Llama Llama Read-A-Rama 2012 ~ United Way Day of Action
Llama Llama Read-A-Rama is a St. Cloud Area community initiative to encourage reading with children, starting at birth. The fun continues Thursday-Saturday April 12-14. Volunteers can read to children and assist with projects in preschools, Head Start Reach Up Inc., and Boys and Girls Clubs. Volunteers can also help with the pajama party kick-off event the evening of April 12. All readers are encouraged to talk about their work/daily life as part of their volunteer experience so children hear about the importance of reading in everyday activity. If you have a professional uniform, we would encourage you to contact the reading site and request to wear it.
Contact Mary Krippner, United Way Volunteer Coordinator, at (320) 252-0227
Food shelf bagger, stocker
Catholic Charities Emergency Services is looking for volunteers to help with the food shelf. Volunteers will help clients fill bags, stock shelves and repackage bulk items. The requirements for the position are to lift, reach and work on your feet. Time commitment is two-four hours per shift.
Contact Chad, Catholic Charities Emergency Services, at (320) 229-4560
The fight against cancer
A Team Captain is a position designed to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life by leading a team from your organization to participate and raise funds. A Team Captain agrees to serve in the following capacities: Build a team of 10-15 members, attend the American Cancer Society Relay For Life kickoff, set a fundraising goal for your team, recognize cancer survivors on your team and participate in the survivorship celebrations at the event, distribute participant collection envelopes and other American Cancer Society fundraising tools to all team members, coach and motivate your team to success. Recognize team members for their commitment to the fight against cancer.
Contact Katrice Sisson, American Cancer Society, at (320) 255-0757
Teach the game of cribbage
Boys and Girls Club programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, a sense of belonging and a sense of power or influence. When this strategy is implemented, self-esteem is enhanced to help achieve boys and girls full potential. Volunteers are needed to play cribbage and other games with children after school.
Contact Geri Bechtold, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central MN, at (320) 252-7616
Engage children in activities
Do you like to talk and relate to children and adolescents? Make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering in the Child and Adolescent Specialty Center at CentraCare Plaza. Volunteers will engage children in activities, provide care through play and affection, read to patients and siblings and play games. Volunteers are asked to be flexible and be willing to do a variety of tasks.
Contact the St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Office at (320) 255-5638