Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

COVID-19 Volunteer Program update

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.

Volunteers are assisting in the packing of CEAP Essentials, sorting food rescue, and providing curbside grocery service to participants. We’ve taken extra measures to ensure the wellness and safety of our volunteers, which is our top priority at CEAP. CEAP has increased our sanitation measures, and are requiring all staff and volunteers to wear a mask (provided if you do not have one), wash hands hourly, and maintain social distancing.

If you are interested in volunteering at CEAP, we are currently looking for volunteers for specific days and times! Here are our current volunteer opportunities:

Grocery packing: Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 12:00pm and 12:00-3:30pm.

Curbside grocery pick-up: Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 12:00pm and 12:00-3:30pm.

Food receiving/sorting: Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 12:00pm and 12:00-3:30pm.

Please indicate your interest by sending an email to or call our Volunteer Coordinator at 763-450-3679. We hope to hear from you!


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. Due to COVID-19, roles now include packing CEAP Essentials, sorting food, and curbside pick-up volunteer positions. Shifts are available Mon-Thurs. in the mornings and afternoons. Contact or 763-450-3679 if you are interested.


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. Due to COVID-19, the Thrift Store is closed until further notice.


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.