Become a Volunteer and Make a Big Impact!

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Each day we support people with disabilities to live with independence and opportunity. We are dedicated to supporting health in mind, body, and spirit through our organization-wide culture of wellness. Our volunteers play an integral part in the lives of people we support. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups at our 34 homes, our administrative office, and at events.

Making Meals

Care Packages

Making meals


Therese and Mary Jo

Dad and son on Birthday



For volunteer opportunities contact: or 612.805.8648

Addressing COVID-19 Needs

Window painting

– Make face masks
– Assemble freezer meals
– Be a delivery driver to drop off supplies at our homes
– Grocery shopping
– Brighten the day of people we support (who have been sheltering in place since March) by decorating windows, purchasing items for Care Packages of activities

You can really help at a time like this.
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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK PHOTO TO SEE VIDEO about volunteer Laura Bertrand with her friends at the home she’s visited for 10 years. (left to right Carla C., Judy D., Carolyn F., Laura B., Tracy J., and Tiffany M.)

Adopt A Home

Group of young people at LWDS Poppler home

Lakeville Church Youth Group worked hard, had fun, and brought joy to our home at Poppler

  • Projects! Whether you’re an individual or a corporation with a volunteer team, an amateur or a seasoned home improvement professional, we welcome all of you to help maintaining and improving our homes.  We want our 34 homes to be as exceptional as our services.  We can’t do it without your generous help.
  • Get Togethers!  We support a variety of people who love to have celebrations in their homes.  Your group can host a party — nothing fancy, just something simple with activities, games, music, and treats.  It’s terrific when volunteers sign on to celebrate monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly.  Your generous spirit brings treasured camaraderie and happiness to the people we support.
  • Housewarming! You can bring yourself or a whole group to provide priceless assistance with household tasks like grocery shopping, food preparation, cleaning, laundry, and other household “to do” projects.  When you take on these tasks, you free up time for both staff and the people we support to maximize time spent on individual wellness.

“I have loved every moment of volunteering with Living Well Disability Services, and I have absolutely loved getting to know Elaine!” — Sarah G.


Two men enjoy a bike ride outside

Tom and Sean are better together taking a bike ride

Better Together

Spend time in one of our homes where fun people love to have someone to hang out with.  Maybe you’d like to listen to music, play games, make crafts or prepare some fun snacks.  Just a couple hours a few times per month can bring joy and make an invaluable difference in a person’s quality of life.

Wellness Ally

Don’t we all like to spend time in meaningful activities that enhance our feeling of well-being?  When you bring a specific skill as a wellness ally, your unique talents help to decrease stress, improve social skills, and increase confidence in the individuals and groups involved.

Here are just a few examples of what you can bring as a wellness ally:

STARS Meeting

Support Our STARS – Self Advocates

The Living Well Disability Services Self-Advocacy group, STARS, meets in Mendota Heights on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You and your group will have a blast being a part of these get togethers.  We’d love your help in set up, clean up, and general logistics.  These meetings are a part of a very exciting movement supporting independence and the disability rights.