Want to know what volunteering at YouthLink is like? Hear what Ronda, one of our clothing closet volunteers, has to say:

Volunteering at Youthlink is both rewarding and humbling. Helping a client find a cute work outfit, a coat to keep them warm or a vintage pair of jeans means that the staff can focus on meeting other needs. That alone is satisfying but there’s so much more. It’s a privilege to spend time with young people who are overcoming challenges on a daily basis. If one thing I can offer lightens the burden in even the smallest way then that’s an evening well spent. The youth offer humor, perseverance and courage when they take advantage of the services at Youthlink and I’m grateful to be a part of the process.” – Ronda

Please note that we require all volunteers interacting with youth to be 21 years of age or older.

Looking for more info on our volunteer program? Check out our FAQ document below for basic policy information and opportunities.

YouthLink Volunteer Process 2014

YouthLink Volunteer Program FAQs


To learn more about our orientation process and to be added to our contact list for future volunteer orientations, please call or email Jelena Song at 612-252-1280 or song@youthlinkmn.org.


Open volunteer roles include:



Are you part of a group that would like to volunteer together?  YouthLink  has some group opportunities available!

If you’re interested, contact Jelena Song via email at song@youthlinkmn.org or call 612-252-1280.

Do you have a specific skill or talent that you think would be a good volunteer opportunity? Contact us so we can talk about your idea!