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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. 

2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Needs

Special Events

Special events raise awareness about ALS and the money raised helps fund ALS research and the programs and services The ALS Association offers free of charge to people living with ALS and their families.  You can help with special events by volunteering at an event or by joining a planning committee.

Office Assistance

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

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.

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 contact Laura Winterstein, volunteer coordinator, at 888-672-0484 or