ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION Erica Frey 320-251-6483 or Esther Gieschen 218-733-2560
Committee members - The Brainerd Memory Walk is September 20 at the Crow Wing Fair Grounds. Looking for committee members to assist in planning the event and volunteers to help during the event.
AMERICAN RED CROSS Tom Bickford 218-821-3598
Office Assistant -Assist with phones; office appointments; greeting customers; mailings, etc. Monday - Friday. Flexible day/hours.
BETHANY GOOD SAMARITAN Tina Dunlap 825-2504
Hospitality Host - Host needed for Saturday afternoons at 2 pm. Pass beverages and treats to our residents, families, and guests on Stations 5 & 6. Approximately a one hour shift.
Ice Water Server -- Pass ice water to all stations at 10 am and/or 4 pm. Any day of the week. 1 hour shifts.
Resident Escort - Volunteers needed to transport residents to doctor appointments within the facility. 8:30 to noon.
Pianist - Play the piano for Monday's hymn sings.
Bowling Assistant - Assist with bowling on Monday evenings at 7 pm. 2 times a month.
Gift Shop Assistants - Sell gifts and goodies to residents, staff and the public. 3 hour shifts. Any day of the week.
Coffee Klutch Hostesses - A small group of 2 or 3 volunteers needed to gather residents to the Main Dining Room for afternoon coffee and assist as needed. 4th Wednesday of each month. Hours from 1:30 pm. to 3 pm.
BRAINERD LAKES CHAMBER of COMMERCE Miranda Anderson at 218-822-7110 email@example.com.
Membership Services Volunteer -The downtown Brainerd office is seeking a volunteer who can devote between 4-6 hours a week. Must have basic computer knowledge in order to perform data entry. A portion of these duties could be completed at the volunteer's home if desired.
BRAINERD PUBLIC LIBRARY 829-5574
Senior Outreach Program -- Help the library by assisting in the delivery of materials (Large print books, audio books/player, and videos) to homebound seniors. YOU determine the days, times that will fit into your schedule. Contact Theresa Harsha at (218) 232-8330.
Library Aide -- Shelve books and other library materials. 2 hrs per day or week
Board member -- Friends of the Brainerd Public Library, an organization that supports and promotes Brainerd Public Library, is looking for individuals to serve on the Friends of the Library Board of Directors. Activities include the used book sale, author visits, and programming at the library. For more information call Friends President Dawn Stattine at (218) 829-4092 or Secretary/Treasurer Sherri Delahunt at (218)963-2699.
BRAINERD REGIONAL HUMAN SERVICES CENTER Carol Rose 828-2420, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity Assistant - CARE Adolescent CD program is looking for 1or 2 volunteers that would come in 1x week and work with a leisure activity such as: crafts, cooking, games, etc.
BRAINERD SALVATION ARMY Doug 218-822-3559
Thrift store associate - We are in need of donation sorters, sales floor organizers and displayers.
BREATH OF LIFE Bob Schricker 822-3296
Program Assistant - Assist with crafts, music, storytelling, reading, making cookies, clean-up, serving "goodies" and beverages. Answer the phone, assist elderly participants with coats and hats, walkers, canes and wheelchairs. Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm Hours and days are flexible.
Driver -- Need volunteer drivers to pick-up/deliver clients to and from the program. No special license is needed and van is provided.
BRIDGES OF HOPE Tami Lucek 218-825-7682 or 888-750-7682 email@example.com
Office Assistant - Answer phones; call data collection/entry; computer tasks; clerical work, including mailings, etc. Monday - Friday. Flexible days/ hours.
CENTRAL LAKES COLLAGE Karl Samp at 218-828-0752
Lab Assistance -The Central Lakes Collage is seeking volunteers to assist in the Landscaping, Greenhouse, and Floral Design programs. We would welcome anyone with professional experience or a serious Hobbyist or a Master Gardener who can devote between 4-6 hours a week. Landscaping and Floral Design are M & W, Greenhouse is M, W, F (8-10 am)
CONFIDENCE LEARNING CENTER - Mary Harder 218-828-2344 firstname.lastname@example.org
o Program Assistant - Assist with facilitation of activities with camper groups. Such as fishing,, hayrides, crafts, beach, wildlife sanctuary, etc. Saturdays
CRISIS LINE & REFERAL SERVICE Mary Marana 828-4515, email@example.com
Line Volunteer -To listen, ask questions and guide callers to local resources and empower them to call. Sometimes to be a listening ear. Two shifts per month. Shifts are: 8 am-12 pm, 12 -5 pm, 5-10 pm, 10-8 am.
CROW WING COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 829-3268
Museum Greeter - Help out once a week or more in our museum. Flexible hours, shifts are 2 hours each or longer if you want. Depending on your interests, some options are: museum greeter, gift shop sales, answer phone, special projects, office help, and/or help at the County Fair in one of our buildings.
CUYUNA COUNTRY HERITAGE PRESERVATION SOCIETY 218-545-1166 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scanner and Database manager - Database and scanning expertise needed. Scan and catalog historical photographs using zip drive and MS Access software.
Typist - Help with transcriptions of oral histories.
Oral history interviewer - Visit with our neighbors who have not yet given their stories in order to tape-record that family's oral history. Training is provided.
Clerical/office assistance - Provide administrative support by assisting with a variety of general office tasks.
CUYUNA REGIONAL CARE CENTER Gail Wannebo 218-546-2302
Music - Perform live music for residents. One time monthly.
Card Player - Play cards with residents. Flexible to your schedule.
Shopper - Run errands for residents. One day a week.
Companion - Be a companion to a resident on outings with staff.
Craft person - Assist residents with crafts.
DORCAS Alvina Peterson 829-2968, Cathy Terhark 829-5065 or 218-828-2811
Thrift store associate - Help with unloading donations, cleaning, hanging, pricing and sorting. Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am-4 pm.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM Marcia Ferris 1-877-612-6243 Marcia.Ferris@lssmn.org
FGP- 1:1 attention to children in schools, Headstart, shelters, pre-schools. Age 60+, Tax-free stipend, meals, mileage and volunteer liability insurance provided. M-F, 15 hours per week.
SCP - Retirees helping at-risk seniors continue living independently. Age 60+, Tax-free stipend, meals, mileage and volunteer liability insurance provided. M-F, 15 hours per week.
GIRL SCOUTS LAND OF LAKES COUNCIL Monica Husen 828-3515, MHusen@girlscoutslolc.org
Adult Troop Helpers Needed - Time commitment would be approximately 4 hours a month. Help with activities, crafts or just help driving to events.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE PROGRAM Sheila Hunter 218-963-9452
Hospice Volunteer - Provide in-home services to the terminally ill patient and their family, through listening, one to one visiting, reading and support. Days/hours to fit your schedule.
Office Assistants - Help with secretarial work in the Hospice office in Nisswa. Various days and hours.
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WOODLAND Kris Matich 855-6618
Escort - Bring residents to meals and assist with feeding. 7:30 am, 11:30 am and/or 5:45 pm.
Bingo Assistant - Help residents find, cover, & call out numbers in 100 dining room. Fridays, 2:45 pm - 4 pm.
Program Assistant - Assist staff with entertaining residents for the evening programs. Programs include crafts, music, games, sing-along, hymn sing. 5 pm. - 6:15 pm.
Escort --- Assist residents to and during church services on Tuesdays, 11 am and Fridays 9 am (Catholic).
Monthly Club Host - Host a monthly party or program. Clubs, organizations, groups or individuals welcome.
Visitor -- Visit with residents on a one-on-one basis.
Host - Host an afternoon coffee socials. Wed, Thurs. Sat. and/or Sun.
HARMONY HOUSE OF BRAINERD Shelley or Shirley 218-828-4142
Hair Care - Assist our female residents with hair care and sometimes makeup applications. Any day of the week , 8 am or 8:30 am.
Nail Care - Assist with "Fancy Fingers" (nail care). We provide all of the supplies. Time/day convenient to your schedule.
KINSHIP PARTNERS Pam 829-4606 or Jean 568-4015, email@example.com www.kinshippartners.org
Activity Assistant - Assist Kinship Partner kids with activities, such as art projects or making a snack, at one of the various stations.
Mentor - Spend 2-3 hours each week with a child doing everyday activities in your home or at community events. After school or weekends.
LAKES AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Kevin or Laurie 828-8517 www.lakesareahabitat.org
Family Support Partners needed -Walk and work with a family as they learn how to become a responsible owner.
Retail/ReStore staff -- Help staff the following positions: cashier, sales clerk, and/or stock management. Stock management requires some lifting ability. Training provided for all positions. ReStore hours are Wednesday 10 am-5 pm, Thursday 10 am - 7 pm., Friday 10 am - 5 pm and Saturdays 9 am. - Noon. 3-6 hour shifts are available.
LAKES AREA RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROJECT Stephanie Haider 218-562-4926 firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitator -- Volunteers sought for justice project. Lakes Area Restorative Justice, a community directed, operated and supported nonprofit organization in Crow Wing County, is seeking volunteers to make a difference in a teenager_s life and to improve the community.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER DeAnne Barry 829-9345
Receptionist - Answer phones and greet people. 4 hour shifts. Choose from morning 8:30 am - 12:30 pm or afternoon 12:30 pm. - 4:00 pm.
Bingo Caller - Call bingo games for seniors once a month. Wednesdays from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm.
Donut Helper - Various volunteer jobs from mixing, frying, frosting to washing dishes. Join this great group in making donuts. Thursdays from 6:30 am - 10:00 am.
LSS SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM Alice Rosen 824-6026 email@example.com
Kitchen help - Families or individuals of any age are needed to help in the kitchen with the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center's Senior Citizen Meal Program.
Meals on Wheels Drivers - Deliver meals to shut-ins. These seniors need your smile and a hot meal. Drivers are needed for Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays.
LOVE IN ACTION - Pastor Chip 218-851-2054 or Judy Blocker 218-765-3691
Special Event Team Member - Love In Action is an organization devoted to the service of those who experience a catastrophic hardship. Team members will assist in the areas of publicity, activities, music, raffles, ticket sales, and food preparation/serving for the upcoming Hawaiian Luau beach Party set for June 8.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE Cece Snook 829-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Services Mentor - Work with young adults and serve as a role model in their day-to-day activities.
Energy Assistance Aide - Work with families seeking help with their energy bills; work closely with staff to provide support that clients require.
Housing Services Aide - Work with staff to assist clients to complete applications and documentation necessary for obtaining adequate family housing.
MOUNTED EAGLES Mary Hammer 218-839-1274 or 1-888-828-9920
Horse Side Walker - Help people with disabilities during their riding lessons through the Mounted Eagles program. Located 8 miles south of Brainerd No horse experience necessary.
NORTHLAND ARBORETUM Judy Sladek 829-8770
Information Desk and Gardening Positions - Choose from any of these volunteer opportunities - gardening, trail maintenance, tree trimming, mowing, watering, carpentry, front desk, sign making or security.
OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN for OLDER MINNESOTANS Jane Brink, 825-2005 email@example.com
Advocate -Your task will be to help promote the well being and quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities through weekly visits. Dates and times are VERY flexible and complete training, mileage reimbursement, and support is top notch.
PAUL BUNYAN NATURE LEARNING CENTER Mike 829-9620 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Assistant - Greet visitors, answer questions about the center, assist with newsletter, filing and other office duties.
Maintenance - Perform inside maintenance.
Gardener - Assist with planting, weeding and pruning.
Outside Maintenance - Perform simple repairs, painting of equipment and assist with maintenance of the trails.
PEQUOT LAKES LIBRARY Nancy or Donna 218-568-6181 email@example.com
Delivery person - The library is looking to expand our "Bring Me a Book Program." The volunteer would check out book bags and deliver them to working parents at a local workplace. Twice a month, approximately 2 _ hours.
Library Aide - Greet patrons, check books in & out, shelve books, basic computer knowledge. Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm.
Story Teller -- Read for Children's Story Hour, Saturdays 10:15 am. - 11 am.
RESPITE & CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM Bridget Allen 218-692-1964, firstname.lastname@example.org
Respite Care Volunteer - To stay with someone age sixty or older with a chronic health condition, providing visitation and safety, while the family caregiver takes a break and gets out of the home. Flexible days and hours.
RSVP VOLUNTEER SERVICES Volunteer Services Hotline 824-1345
If you have any questions, or you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please give us a call. We would love to have you on the volunteer team.
TRIAD / S.A.L.T. - Tina Elder / Becky Koecheler 218-829-4749
Core Management Team Member - TRIAD/S.A.L.T. is a collaboration between law enforcement and adults 55 plus in the community who work together on a joint approach to crime issues that effect seniors. Provide general management/leadership direction and administrative support to ensure the delivery of quality programs to individuals in Crow Wing County.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS - BRAINERD AREA LAKERS Doug Bolton 218-963-7332 email@example.com
Coach - Coach adult athletes in Basketball, Aquatics, Bowling or Track and Field. Sports seasons last eight weeks, with practices lasting 1 1/2 hours once per week. Training is provided by Special Olympics Minnesota staff. You must be at least 18 to coach.
Local Sports Management Team Member - Provide general management direction and administrative support to ensure the delivery of quality Special Olympics sports training programs and athlete competition events that are available to all eligible individuals in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Meet once per month. Specific sports knowledge not required.
ST JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER Sara or Deb 828-7610 firstname.lastname@example.org
Endo Volunteer - Receptionist for the Endoscopy Department. 4 hours once a week.
Radiation Therapy Greeter -- Hours are 12 pm - 3 pm, any day Monday - Friday. Greet patients and visitors to Radiation Therapy. Offering coffee and transporting patients via wheelchair.
UNITED WAY OF CROW WING & SOUTHERN CASS COUNTIES Sarah (218)454-0228
Young Leaders Emerging -- We are looking for motivated 21-40 year olds interested in networking with others to help non-profit organizations improve their structure and efficiency.
WOMEN'S CENTER OF MID MN Julie Guth 828-1216 email@example.com
Handy Person - Join our volunteer team and repair, restore, plumb, paint, and putter for a good cause. Projects and/or scheduled maintenance tasks available. Days and hours negotiable.
Receptionist - Greet residents and visitors at our women's shelter, answer our multi-line phone and take messages. 2-4 hours per week. Choose your weekday and time between 8 am & 6 pm.
YOUTH AS RESOUCES (YAR). Laura Beilke, 218/829-5278
Battle of the Bands volunteers - Looking for youths and adults to help plan Battle of Bands (July 2, 2008) including: designing t-shirts, posters, recruiting youth bands, selling tickets to event, etc.
Youth Board Members - Help direct and plan events, fundraisers, grant funding to local area youth projects. The Board meets once a month. YAR is a board of youth and adults who process local grant requests from youth for projects that benefit the community.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE:
To list your volunteer opportunities
Further information about volunteering
Mike Koecheler or Mari Jo Renstrom at:
RSVP Volunteer Services
204 Laurel Street, Suite #11
Brainerd, MN 56401
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