals on Wheels drivers do drive their own vehicle for their routes.