The Winona Friendship Center will be rolling out a chore program, Chore Corps, in 2020. We will be providing chore services such as snow shoveling, yard work, handyman repairs/services, lawn mowing, etc. Right now, the Winona Friendship Center is searching for volunteers to help provide these services and will reimburse mileage. Once we get into 2020, we will be accepting client referrals.
The front desk of the History Center is the heart of the organization. Volunteers will answer phone calls, direct visitors, handle admissions, ticket and gift shop sales. Generally, shifts are in 3-4 hour blocks, mostly during weekdays, with some weekend opportunities. The History Center is open weekdays 9am – 5pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm and Sundays 12-4pm.
Grace Presbyterian Church could use some help with their free Thanksgiving dinner on November 29th.
At least two volunteers are needed for each 3.5 hour shift:
7am – 10:30am
10:30am – 2:00 pm
2:00pm – 5:30 pm
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Folks can also bring in Thanksgiving leftovers if they would like to help but can’t volunteer for a shift.
Any help from the community would be greatly appreciated.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
ReStore Donation Pick-up Truck Assistant – Ride along for pick-ups in the ReStore truck, and help keep our store full of amazing stuff!
Donation receiving- Help our amazing donors out by unloading donations in the Drive Thru and informing them where to go when we can’t take their items.
Donation processing- Sort, clean, and price new donations so they are ready for the sales floor.
Recycling/Scrapping – Disassemble unusable or broken items, and sort them into recycling or trash.
ReStore Cashier – Provide awesome customer service, and operate our register.
Customer Service – Organize the sales floor, help customers find their treasures, and make a great ReStore environment.
Janitor/Groundskeeper – Clean and tidy the store, wipe up spills, and check the grounds for trash.
Landscaping/Gardening – Mow the lawn, weed, or tend to our flower and vegetable gardens.
Office assistance – Assist in data collection and analysis, send out thank you cards, or help keep us organized!
Special Events/Fundraising – Help us plan, organize, solicit, and promote special events.
Construction/Painting– Be a part of the team on one of our home repair projects or new home construction.
To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected]. Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity!
1. Help map existing AEDs in the Winona community (including collecting existing info from businesses) and get locations added to the PulsePoint app.
2. Assess the interest in and greatest needs for additional AEDs in the community. This work would include surveys and interviews with businesses and organizations.
3. Identifying potential funding and/or assisting with grantwriting, knowing many businesses/organizations would need an incentive like a reduced-cost or free AED.
Weekly – 20- 30 hrs
The Pickwick Mill Inc. (on National Registry of Historic Sites) is open May-Oct, Tues-Sun, noon – 5 p.m. Volunteer time can be flexible with a minimum of 5 hrs/day. You must be able to walk stairs and calculate change. Very unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Unique history experience to see the original equipment in the museum.
The Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention is a group that works on preventing teen substance abuse by hosting various awareness campaigns and events.
Volunteers often help plan or facilitate activities throughout the community based on their individual strengths and interests. Students and adults are able to help, must be middle school or older. Visit our website and “Events” tab to see common activities – http://www.winonacountyasap.org.
It’s the kindhearted volunteers like you who help the Salvation Army fulfill its promise to serve the community and do the most good in the Winona area.
As an annual Salvation Army tradition, there are more than 8,000 bell ringing hours to fill with volunteers each year. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries.
Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute toys to area children during the holiday season.
Check website for list of individual barrel locations
To provide temporary emergency shelter for the adult, 18 and over, homeless population of Winona County.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
The Winona Community Warming Center provides a safe, warm overnight stay every night from November 1st through the end of March. In addition, snacks and coffee will be available for guests and other personal care items will be provided when available.
Guests can be checked in from 9:00 to 10:00 pm and can stay until 7:00 am in the morning. After 10:00 pm, guests can be admitted from a referral source from other agencies in Winona County.
The Winona County Warming Center works with the Winona Police, Winona County Community Services and Winona Health to help meet the needs of their guests. Information on resources will be available to guests. On certain dates, volunteers will be available to help with requested referrals and forms.
Two shifts of volunteers are needed. The first shift is from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am and the second shift is from 2:00 am to 7:00 am. All volunteers will have training. The center will be open only when at least two volunteers are present at all times throughout the night. All volunteers will have to attend a training and must have a background check completed through Catholic Charities.
Winona Health is always looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals willing to share their valuable time and talent. More than 400 active volunteers contribute thousands of hours of service to Winona Health through Winona Health and senior services. The men, women and youth who volunteer their time help carry out the mission of Winona Health, raising funds for needed hospital equipment. They provide comfort and well-being to patients and residents and provide healthcare scholarships. If you’re looking for a fulfilling opportunity to dedicate your time through an experience rich in history and meaning, become a Winona Health Volunteer.
To create a drug-free culture for youth within our schools and community through community-wide collaboration. We work together to raise awareness and reduce substance use with a primary focus on our youth.
Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) is a coalition of passionate community members devoted to cultivating a drug-free culture for children and teens in the Winona area. We work within our schools and the wider community to increase community collaboration, raise awareness, and reduce substance abuse through education and programs.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
They are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.
Girl Scouts helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
As a Lions Club member, you’ll join a local group of service-minded men and women who are doing local volunteer work to support your community – right now. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International, a respected international organization, a leader in your local community and a friend to people in need. As a member you will help your community and gain valuable skills, make an impact on people’s lives both locally and internationally, learn to be a leader and lead a respected organization, network with business people in your community and around the world, energize your life and have fun as well as be able to grow personally and professionally.
Meetings are at Elks Lodge 327 on the 2nd Thursday of the month, except July – August. 6pm social and 6:30pm meeting start.
Restored Blessings is a restore started by faithful volunteers in their quest to help families in need who desire a Christian education. Donations are accepted during open hours. They accept all furniture, household items, books, and gently used clothing.
Stop by Restored Blessings to fill out an application and discuss schedule. Looking for whatever time a person can volunteer. 16 years or older is the age requirement. Some lifting is sometimes involved. Bending, walking and standing are also part of the requirements.
The mission of the Polish Cultural Institute and Museum is to collect, exhibit, interpret and disseminate the heritage of the Kashubian Polish Culture.
Volunteers needed for a once monthly commitment. There is no age limitation. Physical needs would be walking, standing and minimal light bending. No lifting. Ongoing opportunities include tour guides, housekeeping, maintenance, typing, computer work.
Special events include:
- April – Dyngus Day(volunteer appreciation)
- May – May Crowning and Polish Constitution Day
- August – Dozynki(harvest festival)
- October – Smaczine Jablka(apple festival)
- December – Oplatek Sunday(a Polish Christmas tradition)
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Habitat for Humanity offers the following programming:
- Homeownership – Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry that builds housing financed by private donations and constructed with volunteer labor. Our purpose is to build homes with families and sell the houses at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford a home.
- A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) – Is a program that helps low income homeowners by offering exterior home improvements. This program is for homeowners earning 60 percent or less of the median income
- ReStore – Seeks to spread the mission of Habitat for Humanity by involving other community members by shopping, donating or volunteering at the ReStore.
Restore Volunteer Opportunities:
- Cleaning, sweeping
- Donation truck ride-along
- Unloading donations
- Sorting, scrapping
- Stocking shelves
- Parent/guardian consent and signature
- Minimum of 16 years of age
- Minimum of 18 years of age to operate power tools and use ladders
- Must clear background check absolutely no history of theft or sexual and physical violence
3-5pm Wednesday through Friday. 9am-4pm Saturdays. Prefer not to schedule anyone longer than 4 hours.
Click here to view the volunteer application form.
Sugar Loaf Senior Living serves seniors and their families by encouraging them to thrive by offering a wide variety of wellness-focused services and activities while empowering them to live as independently as possible.
Sugar Loaf Senior Living activities and programs are developed to stimulate the social, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, emotional, and physical aspects of each tenant. They are looking for volunteers who are interested in impacting tenants’ lives through one or more of these areas.
The Minnesota Senior Corps improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement in Minnesota- by supporting the growth, sustainability, innovation and adaptability of the Senior Corps programs, by striving to increase the number of new volunteers and by increasing the impact and value of volunteer service.
Foster Grandparents: Make a lasting difference in the lives of children and youth. Our Foster Grandparent Program provides opportunities for volunteers 55 to work with kids across the state.
Senior Companion: The Senior Companion Program provides an opportunity for volunteers 55 and over to support elderly individuals who have difficulty with daily tasks and includes a tax free stipend.
RSVP: The RSVP Program covers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to strengthen communities across Minnesota.
Click here to learn more about volunteering.