While programs and services have evolved throughout history to remain relevant to the Winona community, the foundation and mission have been steadfast.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
To connect and engage people to enhance lives and build community.
Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility
For Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
For Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
For Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
Grace House, our transitional shelter for women and children, is starting the process of finding qualified volunteers to join our mission in helping families. The volunteer role would be ideal for social work, nursing, psychology, child advocacy, and child education students and grads or anyone who has experience in any of the mentioned areas.
Volunteers would be required to pass a background check, attend ongoing training, and commit to a minimum of one shift per week.
(Typically 4 hours). Ideal applicants will have a passion for helping families, be empathetic, dependable, have excellent communication skills, and understand and practice confidentiality.
Volunteers will help families by modeling positive social interactions and parenting skills, budgeting, healthy lifestyle skills, cooking and nutrition, resume writing, and employment related skills. Grace House is working to open early this fall, but volunteers would attend training and leadership meetings beginning this summer. Training will include trauma informed mentoring, ACES, First Aid/CPR, and poverty awareness.
Stop in to Grace Place at 66 E. 2nd St. to fill out a volunteer application. For any questions or more information contact our
Shelter Coordinator, Jen, at
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 Mitch Johnson, the Community Outreach Coordinator. He’ll communicate the next clean-up day that’s been scheduled, and provide the necessary information. Mitch Johnson, (507) 452-1815, email@example.com
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!
Main Square Montessori (MSM) is a non-profit learning center for children, age 16 months to kindergarten, located in the heart of Winona, MN. Grounded in the tradition of Maria Montessori, MSM views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared environment.
MSM will be open 6:30AM to 6:00PM, five days a week, and is designed for families that need full time child care. Tuition assistance is available and families that qualify for Child Care Assistance are encouraged to apply.
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.
*04/01/2021 UPDATE* Muddy Waters is moving to a session-based model. If you are interested in signing up for a session, sign up here: https://muddywatersyoga.com/sessions
You can also sign up through the quarterly catalog, view the it here: https://www.flipsnack.com/muddywatersyoga/muddy-waters-quarterly-catalog-q2-2021/full-view.html
Located in the heart of Winona, Minnesota. Muddy Waters Studio offers yoga, barre+piyo, kid’s yoga, workshops, training, and limited availability of Young Living Essential Oils. Whether you are just beginning or have a daily practice, we’ve got something for everyone: from beginning to advanced; gentle and meditative; to hot, vigorous, and challenging.
Muddy Waters is all about building community while growing your personal practice. We hope you’ll enter feeling welcomed and leave feeling inspired, challenged, and uplifted. We aspire to be a place where you can walk in, take off your shoes, and take a deep breath.
Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute toys to area children during the holiday season.
Check website for list of individual barrel locations
Walkabout Winona is a premier student run tour company capturing Winona’s rich history street by street. Backed by the Winona State University (WSU) College of Business, Walkabout aspires to connect visitors and community members to the rich history of Winona through walking tours presented by a premier, student-run non-profit organization.
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 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.
The WSU Children’s Center exists as a hub of learning and service for university and community residents by:
- Providing comprehensive early education & care programs for children aged six weeks through fourth grade at two sites. There is an on-campus site at Wabasha Hall and an off-campus site at Madison Elementary School. The Center hours are 7 am – 5:30 pm daily, 12 months/year.
- Mentoring university students seeking licensure in education and related fields through practicum and employment opportunities.
- Creating relationships and sharing resources with practicing early childhood professionals through the newly opened Early Childhood Professional Development Center.
- Connecting university students with children to Winona State’s Student Parent Program.
Winona State University has provided recognized early childhood education and care since 1973. All Center programs are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, accredited by NAEYC, and have 4-star ratings from Minnesota’s Parent Aware Quality Rating System.
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.