Winona ORC is the community leader in providing job opportunities for people with disabilities, helping them realize their potential. Winona ORC provides job related services to people with barriers to employment in Southeast Minnesota.
It is our mission to provide community based employment, vocational training and comprehensive job related skills and services to people with special needs. We will design programs to work harmoniously with other community resources to maximize opportunities to our clients and our community.
Every person with disabilities – physical, mental, or learning – is living their full potential through meaningful work, community interactions, family and friendships.
We are looking for volunteers to help us provide laundry and shower services to our guests. We require a minimum of two staff or volunteers to be in our centers at any given time when guests are present. As our showers and laundry are located in the Warming Center, we need a minimum of two volunteers for these shifts. One volunteer and one staff will stay at the Day Center and the other two will go to the Warming Center to be open for anyone that needs to shower or do laundry.
Must be 18 years or older and pass a background check.
Ongoing every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm-6pm.
Annual Campaign Street Team members will assist with the planning and coordination of four events from April 22nd-May 22nd. Volunteers will undergo a specific fundraising training and learn how to strategically spread the word about the WOC within the community.
We request a commitment of 5-10 hours per month from mid-late February until late May depending on tasks assigned, must be 16 years or older, may require frequent bending, standing, or walking for long periods of time, and lifting/transporting recreational equipment up to 25lbs.
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 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!
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.
Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute toys to area children during the holiday season.
Check website for list of individual barrel locations
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.
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.