Register now for tour to Cuba
Education First College Study Tours is offering a rare opportunity for college students, their teachers and community members to travel to Cuba in March 2016. This nine-day travel journey, which will occur from March 5-13, will include stops in Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara. The purpose of this trip is to learn more about Cuba from the people who live there. If you are interested in this unique travel opportunity, contact Vicky Knickerbocker by phone at 320-252-0387 or by email at email@example.com.
Travel to Germany, Poland and Czech Republic
Education First College Study Tours will provide travel participants with the rare opportunity to travel to Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic in May of 2016 to visit Holocaust sites and retrace some of Inge Auerbacher’s Holocaust experiences. Inge is a Holocaust survivor who lives in Queens, N.Y. who will be making this trip with us. The tentative dates for this trip are May 19-June 3. Featured stops on this trip will include Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Nuremberg and Munich. If you are interested in this unique travel opportunity, contact Vicky Knickerbocker by phone at 320-252-0387 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expo for Seniors set Aug. 15
Expo For Seniors is looking to raise scam awareness from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at the River’s Edge Convention Center. For more information about the Expo for Seniors, please visit expoforseniors.com.
Waterfowl stamp designs due Aug. 28 for contest
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2016 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp from Monday, Aug. 17, through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. To see more information on stamp contests, guidelines for submitting work, and to sign up to receive regular email updates on the stamp contests, see www.mndnr.gov/contests/stamps.html, or call 651-296-6157.
Learn about Pet Therapy Program
St. Croix Hospice in Sartell will host free informational sessions regarding pet therapy. Contact Jodi Julseth, St. Croix Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 320-250-6899 for further information.
CMT event set Aug. 15
Central Minnesota Branch for people with Charcot Marie Tooth disease and their loved ones will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th St. The event will offer resources, ideas, CMT-related information and personal experiences. Meetings focus on CMT education, awareness, research updates, fundraising initiatives and advocacy, and include guest speakers. The August meeting will have Kathy Gilbride from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging talk about an upcoming awareness and prevention workshop called A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls. She will provide information about the workshop and demonstrate a few exercises that promote flexibility, strength and balance. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like more information, contact Jo Smith at email@example.com or 612-807-4729.
Community garden event set Aug. 15
A free joint community garden celebration, hosted by Central Minnesota Sustainability Project and the St. Cloud Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Maine Prairie Garden in Diocese Park on Maine Prairie Road and the UUF Garden in the backyard of the Fellowship, 3226 Maine Prairie Road, both in St. Cloud.
United Way Volunteer Opportunities
Help with horseback riding activities
Project ASTRIDE will hold a fall training for all new volunteers from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Project ASTRIDE provides horseback riding activities in the St. Cloud area for riders of all ages who have disabilities. We are recruiting for interested people to side walk with riders in our fall session which begins Aug. 25 and runs for seven weeks. Contact Marti, Project ASTRIDE volunteer coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for United Way Day of Caring
United Way of Central Minnesota will host Day of Caring on Sept. 24. Day of Caring is designed to bring people together to volunteer on community projects. The day will begin with a kick-off breakfast at United Way’s office from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Volunteers will be provided with a continental breakfast during the kick-off and a free T-shirt (T-shirts can be picked up Sept. 18 at the United Way office and worn on Day of Caring). This is a great opportunity to volunteer with co-workers, friends, family and service groups for your community. Projects include painting, packaging food, fall clean up, children’s activities and crafts. Project sign-up will be available on our website, Aug. 11-Sept. 11. Visit www.unitedwayhelps.org to register. Contact Mary Krippner, community volunteer coordinator, at 320-223-7991.
Provide emotional support
CentraCare Health Hospice Program seeks men and women who are interested in volunteering. They are currently looking for volunteers in Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Foley, Milaca, Monticello, Becker, Paynesville and the surrounding areas. They are seeking individuals who want to provide emotional support and practical assistance to those facing end of life. They offer flexible training options to fit your busy schedules. Please consider making a difference in your community. Contact Sherry Rausch, volunteer specialist at CentraCare Health Hospice at 320-240-3276.
Build a home without lifting a hammer
Do you want to serve the Habitat for Humanity mission that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live? Ever wonder how to build a home without lifting a hammer? The Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity ReStore is the perfect fit for you. Schedule a 30-minute interview to learn more about the ReStore and the volunteer opportunities they offer. Examples: Donation/pick-up bay assistants, sales-floor assistant, cashier, donation-truck assistant or as a volunteer snack provider. No construction experience is necessary. Join our team at the ReStore and help them build a stronger and happier community. Contact Derek Peterson, ReStore volunteer manager, at 320 241-46433 or email@example.com.
Activities assistant needed
The Independence Center Inc. needs volunteers to complete activities with their consumers with special needs. These volunteers must enjoy having fun and completing leisure activities on a one-on-one basis or with a small group. Some activities our consumers enjoy completing are the following: reading stories, baking activities, arts and crafts, painting nails, playing cards, accompanying our staff on community outings and much more. Contact Jamie Ludwig, Independence Center volunteer coordinator, at 320-252-4146.
For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator, at 320 223-7991 or Mkrippner@unitedwayhelps.org.