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Volunteer opportunities

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available in Douglas and Pope counties. For more information, call the numbers listed with each opportunity below. To learn about additional volunteer opportunities, call United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties at (320) 834-7800.

United Way:

--January 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers needed for Mobile Food Drop at New Life Christian Church.

--January 12, noon to 6 p.m., volunteers needed for Puck Shoot-Out fundraiser, Viking Plaza Mall parking lot.

--February 22, 5 to 7:30 p.m., volunteers needed to assist with beer and wine tasting at Arrowwood Resort.

--Volunteers needed to load and haul wood deliveries within Pope County.

Call (320) 834-7800.

Alexandria United Methodist Church: Volunteers needed for community breakfast. Call (320) 763-4624.

District 206: Volunteers needed to mentor. Contact (320) 762-3310, extension 4274 or

Elder Network:

--Peer support volunteers needed to meet with older adults in their homes weekly to provide support.

--Respite program volunteers needed one to four hours a week to provide companionship and conversation to a care receiver.

Training is required for all volunteers. Call (320) 763-9084.

Girl Scouts: Volunteers needed to help with new literacy program, It's Your Business. Sessions are held Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays in February and March from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Contact Marge Hanson at (320) 403-2108 or

Love INC: Volunteers needed as receptionists and intake volunteers. Call (320) 759-3022.

Minnewaska ECFE: Volunteers needed Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. to assist in Pre-K reading stories, activities and games, teaching manners, social interaction and play. Contact Cathy Kinney at (320) 634-4452 or

Miracle Horse Riders: Volunteers needed for fundraising and/or grant writing. Call (218) 267-5216.

United Communities Advocating Non-Violence (UCAN): Volunteers needed to distribute brochures. Call (320) 834-7800.