Vulnerable Youth & Adults

Zion’s Core Values for Serving: Food, Shelter, Care for the Vulnerable, and Local & Global Missions

Zion’s Core Values for Serving guide who we are and how God is calling us to respond.
The core value for the vulnerable means we serve those who are in need.

Global Heath Ministries

A group of 8-15 Zion volunteers meet twice each month at the Global Health Ministries Fridley warehouse to process used medical supplies and package them to be sent to Lutheran hospitals and clinics around the world.

Anoka Hennepin School Partnerships

Zion provides backpacks, school supplies, clothing requests and hallway monitoring for two area schools. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the school year, Zion provides space for Y’s Start, an after-school program directed by the YMCA and supported by both Anoka Middle School and Zion Lutheran Church.

Caring Trees

Each December Zion’s Caring Tree displays gift tags indicating specific needs of area organizations. Tags are chosen, items are purchased and then brought back to the Caring Tree for distribution. Last year Zion Caring Trees supported the following organizations: Stepping Stone Emergency Housing, Bridgeview Drop-In Center, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center and Alexandra House.


A quilting group meets one day a month at Zion to assemble and tie quilts that are blessed at a worship service each November before being sent off to ACBC (Anoka County Brotherhood Council), Bundles of Love, Lutheran Social Services, Lutheran World Relief, Marie Sandvik Center, Anoka Metro Treatment Center, Union Gospel Mission and St. Cloud VA.

Quilters - Serving those who are in need

Volunteer Opportunities

The Gathering is Seeking Volunteers

The Gathering at Zion provides family caregivers the opportunity to receive several hours of respite. Our dedicated volunteers provide friendship, social stimulation, and support to persons with memory loss in a safe and enjoyable environment. Volunteers typically...

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Family Promise Volunteers Needed

Zion will next host Family Promise May 27 - June 3, 2018. This county-wide program provides transitional housing for families needing and willing to work on obtaining employment and housing. The families are provided shelter, meals and a welcoming environment during...

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Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed

Please consider being a driver for Meals on Wheels the week of June 4-8. To sign-up or for more information contact Suzanne Gaboury Volunteer / Membership Coordinator at Thanks for your willingness to serve the people in our community!...

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Category: Volunteer Opportunities