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Helping Out for May 4, 2014


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 located 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 or call RSVP at the number above.
  • Readers: Volunteers age 55 and above are needed to read once a month to kids in head start in Superior/Douglas County.


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


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.


The Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors in the Duluth/Superior/Cloquet areas at public and paro-chial schools. Foster Grandparents do a variety of activities with children from helping with homework, teaching to read, one-on-one tutoring, and guiding children at critical times in their lives. Volunteers who serve also assist with literacy and math skills, social and emotional skills, and act as mentors.

Foster Grandparent Program volunteers are men and women who must be 55 years or older and volunteer between 15 to 40 hours per week. They receive a small, tax-free stipend, transportation assistance, training, vacation and sick leave, recognition, social activities and the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve made a difference in the life of a child.

To volunteer or for more information call (715) 394-5384 or (888) 338-6492, or email

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 or fax 720-4120.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Lake Superior School District board of education and high school sports in Lake County. 

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