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Service is at the heart of everything we do at Rise. Volunteers play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission and enhance the lives of the people we serve.

In 2020, Rise was grateful to have 130 volunteers who gave close to 4,900 hours of their time and expertise to the people we serve. We had 39 groups of volunteers and 31 individual volunteers, plus 23 interns, who worked more than 4,000 hours on a wide range of special events, one-time, and repeat projects. Thank you volunteers for all that you do to support Rise!

There are many ways you can give your time and talents to help us further the important work we do. What are you interested in assisting us with?

Read more about how volunteers find ways to support Rise.

Volunteer Requirements

  • You must be at least 16 years of age. If you are under 16 and would like to get involved, you will need to have a parent or guardian with you at all times while volunteering.
  • You must clear a background check prior to service.
  • Depending on your assignment, you may be required to complete specific web-based training prior to your first shift. This can be done from home and at your own pace.

Application Process

Complete the online application here.

  • Once the application has been completed, Rise’s volunteer coordinator will reach out to you with next steps.

Opportunities to Get Involved

For a list of current volunteer opportunities, visit our VolunteerMatch profile here.

Individual Opportunities

Examples include:

  • Mock interviewer
  • Art Speaks assistant
  • Activity leader
  • Financial literacy coach

One-Time Opportunities

Rise has several events and activities throughout the year that provide an excellent opportunity to get involved without a large time commitment.

Example include:

  • Servers at events

Group Opportunities

Examples include:

  • Building beautification projects (i.e. gardening or painting rooms)
  • Large art projects with our Art Speaks program

Off-Site Opportunities

Examples include:

  • Special events
  • Gathering supplies to put together kits for people we serve

Read more about why our volunteers love to give their time to Rise.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, email our volunteer department (volunteer@rise.org) or call 763-792-2454.