You Can Help

Published 9:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2011

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.

Big Island Rendezvous: Every year, thousands of school children attend School Days at the Rendezvous. Tour guides ensure that the classes get to their appointed area on schedule. Just come to the orientation at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (rain date Wednesday) at Bancroft Bay. School Days are Sept. 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. When you help one day or two, you get free admission to the weekend event. New School Days guides are always welcome; invite a friend to volunteer, also.

Albert Lea Art Center: Be a gallery attendant for a couple hours once or twice a month between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. while you enjoy the exhibits and meet people. Please call Pat Garbisch at 373-5665 Tuesday through Friday to get included in the gallery schedule.

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Fountain Lake Bookstore: The Friends of the Library bookstore and coffee kiosk needs people to staff it on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. Join the Friends of the Library to provide inexpensive used books and support the Albert Lea Public Library.

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.