You Can Help

Published 9:00 am Saturday, May 5, 2012

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

Intergenerational Garden: Let’s make spring lively and lovely together. Help children at The Children’s Center to plant their flower garden. Adult volunteers come one morning late in May and help each child plant one or two petunias and then water them. Call 377-7433 and ask for Stumme to sign up and help a child learn how flowers grow.

Humane Society: You could be the purr-fect person to spend some time with cat care, walk a dog or two, help with tours, office tasks/phones or perhaps the laundry. These and other light tasks need doing at our animal shelter. Volunteer friendly schedules are available any day Sunday through Saturday for youth and adults. Please call Dee Amberg anytime at 383-0683 or Christa Stieler at the shelter between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. any Tuesday through Saturday at 377-8501.

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RSVP first aid kits: Just ask at Raleigh’s Ace Hardware, 2525 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, for the RSVP just-right size first aid kits equipped for your outdoor person, traveler or home emergencies. The modest $10 purchase price also makes a donation to RSVP for Freeborn County. Remember, spring brings graduations, confirmations and gifting showers of all kinds and you are helping the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at the same time.

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.