Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

over 20,000 hours donated

Volunteers are an important part of the Crisis Nursery, treasured by our children and staff.

**Due to COVID-19, the Nursery is limiting the number of people in the building to reduce the potential risk of exposing people to germs. All volunteer shifts are currently suspended and this page will continue to be updated to share when we will be resuming child care volunteer shifts and meal shifts.** 

We have a variety of options with variable time commitments, and we’ll help you find the choice that’s the perfect fit for you!

Take a tour!

General Tour: Interested in learning more about the Nursery or ways to get involved? Join us for an information session. This one hour session includes a tour of the Nursery and an overview of all of our volunteer opportunities. Check out available dates and contact Mara Maus to sign up for a tour.

Cooking Tour: Interested in providing a meal or snack for the children at the Nursery? Come to a one hour information session which includes a tour of the Nursery’s kitchen and dining room, as well as an overview of the cooking options available. Check out available dates and contact Keith Johnson to sign up for a tour.

The Nursery is located at:

4544 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The Nursery is located on two bus routes:
Route 46 (East-West)
Route 11 (North-South)

Cook for Kids + Creative Snack for Kids

Cook for Kids + Creative Snack for Kids are great opportunities for a team of co-workers, friends, or a club to spend a couple of hours giving back to their community. Grab a group of up to 6 people and come to the Nursery to cook and serve a meal or snack to the children in our care.

Cook for Kids

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Creative Snack for Kids

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Child Care

Child care volunteers assist our professional child care staff in delivering direct care for the children who stay at the Nursery. Our child care volunteers are energetic, dependable, and flexible, and are ready to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

Child Care

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Enrichment Activity

Up to three volunteers lead a large muscle movement activity for the children at the Nursery. Activities can include games, sports, music and dance, creative movement, and more.

Enrichment Activity

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Internships or Other Opportunities

Other individual and group opportunities are available, ranging from administrative support to service days. If opportunities are available, they will be listed below. For more information, please email Julie.