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 Arlene Rice 825-2505
Gift Shop Volunteers - 31/2 hour shifts - 7 days @ week. Sell gifts and goodies to the residents, staff and the public, Especially need subs and weekend volunteers.
After Breakfast News Group - Transport residents to Activity Room and read the current news of the day to them. 8:30 to 9 a.m. - Any day of the week.
Hospitality Hosts - Take cart to our patients on Station # 6, offering beverages and goodies mornings and afternoons. Very rewarding. Subs are also needed.
Dining Area Assistants - Breakfast 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. Lunch 11:30 to 12:45.
Bowling Assistants needed - Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Escort residents to the bowling area and asset with the game.
Mail route subs - Sort and deliver mail to residents Late afternoon weekdays.
BOY SCOUTS Pat Iten, 825-0165
Scoutmaster - Become one of our highly valued "Scoutmasters." The boys at Baxter Lions Troop 36 are counting on you!
BRAINERD LAKES CHAMBER of COMMERCE Miranda Anderson at 218-822-7110 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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, email@example.com
Mentors - These are not long term commitments. Once a week in the evening or on the weekend. Because of program license, you need to be 21 or over.
BRAINERD SALVATION ARMY Julie 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 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hours and days are flexible.
Driver -- Need volunteer drivers to pick-up/deliever 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Assistant - Answer phones; call data collection/entry; computer tasks; clerical work, including mailings, etc. Monday - Friday. Flexible days/ hours.
CENTRAL MINNESOTA SENIOR CARE - Clarisse 218-828-4823
Assisted living facility in south Brainerd is seeking a volunteer to lead Bible Studies several times a month to our residents.
CONFIDENCE LEARNING CENTER - Mary Harder 218-828-2344 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 pm-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm, 10 pm-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 email@example.com
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 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
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. A few things troops need help with are activities, crafts or just help driving to events.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE PROGRAM Kris Kayser 218-963-9452 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 , 8:00 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.
HEARTLAND ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM (HART) Donna Wambeke 828-0548 email@example.com
Display Person - Looking for someone with an artistic eye to create and maintain display boards and bulletin boards. These boards are at the shelter and out in public places. Flexible hours.
Assistant - Assist the Out Reach Director with a wide variety of jobs. Could include going into schools with the director to do educational speeches or working in the office doing special projects. Flexible hours.
Event Assistant - Help at community functions.
KINSHIP PARTNERS Pam 829-4606 or Jean 568-4015, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - Noon. 3-6 hour shifts are available.
LAKES AREA RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROJECT Stephanie Haider 218-562-4926 firstname.lastname@example.org
Conferencing Facilitator - With the guidance of an experienced person, prepare juvenile offenders to meet with those they have harmed, as well as facilitate conferences between offenders, victims, and community members. 24 hours of training required as provided by Lakes Area Restorative Project. After that, facilitate minimum of 4 - 6 cases per year.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER DeAnne Barry 829-9345
Receptionist - Answer phones and greet people. 4 hour shifts. Choose from morning 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or afternoon 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bingo Caller - Call bingo games for seniors once a month. Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Donut Helper - Various volunteer jobs from mixing, frying, frosting to dishes. Join this great group in making donuts. Thursdays from 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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.
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. Needed Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in April. 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, on day of your choosing.
Library Aide - Greet patrons, check books in & out, shelve books, basic computer knowledge. Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Story Teller -- Read for Children's Story Hour, Saturdays 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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.
SCHOOL DISTRICT 181 Susan 822-6044 Susan.email@example.com
Forestview Middle School - assist with a reading program "Read Naturally." Work with a small group of students to improve their fluency in reading. Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 12:30. The number of days are flexible.
Volunteer Hours - With grades K-12, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. Days, times, number of hours very flexible. One-on-one or in small groups.
Reading Tutor - Help a child with reading. Listen to or read to students.
Math Tutor - Using games or flash cards help students learn to add, subtract, divide and multiply.
Grandma/Grandpa Goose - Share the joys of nursery rhymes in kindergarten. All materials provided.
English Tutor - Help with spelling, printing and writing skills.
Times Before TV - A program for 5th graders. Share a craft or hobby you enjoy instead of watching TV. Such as butter making, quilting, etc.
Classroom Helper - Assist the teacher with whatever the needs are: cutting, sorting, working with kids, etc.
Classroom Grandparent - Many kids do not have their own grandparents close by. Come share your time and love.
ST JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER Sara or Deb 828-7610 firstname.lastname@example.org
Radiation Therapy Greeter -- Hours are 12:00 - 3:00, 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
Day of Caring Volunteers -- We are looking for volunteers to join us for our Day of Caring event to help military families in October. Please call if you are willing to help.
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 battered women's shelter, answer our multi-line phone and take messages. 2-4 hours per week. Choose your weekday and time between 8 a.m. & 6 p.m.
WOODLAND GOOD SAMARITAN Kris Matich 855-6618
Escort - Bring residents to meals and assist with feeding. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and/or 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Must successfully complete the MN State approved feeding class. Training provided by Woodland.
Host/Hostess - Serve coffee, juice, treats and visit with residents. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. You choose the day/s
Bingo Buddies - Sit with and assist residents during bingo. Fridays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Village Store Assistants - Work in Gift Shop selling small gift items. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Host Monthly Club - Host a garden club, homemakers, social group, etc. Clubs, organizations, groups or individuals welcome.
YOUTH AS RESOUCES (YAR). Laura Beilke, 218/829-5278
Brunch with Santa volunteers - Help at December 9th Brunch with Santa, 10:00 - 1:30 p.m. Assist young children and families with making holiday crafts, photos with Santa, serving brunch.
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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