Volunteers are the heart of PROP!

Volunteers play an essential role in our ability to give exceptional services to the people we serve. Working together as a team, you, along with PROP’s staff and Board of Directors, contribute to the health, livability and vitality of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. Come join the PROP Family!

“Everyone at PROP tries to always do the right thing helping clients. I am proud to be part of the volunteer team.” – PROP volunteer

Questions? Please contact prop@propfood.org

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Volunteer FAQ's

Volunteering at Prop

PROP has a variety of volunteer opportunities within food operations, front office, and support systems. All volunteer positions are weekly ongoing commitments, with a commitment of at least 30 hours of service over a three month period. Orientation and training sessions are required for all volunteer positions except special projects or drivers. Learn more about the positions, hours and responsibilities by filling out our online application.

Volunteer FAQ’s

  • PROP welcomes all who would like to volunteer.
  • Those 14+ years old can work on-site at our food shelf. We prefer a commitment of 3 months.
  • Adults and families with children under 14 can volunteer at many PROP events, including our annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in February, the annual Postal Drive in May, school supply drive in August, and various food drive pop-ups at local groceries around the city.

Learn more about the positions, hours and responsibilities by filling out our online application.

Featured News

PROP’s Holiday Gift Card Program

PROP’s Holiday Gift Card Program

What is the Holiday Gift Card Program & Who Are the recipients A program that provides PROP recipients with a special $30 gift card in December for each child and senior in the family. PROP clients who meet the requirements are eligible to participate in the...

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PROPerly Poised Fashion Show

PROPerly Poised Fashion Show

This spectacular fundraising event showcases the very latest in fashion trends - from clothing to jewelry to makeup (for women, men and this year, kids) - with 100% of the proceeds benefiting PROP, the local food shelf serving Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. The event...

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Recent News

PROP’s Holiday Gift Card Program

What is the Holiday Gift Card Program & Who Are the recipients A program that provides PROP recipients with a special $30 gift card in December for each child and senior in the family. PROP clients who meet the requirements are eligible to participate in the...

PROPerly Poised Fashion Show

This spectacular fundraising event showcases the very latest in fashion trends - from clothing to jewelry to makeup (for women, men and this year, kids) - with 100% of the proceeds benefiting PROP, the local food shelf serving Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. The event...

Summer Food For Kids

Why do we have our Summer Food for kids program? During the summer, when children do not receive free/reduced lunch at school, we provide additional food to their families. Families often have difficulty securing enough food in the summer months. This summer the...

I am not hungry anymore – Talia

This is a story about Talia, she’s a first grader from a local Eden Prairie school. She was having a hard time focusing in class and didn’t seem to have the energy to play with her friends while outside for recess. Her teacher was concerned, so she asked the social...