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 2021


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



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MATTERbox Snack Kit Packing

February 10, 2023 - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

St. Louis Park

Join SGAD in the MATTER warehouse helping to pack up MATTERbox snack kits. We are looking for 30 folks to help us pack it up.

MATTER’S mission is to help people launch projects that improve communities.

We will be working in the MATTER warehouse helping pack up 2000 volunteer snack kits for distribution.

Join us for some Friday afternoon fun!

7005 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426, USA

Bridging Blanket Rolling Bonanza

February 16, 2023 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn at Bridging, again! We are looking for 50 folks to help with rolling all of Bridging’s donated blankets so they can get out to their clients as quickly as possible.

Bridging provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

Come on out, roll some up and let’s have some 2023 kinda fun!

Bridging MN, Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN, USA

House that Beer Built Build

February 24, 2023 - 8:30 am-4:30 pm

The House that Beer Built is really coming along. Come be part of this great beer build! A handful of local breweries are gathering together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for someone in need.

We are looking for 8-10 folks to help with this build day.

When: Friday, February 24 from 8:30am – 4:30pm, with a free Surly beer to follow

Please note, you must volunteer for the entire day, 8:30am-4:30pm. Habitat does not allow half day volunteering.

SGAD Polar Plunge Team

March 3, 2023 - 3:00 pm-6:00 pm


Come be part of the 2023 Surly Gives A Damn Polar Plunge Team to support Special Olympics!

You won’t find a more fun way to support a great organization than jumping in a cold, cold lake with a bunch of beer loving friends. We will be jumping on Friday, March 3 during the Corporate Happy Hour and the location is moving to Lake Nokomis!

If you are scared, we are here for you. If you think it will be too cold, it will be, but it’s worth it. If you think we should have a beer when we are done, you are damn right we will. And we will do it all together.

Come join us and do some good (and have some fun).



Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Open Arms Kitchen on St. Patrick's Day!

March 17, 2023 - 2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Join SGAD, on St. Patrick’s Day, at the all new Open Arms of MN kitchen in St. Paul!

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for 12 folks to help out in the Open Arms kitchen making and preparing meals for their clients living with serious illnesses.

Come join the fun.

Open Arms of Minnesota 380 E. Lafayette Frontage Rd.  St. Paul, MN 55107


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”.)