EVENTS

  • Memorial Blood Centers will offer the following blood drives across the Northland. Call (888) GIVE-BLD (448-3253) or go to mbc.org for eligibility guidelines and to schedule an appointment.

Today: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Glen Avon Presbyterian Church, 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, Duluth

Monday: 2-6 p.m., Essentia Health, 705 Lundorff Drive, Sandstone

Tuesday: 1-4 p.m., Northland Village, 421 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Hoyt Lakes

Tuesday: 2-6 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35568 Foxtail Lane, Cohasset

Tuesday: 2:30-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth

Wednesday: 1-5 p.m., Pinnacle Marketing Group, 4030 Technology Drive N.W., Bemidji

Wednesday: 2:30-5 p.m., Walgreens, 4501 Grand Ave. W., Duluth

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Minnesota Sex Offender Program, 1111 Highway 73, Moose Lake

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon, Kolar, 4781 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tender Loving Care, 1 E. First St., Duluth

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sanford Health, 1300 Anne St. N.W., Bemidji

Thursday: Noon to 6 p.m., 5609 Highway 210, Cromwell. Sponsored by Cromwell community.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Edward Jones-Craig Cameron’s Office, 908 Paul Bunyan Drive S., Bemidji

Saturday: Noon to 3 p.m., Itasca County Fair, 1336 Fairgrounds Road, Grand Rapids

  • American Red Cross blood drives: To make an appointment or for more information, download the Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Tuesday: Noon to 6 p.m., Superior Choice Credit Union and Miller Hill Mall Blood Drive, 1600 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Superior Choice Credit Union and Miller Hill Mall Blood Drive, 1600 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Juniper is looking for volunteers and professionals to be class leaders who educate, motivate and inspire. No experience necessary as we will train. You’ll co-lead a workshop with another certified instructor. Classes include strategies and exercises to take an active role in managing your health and well-being and are offered in three program categories: Falls Prevention; Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management; and Chronic Pain and Disease Management. Registration is now open for fall leader training. Training is held at the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, 221 W. First St., Duluth. Visit www.yourjuniper.org to learn more or call 218-529-7525.

  • Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss volunteer opportunities: If interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, contact Mary at mjunnila@LCFVL.org or call 218-624-4828, ext. 125:

Reader - Twin Ports News of the Air Radio (TPNA): Volunteers to read local articles from the Duluth News Tribune and other regional newspapers. The TPNA radio broadcasts over a special radio frequency and is utilized by hundreds of Northlanders with low vision or blindness. Each volunteer typically reads once or twice a month from 8-11 a.m. along with a co-reader.

Driver: Provide rides to and from monthly meetings of the support groups in Duluth or across the region, or helping with rides for other purposes. Duluth rides can be provided using Lighthouse vehicles.

  • Minnesota Reading and Math Corps is seeking tutors for elementary and middle school students in reading or math. Must be at least 18 years of age to apply. If interested, contact Brianne Benson-Schlegel at 218-464-5112, ext. 201, or brianne.benson-schlegel@servetogrow.org. For more information, go online at readingandmath.net.

  • Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, CASDA, seeks volunteers to support programming for adults and children hurt by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Opportunities include office support, outreach and fundraising events, child care, client transportation (mileage paid) and on-call hospital advocacy. Some availability during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) is required. Volunteers working directly with clients must complete 40 hours of advocacy training, provided by CASDA. Additional opportunities may be available. Call Jill, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 715-392-3136 or email jill@casda.org for more information. A link to our volunteer application can be found at https://casda.org/get-involved/.

  • Safe Haven provides safety, space to heal, advocacy, and empowerment for women, children, and all survivors of domestic violence. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Safe Haven at sh@safehavenshelter.org or visit Safe Haven’s website safehavenshelter.org and complete an online volunteer application.