Helping Out for Jan. 6, 2013: RSVP Douglas County seeks volunteersMany area organizations wouldn't be able to keep going without help from volunteers. If you have a few free hours and are looking for a productive way to spend them, try responding to one of these listings. You'll get as much out of it as the organization does.
RSVP-Superior/Douglas County seeks volunteers for the following positions. Call (715) 394-44258 for more information.
CAUSEWAY MENTORING PROGRAM
The Bayfield County Causeway Mentoring Program seeks positive, caring adult volunteers to mentor youths ages 14 to 17. Ideal candidates will be able to commit to weekly contact (two hours a week) with youths for a minimum of one year. Volunteer mentors develop and maintain a relationship and participate in recreational, cultural, educational and community service activities with youths. Volunteer trainings, monthly group activities and ongoing support are provided. Reasonable regional travel and activity costs will be reimbursed.
Call Carrie Welter, youth mentor coordinator at Causeway Mentoring Program, Bayfield County Department of Human Services, (715) 373-6144, ext. 127, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
The Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors in the Duluth/Superior/Cloquet area at nonprofit sites such as day cares and schools. Foster Grandparents do a number of activities with children, from helping with homework to playing games or reading with them at their assigned location. Currently, there is a need for volunteers to serve in day cares, where they will play with and read to children and help them with number recognition and counting. There are ongoing needs in many area schools.
Foster Grandparent Program volunteers are men and women who must be 55 or older and volunteer between 15 and 40 hours a week. They receive a small, tax-free stipend, transportation assistance, training, vacation and sick leave, recognition, social activities and the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve made a difference in the life of a child.
If you or someone you know would enjoy giving time and talents for a rewarding experience, please call (715) 394-5384 or (888) 338-6492 or e-mail email@example.com.
CENTER AGAINST SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC ABUSE
CASDA seeks volunteers to help provide supportive services to people hurt by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Volunteers assist staff by providing child care, main office support or transportation for clients (mileage paid); and on-call hospital advocacy. Call Walter, volunteer program coordinator, at (715) 392-3136 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to make an appointment. Volunteer applications may also be obtained by stopping at the office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2231 Catlin Ave. in Superior.
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
The MDA needs volunteers to help with office tasks on a weekly basis. Volunteers can come in for two to three hours a week or two to three hours a month; the schedule is flexible and any help is appreciated. Call (218) 727-3466 for more information.
VIEWCREST HEALTH CENTER
Viewcrest Health Center seeks volunteers to run the on-site gift shop. Volunteers must be friendly and comfortable with handling money. Volunteers are needed to fill any two-hour time slots throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact Denise at (218) 279-4210 for additional information.
If your organization needs volunteers for a cause, you can make a request to readers. Send it to Helping Out, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, e-mail email@example.com or fax 720-4120.