The American Red Cross needs eligible and healthy blood donors today! Patients are counting on lifesaving blood through this coronavirus pandemic. If you’re healthy and well, please schedule an appointment to give in the days ahead. You are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. Visit www.redcrossblood.org to make your appointment. Patients still need you and we will continue to face blood collection challenges for a lengthy period of time during this crisis.
Country Manor Campus is looking for talented individuals and groups to provide residents with opportunities for socialization, music/theater appreciation, and enjoyment. Musicians, actors/actresses, dancers, speakers, choirs and more are enjoyed by all. They are open to new ideas and suggestions to do over Zoom. Come and share your special talents with residents of Country Manor. Contact Inga Gerads, volunteer coordinator, at 320-258-8936 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-based mentoring program matches children 7-17 old in a new match who desire a match with a Big. Once they are matched, they can stay matched until age 21. Mentors are expected to commit to meet with their mentee for a minimum of one year. Throughout the mentoring relationship, BBBS program staff monitors the matches and provides support to mentors. Typically, mentees and mentors meet two to four times each month for at least two to four hours.
The mentoring relationship is designed to provide a sense of safety and security, emotional support, build social skills, set goals and build positive relationships, improve self-confidence, academic achievement and encourage future aspirations.
Mentor can be a Big, a Big Couple or a Big Family. Requirements include mentors be at least 18 and out of high school, commit to a minimum of one year, attend volunteer informational sessions, complete an interview, pass a background check and have access to a vehicle with current driver’s license. Visit https://www.bigdefenders.org/ways/ to learn more.