A Guiding Star to Navigate Autism, Mental Health and Special Needs at Every Stage of Life

Be a hero to people with special needs in your community. Volunteer today.

Want to help people with special needs? Sign up to be a volunteer at Fraser. Each year, we serve 11,000 children, adults and families with special needs. Volunteers use their time, energy and passion to help these individuals work toward their goals.

We can help you find the best fit or tailor a project to your needs. We have ongoing opportunities for volunteers who want to make a long-term commitment. Check out this Star Tribune article about our longtime volunteers, Jeff and Shari Hegna. Fraser also offers one-time opportunities, which might be a great fit for your business or organization.

For our ongoing volunteer positions, please complete our volunteer application.

Ongoing Volunteer Programs

Activities Volunteer

Play games, watch a movie, coordinate a craft project or come up with another fun activity! Activities volunteers can share something they love with a community of adults with special needs and foster new friendships along the way. These opportunities are available at our Fraser Independent Living apartments in Richfield, Bloomington, Minnetonka, Hopkins and Apple Valley.

Be A Buddy

As a buddy, you become a trusted friend to an adult with special needs living in one of our Independent Living apartments. You and your buddy participate in fun activities together and create memories that last a lifetime! This opportunity is available at our Fraser Independent Living locations in Richfield, Bloomington, Minnetonka, Hopkins and Apple Valley.

Fraser School Classroom

Explore the power of imagination with young learners! Under the guidance of our experienced staff, you’ll work with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old in Fraser School’s ® inclusive learning environment. Volunteers assist with activities that integrate imagination into learning. This opportunity is available at Fraser Richfield.

Fraser School is not currently accepting new volunteers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list to be contacted when we are accepting volunteers again, please email volunteer@fraser.org.

Library Volunteer

As a volunteer librarian, you help curate the books that will be read by hundreds of children at Fraser School. This opportunity is available at Fraser Richfield.

One-time Volunteer Opportunities

Corporate and Group Projects

Time to break out of the office routine? Rally your team together for a volunteer project that helps community members with autism, mental health challenges and special needs. Your business or organization can volunteer at Fraser, or we can put together a project for your office. Projects are hands-on, fun and rewarding!

Special Events

Fraser hosts special events throughout the year. Each event needs volunteers to help contribute to its success. You can volunteer as a group or an individual. Please visit our events page to explore opportunities.

If you are interested in a one-time volunteer project, please fill out our One-time Volunteer Opportunity application.

Have questions or need more information about volunteer opportunities?
Contact us at volunteer@fraser.org or 612-767-7206.