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

Today: 8 a.m. to noon, Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave., Duluth.

Monday: 7:30-11 a.m., South Ridge School, 8162 Swan Lake Road, Saginaw.

Monday: 1-5 p.m., Cook Community Hospital, 10 S.E. Fifth St.

Monday: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Community Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Blvd., Cloquet.

Tuesday: 3:30-6:30 p.m., 23 Hardware and Lumber, 6380 County Road 33, Askov.

Wednesday: 7:30-11:30 a.m., Harbor City International School, 332 W. Michigan St., Duluth.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Central High School, 61085 State Highway 23, Finlayson.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Min No Aya Win Human Services, 927 Trettel Lane, Cloquet.

Wednesday: 3-6 p.m., Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 425 W. Superior St., Duluth.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Silver Bay Veterans Home, 45 Banks Blvd.

Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Shore High School, 9135 School Road, Port Wing.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Superior Senior High School, 2600 Catlin Ave.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cloquet High School, 1000 18th St.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saving Lives for Courtney, 8551 Grand Ave., Duluth.


  • The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells at several locations both indoors and out. Mon through Sat. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. No bell ringing on Sundays. Bell ringing starts Nov. 16 and ends Dec 24. Hundreds of volunteers are needed each day to ring two hours or more. Buddy system works great. To sign up, call 218-722-7934 or online at

  • The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at their Kiosk located in the Miller Hill Mall outside in the Barnes & Noble Court area (by Old Navy) from Dec. 1-24; Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shoppers bring their packages to us and in turn make a cash donation to support the Salvation Army’s work of helping people year-round in the greater Duluth area with items such as food, clothing, housing and basic needs. Volunteers are needed every day to wrap two hours or more. To sign up, please call 218-722-7934.

  • 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 for more information. A link to our volunteer application can be found at

  • Duluth Area Family YMCA is seeking volunteers for the following. If interested and for more information, contact Gina at or 218-722-4745, ext. 159:

Greeter at the Member Service Desk: Responsibilities include greeting members, checking them into the Y, handing out towels and equipment. Must be at least 18 years of age, have some computer skills and able to provide excellent customer service.

Swim Instructor Aide: Help swim instructors with swim lessons. Must be at least 14 years of age, able to swim, enjoy interacting with children and able to commit to a specific time and day for the entire seven week session.

Kids Club Assistant: Kids Club is a supervised play area for kids ages four months to nine years. Duties can include reading books, holding babies, helping with art projects and doing activities with young children. Must be at least 12 years of age, outgoing and energetic.

  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking volunteers for the following opportunities:

Senior companion: Volunteers age 55+ to provide weekly visits, transportation to appointments and errands, and assistance with daily activities to help fight social isolation. Volunteers receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits. For more information, call 888-205-3770 or

Neighbor to Neighbor companion: Volunteers age 18+ to provide support to their neighbors by providing flexible weekly visits, transportation to appointments and errands, and assistance with daily activities. To learn more about how you can become a companion or how this service can support someone you know, call 877-540-9443, email or visit

Caregiver respite: Provide in-home respite companionship for an older adult so family members can have some temporary relief from the responsibilities of caregiving. For more information, visit, call 218-529-2280 or email

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