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January 21, 2019

United Way of Olmsted County promotes volunteerism in southeastern Minnesota through our Get Connected online tool. Get Connected is made available to nonprofit agencies in our region to post volunteer opportunities. This tool allows individuals to view these volunteer opportunities. Go to volunteer.uwolmsted.org for more information or call 507-287-1533.


Volunteers provide companionship to an older adult, while temporarily relieving the family caregiver. This allows the caregiver time to attend a support group, run needed errands or just relax and take a break from the duties of care giving, with the ease of mind that their loved one is safe and taken care of. Male volunteers are especially needed. Email hollyb@elder-network.org 507-285-5272 for more information or to volunteer with Elder Network.


Classroom Volunteer Aides will assist elementary classroom teachers with classroom tasks. Tasks will vary based on the needs of the individual teacher at the time, but may include preparing instructional materials, creating bulletin boards, filing, or monitoring small groups of students working. You will play an integral role in allowing teachers to spend more time in direct student time or planning. Email juruzek@rochester.k12.mn.us or call 507-328-4354 for more information or to volunteer with Rochester Public Schools.


We are looking for members to help us plan this coming year’s World Festival which will be held on Saturday, April 20th at Mayo High School. Planning committee members plan activities, displays, performances, set-up etc. Expectation of planning committee members is that they participate in the World Festival. Applicants must have interest in different cultures including their own. Email brian.faloon@ria-minnesota.org or call 507-280-8319 for more information or to volunteer with Rochester International Association.


With your help we can get the ball rolling and start 2019 with our best foot forward. As the Office Aide, your duties may include: sorting and organizing files, scanning documents, data entry,

organizing office supplies, and much more. Volunteers should have a desire to make a difference and support individuals with disabilities. Email slangenfeld@hiawathahomes.org or call 507-226-0701 for more information or to volunteer with Hiawatha Homes Foundation.


Make treats for the ReStore volunteers and bring them to the ReStore. Our volunteers always appreciate snacks in the break room, and you can help! Email volunteer@rochesterrestore.org or call 507-252-0849 for more information or to volunteer with Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity.

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