You Can Help

Published 9:00 am Saturday, May 12, 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.

RSVP first aid kits: Just ask at Raleigh’s Ace Hardware, 2525 Bridge Ave., 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.

Humane Society: Tasks range from animal care to office needs. Volunteer-friendly schedules are available for youth and adults. Please call Dee Amberg anytime at 383-0683 or Christa Stieler at the shelter between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. any Tuesday through Saturday at 377-8501.

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Ecumenical Food Pantry: With your extra three hours a month you can help children, senior citizens and parents have nourishing foods to last for the month. You become a team member with the two to three other volunteers there who are keeping the doors open so families are helped. Please call Stumme at Senior Resources at 377-7433 for additional times and schedules.

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.