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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to The ALS Association. Our programs and services for people living with ALS and their families would not be possible without volunteers. We have a number of volunteer positions available throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Whether you are looking to volunteer one day a year at a special event or weekly for a family affected by ALS, we have something for you. 

2020 Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Needs

Family Assistance Program

Living with ALS makes daily tasks more challenging. The family assistance program matches trained volunteers with families affected by ALS. Volunteers can help with anything a person living with ALS or their family might need assistance with, outside of direct care. By volunteering for a family affected by ALS, you will decrease stress, increase the quality of life for the person living with ALS, and make life a little easier for the whole family.

  • To apply to assist a family affected by ALS, please fill out the volunteer application.

  • If you are a person or family member affected by ALS and would like volunteer assistance, please visit the family assistance program page for information on how to submit your request.

Special Events

Special events raise funds and awareness of ALS. They empower people living with ALS, their family and friends, and the community to fight back against a disease that often leaves many feeling powerless. The money raised supports ALS research and helps fund the equipment and services The ALS Association provides free of charge to people living with ALS and their families.

Office Assistance

Volunteers assist The ALS Association’s staff in our St. Paul office. We have ongoing and on-call positions available. Ongoing volunteers assist the care services, development, and operations teams on a regular basis. On-call volunteers help prepare for special events, do administrative tasks, and work on time-limited projects.

  • To apply for an ongoing office position, please fill out the volunteer application.

  • To be added to the list of on-call office volunteers, please contact Terry Lynn Eggert, Office Manager, at 888-672-0484 or

Other Opportunities

We are not limited by the volunteer opportunities outlined above.  If you have an idea for a volunteer project or position that would further our mission, please fill out the volunteer proposal form.


If you have any questions about volunteering, the volunteer positions available, or the application process, please call 888-672-0484 or email