Halloween Volunteer Event – A Celebration of Sorts!

Join The Arc Greater Twin Cities and Greater Twin Cities United Way for a ghoulish good time at the 14th annual A Celebration of Sorts on Thursday, September 14 from 9:00am-9:00pm at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! This year we’ll be back in the Dairy Building, appropriately located across from the haunted house! Volunteers will unpack, sort and tag over 100,000 donated Halloween costumes, clothing and accessories in preparation for the opening of Arc’s Value Village Halloween Boo-tique™. A Celebration of Sorts is a fun and energized volunteer event complete with music, prizes and great photo opps! This is a great opportunity for both small and large groups. Volunteers must be at least high school age.

Available volunteer shifts: 9am-12pm, 1-4pm (full) & 6:30-9pm (full). Visit our Online Volunteer Calendar to sign up yourself or your group! Click the “Click Here to Sign Up” button below to access the volunteer calendar. In the calendar view, you will find “A CELEBRATION OF SORTS!” listed on Thursday, September 14 in bright purple.

New this year—volunteers at A Celebration of Sorts will have the opportunity to purchase up to 3 items found during their volunteer shift! Purchases can be made at the end of the shift using a credit card (no cash or checks). Although this is not a shopping event, we recognize that volunteers, while working, may come across something they’d love to buy. Therefore we want to extend this opportunity to show our appreciation for volunteers giving their time!

Questions or trouble signing up online? Contact Molly L or Tisha at (952) 920-0855 or volunteernow@arcgreatertwincities.org.

Summer Village Rewards Volunteer Events

Join us this summer for one or all of our Village Rewards Volunteer events planned for Wednesday, June 14, Thursday, July 27 and Tuesday, August 22!  Village Rewards members earn 1,000 points for volunteering and can earn 2,000 if they bring a friend!  Not familiar with our Village Rewards program? Members earn points for shopping, donating and special Rewards-designated volunteer events throughout the year.  Not a member?  You can still join us for a volunteer event and earn points by joining the Rewards program at the end of the volunteer shift.  Volunteer at any location on June 14, July 27 and August 22 from 9am-12pm, 1-4pm or 6-8:30pm.  Volunteers will help unpack, sort & tag donations and stock our sales floor!  To register, click the “Click Here to Sign Up” button below.

It’s easy and fun to volunteer at Arc’s Value Village! More than 12,000 people volunteer with us every year. We have the following shifts available for individuals or groups:

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm, 1-4pm, 4-6pm, 6-8pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: *10am-12pm, 1-4pm, 4-6pm

*New shift start time as of 2/4/17

LARGE GROUPS: If you have a group of 40+, please contact the Arc’s Value Village Volunteer department at (952) 920-0855. Groups of 40+ can usually be accommodated but must be booked through a volunteer manager.

Help us sort, organize and get items ready for sale. You’ll be unpacking donations; hanging and tagging clothes; putting price stickers on books, dishes and other hard goods; testing small appliances to make sure they work, and more.

Click Here To Sign Up on the Volunteer Calendar

Volunteering with us is fun!

We welcome:

  • Individuals
  • Church, community or service groups
  • Businesses and corporate groups
  • Youth who need to fulfill school or church volunteer requirements

Bring your friends – or make new friends!

Fun and Flexible

We’re open 7 days a week and we need your help.  Many shifts and opportunities are available.  You’ll have our sincere thanks – and the thanks of thousands of people with developmental disabilities and their families who depend on the programs you’ll help support.

Giving back to your community has never been so easy and enjoyable! We have volunteers who give us 100 hours a year, and others who give us 5. We’re thankful for every single one of them.

Our valued volunteers truly are the hands and hearts of Arc’s Value Village. So come “boogie in the backroom” or “samba on the sales floor” with us!

Signing up to volunteer is now easier than ever. Click the link above to visit our Volunteer Calendar, see opportunities and sign up for a shift. Call the volunteer manager with questions: (952) 920-0855.

Congratulations to Markell Hapka, Arc’s Value Village Volunteer of the Year!  Thank you, Markell, for being the wonderful “book lady” at our Brooklyn Center store!


If you have any questions about getting started, please contact us. Volunteering Questionsb