Project GO programs are community-driven outdoor programs that introduce children to nature during the afterschool and out-of-school hours. These programs are implemented by local communities using the GO Toolkit designed by Project Get Outdoors, Inc., a non-profit organization that created this program.
Project GO would not exist without the efforts of a vast volunteer network and dedicated interns. These individuals are critical to the ongoing success of the program.
There are a variety of local and statewide volunteer opportunities available to those who are interested in assisting. All volunteers over the age of 18 who will be working on an on-going basis with the children will be screened and trained.
Miller Mentoring is an after school mentoring program that works with youth in grades 5-12 at Winona Middle School and Winona Senior High. Our primary goal is to build strong relationships while focusing on social-emotional wellness and academic success.
Takes place: Mon – Wed from 3:30-5:00pm at both schools. Mentors join on a set day once per week and are matched with a student who shares similar interests.
You can apply directly by using the link provided or by calling/emailing the contact info for Drew Althoff
Volunteers will be needed starting late winter/early spring for the 2022-2023 school year. Junior Achievement will supply the curriculum to teach 5-6 sessions which are each about 45 mins long. Volunteers will be matched with interested classrooms by a coordinator. Once placed with a class, the volunteer and teacher will plan out what days’ work for both the classroom schedule as well as the volunteers schedule.
Requirements: A rain garden clean-up day requires a minimum one-hour time commitment. The clean-up requires lifting, bending, and kneeling, but if a person is accustomed to working in a garden, they should be suitable for the work.
How to Volunteer: Call or email Bluff Country Co-op and ask for Cea Louis, the Sustainability Coordinator. They will communicate the next clean-up day that’s been scheduled, and provide the necessary information. Cea Louis, (507) 452-1815, email@example.com
Minimum time commitment of 1-2 hours a week for 3 months. The person will need to be able to rock infants, talk, read and sing to them. There is the need to possibly carry them.
Join the Winona Walk Planning Committee and help grow the movement to end Alzheimer’s from the ground up. Committee members are the heart of the event, planning everything from the kick-off to the wrap-up. Some members focus on growing the event by recruiting teams and sponsors, others coordinate logistics, and some
work on promoting the event in the community. Monthly meetings from February – October
How to sign up or volunteer:
Name: Rebecca Ayaz
Phone Number: 952-857-0535
Winona Chore Corps is a program under the Winona Friendship Center that provides older adults in the city of Winona and Goodview with services to ensure they are able to remain living safely in their own home.
The Chore Corps is in search of individuals who are interested in providing a variety of services including snow shoveling and snow blowing in the winter, lawn care in the summer, and a variety of other chore services year round. Equipment is provided by the Chore Corps or the client and includes lawn mowers, snow shovels, snow blowers, and more. The Chore Corps works to support the independence of older adults, build community, and provide valuable and meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Must be 18 to operate motorized equipment. Walking, pushing, and lifting may be required. Volunteers need to pass basic background check.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity!
Volunteers have been the lifeblood of Trinona since 2009! Join hundreds of local volunteers to assist athletes, spectators and the race crew. Get a free Trinona RACE CREW t-shirt, refreshments and a million thankful smiles. The least we can do for each volunteer is to give back a little something for you!
All Trinona volunteers will receive:
• A commemorative volunteer T-shirt celebrating this year’s event
• Complimentary snack and beverage
• Complete community service hours
• Meet a new friend or business contact
• Create new interests or hobbies
• Fulfillment of helping another individuals accomplish their goal or dream
• And, of course, the good feeling one gets when helping a worthy cause
Trinona Weekend Schedule:
- Trinona Kids Tri SATURDAY, JUNE 11 • 9AM – NOON Beginner-friendly triathlon for kids AGES 6-15 Hosted at Winona Family YMCA
- Multisport Expo SATURDAY, JUNE 11 • 2PM – 6PM Athlete registration for race day and check out sponsor booths
- Trinona Sprint & International Distance Triathlon SUNDAY, JUNE 12 • 7AM – NOON Beginner-friendly Sprint course and iconic International course
- Trinona Run-Bike-Run Duathlon SUNDAY, JUNE 12 • 7AM – NOON
There are variety of volunteer opportunities for every interest & ability level, Trinona Weekend volunteer shifts are available on June 10th, 11th & 12th, 2022. Including, but not limited to set-up, packet pick-up, course safety, directing athletes and clean-up.
If you have questions please reach out to email@example.com
Winona Health is always looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals willing to share their valuable time and talent. More than 250 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 and helps by 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. Lots of opportunities available.
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.
To improve the quality of life if individuals and community through positive outdoor experiences.
By advocating for people positively experiencing the outdoors, Seekers Wild will create happy, healthy communities. Participants in their programs will see increased self-reliance and confidence, improved health, and an abundant outlet for sustained refuge and balance within their lives. This in turn will also improve the mental health of the individual and allow them to be a more positive influencing member of the community and therefore exponentially increasing the quality of life of the entire community.
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 – Polish Constitution Day and May Crowning
- August – Dozynki(harvest festival)
- October – Szmaczne Jablka(apple festival)
- December – Oplatek Sunday(a Polish Christmas tradition)
Habitat for Humanity serving Winona County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization. Habitat 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, decent, affordable 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 serving Winona County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live – regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any other distinction that too often divides us – are welcome to help with the work.
Habitat for Humanity offers the following programs:
Homeownership – We build homes with families using volunteer labor. We sell these houses at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford a home. We build decent, safe, energy-efficient homes designed to fit each family.
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.
With the continued support of generous volunteers and donors, the growth of Bundles of Love will continue until the ultimate goal is reached: that no family in Minnesota who needs clothing and bedding for their newborn, correctly sized clothing for premature infant, comfort items for their hospitalized infant, or bereavement items for a lost infant will be without these items. And stitched in to every item, will be a generous amount of caring and love which will tell these families that we are intertwined as one caring community of neighbors.
Volunteer work groups meet regularly to sew, knit, and crochet essential clothing, blankets, and other infant items for needy babies in the community. A variety of non-sewing tasks are also available at the work group meetings. The bundles (layettes) are given to Winona Health Hospital, Winona Public health, Project Fine, Se MN Rural resource Center and many other organizations. The organizations give them out to the babies.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Sort material, cut and prep material which will be used
- Organize material, supplies, and donations
- Participate in knitting and sewing if interested
Meet once a month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:-8:30pm
Also meet the 3rd Friday of the month at Winona Friendship Center from 12-3pm.