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As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Women’s Environmental Institute, relies heavily on our wonderful volunteers and WEI Friends to keep our programs functioning at their best.  Below are some of the areas where we can use volunteers.

Sign up below to be on the ACTIVE WEI Volunteer List. We would love to keep you in the know of our organization’s  upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Questions about volunteering, contact susanne@w-e-i.or


VOLUNTEERS:   Ways You Can Help

Please contact susanne@w-e-i.org to sign up for volunteer shifts or for more information. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email with further details on where to check in and park, what to wear, what to bring, etc. Please always sign up in advance for volunteer shifts, we need to know your coming so we can prepare work for you. We look forward to seeing you!

*Feel free to sign up for one shift at a time or sign up for a regular schedule for some of our ongoing opportunities.
*Keep in mind that many of our volunteer activities are dependent on the weather, so all schedules are subject to change–we will keep you posted!

Here is a full listing of specific volunteer opportunities.Thank you for offering your time and energy to the WEI!


Help greet customers, sell produce and promote the WEI at The Mill City Farmer’s Market along the Mississippi Riverfront. You’ll help set up and tear down and enjoy a beautiful morning with market-goers. Two volunteers needed each shift.

APRIL DATES: Volunteers needed for the last two Mill City winter markets

(1)Saturday April 8th 

(2) Saturday 22nd
Time: 8:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Winter Markets Located inside the Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

MAY-OCTOBER DATES: Volunteers needed for Saturdays at Mill City Market 
Every Saturday from May through October
Time: 7:00AM-1:30PM
Location: Outdoor Farmer’s Market-Outside Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

WEEKDAY FARMWORK-Amador Hill Farm: Volunteer for a day or half day

Date: Daily shifts, Monday-Friday
Time: 8:00am til 4:00pm
Seedling care, transplanting, field prep other general farm work

Come out and spend a day working on the farm, you’ll learn about seedling care, strawberry and rhubarb plants, brassicas, and heirloom tomatoes to name a few!

RED BALL PARTY: Calling on all volunteers
Date: Sunday April 9th
Up to 20 volunteers needed from 10am til 3pm-working on red ball clean up.Up to 2 volunteers needed from 8am til 4pm helping with set-up, tear-down and general event assistance.
RSVP to Jerry@w-e-i.org 

Date:  Saturday April 22
Time: 9:00 am til we’re done  
We need about 10 volunteers to help get the new trees in the ground, we’ll show you all you need to know and provide a great lunch!
More details here: Apple Planting Day

Saturday April 29th
Time: 10am-2pm
We need about 10 volunteers to help build a new hoop house, we’ll show you what you need to know and provide a great lunch!More details here: Hoop House Construction


If you want to help us work for food, farm, and environmental justice, please sign up today to volunteer. Let us how you would like to help by answering yes or no to our volunteer categories below.
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