Anyone can contribute to CMHFH and we welcome volunteers of all ages. However, in accordinance with Federal Labor Laws there are limitations to what activites volunteers under the age of 18 can participate in.
16+ Years of Age
14-15 Years of Age
- Can participate in construction but may not perform hazardous activities (this includes power tools, motorized vehicles, demolition, roofing, excavation, or working at heights of six feet or more)
14 Years of Age and Younger
- Cannot volunteer on construction sites while construction is taking place
Can help with clean up, landscaping, or painting on construction sites
Can help with lawn mowing, shoveling, or cleaning
*Anyone under the age of 13 is not allowed on on construction sites
Help with baking
Bike in the Habitat 500
Host a fundraiser
*All youth require supervision at a 2 to 1 ratio
To read more about these policies you can visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s website.
Ways to Get Youth Involved
A simple and great way to get youth involved is through fundraising and advocating. Volunteers in the past have ran lemonade stand fundraisers, challenged their school to penny wars, or helped us deliver flyers to local neighborhoods.
If you want to get your family, classroom, youth group, or club involved with CMHFH please contact our Volunteer Manager (320-248-8256) for more ideas!