Volunteering At Canvas Health

You can play a role in helping someone create the life they deserve and turning their vision into a reality. We invite you to help serve the community in any way that you can. We ask for a passion to help others, reliability and a willingness to learn. We offer orientation, training, support and opportunities for feedback and recognition.

Contributions of time, talent and resources are an integral part of Canvas Health’s ability to meet the mental health and substance abuse needs of our growing community. You can help us continue our work and ensure the health, stability, security and well-being of those in need by volunteering in a variety of ways.

Current volunteer opportunities

Clubhouse Recovery Volunteer
Location: Stillwater, MN
Duration: Ongoing (weekly opportunities)
Interests/Skills: Art, mental health
The Canvas Health Clubhouse Recovery is a gathering place for adults 18 years and older who are in recovery from mental illness. Participants enjoy camaraderie, conversations, explore a new hobby, create art, play cards, cribbage, to hear guest speakers, engage in a group project, and learn about activities which contribute to physical wellness. Volunteers always are welcome to lead classes or simply come and socialize. Classes take place every Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 in Stillwater.

Stomp Out Suicide Fundraiser Volunteer
Location: Can be done anywhere
Duration: May-August 2019
Interest/Skills: Fundraising, Crowdfunding, Suicide Prevention, Running
Enthusiastic volunteers needed to recruit fundraising teams for the Stomp Out Suicide fun run, to be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 in at Goodview Park in Wyoming, MN. We also would welcome Stomp Out Suicide Ambassadors to help promote the event within their community and in their networks through promotional materials and social media.

Stomp Out Suicide 5K Day-Of Volunteer
Location: Goodview Park, Wyoming, MN
Duration:  1 occurrence: Saturday, August 17, 2019 – three shifts available
Interest/Skills: Events, Suicide Prevention, Running, Kid Activities, Mental Health
On-site volunteers are needed for set up, during event, and clean up for the Stomp Out Suicide fun run to be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 in at Goodview Park in Wyoming, MN. Shifts are 6-8 a.m.; 8-12 p.m.; and 12-2 p.m. More info and sign up info available here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45a4af2da0fe3-stomp2

Canvas Health Golf Classic Fundraiser Volunteer
Location: Can be done anywhere
Duration: May-July 2019
Interest/Skills: Fundraising, Mental Health, Golf
Volunteers are needed to recruit teams for the 28th Annual Canvas Health Golf Classic at Dellwood Country Club in Dellwood, MN, on Monday, July 22, 2019. Committee members are also needed to help recruit sponsors for the event, as well as to secure silent auction items.

Canvas Health Golf Classic Day-Of Volunteer
Location: Dellwood County Club, Dellwood, MN
Duration: Monday, July 22, 2019 – 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (shifts available)
Interest/Skills: Fundraising, Mental Health, Golf
Volunteers are needed to work as spotters, greeters, and registration workers at the 28th Annual Canvas Health Golf Classic at Dellwood Country Club in Dellwood, MN, on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Valley Vine & Harvest Throwdown Fundraiser Volunteer
Location: Can be done anywhere
Duration: May-October 2019
Interest/Skills: Fundraising, Mental Health, Food, Wine
The competition is fierce as area chefs prepare “dishes of the decade” to earn guest votes at the Valley Vine & Harvest Throwdown on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at the Lake Elmo Event Center in Lake Elmo, MN. Each mini-entree is expertly paired with fine wine. Committee members (ages 21+) are needed to promote the event, help recruit sponsors and participants, as well as to secure silent auction items.

Valley Vine & Harvest Throwdown Day Of Volunteer
Location: Lake Elmo Inn Event Center, Lake Elmo, MN
Duration: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, 12-8 p.m. (shifts available)
Interest/Skills: Fundraising, Mental Health, Food, Wine
The competition is fierce as area chefs prepare “dishes of the decade” to earn guest votes at the Valley Vine & Harvest Throwdown on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at the Lake Elmo Event Center in Lake Elmo, MN. Each mini-entree is expertly paired with fine wine. Committee members (ages 21+) are needed to help with set up, act as auction spotters, and help with registration and checkout.

Landscape Volunteer Project
Location: Oakdale mental health clinic, Oakdale, MN
Duration: 1 day TBD by volunteers
Interests/Skills: Gardening, landscaping, mental health
Our Oakdale clinic is in need of a landscaping facelift with new bushes, some sod, mulch, and perhaps some potted plants/flowers. This will make our clients feel more welcome when they come to the clinic. We do not have budgeted funds for supplies or person-power to complete this project currently.