Frequently asked questions

What do I need to do to become a Courage Kenny volunteer?

  •  Be at least 16 years old for most assignments
  • Agree to a background check
  • Complete new volunteer orientation
  • Schedule a placement interview (required for some assignments)
  • Complete training(s) specific to the assignment
  • Provide proof of completed first series of COVID-19 and an annual influenza vaccine (or request and be approved for a religious or medical exemption by Allina Health)
  • First step is to complete a Volunteer Application HERE

Types of volunteer opportunities

Opportunities range from occupational and physical therapy and aquatics and fitness, to support groups and adaptive sports and recreation.  

Special events   

Short-term projects and one-time volunteer experiences such as adaptive sport tournaments, and fundraising galas and celebrations are also offered. If you or an organization you represent are interested, contact to be added to our special events email list.

 CKRI volunteers on a golf course 

How much time is required to volunteer?

Your time commitment will vary. Some assignments are seasonal, while others are year-round. In general, we expect a minimum commitment of 2-4 hours weekly for at least three months. We also offer opportunities for placement into ongoing, long-term assignments.  

What are the benefits of being a volunteer?

  • Skill building and training opportunities
  • Personal and professional networking
  • Free parking at site of volunteer assignment
  • Formal and informal recognition
  • Be a part of a passionate community
  • Flexible schedules and more
  • Making new contacts and building new friendships
  • Bring fun and fulfillment to your life

For more information contact:

Minneapolis/St. Paul metro, 612-775-2728

CKRI volunteer and patient