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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:

--February 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., volunteers needed to assist with beer and wine tasting at Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria.

--February 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers needed for Mobile Food Drop at New Life Christian Church, Alexandria.

--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:

--Mentor middle school students in math, science, social and/or English.

--Assist with district technology inventory; training included.

--Relay "real world" experience to elementary students through Junior Achievement Program; materials and training provided.

--Work with kindergartners.

--Learn puppetry to increase awareness about disabilities.

Call Ruth at (320) 762-5287 or e-mail

Elder Network:

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

--Respite program volunteers needed one to four hours a week to provide companionship 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, Run It! Sign up for all or just a few sessions. Training is provided.

--Voyager Elementary School, Alexandria - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays: February 4, 11, 25 and March 4, 11, 18.

--Woodland Elementary School, Alexandria - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays: February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14.

Contact Marge Hanson at (320) 403-2108 or e-mail

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

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

Windmill Project: January 29-March 19, Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Volunteers needed to assist head coaches for Young Athletes program. Contact Jennifer Hansen at (612) 604-1277 or