Volunteer opportunitiesA variety of volunteer opportunities are available in Douglas County. For more information, call the numbers listed with each opportunity below.
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available in Douglas County. For more information, call the numbers listed with each opportunity below. Learn about additional opportunities by calling the United Way of Pope and Douglas Counties at (320) 763-4840 or by visiting the website at www.uwdp.org.
Knute Nelson needs volunteers to transport wheelchair residents to activities within the building. Call Judy Thielke at (320) 763-1162.
Runestone Museum needs volunteers in May and through the summer months to help with school tours, work in the gift shop and greet visitors on the weekends. Volunteers also needed for maintenance/janitorial tasks, and grounds keeping (mowing, weeding and trimming). Call Julie Blank at (320) 763-3160.
Foster Grandparents: Men and women ages 55 and older are needed in school-type settings in the Alexandria area. Must enjoy helping children and be willing to volunteer 15 hours per week minimum. Mileage reimbursement and tax-free stipend available. Call Pat Scherf at (320) 293-0682 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Douglas County Public Health Senior Office is looking for volunteers to captain or help on the Let’s Go Fishing with Seniors’ pontoons this summer. All ages are welcome. Call Mary at (320) 762-3047.
Elder Network needs volunteers for Respite Program to spend one to four hours per week providing companionship and conversation to a care receiver so the caregiver can take a break. Volunteers needed to provide occasional rides to those who can no longer drive. Training required for all volunteers. Call Elder Network at (320) 763-9084.
Bethany Community: A volunteer is needed to water the garden and plants every couple of days and to help pull weeds. Call Brenda at (320) 763-2195.