VOLUNTEER NEWS – updated 6/15/20

Arc’s Value Village stores are now open! However, our volunteer shifts remain closed at this time. Over the upcoming weeks, as our teams adjust to new store operations and protocol, we are beginning to evaluate and assess our volunteer needs and prepare for welcoming volunteers back. Part of that process will involve assessing volunteer capacity and the number of openings we will be able to safely offer per shift, in order to comply with building occupancy limits as ordered by the governor. Once we are able, we will begin to slowly open up a small number of individual volunteer slots/shifts. All volunteers, staff and guests are required to wear a mask/face covering at all times while at Arc’s Value Village.

We look forward to welcoming volunteers back when it is safe to do so! Please continue to check back for updates.

Thank you for your continued support!


In honor of National Volunteer Week we want to celebrate you, our wonderful volunteers, and shine a light on all of the hard work you do each and every day! The Arc Minnesota is extremely grateful for you and all of our volunteers for the tremendous gift of your time and talents. The support and services we provide to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families would not be possible without YOU!

Thank you for being one of the approximately 12,000 volunteers who contributed 91,336 hours of service at Arc’s Value Village in 2019!

We had hoped to host a volunteer celebration event this spring but due to the COVID-19 situation, we have had to postpone it. Our goal is for an event in the fall where we can celebrate you and all that we are able to accomplish because of you and the gift of your time! Thank you! Stay well! #NVW

Village Rewards Volunteer Events

Volunteer with us to earn Village Rewards points! Get 1,000 points for completing a shift on select dates–get 2,000 if you bring a friend! Volunteers needed to help on these upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, March 19 – CANCELLED
  • Thursday, April 16 – CANCELLED

Click the blue “Click Here To Sign Up” box below, find the events listed on the calendar and sign up.

Contact Molly L at (952) 920-0855 or volunteernow@arcminnesota.org if you have questions or need help getting signed up.

St. Paul store closed:

Arc’s Value Village St. Paul is closed as of October 13, 2019.

It’s easy and fun to volunteer at Arc’s Value Village! More than 15,000 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.


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