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Summer Meal Transportation

We need volunteers to help transport meals to our Summer Meal Meet-Up sites! Volunteers will pick up food in Grand Rapids and transport it to sites in Cohasset and Hill City. This is a great way to help fight food insecurity in our community! Summer Meal Meet-Ups take place Monday - Thursday. Volunteers can sign up for one-off or regular shifts. Learn more about Summer Meal Meet-Ups here.

Grand Rapids, MN

8/10/20 11:00 AM + more

Summer Meal Server: Cohasset

We need volunteers to help operate our Summer Meal Meet-Up sites! Volunteer servers set up Summer Meal sites, hand out grab & go meals to children, and track program data. This is a great way to help fight food insecurity in our community! Volunteers must wear a mask and gloves while serving meals. Volunteers can sign up for one-off or regular shifts. Learn more about Summer Meal Meet-Ups here.

Grand Rapids, MN

8/10/20 12:00 PM + more

Event Photographer

We need skilled photographers to take high-quality photos at community events! Photos will be used in United Way's online and print communications. Photography volunteers should have some experience with photography and photo editing.

Coleraine, MN

8/13/20 8:00 AM + more

Home Preservation: Sidewalk Project

Do you have experience with pouring and finishing concrete on new building construction, sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways? Help us replace a Coleraine resident's sidewalk! Preservation projects like this make homes and yards safer, especially in the winter, and allow residents to safely live in their homes longer. This is a great project for volunteers with landscaping experience, and a great opportunity for inexperienced volunteers to learn. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Do you have landscaping experience and want to lead this project? Let us know by emailing info@uwlakes.org or calling 218-999-7570.

Coleraine, MN

8/13/20 8:00 AM + more

Install a Fence for a Daycare!

Help keep children safe by helping install a new privacy fence at a daycare in Coleraine! This opportunity is especially great for volunteers with experience putting up fences or doing construction work, but amateurs are welcome too - we'll teach you what we need to know! Volunteers should wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and bring work gloves.

Coleraine, MN

8/13/20 8:00 AM + more

Paint in Downtown Coleraine

Help us increase the aesthetic value of downtown Coleraine by painting curbs, parking lines, businesses, Longyear Park's pavilion, and more! Projects may also include planting flowers and light landscaping. Volunteers should wear comfortable shoes, clothes that can get dirty, and a mask.

Coleraine, MN

8/13/20 8:00 AM + more

Latest Volunteer News

 


Volunteering Safely During COVID-19

JUNE 9, 2020  |  BY KASIA KOLLER

As the state begins to open up, volunteer projects are getting underway again. Some of these projects were planned previously to the pandemic, while other projects will be responding to COVID-19 needs. 

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United Way Hosts Annual Toiletry Drive to Help Local Families

JUNE 3, 2020 | BY KIMBERLY SMITH

As June gets underway, so does United Way of 1000 Lakes’ annual Health and Hygiene Drive to help children, veterans, and elderly, homeless, and vulnerable residents across the Itasca Area.

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