AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Marcie Leibold 829-6212
Office help - Answer phones, office work, computer work, help with mailings, etc. Flexible hrs. 4 hours per week M-F.
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHERN LAKES AREA CHAPTER
Pat Charlson 829-4004
Office Assistant - Assist Administrative Assistant with filing, mailings, faxing, copying and answering phones. M-W-F 1:00-4:30.
BETHANY GOOD SAMARITAN Illa Hines 825-2505
Coffee and Gift Shop - help needed and training provided.
Office Helper - Assistance needed in the Volunteer Department.
BRAINERD PUBLIC LIBRARY Wendy Lee, 829-5574 email@example.com
Library Shelving Aid - Shelve books and other library materials. 2 hours per day or week.
BRAINERD REGIONAL HUMAN SERVICES CENTER Carol Rose 828-2420, firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Volunteer - Need someone to do a non-denominational religious service on Saturday mornings in our Nursing Home
Mentor - Need short-term volunteer to mentor a youth with special needs, loves cars.
Mentor - Need short-term, African American volunteer to mentor 15 year old female.
Aviary Volunteer - Need a person to care for the Aviary one hour per week.
Fish Tank Volunteer - Need a person to care for the fish and tank.
Donations Volunteer - Need help with the donations room one time per week for 1.5 hours.
BRAINERD SCHOOLS Susan or Lisa 828-0842
Classroom Grandparent - Do you miss your grandchildren? We need you in the K-5 grade helping with anything you can, like reading, AR etc. The children learn and love having a grandparent figure sharing their time with them. Flexible schedule.
Classroom Helpers - Assist with a variety of needs in K - 5th grade like cutting out items and helping with art projects, spelling, reading, math, etc. One-on-one or in small groups. Days and times very flexible.
Math Helpers - Help with math stations, playing games or using flash cards with children in K - 5th grade. Days and times are flexible.
Picture Person - Do you like art? We are looking for someone to share information about art with our 5th grade kids. Prints and training provided.
Reading Helpers - Read to children or listen to children read in K - 5th grade. Days and times are very flexible.
CAMP CONFIDENCE MARY HARDER 828-2344, email@example.com
Artist - Paint small wildlife scenes in our Nature Center Taxidermy Display Cabinets. Flexible hrs.
Cabin Cleaning - Buff and shine patrol. Lend tender loving care to cabins. We are looking for groups or individuals to clean 9 cabins and the lodge in the spring and fall.
Cabin Handy Person - Perform minor repairs to cabins to make them in top shape for groups. Looking for 1-2 people to work 2-3 hours per week.
Special Events Assistant - Assist with our Cars for Confidence Campaign, Classic Fishing or Golf Tournament, or Confidence Auction. Flexible hrs - one time or ongoing commitment.
CROW WING COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Mary Lou 829-3268
Museum Greeter - Help out one day a week (or "on call" sub) by answering phone, greeting visitors and selling merchandise. This position has a time commitment of one day a week on Tues., Thurs., or Fri., from 1:00 - 5:00.
CROW WING COUNTY UNITED WAY Patty Grant 829-2619
Special Events Coordinator - Help plan United Way Special Events: Victory Celebration, Chili Cook Off, and Day of Caring. Days and hours are flexible.
Marketing Volunteer - Opportunity available to be part of a marketing committee. Volunteer would be designing brochures, newspaper ads, etc. Days and hours are flexible.
THE CROSSING ARTS CENTER Nancy Hall 833-0416 firstname.lastname@example.org
Receptionist - Answer phones, greet people, sell items from Museum store. 2 hour shifts. Wed, Fri, Sat 10 - 4 and Thursday 10 - 6.
FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK Greg Breen 822-3353
Teen Facilitator - Organize activities and discussion with teens on Monday nights while parents meet separately. Facilitate discussions and education with the goal of abuse prevention and improved family relations. Monday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Treasurer - Handle bookkeeping duties, prepare monthly and annual financial reports for the advisory board. 8-10 hours per month on own, monthly 1 hour board meeting.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT Paul 1-800-362-5925 ext. 138
Classroom Consultant - Share with students in the Brainerd Area Elementary Schools, the importance of education, how their families, communities and regions impact their future and prepare the students to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Materials, training and flexible scheduling provided. Hours - deliver 5 lessons that range from 30-45 minutes, day and time scheduled with teacher.
Mentor - Spend 2-3 hours each week with a child doing everyday activities in your home or at community events. After school or weekends. Pam 829-4606, Jody 568-4015, Rebecca 546-7308. We are in need of 30 adult mentors.
Summer Youth Program - Two volunteers are needed to assist our summer youth program which will meet on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. beginning June 24th and running for eight weeks. This is a great opportunity for education and social work students to gain valuable experience working with school-age children. Call 829-4606 for more information.
LAKES ARE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Kevin or Laurie 828-8517, www.lakesareahabitat.org
Construction Site Leader - Person with general carpentry skills needed to supervise small groups of unskilled volunteers at Habitat. Hours are evenings or Saturday: To be arranged.
Materials Runner - Persons with valid driver's license and good driving record needed to transport materials to work site when volunteer groups are on site. Does not necessarily need to load or unload. Hours are arranged, occasional weekdays.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE -
BAXTER YOUTH SHELTER Ellen Dinsmore 828-4399
Native American Mentor - Mentor Native American Youth at the Baxter Youth Shelter and teach others about Native American culture. Bring the culture to the kids. Need one male mentor. Flexible schedule.
Painters - Volunteers needed to do inside painting.
Volunteer Youth Worker - working alongside program staff at the Baxter Youth Shelter serving youth 0-17 years of age, areas of need include tutoring, recreation, mentoring, day trips, etc. Flexible hours.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE Patrice O'Leary 828-7380
Clerical Assistant - Needed for Energy Assistance to help with filing, faxing, mailing, etc.
SENIOR COMPANION/ FOSTER GRANDPARENT Marcia Ferris 828-2354 or 1-877-612-6243, email@example.com
Foster Grandparent - Age 60+ needed for area schools, day care centers, shelters, head-start. 10-20 hours a week, M-F, tax free stipend, meals, mileage.
Senior Companions - Age 60+ needed to help keep at risk, homebound seniors in their homes. Serve as friendly visitors. 10-20 hours per week, M-F, tax free stipend, meals mileage.
SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM Gail 824-5052
Meals on Wheels Drivers - Volunteers needed for Brainerd area. Flexible opportunities available based on your schedule.
YOUTH AND FAMILY MENTORING Grace Salie 828-4399
Mentors - Mentoring youth ages 11-17 years. Youth are typically referred through social service or probation. Mentors provide positive role modeling, provide tutoring, recreational activities, etc. Flexible, typically after-school hours.
YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (YIP) Ellen 828-4399
Program Assistant - Needed for the Youth Internship Program (YIP) to assist leaders in managing a group of at-risk teenagers learning job and social skills. Hours are Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
MINNESOTA LAKE ASSOCIATION Keri Hull 218-824-5565 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Assistant - Non-profit dedicated to protecting Minnesota's lakes, seeks volunteers to assist with monthly mailings; folding, stuffing and stamping for 2-3 hours per month.
NUTRITION SERVICES INCORPORATED (NSI) Rose 824-6500
Meals on Wheels Drivers - Volunteers needed for Brainerd area. Flexible opportunities available based on your schedule.
OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN FOR OLDER MINNESOTANS Jane Brink 825-2005
Volunteer Advocate - Friendly visiting and problem solving for nursing home and assisted living residents. Orientation and ongoing training is provided. 800-657-3591. 6 hrs. per month.
PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM Cyndi Lundgren 839-4485
Parent Mentor- Men and women needed to share your time and parenting experiences with a mom and/or dad looking for support.
Volunteer Bookeeper - To sit on the Board of Directors. Duties include reconciling the bank statements as well as tracking all cash inflows and outflows, helping to set up the annual program budget. Looking for someone who knows Quickbooks or Microsoft money.
REGION 5 AREA AGENCY ON AGING Sharon Notch 894-3233 ext. 14
Assistant - the State Health Insurance Assistance Program needs volunteers to assist Medicare Beneficiaries/Senior Citizens by helping explain medical claims/ billings, how to complete forms or applications for state/county programs, etc. Requires 18 hours of training, mileage reimbursed, small stipend for each 4 hours of volunteer time, a volunteer commitment of 6 hours a month maximum.
RSVP VOLUNTEER SERVICES Volunteer Services Hotline 824-1345
RSVP Volunteer Services is a proud supporter of nearly seventy different non-profit organizations, some of which are listed on this opportunities page. If you have any questions, or you're interested in other volunteer opportunities, please give us a call. We would love to have you on the volunteer team.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS MINNESOTA Betsy Voss, 1-800-783-7732 ext. 65, or 612-604-1265, email@example.com
Area Sports Coordinator - Work with other volunteers to ensure quality sports competitions for Special Olympics Minnesota Area 5. Sports offered include: Baseball, Swimming, Track & Field, and Bowling. Position includes coordination of events and assisting already placed Competition Management in the implementation of Special Olympics Minnesota's policies and procedures. Times vary depending on season. 5-15 hours per week.
AREA 5 Administration Coordinator - Act as a first point of contact for local teams in the 5 county area of Special Olympics Minnesota Area 5. Help other members of the management team prepare the schedule of events for the year and provide support assistance in the administration of the area. Times vary depending on season. 5 - 10 hours per week.
ST. JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER Sara or Deb 828-7610
Computer data entry person - entering data into computer for Radiology. Any day of the week 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Endoscopy Greeter - Greet patients, Fill out paper work, answer phones. Four hours per week.
Radiation Therapy Department Greeter - Greet patients, offer coffee and visit with patients once a week for 4 hours
WOMEN'S CENTER Julie Guth 828-1216 firstname.lastname@example.org
Receptionist- answer phone, log and route calls, take messages, answer door and greet residents and visitors. M-F 2-4 hours a week. Daytime hours available. Snowbirds welcome! (six month to one year commitment is asked).
WOODLAND GOOD SAMARITAN VILLAGE 829-1429
Assisted Living Activities - Help with special events such as setting up and serving, visiting, special music, etc. Carol
Calendar Volunteer - needed the first of every month for two hours to put up calendars in the residents rooms. Gina
Bingo Volunteer - Good, clear voice to call and conduct bingo activity. Tuesdays at 2:30. Lana
Special Event Volunteer - Selling store items, making receipts and making change. Variable hours. Lana
Store Volunteer - Selling store items, making out receipts and making change. Variable hours. Lana
Appointment Companion - Ride with residents to and from doctors appts (transportation provided). Flexible when called. Janet or Tina
Fancy Finger Helper - Assist activity staff with filing and painting of residents fingernails. Every Wed. from 1:30 - 2:30. Julie or Lottie.
Office Assistant - Assemble packets, filing, thinning files & shredding. M-F, flexible between 8-4. Gina or Laurie
THE YOUTH CONNECTION Kelly 822-4020
Groups of Youth Needed - We connect groups of youth to agencies or individ
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