Though volunteering has looked different lately, volunteerism has not slowed.

United Way of Dodge County helps bring our community volunteers together to help with our greatest needs. It is a great way for families, service groups, businesses. churches, or anyone looking to benefit from getting involved locally to help drive change.

Check out current Dodge County volunteer opportunities below:


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota

They create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth in Dodge County. They have are approximately 300 kids on the waiting list that need a “Big” mentor. “Bigs” take their little two times a month on an outing or to your house to make cookies or for ice cream, just small get-togethers. You must be at least 18 years old and commit for one year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters also are in need of School Site volunteers which entails you having lunch once a week with your “little” for 30 minutes. This is a two-year commitment.


Exchange Club Center for Family Unity

Exchange Club helps educate and support families in the prevention of child abuse. Here are a couple of volunteer opportunities:

  • In-Home Parents & Mental Health Mentor –  Have parenting experience? Help families in need through in-home mentoring. This is a one to two-year commitment.
  • Parent Circle Mentor – Parenting circle groups offer a safe space where parents and caregivers can find support as they share the challenges and successes of raising children. Volunteers will complete one day of training and conduct a parent circle for an hour every month.


Faith in Action

Faith in Action serves people in Dodge County who are 60 years or older or people who are recovering from a short-term disability. Its mission is to enable seniors to stay in the home environment of their choice for as long as possible. They need volunteers to complete housekeeping tasks, transportation, outdoor chores, etc. There is no hour requirement, just as much time as you have to help.


Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles provides advanced dental care and preventive dental services for uninsured and underserved children in Dodge County. Shannon Kruckeberg, RDO, needs help once or twice a year to assist her with taking notes on what she finds, dental needs, etc.



Infants Remembered In Silence, Inc. (IRIS) offers services to parents who will experience or have experienced the death of a child. They need volunteers to knit and crochet blankets, prayer shawls, caps, etc.

Do any of these volunteer opportunities connect with your talents? Click here to email us about which organization you would like to volunteer for and we will match you.

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