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Helping Out for August 17, 2014

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Duluth Minnesota 424 W. First St. 55802

SAFE HAVEN

Learn about domestic violence and help women and children in domestic violence situations seeking support at Safe Haven. Volunteers are needed to provide child care and activities for children; complete intake paperwork with clients and schedule appointments with service providers; and to serve as receptionist and answer the telephone and provide support for staff and clients. A two-hour commitment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday is required.

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Safe Haven volunteers are required to complete an online application at safehavenshelter.org, as well as a three-hour basic training/orientation before starting volunteer work. Call Hilary Hintsala at (218) 728-6481 or email hhintsala@safehavenshelter.org for information about the following opportunities.

CAUSEWAY MENTORING PROGRAM

The Bayfield County Causeway Mentoring Program seeks positive, caring adult volunteers to mentor youths ages 14 to 17. Ideal candidates will be able to commit to weekly contact (two hours a week) with youths for a minimum of one year. Volunteer mentors develop and maintain a relationship and participate in recreational, cultural, educational and community service activities with youths. Volunteer trainings, monthly group activities and ongoing support are provided. Reasonable regional travel and activity costs will be reimbursed.

Call Carrie Welter, youth mentor coordinator at Causeway Mentoring Program, Bayfield County Department of Human Services, (715) 373-6144, ext. 127, or email cwelter@bayfieldcounty.org.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE

Lutheran Social Service seeks volunteers for the following opportunities.

  • Senior companions: Volunteers are needed for 15 (flexible) hours per week to assist others in maintaining the highest level of dignity and independent living possible by visiting homebound/isolated adults, assisting with vital services such as appointments and grocery shopping, and acting as a caring friend. Training, small stipend and mileage reimbursement provided; must be 60 or older to draw the stipend. Call Peg at (218) 724-0648.
  • Caregiver respite volunteer: Seeking volunteers to provide in-home companionship, a safe environment and informal, nonmedical care for an elderly or disabled adult in order to give the primary caregiver temporary relief from the responsibilities of caregiving. Two- to four-hour commitment per week. Training provided and mileage reimbursed. Call Peg at (218) 724-0648.

CENTER AGAINST SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC ABUSE

CASDA seeks volunteers to help provide supportive services to people hurt by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Volunteer opportunities include child care, front office support, client transportation (mileage paid) and on-call hospital advocacy. Call Jill, volunteer coordinator, at (715) 392-3136 or email jill@casda.org for more information or to make an appointment. Prospective volunteers can also apply between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 318 21st Ave. E., Superior.

If your organization needs volunteers for a cause, you can make a request to readers. Send it to Helping Out, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email scrapbook@duluthnews.com or fax 720-4120.

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