Make a difference: help at a roaring twenties gala, read the newspaper and donate blood
Open volunteer roles:
Street entertainers: Help add to the chic twenties vibe. Play music, sell candy, do magic tricks, or bring in any other fun idea or talent you might have. (five spots; email [email protected] to discuss your favorite busting activity in advance.)
Food Service: Distribute appetizers to guests throughout the evening. (eight places) will follow COVID-19 protocols for serving food.
Registration table: Registration of guests, tasks to be determined. (two people)
Housekeeping Team: (two people) to help DAI staff clean up after the party.
Benefits for volunteers include free general admission to the gala; Classy or role-appropriate attire and a 1920s masquerade mask are encouraged. Email [email protected] if you are interested and indicate the volunteer role you would like to play.
The AEOA Meals on Wheels program needs a volunteer driver on Mondays for the Morgan Park area. Meals are picked up from the Lincoln Park Central Kitchen between 9:30 am and 10:00 am with an approximate delivery time of approximately 90 minutes. During the coronavirus pandemic, this service has become more important than ever. Consider volunteering for this very rewarding position. Call Kirsten at 218-409-5991.
American Red Cross Blood Donations: American Red Cross continues to face severe blood shortage as cases of trauma, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood supply. There is an urgent need for donors to donate now to ensure blood is on hospital shelves when patients need it. To make an appointment or for more information, download the Red Cross blood donation app, visit redcrossblood.org, call 800-733-2767 or activate the Blood Donor skill on any Alexa Echo device.
11 am-5pm October 14, Riverwood Healthcare Center, 200 Bunker Hill Drive, Aitkin.
8 am-2 pm October 15, First Lutheran Church Aitkin, 107 Second St. SE, Aitkin.
- 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 20, Saint-Raphaël Catholic Church, 5779, route de Seville.
- 9 am-3pm November 11-12, Amsoil Arena, 350 Harbor Drive.
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 1, UMD Kirby Student Center, 1049 University Drive.
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. December 2, Shriners Event Center, 5152 Miller Trunk Highway.
Shore of Lake Ecumen, 4002 London Road, is looking for drivers for its home delivery program. Call Jana at 218-625-7822 or email [email protected]
Local non-profit Blood Memorial Center faces blood emergency as fears of Delta COVID-19 variant lead to drop in blood and platelet donations. To replenish supplies for hospitals, trauma centers and air ambulance bases in Northland, more healthy donors are needed at blood clinics and donor centers. Donating blood takes less than an hour and costs nothing. All donors in attendance will be eligible for a thank you gift. Blood center staff continue to take additional precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19, including reimplementing facial coverage requirements. Interested donors can find out more about these safety precautions, find out if they are eligible, or make an appointment to donate at mbc.org or by calling 888-448-3253.
Do you like to read aloud? Le Phare Center for Vital Living needs volunteers who will read the newspaper once a month. The reading takes place at the Lighthouse in a recording booth secured against COVID-19. For more information, email Michelle at [email protected]
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Palliative Care Center is looking for caring, compassionate individuals who have a listening heart and who may have talents, skills, hobbies or interests to share. They are looking for people who will make a difference in the lives of people in hospice care and their caregivers. Volunteers trained in palliative care help in a number of ways: providing companionship, housework, gardening, caregiver respite, or office skills. Share your talents or skills like singing or playing musical instruments or the ability to speak multiple languages. Hospice Palliative Care volunteers support and encourage people in hospice palliative care in a variety of unique and individual ways of living, until the end of their lives.
Essentia Health Duluth Hospice serves people at Solvay Hospice House and within a 75 mile radius, including the communities of Silver Bay, Superior, Solon Springs, Sandstone and Saginaw. For more information on volunteer training, call Katie Neff Dawson at 218-786-4020 or email [email protected] To volunteer in the Grand Rapids area call Robbie Radaich at 218-327-8780 or in the Virginia area call Katie Bird at 218-749-7976.