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.
Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers starting November 21. Call Roger at (320) 760-1519 to ring at Walmart, call Art at (320) 763-5089 to ring at the Viking Plaza or Dave at (320) 760-1323 to ring at K-mart.
Elder Network needs:
• Peer support volunteers to meet with older adults in their homes weekly to provide support due to life changes, loss, loneliness or emotional concern and to aid in restoring renewed confidence, vitality and self-esteem.
• Respite program volunteers to allow a caregiver to take a break from their duties by spending one to four hours per week providing companionship and conversation to a care receiver.
Training is required for all volunteers, Call (320) 763-9084.
Alexandria Literacy Project needs adult literacy tutors. The next volunteer orientation session will be held Tuesday, January 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The 10-hour Basic Literacy Tutor Training Workshop will be held from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on February 8 and 15. Call Sandy at (320) 762-3312.
Windmill Project needs five volunteers on Friday, November 19 at 6:15 p.m. at the Runestone Community Center to help with the silent auction for Epilepsy Awareness Night at the Blizzard hockey game. Call Gail at (320) 763-6638.
Someplace Safe Thrift Store needs volunteers to sort and shelve items, arrange merchandise, clean, dust and help customers. Call Kathy at (320) 763-4673.
Someplace Safe is looking for volunteers to make a difference in someone’s life by helping victims of domestic violence, general crimes and sexual assault. Call Susie at (320) 762-1995.
United Way needs volunteers to help with collection and distribution of Toys for Tots and to help at the Mobile Food Drop on December 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call United Way at (320) 763-4840.
Bethany Community needs individuals or groups to help with holiday decorating starting Friday, November 26. Call Brenda at (320) 763-2195.
WINGS: needs childcare volunteers who enjoy being around kids ages newborn to 11 and have the characteristics of being good role models to help with snacks and activities at the Transitional Housing complex. Hours vary with an average of two hours per week, depending on needs of families. Call (320) 763-6638.
Catholic Charities is looking for men and women, ages 55 and older who would be interested in volunteering in schools with children in the Alexandria school district. There are openings at St. Mary's, Lincoln, Head Start-Woodland, in Brandon, Miltona, Carlos, and Evansville. Call Pat Scherf at (320) 293-0682.