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 2017

And Manitoba


Well we’d be happy to. We make donations for charitable events to like-minded people and organizations all across the North. 



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Pride Bingo

June 21, 2018 - 7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Kick off Twin Cities Pride Weekend with Bingo in the Beer Garden on Thursday, June 21! This event is presented by Surly Gives a Damn, hosted by Barb & Maxi of The Barb & Maxi Show, and supports Bridge for Youth.

This event is free and open to the public, and the fun starts at 7 pm.

520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The Special Olympics Summer Games

June 22, 2018 - 12:00 pm-5:30 pm

Saint Paul

This event is FULL!

SGAD is in need of 30 volunteers to help at the Special Olympics MN Summer Games, held at St. Thomas. The volunteers will be setting athletes up in their lanes to compete in various events.


University of St. Thomas, Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA

MATTER Medical Sort

June 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

St Louis Park

SGAD is looking for 40 volunteers to sort medical supplies at MATTER that will be used to expand access to health in the States and abroad. If you have any friends in the medical profession — recruit them!

Sign up here!

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

Non-Profit Mondays

Hey local 501c3…get in here and make great things happen in our community. Please take full advantage of the Surly Event Center (no required food or drink minimum, waived room rental fee) in order to advance your mission. Cheers do gooders!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 763-999-4040


Sign up to volunteer at a Surly Gives a Damn event, get a tee shirt. Easy peasy. Wear it each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If you are thinking about volunteering at SurlyFest, Darkness Day, or bottle wax dippings, you need to first put in some time. (Sign up for one other SGAD event first ya dummy.)