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Volunteering not only makes a difference in your life, but also in the lives of others. Many local organizations are in need of volunteers for a variety of positions: Foster Grandparent The Foster Grandparent Program is seeking men and women volu...

Volunteering not only makes a difference in your life, but also in the lives of others. Many local organizations are in need of volunteers for a variety of positions: Foster Grandparent The Foster Grandparent Program is seeking men and women volunteers age 60 and above to tutor and mentor children within the Superior schools and Family Forum Head Start centers. Foster Grandparents assist students in learning math and reading and also spend time listening, sharing and helping children learn life skills. Foster Grandparents receive a non-taxable stipend, transportation reimbursement, recognition and support, on-going training and social activities. The program is sponsored by Catholic Charities Bureau, Diocese of Superior. Call 394-5384 or e-mail dmaki@ccbsuperior.org . Harbor House Shelter Harbor House Crisis Shelter needs volunteers to help provide a safe, hospitable shelter for homeless, single women and/or families with legal custody of minor children and attain housing. Volunteers are needed to staff the shelter in the evening, overnight and weekends. Help is also needed during the day to answer phones, handle mailings, and provide seasonal outdoor work, child care and homework help, occasional carpentry projects and general cleaning. Training and flexible shifts are offered. If interested, call Melanie 1-6 p.m. every Friday at 392-3637. Royalton Manor Royalton Manor, 1900 New York Ave., is seeking volunteers to help with bingo at 2 p.m. every Monday, Thursday and Friday. If interested, call Kelly or Julie at 392-1014. St. Francis in the Park St. Francis in the Park Health and Rehabilitation Center has the following volunteer opportunities available: In house store clerks, spending time enjoying the outdoors with seniors, shopping for resident needs, hosting a weekly activity based on an interest or hobby, assisting with bingo games or bus outings, Welcome Wagon volunteer and answering phones. Call Chris Fitch, activity director, at 394-5591. Superior Vocations Center Superior Vocations Center, Inc., in conjunction with the Superior/Douglas County Literacy Council, is seeking tutors to work with individuals with low reading, spelling and math skills. The Literacy Council provides training. For more information, call Tom Karas at 392-6171. RSVP The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Superior/Douglas County is looking for individuals 55 years and older to share their time, talent and life experiences to work with seniors in our Senior Support Services programs. Specifically we are seeking individuals to lead exercise classes for area seniors, to assist in an adult day care program, visit and provide support to frail elderly individuals in their homes, and visit with and provide activities for individuals in area health and rehabilitation centers. RSVP volunteers determine how often they will volunteer. They receive insurance coverage while volunteering, transportation reimbursement, training, recognition and other social events. Call 394-4425 for more information. Community Services Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency is seeking volunteers to assist in the free store, food shelf, soup kitchen or homeless programs. Call 392-5127 for more details. Animal Rescue Animal Rescue Federation (ARF) seeks volunteers to work with animals by giving affection, grooming, playing, walking and exercising, and even scooping pooh. ARF is always looking for new foster homes as well. If interested in fostering or volunteering, stop by for an application at 2225 Hill Ave. or call 394-PETS. DAV Transportation The Disabled American Veterans Transportation Program is seeking volunteers to drive veterans from the Superior VA Clinic to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center for appointments. Local drivers are also needed. For more information, call 398-2957, or visit the clinic and ask for Richard Nolan, transportation director. Historical Society The Douglas County Historical Society needs volunteers to assist with programs, archival research, cataloging collection artifacts and photos, and helping create exhibits. Call 392-8449 or stop by 1101 John Ave., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. E-mail dchs@douglashistory.org . Superior Senior Center Senior volunteers are needed 12:30-4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday to help with bingo one or two days per month. Contact the Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., or call 394-3644. St. Mary's of Superior St. Mary's Hospital of Superior needs volunteers to work with patients, serve as receptionists or staff the Koffee Knook. Both morning and afternoon positions are available and men or women of any age are welcome to apply for a volunteer position. For more information, call the volunteer office at 395-5400, ext. 7109 or visit the office on the lower level of the hospital in the morning Monday-Friday. Bong WWII Center Volunteers are sought by the Richard I. Bong WWII Heritage Center in Superior, which is dedicated to the memory of Bong and all the men and women of World War II. The center currently needs volunteers to work throughout the Heritage Center, sharing their knowledge with visitors, assisting the curator, working in the research library, taking part in educational programs, assisting administration and helping visitors in the gift shop. Call 392-7151 for more information. Get volunteers to help To ask for volunteers for your organization, call Dina Maki at the Foster Grandparent Program. Submit your requests by phone at 394-5384, e-mail at dmaki@ccbsuperior.org . or fax 394-5951. Requests must contain the name of the organization, a phone number and a brief description of need.

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