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Community Service

As part of our mission to promote widespread human flourishing, HumanistsMN organizes projects to benefit others in our community. Our activities include:

Camp Quest

In 2004, HumanistsMN helped found Camp Quest North (formerly Camp Quest, Minnesota) — an overnight secular summer camp for young people that fosters critical thinking, skepticism, open discussion, and humanist values.  Each year we conduct a fundraising drive among our members to support the camp.

Food packing

Humanist teams meet monthly to sort and pack food at the Food Group Warehouse, which distributes items to nearly 200 food shelves.

Highway cleanup

Every fall and spring, our members head to a section of I-35W to pick up trash as part of the “Adopt a Highway” program.

Young people in crisis

 We collect gifts and donations for The Bridge for Youth, which helps young people who are homeless, every year around the Winter Solstice.

Bikes for kids

Volunteers clean and refurbish bikes a few times a year to get them ready for Free Bikes 4 Kidz to give away to kids in need.

Emergency local aid

We occasionally respond to urgent needs in the community. For example, we raised more than $25,000 in 2020 to help the Second Harvest Heartland food bank relieve hunger during the Covid-19 crisis.

Additional activities

HumanistsMN also looks for a range of one-time opportunities to contribute to our local community. For example, members helped clear brush by the Mississippi River to help protect native plant communities.

Want to participate in these activities? Contact the Humanists in Action Team at