You Can Help

Published 9:37 am Sunday, November 17, 2013

These volunteer opportunities are currently open in Freeborn County. If you can help with any of them or would like to volunteer for others, call Carol Soma, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program interim director, at Senior Resources, 377-7433.

The Arc of Freeborn County: Arc will be holding its annual soup and chili fundraiser supper on Nov. 18 and would welcome volunteers. They have the following shifts: 9 a.m. to noon — chop vegetables and cook; noon to 4 p.m. — cook and stir pots; and 4 to 7:30 p.m. — sell tickets, serve, bus tables. If you can volunteer, call 377-3469 for more information and to reserve a time that works for you.

Salvation Army holiday events: The Salvation Army would love to have volunteers join them through the upcoming holiday season! In addition to helping prepare and serve meals at 302 Court St., Mondays through Fridays, they’d welcome volunteers for these special events:

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Community Thanksgiving meal: The meal will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Fairlane Building at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. Help with preparations and serving.

Bell ringing: Nov. 15 and 16, Nov. 22 and 23, and Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. A variety of shifts and locations are available.

The Toy Donation project is also coming up for the holidays, and volunteers will be needed for Toy distribution on Dec. 20. For more information, call the Salvation Army at 373-5710 or RSVP at 377-7433.

Senior Resources front desk: The Senior Resources office in the Skyline Plaza is looking for people to assist at its front desk, answering the phone and assisting with general office tasks. If you are available for half day shifts once or twice a week or even as an occasional substitute, we’d be happy to see you! Call Carol Soma or Marilynn Lancaster at 377-7433.

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