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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.

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

District 206:

--Learn puppetry to increase awareness about disabilities.

--Mentor 7th-9th grade students in math.

--Share an interest in art using reproductions painted by well-known artists; materials and lessons provided.

--Work with kindergartners.

--Assist with set-up for Student Showcase, March 14.

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.

United Way:

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

--April 2, volunteers needed to move United Way to old Garden Center building.

--April 8-11, volunteers needed to serve on allocation committee panels.

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

Call (320) 834-7800.

Someplace Safe - Pope

April 28, 1 to 3 p.m., volunteers needed to prepare teacups, arrange silent auction baskets, waitress and set and host tables.

Volunteers needed to write thank-you's, organize and answer phones.