You Can Help

Published 9:00 am Saturday, August 28, 2010

The following are some of the volunteer opportunities currently open in Freeborn County. If you can help with any of them or would like to volunteer for others, call Pat Stumme, Retired and Senior Volunteer program director, at Senior Resources, 377-7433.

Grocery delivery: If you can lift a 20-pound box of groceries, you could help seniors extend their food budgets. We need helpers on the second Wednesday morning of each month. Needed are at least one regular and a few substitutes for when the regulars cannot be there.

Albert Lea schools: Elementary schools are having parent conferences Sept.1 and 2 and volunteers are still needed to encourage parents to pick up their copies of the Out of School Activity Guide. This involves just sitting near the information table at the door and visiting with parents as they come and go. Call 377-7433 to sign up for a two- or three-hour shift.

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Feeding America One Child at a Time: Volunteers are needed at the Salvation Army to help fill child-size backpacks, deliver them to Halverson Elementary School and distribute them to registered families. The backpacks can be filled independently on Thursdays with distributions on Fridays beginning Sept. 9 and 10. Groups of volunteers of any age are welcome. Please call the Salvation Army at 373-5710 because you can help.

RSVP, a program of Senior Resources of Freeborn County, receives some funding through the United Way of Freeborn County, the Minnesota Board on Aging, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.