ReStore volunteers needed
The ReStore is mainly staffed by volunteers. More volunteers are needed to help keep the store running smoothly. All the proceeds from the ReStore go to Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity to build more houses. It’s a great place to volunteer during the winter, or year around.
One-time volunteers: Volunteers are welcome to come for a one-day experience. Volunteers do tasks such as cleaning, organizing product, stocking shelves, riding in the truck to assist with picking up larger donated items and more. The tasks vary depending on the daily needs.
Ongoing volunteers: We also are looking for volunteers who will come regularly to the ReStore (approximately once a week) to do tasks such as: greeting customers and helping them shop, answering the phone, knowing what product we accept, riding in the truck to assist with picking up larger donated items, doing computer work and office tasks and more.
If you are interested in volunteering, call Melanie Blake at the Habitat office (320) 656-8890 ext. 104 or email email@example.com.
Community Furniture Program is in need of slightly used beds, dressers, and table and chairs.
Many people do not have the basic essential furnishings needed for day-to-day living. Forty percent of those people are children. You can help. The Community Furniture Program in St. Cloud is a non-profit organization which provides gently used furniture to those who are living without beds and other basic furnishings.. If you have gently used furniture to donate especially single beds, dressers, and/or table and chairs, call (320) 656-9004. Pick-up service is available. No child should have to sleep on the floor. You get a tax deduction and a family gets new hope.
St. John’s Prep hosts Discovery Day
Families interested in learning about the innovative curriculum, and other opportunities at St. John’s Prep, are encouraged to attend the upcoming Discovery Day on Friday, Jan. 11. Students currently in grades 5-11 are welcome to attend classes, meet the teachers and students, and experience what it’s like to be a part of the St. John’s Prep community. Parents are also invited to attend an information session with administrators of the school.
Guest students arrive before 8 a.m. and are matched with a “host” student for the day. The Middle School (for incoming grades 6-8) Discovery Day ends after lunch at approximately 12:30 p.m. For the Upper School (for incoming grades 9-12), Discovery Day guests are invited to spend the entire day in classes.
Registration for Discovery Day is required. Call (320) 363-3321. Due to limited space, we encourage interested families to apply now for the 2013-14 academic year.
Volunteer opportunities as of Dec. 31
St. Croix Hospice is in need of people to volunteer their time visiting with terminally-ill patients
and their families. Volunteers are needed in the St. Cloud and surrounding areas. Training is provided to
all interested individuals. They also have volunteer opportunities in their office such as filing, answering
phones, and special projects and events. Call Melissa, St. Croix Hospice volunteer coordinator, at (320) 252-2803.
Sit with a resident or group of residents at Country Manor and play checkers, cribbage, Kings in the Corner, Bridge and/or 500. Patience and a willingness to learn a
new game, if necessary, is desired. Call Jacquie Hartman at (320) 253-1920.
United Way Volunteer Central
• promotes year-round volunteerism
• connects people with local volunteer opportunities
• highlights a few opportunities each week
To receive this listing or additional opportunities contact United Way at (320) 252-0227.
Help needed in a variety of areas
Place of Hope is looking for volunteers in a variety of areas. Front-desk help, meal preparation,
serving and cleanup, clothing-room organizer, general cleaning, paperwork and children’s activity
assistants. Call (320) 203-7881 to complete a volunteer application.
Classroom volunteers needed
Junior Achievement’s mission is to educate and inspire students in order to prepare for the global
economy. Junior Achievement is dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and
workforce-readiness skills. Volunteer to have the opportunity to go into a classroom five times for 30 to 45
minutes each session using curriculum provided by Junior Achievement. Curriculum is fun, grade-
appropriate, easy to use and enjoyed by the students. Call Sara Freeman, Junior Achievement, program coordinator, at (320) 255-8663.
Food shelf help
Catholic Charities Emergency Services is seeking volunteers to help staff with loading supplies and
donations. Others duties include weighing donations and keeping donor records. Volunteers must be
able to lift and carry 50 pounds, available on weekdays and have the ability to maintain a positive relationship
with donors. The time commitment is approximately two-eight hours per week. Call Kathryn or Chad at (320) 229-4560.