Skip to main content

Take Action


Become a Volunteer in Action

Volunteering is a great way to make difference in your community by donating your time and talents. When you volunteer with Community Action, you are taking action to work with your neighbors to overcome the effects of poverty on people's lives.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and see below for current opportunities!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • As a Tax Clinic volunteer at our IRS-certified VITA site, you will work with individuals and families by preparing their tax returns using tax software. You will serve as a trusted resource to ensure families file correctly and receive the support and resources they need to file their taxes this winter season. We will coach and train you to make sure you’re successful and feel confident to make an impact as a volunteer!

    You will also become certified in IRS Tax Law through online training. If you are interested in this position but don’t want to take the training, you can still apply and make a difference by helping families navigate technology during clinic times.

  • Join our Energy Conservation department as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Home Energy Corps initiative this year! This position differs from a traditional volunteer opportunity and offers hands-on experience in the energy industry. Hear from AmeriCorps themselves about this position: "As a Home Energy member, you’ll provide education and services to decrease household energy costs, encourage energy efficiency, and promote the use of solar energy. With great training and opportunities to shadow technicians, we’ll prepare you to connect with homeowners and renters to help them make decisions about energy assistance programs and energy-saving materials." Want to know more?

    Click "Home Energy Corps Volunteer" above to access the application. Email or call 866-859-2825 for more information on how you can join our Home Energy Corps team!

  • Join our Battle Creek Head Start as an Early Learning Corps tutor this fall in St. Paul! This position differs from a traditional volunteer opportunity and offers hands-on experience in Early Childhood. Our Early Learning Corps members work closely with Head Start teachers, offering vital support and resources to the families and children we serve. Hear from AmeriCorps about this position: "Thousands of kids need extra help building a strong foundation in early literacy and numeracy skills before Kindergarten. Take action as an Early Learning Tutor and help kids emerge stronger and ready for school. As an Early Learning Tutor, you’ll spend your days helping kids ages 3-5 to talk, read, write, sing, and play in order to develop early literacy and math skills. Working closely with a teacher in a classroom, you’ll enhance daily activities and help our youngest learners build both skills and confidence."

    Click the title above to access a direct application. Email or call 866-859-2825 for more information on how you can join our Early Learning Corps team at Head Start!

  • Are you part of a group looking to invest in your community’s housing efforts? Community Action rents out 7 units per year to families living in Ramsey and Washington counties under 60% of the area median income. Community Action's Affordable Housing program is seeking a dedicated group of 5-15 volunteers to clean up a community property to prepare a North St. Paul house for renting to a family in need this Winter! Email if you think your group is a fit.

COVID-19 Regulations

At Community Action, we deeply value our volunteers. We are committed to the safety and well-being of our communities. The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, and we are taking the appropriate precautions based on the information from the Minnesota Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and thank you for your cooperation. More information on vaccination requirements for volunteers and interns in Community Action's Head Start will be available soon.


You can also contact our Coordinator of Volunteerism & Internships at

For more information visit our FAQ page:

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


© 2023 Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties

Powered by Firespring