Because living in Minnesota rules, we give back to our community with Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD). We contribute to the fine organizations that are making the North a better place to live through charitable donations, partnerships, and volunteer events. Our volunteers are a really active, passionate bunch and man do they give a damn. 

Volunteer Hours In 2020


We’d be happy to help! We make donations for charitable causes and events to organizations across Minnesota (and beyond).



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Community Clean Up

October 1, 2021 - 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

Saint Paul

SGAD, Minnesota United and the City of Saint Paul have teamed up to host a community clean up event!

Fans and community members will come together in the Midway community to pick up trash and debris around Allianz Field and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Event Details:
Volunteer check-in will begin at 3:00 PM.
Volunteers will be provided with gloves and bags.
Snacks and water will be available.
The first 100 volunteers will receive a Surly Gives a Damn t-shirt.

Clean Up Details:
Volunteers will be split into groups and given designated areas to clean up.
Clean up collection areas will be marked along the route for volunteer trash disposal.
Once a bag is full, volunteers will bring the bags back to Allianz Field for disposal.

Post Clean Up Details:
A post-event happy hour will be held inside The Brew Hall.
All volunteers will receive a free Surly beer after our work is complete.

Come on out and Give A Damn, meet some great folks and do some good.

Allianz Field, Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Tree Planting with MPC & DMV

October 2, 2021 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn as we team up with Dangerous Man Volunteers to chip away at planting our goal of 7200 in three years with Mississippi Park Connection. We need to plant 1,740 trees this year to get this job done. And no, we will not do it in one day but the time is ticking.

Mississippi Park Connection strengthens the enduring connection between people and the Mississippi River by enriching the life of the river and the lives of all who experience our national park, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Join us and do some good and YES there will be beer from both breweries there after our work is complete!

13935 Traprock St NW, Ramsey, MN 55303, USA


Sign up to volunteer with Surly Gives a Damn and you get the following: a free Surly, a bunch of community, all the good feels and a free t-shirt. Wear the shirt each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If there are opportunities to volunteer at special events, you need to first put in some time. (Simply sign up and complete an SGAD event first and that will get you on the “inside scoop list”.)