Get Involved

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in right in your backyard? Join a DMNA committee or check out a number of other great volunteer opportunities with our fantastic Downtown partners.

Opportunities for Involvement with The DMNA

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Join the Land Use CommitteeThe Land Use Advisory Committee reviews key land use issues and development projects to provide strategic and technical guidance to the DMNA. Contact or visit the Land Use Committee page for more information.

Become a Residence Liaison: The DMNA strives to provide residents with information about opportunities to influence key issues downtown.  We seek residents who can help distribute information among their own network of neighbors. Contact for more information.

Attend Monthly Board Meetings: Not sure where to start?  Attend our board meetings on the 3rd Monday of the month. Meeting notifications are posted on this site, our Facebook page and via our e-mail list. Contact for more information.

Run for a Seat on the DMNA Board: DMNA Board Members are elected to two-year terms at the Annual Meeting in October.  Interested in learning more about serving on the Board?  Contact with questions.

Other Fantastic Volunteer Opportunities within Our Neighborhood

Free ArtsFree Arts Minnesota: Promote the healing power of art! Headquartered in Downtown, Free Arts MN connects youth throughout the Twin Cities who have experienced trauma, poverty or mental illness with opportunities for artistic expression and positive mentors. Visit the Free Arts volunteer page to learn how you can get involved.


macphailMacPhail Center for Music:  Share the gift of music instruction! The MacPhail Center for Music  provides students of all backgrounds, abilities and financial need with high quality music instruction. Visit the MacPhail volunteer page for current opportunities.

Mile in My Shoes:Mile in My Shoes FB profile photo Run with your neighbors! Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) aims to foster wellness, empathy and empowerment within individuals and communities by bringing together diverse populations through the power of running. Made up of shelter residents,supportive housing residents and volunteer runners, MiMS meets at 6am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Higher Ground, a Catholic Charities shelter, and Emanuel House, an RS Eden supportive housing community. Contact Claudia at for more information.  Also check out this great article published in the Downtown Journal.

People serving peoplePeople Serving People: Support local families experiencing homelessness! People Serving People provides families experiencing homelessness with emergency housing and services. Volunteers contribute to a range of on-site programs and services designed to address common barriers faced by families experiencing homelessness.  Visit the People Serving People volunteer page for current opportunities.


Minneapolis Public Schools

Webster Elementary School: Help our new neighborhood school get off to a great start! Located across the river from Downtown, Webster Elementary will serve as our neighborhood school at the start of Fall 2015. Volunteers will be needed in various capacities throughout the school day. Contact Claudia at for more information.


 Additional Volunteer Resources

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