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Helping Out for June 29, 20014

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CHRONIC CONDITIONS LEADERS

The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging in Duluth seeks volunteers to serve as leaders in the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program. Leaders will facilitate groups of people with chronic conditions, with the objectives being to build confidence in self-health management and help maintain an active lifestyle.

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Trained leaders will help people find practical ways to deal with issues related to chronic conditions such as pain and fa-tigue, the need for better nutrition and exercise choices, a better understanding of new treatment options, and learning new ways to talk with family and doctors about health.

Interested volunteers will receive 24 hours of classroom training. The next four-day training class is scheduled for July 15, 16, 22 and 23 in Duluth. Registration is required by July 7 and is limited to 16 people. Contact Lee Swenson at the Senior LinkAge Line (800) 333-2433, ext. 81019, for a registration packet.

RSVP – SUPERIOR/DOUGLAS COUNTY

RSVP – Superior/Douglas County seeks volunteers for the following positions. Call (715) 394-4425 for more information.

  • Docents and office support: Volunteers are needed to help at the North End Arts Gallery in the Trade and Commerce building on Hammond Avenue and Broadway Street in Superior. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Monday. Office support volunteers answer the telephone and help keep visitors from handling artwork. Volunteer orientation is provided. Email Patricia Lenz at patrxart@hotmail.com or call RSVP at the number above.
  • Readers: Volunteers 55 and older are needed to read once a month to kids in Head Start in Superior/Douglas County.

NORTH HOUSE FOLK SCHOOL

North House Folk School has many volunteer opportunities. Volunteers distribute catalogs, host programs during special events, assist with mailings and so much more.

To volunteer, contact Kelly Dupre, volunteer and classroom coordinator, at (888) 387-9762 or (218) 387-9762, or go to north-house.org.

COMMUNITY OFFENDER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM

Soar Career Solutions seeks volunteer mentors for men and women coming out of incarceration and participating in the Community Offender Re-entry program.

Volunteers are asked to meet with a participant one hour a week to provide a meaningful friendship and guidance to ex-offenders. Training is provided. Monthly support and educational groups and/or social events are held for both mentors and mentees.

Contact Emily Edison at (218) 722-3126 or email eedison@soarcareers.org if interested.

SOLID ROCK SAFE HAVEN

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc. seeks volunteers to assist with meal preparation and service at Solid Rock Safe Haven, 1004 N. Sixth St., Superior. Background checks are required and volunteers must be able to lift and carry items up and down stairs. Volunteers should also be compassionate, patient and willing to work with people from all walks of life. Call (715) 392-5127 or go to northwest-csa.org for more information.

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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