The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is recruiting volunteers 55 and older to fill the following positions. Call (218) 409-5991 for more information.

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  • Bone Builders: Class leaders are needed for Bone Builders, a weight-training program that prevents and reverses osteoporosis by increasing muscular strength and bone density. Other benefits include improved balance, enhanced energy and well-being and increased opportunities for socialization. Bone Builders groups meet twice weekly. Training is provided.
  • Activity helper: Lincoln Park Community Senior Center seeks friendly and outgoing volunteers to assist the coordinator in providing activities for guests. Responsibilities include distribution of food items for Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors, scheduling appointments, making popcorn and coffee, light cleaning, and creating a warm and welcoming environment. Volunteers must have good people and phone skills.
  • St. Scholastica Monastery: Volunteers are needed to work in a variety of different positions such as the gift shop, front desk and driving. Volunteers must have good people skills.


    Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank exists to rescue nationally and regionally donated food for distribution to more than 200 Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin program sites and over 42,000 people in need. Many volunteers are needed to keep things at the food bank running smoothly. Call Sarah Bourcy at (218) 727-5653, ext. 110, or e-mail for information.

  • Transportation: Assist the Second Harvest driver with food distributions, help set up the site, direct traffic, carry food boxes, and more. Must be friendly, enjoy working with people, able to sit for short periods of time, stand, bend and lift up to 50 pounds. Wear casual, comfortable shoes and clothing. Primarily daytime hours with two- to nine-hour commitment required.

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  • Adopt-A-Senior or Family: and deliver monthly commodity food boxes to people residing in Cook, Lake, St. Louis and Carlton counties. Flexible schedule. Must be friendly, enjoy working with people, able to lift a 40-pound box of food, and have reliable transportation. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Work on site: Volunteers are needed at distribution locations to help register program participants or carry 40-pound boxes of food. Monthly distributions occur in Duluth, Two Harbors, Hibbing Virginia, Wright, Cloquet and Moose Lake. Regular monthly commitment preferred. Must be friendly, enjoy working with people, able to sit for short periods of time and/or lift 40-pound boxes of food. Wear casual, comfortable shoes and clothing. Evening hours are available.
  • Food shelf: Serve as a shopping assistant or carry boxes for Second Harvest clients. Food shelf distributions occur Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Duluth facility. Must be friendly, enjoy working with people, able to stand, lift, bend and follow warehouse safety procedures. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.


    The MDA needs volunteers to help with office tasks on a weekly basis. Volunteers can come in for two to three hours a week or two to three hours a month; the schedule is flexible and any help is appreciated. Call (218) 727-3466 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, e-mail or fax 720-4120.