Volunteer

#HockeyChangesLives

Interested in volunteering for the Hendrickson Foundation? Here’s how:

First of all…Welcome! We couldn’t do this work without you and we thank you in advance!

Secondly, getting set up to volunteer is simple! Click Here to register as a HF volunteer! Once your application is submitted and reviewed, you will be added to our volunteer email list and also our private HF volunteer Facebook Page. This is where you will get all the needed notifications and sign up links for any upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Group/Team Service Projects

Whether you are a youth sports team, church group, high school pep band, etc…there is a place for everyone to serve at HF! Please fill out our quick information link below and let us know what you are looking to do. You will hear back shortly thereafter from HF. If your group or team is a good fit to support an upcoming event, individuals may need to complete the online “volunteer application” as well. Thanks for your interest if helping make HF even better!

Support Blind Hockey Today!

MN Blind Hockey is looking for volunteers to support players on the ice during practices and games. If interested, please click on the link below to see their season’s schedule.

Contact Lonny Evans at
lonnyaevans@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Spotlight Volunteer

Amy Gallagher

My Impact

The Hendrickson Foundation was so incredibly happy to have Amy Gallagher take on the Silent Auction for the Golf Tournament this past August. She gave countless hours of her time to make this happen and did it out of the kindness of her heart. She was extremely organized and executed a wonderful auction. We could not have been more pleased and grateful for all her hard work! Amy, we appreciate your partnership and look forward to more great things to come! Thanks for sharing your gifts with the Hendrickson Foundation!

Q: Tell us how you got involved with the Hendrickson Foundation

A: I started by helping with the Silent Auction at the Festival, through my friends Frankie and Barb whom I know from my own kids hockey. 

Q: What do you do when you are not volunteering?

A: I love volunteering so that takes up a lot of my time! I am also very involved with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Basser Center for BRCA. Outside of volunteering, I enjoy spending time with husband and 2 kids, going to the cabin with my family and shopping.

Q: What do you wish others knew about the Hendrickson Foundation?

A: How many lives this organization touches! Not only the players, but the parents, fans, and volunteers and anyone else involved. It’s remarkable and the slogan “Hockey Changes Lives” is absolutely true. 

Q: What is it like to be a volunteer with the Hendrickson Foundation?

A: The energy for the cause and the passion for the Foundation are unparalleled. Everyone is so willing to help out where needed to make each event successful and memorable for all involved.

Q: What might someone be surprised to know about you?

A:  I have read the Harry Potter series 98 times…and counting! 

Q: How would someone describe you?

A: Outgoing, motivated, empathetic

Past Spotlight Volunteers

Ann Anders

My Impact: Just this past winter, Ann signed up with us to volunteer at the Hendrickson Foundation Hockey Festival. This was her first time with HF and you could tell that she is going to be a lifer. She’s the type of volunteer that any foundation would want…flexible, self directive, delightful disposition and just happy to help! She came out for our golf tournament this summer and again just rocked what HF embodies all around. Thank you, Ann! We are so grateful to have you!

Q: Tell us how you got involved with the Hendrickson Foundation
A: As a Crew 52 volunteer, I was notified of the opportunity to get involved with the Hendrickson Foundation. Knowing how hockey impacted my 3 kids lives growing up, I jumped at the opportunity to get involved with a foundation who’s focus is to make hockey accessible to ALL who want to play the game.

Q: What is it like to a volunteer with the Hendrickson Foundation?
A: Volunteering with the Hendrickson Foundation has been an amazing experience. Smiles on players faces, meeting new people, always feeling welcomed and appreciated by the HF, all while supporting a cause I truly believe in, for a sport I love!

Q: What do you do when you are not volunteering?
A: When not working as a Supplier Quality Engineer at Bosch, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Q: What might someone be surprised to know about you?
A: I was previously the Mayor of the small town I live in, Dennison, Mn. with a population of approximately 170 people.

Q: What do you wish others knew about the Hendrickson Foundation?
A: Hendrickson Foundation is focused on making hockey accessible to all and how that opportunity can change lives. #HockeyChangesLives is HF hashtag. Why? Having the access to play hockey will have positive life-long effects on players and supporters. The friends you make playing and supporting hockey are the friends you will have for life.

Q: How would someone describe you?
A: Friendly, outgoing and dependable.

Tracy Nicholls

My Impact: Tracy is as committed as they come. She has put in countless hours volunteering with the Hendrickson Foundation in a variety of roles. She jumps in where ever there is a need and excels at any task thrown her way. People are drawn to Tracy. She exudes boundless amounts of positive energy and her smile is contagious. Her love for the work she does on behalf of the athletes and programs is extremely obvious…just the way we like it here at Hendrickson Foundation! Thanks Tracy for being such a great role model for all of our volunteers.

Q: Tell us how you got involved with the Hendrickson Foundation
A: I have always had a love of sports and children. I have know the Hendrickson family most of my life and believed in the foundation. I believe you can learn so much from children and people with disabilities. I started volunteering years ago and became hooked right away.The amount of joy that the Foundation brings to the parents and athletes is amazing! I will always have a special place in my heart for the Hendricksons and the Hendrickson Foundation.

Q: What is it like to a volunteer with the Hendrickson Foundation?
A: It is rewarding, fun, and inspiring time! I love to connect with all the families, athletes, and volunteer team. You become part of a family that is all striving for the same cause.

Q: What do you do when you are not volunteering?
A: Teach in early childhood, work with children with cognitive or physical disabilities, spend time with my family and friends biking or around water enjoying life’s special moments.

Q: What might someone be surprised to know about you?
A: Even though I have a strong physical exterior, I am a big softy when it comes to children and animals.

Q: What do you wish others knew about the Hendrickson Foundation?
A: That you can make such a profound effect on a child’s life by giving him or her an amazing experience that he or she may have never had before. It is a life changing event that you will always be proud of.

Q: How would someone describe you?
A: Very energetic, loud and outgoing.

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3918 Xerxes Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55410

612-308-7575

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