If you have time and energy to share, we have opportunities with the VITA Tax Site, Stream Corps, and GED program. Learn more.

We cannot do our critical work without the support of donors like you. Give a gift today.

You can have a voice in CAD's work by joining the Participant Advisory Council, Board of Directors, or a Family Community Connects event.


Are you looking for a unique and tangible way to support someone who is struggling and working hard to move forward? Several Community Action Duluth program participants are struggling to find available apartments to rent. If you are a landlord with available apartments, please consider reaching out to us so we can share your rental listing with our participants. Our employment training participants have stable income, wraparound supports, and are on a path to success. A stable place to live can be the key to their independence.

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“Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.”

 — Heather French Henry


Giving your time and talent is something of tremendous value. We appreciate – beyond any sentiment we could possibly express – every minute and every hour you give to us. Our need for volunteers varies, so we recommend you contact a member of our staff to see about current opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Duluth Stream Corps

We work from 7 am to 3:30 pm on weekdays and often welcome volunteers when planting. Bring closed toed shoes, gloves, water, and a willingness to learn. Staff will happily answer any questions you may have like; why we are planting here, why these types of trees and bushes are being planted, or why it is so important to limit the spread of invasive species? Please come ready to plant and learn.

*Some dates may not work out as our project may not be suitable for volunteer help.

Contact us for more information:


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GED Tutors

Getting a GED certificate can open the door to a better job, promotions or even a higher education. We are looking for GED tutors to connect with participants and help them master GED essentials—math, grammar, reading comprehension. You can tutor in the area where you are strongest.

Sessions run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5–7 p.m.

Contact us for more information at 218-726-1665 or info@communityactionduluth.org.

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Free Tax Site

Unfortunately it's too late to volunteer in 2021, but reach out in the fall to volunteer in 2022.  Keep reading to learn more about volunteering in the future!


Volunteers helped 1,525 families claim almost $2.9 million in refunds last year. Our clients generally have little access to affordable, professional tax preparation. One hour of your time can put an average of $1,895 in the pockets of low- and moderate-income families and individuals.


Join us at the Free Tax Site where you’ll meet some great people and we’ll provide all the training you need.  Learn more about volunteering and how to apply to help!

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Amazing stories happen here every day. Help us keep telling them. Click the button below to give online.

Or mail a check made out to Community Action Duluth to

2424 W 5th St, Ste 102

Duluth, MN 55806

Do you want to make an in-kind donation, such as a car? Please contact us first.

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Other Ways to Give
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Donor Advised Fund

Click here to give to Community Action through DAF Direct.

Online Shopping
Shop AmazonSmile

Next time you are shopping online, use AmazonSmile and select Community Action Duluth as the beneficiary. Your purchases will support our work.

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Estate Gifts and Bequests

Speak with your attorney or financial advisor to understand your best options, and please let us know your plans.

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Give a Monthly Gift

Click here to give a sustaining gift to Community Action Duluth.

Community Action Board of Directors

Are you ready to take on an important leadership role in our Duluth community? Do you care about our work to eliminate poverty and want to become more engaged? The board of directors could be a fit for you.


Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 PM. Contact Jeff at 218-726-1665 if you are interested in joining.

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Participant Advisory Council

Have you participated in Community Action Duluth programs in the past or are you a current participant? Do you care about our mission and want to influence our programs and decisions? Participant Advisory Council might be a good fit for you. This is an opportunity for you to build your leadership skills in a safe and supportive setting. Many from the PAC have gone on to roles as board members. Call Jeff at 218-726-1665 for details and an application.


Family Community Connects 

Community Action Duluth, in partnership with Northern Expressions Art Collaborative, hosts a monthly dinner and art activity for families to come together. You will experience a safe place to build relationships and connect with others in the community. Everything is free, and you can take home your art projects. Family Community Connects are currently canceled due to COVID-19, but we expect to offer them again in the future.

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Join Us!
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Dollars for Doers

If you volunteer with Community Action, find out if your employer participates in Dollars for Doers. Through this program, they can make a gift to CAD because you volunteer.

Donating Money
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Employer Matching

If you plan to make a gift or already have, check with your employer to find out if they will match your donation.