Opportunities to Get Involved at Project Legacy


If you’ve wanted to get involved at Project Legacy — the time is now. As the summer is gearing up, we have a number of open volunteer opportunities for you to give your time, talents and gifts to the youth of Project Legacy.

So, whether you’re looking for a volunteer role, a way to contribute once in a while, or a formal spot on a committee or board of directors, read on to find the opportunity best suited for you.

We can’t wait to meet you and work with you in the life-changing work of Project Legacy.

Volunteers Operation Nourish
Operation Nourish volunteers help provide nutritious food to Project Legacy youth. Every other week volunteers self-organize to purchase groceries, write caring notes, and drop them off for sorting and delivery. We are looking for more volunteers to sign up to participate in this program.

Volunteers Operation Comfort Food
Operation Comfort Food helps create a nurturing environment for the Project Legacy healing circle groups. Volunteers prepare and deliver food for group, which is important in providing both the nourishment and community for youth. We are currently seeking volunteers to bring food for Sunday and Thursday circle groups, and Monday night study table groups during the school year. Sign up for a meal delivery slot here! 

Volunteers Operation Encourage
Operation Encourage volunteers provide support to Project Legacy students. Each volunteer is matched with a student and sends monthly care packages during the school year. From September through May, simple notes and small gifts let them know someone is thinking of them. We are currently seeking a second coordinator for this program.

Volunteer Tutors Study Table
Every week, we host Study Table, a program that allows youth the ability to bring homework and study with their peers and tutors. We are looking for a volunteer tutor who can make a commitment to regular attendance on Monday or Tuesday evenings during the school year, either on a weekly or bi-monthly (twice a month) basis.

Co-Facilitators Talking Circle
We are starting new weekly talking circles for adolescents who are in middle school and high school and are looking for co-facilitators who can make a year-long commitment to co-facilitating weekly circles with youth. Experience in group-facilitation, motivational interviewing, trauma and cultural competency preferred; training and education provided.  

Volunteer Coordinator Garden Project
Project Legacy has planted an organic garden for the summer and is looking for a project coordinator. As coordinator, you would recruit adult volunteers to assist with the weeding and care of the garden on a regular basis. You would interact with the youth and teach them gardening skills.

Volunteer Coordinator
The volunteer coordinator is responsible for the recruitment and retention of volunteers across Project Legacy programs. The coordinator will assist in developing and scheduling ongoing continuing education for volunteers on a variety of topics, which would include securing speakers, scheduling classes, working with volunteers, etc.

Food Shelf Coordinator
The volunteer food shelf coordinator would manage the Project Legacy food shelf and supply closet, identifying resources within the community while building awareness of the need for food, resources, educational supplies, etc. The coordinator would manage public awareness opportunities and appeal to supporters to keep the food shelf stocked. This position may include working with churches, service groups, school groups, etc.  

Committee Membership
In addition to our volunteer roles, we are forming two crucial volunteer committees which would meet on a monthly or as-needed basis.  

  • Development/Fundraising Committee: This established committee meets each month and is responsible for fundraising, events, and finding new grant opportunities. Individuals welcome to this committee are those who have grantwriting, event planning, or other nonprofit fundraising experience. In lieu of experience, we’ll gladly welcome committed, passionate people!  
  • Program Development Committee: This new committee will be formalizing the Project Legacy program, including entrance and exit criteria, curriculum and evaluation. Individuals experienced in program or curriculum design, or who have direct service experience are welcome to apply.

Board of Director Opportunities
In addition to our volunteer opportunities, we are seeking to grow our board of directors. We are looking for committed, competent and passionate individuals interested in leading Project Legacy in an exciting time of growth and maturity. Open board positions include:

  • Member, Board of Directors: We are looking for individuals who can introduce us to new networks and increase the size of our programmatic footprint. Ideally, you’re well-connected in the Rochester community and are a proven networker. An interest or passion for fundraising is a plus. Must be willing to attend monthly meetings and be an active participant on the board.

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors: We are looking for a Treasurer to join the Executive Committee on the Board of Directors. Ideally, you’re a CPA with experience in finance, having served on nonprofit boards in the past. Because this role is crucial to the health of the organization, you must be committed and actively engaged with the Executive Director, Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today via the contact form on our website, or you can email kedmonds@projectlegacymn.org or call (507) 322-0010. Just us know what volunteer opportunity you’re most interested in and what volunteer orientation date works best for you:

  • June 27th at 7pm
  • June 30th at 10am
  • July 10th at 7pm

Better yet? Share with friends! We’re building a community, so bring yours with you.

Karen Edmonds