Volunteer Opportunities at CROSS

Are you looking for something meaningful to do this fall?  Consider volunteering at CROSS, a nonprofit organization providing services to families and individuals in times of need. We have a variety of fun volunteer opportunities. Contact Pat Schwalbe, Director of Volunteers and Community Engagement, for more information. Email Pat@CROSSservices.org or call 763-425-1050.

Warehouse Volunteers
  • General Warehouse: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7-10am or 10-1pm
  • Check Out: Monday & Wednesday from 9am-noon; Tuesdays from noon-3pm
  • Stocking Perishables: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 1-4pm
  • Drivers: Van Box truck driver as needed
Clothes Closet Volunteers

Available shifts include

  • Mondays & Wednesdays from 9-noon or noon-4pm
  • Tuesdays from noon-4pm
  • Fridays from 9-noon or noon-2pm
Meals On Wheels

Route drivers & two volunteers, meal prep AM

Community Engagement Volunteers

Maple Grove Farmers Market Booth Set-Up
One regular volunteer is needed to help with the Maple Grove Farmer's Market booth on Thursday afternoons in September and October. This involves picking up Farmer’s Market booth supplies from CROSS (12915 Weinand Circle, Rogers), and setting up the booth at the Farmer's Market in the parking lot of the Maple Grove Community Center (12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove). This involves a very simple small tent, table, and chairs. Booth must be set up by 2pm each Thursday. (We have another volunteer who comes and tears down the booth and picks up all the food donations every week.)

Girls Night Out 
Four volunteers needed on Thursday, October 10th from 4pm-8pm at The Woods store in Maple Grove (near I-94 and Maple Grove Parkway). CROSS will welcome guests and help direct the parking of cars in their lot.

  • 2 volunteers needed from 3:45-8:00pm - Help with directing of cars to open parking spaces
  • 2 volunteers needed from 3:45-8:00pm - Help with greeting guests

Halloween Family Fun Event
Four volunteers needed on Saturday, October 19th from 1-4pm at Weaver Lake Park (Dunkirk Lane) in Maple Grove. Sponsored by the Maple Grove Community Organization. CROSS will have a booth, staff a game and provide prizes for the children.

  • 2 volunteers needed from 12:45pm-2:30pm (help set up)
  • 2 volunteers needed from 2:30pm-4:15pm (help tear down)

Fall Festival (Trick or Treat)
Saturday, October 26th from 10am-2pm, on the patio outside of 3 Squares Restaurant in downtown Maple Grove. CROSS will have a booth, staff a game with prizes and give out candy.

  • 1 volunteer needed from 9:45am-12:00pm (help set up)
  • 2 volunteers needed from 12:00pm-2:00pm (help tear down)