Market Monday is kicking off a new kind of market, hosted at CentraCare. The new market will be called the CentraCare Health Family Farmers’ Market, and runs 2-6 p.m. on Thursdays, at the southeast corner of 1900 CentraCare Circle, Sartell. The new market opens June 11. The regular Market Monday will still be open from 3-6:30 p.m. every Monday, now through Oct. 19 at Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N. This Monday, June 8, the community tent returns with St. Cloud Metro Bus on hand to register your kids for their free summer bus pass.
Free Metro Bus passes for kids, free bus riding skills class for kids
Metro Bus is once again offering unlimited free ride bus passes for kids for the summer. Parents/guardians can register their child ages 17 and younger for the U-Go Free Summer Youth Pass at the Metro Bus Transit Center, located in downtown St. Cloud at 510 1st St. S. The pass is valid for unlimited rides between June 1 and Aug. 31. A registration form is also available on ridemetrobus.com if parents want to complete it prior to going to the Transit Center.
Metro Bus is also offering a free bus-riding-skills class for kids and their families at the Metro Bus Mobility Training Center. Participants will learn how to read bus schedules and maps; plan trips around town; and review bus safety rules.
Registration is required. The registration deadline has been extended until today, June 5. Register by calling the Metro Bus Mobility Training Center at 320-529-4497 or email email@example.com.
Families have three sessions to pick from: from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, June 8; 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9; and 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11.
United Way volunteer opportunities
Celebration of Fatherhood ~ June 20, 2015
Celebration of Fatherhood is an annual event scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at Lake George for a fun day of families spending quality time together. Volunteers are needed to help with various kid-friendly crafts, and also with preparing food for the attendees. Volunteers are needed for a two-hour shift from 9-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Tom Schnabel at Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-253-5828 ext. 5800.
Help veterans at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center
What are you doing this summer? Why not volunteer to help veterans at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Assignments are available in a variety of areas that include: pharmacy, administrative areas, recreation therapy veterans canteen services, escort service, adult day health-care, music therapy, and ambassador and coffee service. Contact volunteer services at 320-255-6365 to receive an application.
Assist with shopping, yard work
Great River Area Faith in Action is a faith-based nonprofit organization that focuses on mobilizing volunteers, empowering their clients, and educating our communities and clients. They have a need for two people to do grocery shopping for clients on the southeast side of St. Cloud. They are also looking for volunteers to help with painting and yard work. Contact Cherise Robb, volunteer coordinator for Great River Area Faith in Action at 320-290-3428.
Summer academic support – St. Cloud Area Schools
St. Cloud Area Schools is excited to begin summer programming through Targeted Services. Targeted Services offers summer academic support (and fun activities!) to students starting June 22. Volunteers will work one-on-one or in small groups with students to support subject areas such as reading and math. Targeted Services weeks: Mondays through Thursdays – June 22-25, June 29-July 2, July 27-30, Aug. 3-6.
1 – Discovery School (also serving Kennedy students): Monday-Thursday 7:45-11:15 a.m. Location: 700 7th St. S, Waite Park
2 – Madison School (also serving Westwood students): Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: 2805 9th St. N, St. Cloud
3 – North Junior High: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Location: 1212 29th Ave. N, St. Cloud
4 – Talahi Community School: Monday-Thursday 7:45-11:15 a.m. Location: 1321 University Drive SE, St. Cloud
Volunteers will receive orientation and training. Volunteer information form and district criminal background check are required prior to volunteering.
Contact Sonia Dickrell, K-12 volunteer coordinator, at 320-529-6500 x6268 or Sonia.Dickrell@isd742.org.
Wellness specialist sought
Assist staff members in teaching WACOSA’s clients creative and stimulating workouts of varying ability levels as well as healthy eating skills. These include activities and classes such as aerobics, yoga, walking, meditation, making smoothies and healthy choices while eating. This volunteer position is available Monday-Friday at various times, depending on class schedules.
Contact Andrea Harrell, WACOSA volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com or 320-251-0087 ext. 227.
For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator at 320-223-7991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.