Needs from: United Way of Olmsted County

Volunteer: Tour Guide

Lead tours of Heritage House Victorian Museum during June, July, August.  Tours inform visitors about the original owners of the house, Rochester history and the Victorian era contents of the museum.  Tour guides work in pairs for each shift.   Printed information and training with an experienced tour guide are provided.  Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 1-3:30 pm.  Volunteers usually arrive 20 minutes early to open museum.

Agency: Heritage House Victorian Museum (Heritage Associates, Inc.)
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55906
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Homeless Shelter volunteers

We are in the need of additional every-other-week front-desk volunteers for 4:00-7:00pm shifts (6:00pm dinner included - prepared by other volunteers).  You would be with another volunteer, and get to directly help the Homeless guests.   See our website for more info about the Dorothy Day House.

Agency: Dorothy Day Hospitality House
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Evening tutoring volunteers needed

Volunteers for the evening program (T-Th 7 to 8:30 p.m.) all enjoy working with the older middle school and high school students. Evening tutoring often involves helping a student write an English composition, reviewing math homework, or doing research on line. Up to twenty different students come for help at night. Many are regular attendees who we have worked with for many years and have seen progress from childhood to responsible young adults. On a typical night a tutor might help one student make a model of an atom with Play-Doh and toothpicks, while another adult helps a young woman write a bill for the state legislature, and a third explains complementary angles to a bright math student. Our computer lab is well used every evening. Up to twenty different students come for help at night

Agency: Friendship Place
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 55904
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Hand Massage

Volunteers provide gentle and relaxing hand massages to patients.

Hand massages may be done anytime between Monday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM and are done at the hospital (Med/Surg) and the BirthCenter in the Women's Health Pavilion.

Agency: Olmsted Medical Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 55904
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Build a house - change a life

Connecting families to stable, affordable housing changes lives. One family member said that his affordable home means freedom for his family - "Freedom to grow and develop where we are instead of worrying about where we will have to move because it is cheaper."
Habitat homes are not given away. Families have to pay a mortgage. The home is affordable because it is an interest-free mortgage and there is volunteer labor. YOU CAN HELP.
No construction experience needed.
Training and tools provided.
Work days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
You can sign up for a whole day - 9am-4pm  or 1/2 day options are available.
Reservations are required. 
Contact Patricia 507 252-0849 or volmgr@rahh.org


Agency: Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Lawn Caretaker - Stewartville

The Right at Home Solutions (RAHS) department developed a program called Neighbors Helping Neighbors that utilizes volunteers in many positions in order to help older adults and people with disabilities remain living independently in their own homes.

Through the lawn caretaking service, volunteers are matched with an individual or family to provide mowing and lawn service on a regular basis. Volunteers and clients set a regular schedule, however mowing typically occurs on a 10 day rotating cycle (7 day cycle in May and June). Volunteers use their own mower, however if a volunteer does not have their own equipment, they will be matched with a client who does. Volunteers are provided a gas card at the beginning of the season by Family Service Rochester. 

Volunteer Duties:

Set a mutually agreed upon schedule with client.  Discuss mowing times with client. Discuss if clippings will be bagged or mulched with client, discuss trimming of grass with client.  Contact the RAHS staff after each service to confirm time of service and share any other relevant information.

Other Responsibilities:

Attend a mandatory volunteer orientation/training, available orientation dates can be found here. Please note that your application must be submitted and approved before registering for orientation. Immediately report any concerns to RAHS staff. Communicate clearly with client on expectations and scheduling, arrive at scheduled times. Call client and RAHS staff as soon as possible if you are unable to mow on a scheduled day.

*Varsity Letter in Community students are able to respond to this need even if you are not age 16 or older.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and ability to operate a lawn mower and accessories (trimmer, etc.) 14 years or older, adult supervision needed for anyone under 16. 
Agency: Family Service Rochester
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 55976
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Join the Journey table at Women Veteran Gala

Host informational table about Join the Journey at the Women Veteran Gala on Thursday, May 18th at the Canadian Honker events center at the Kahler Apache. 

 

The event honors our women veterans and those currently serving. This is a great opportunity to say thank you, and provide resource information about JTJ services. 

Agency: Join The Journey
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Lawn Caretaker - Rochester

The Right at Home Solutions (RAHS) department developed a program called Neighbors Helping Neighbors that utilizes volunteers in many positions in order to help older adults and people with disabilities remain living independently in their own homes.

Through the lawn caretaking service, volunteers are matched with an individual or family to provide mowing and lawn service on a regular basis. Volunteers and clients set a regular schedule, however mowing typically occurs on a 10 day rotating cycle (7 day cycle in May and June). Volunteers use their own mower, however if a volunteer does not have their own equipment, they will be matched with a client who does. Volunteers are provided a gas card at the beginning of the season by Family Service Rochester. 

Volunteer Duties:

Set a mutually agreed upon schedule with client.  Discuss mowing times with client. Discuss if clippings will be bagged or mulched with client, discuss trimming of grass with client.  Contact the RAHS staff after each service to confirm time of service and share any other relevant information.

Other Responsibilities:

Attend a mandatory volunteer orientation/training, available orientation dates can be found here. Please note that your application must be submitted and approved before registering for orientation. Immediately report any concerns to RAHS staff. Communicate clearly with client on expectations and scheduling, arrive at scheduled times. Call client and RAHS staff as soon as possible if you are unable to mow on a scheduled day.

*Varsity Letter in Community students are able to respond to this need even if you are not age 16 or older.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and ability to operate a lawn mower and accessories (trimmer, etc.) 14 years or older, adult supervision needed for anyone under 16. 
Agency: Family Service Rochester
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 55901
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Lawn Caretaker - Byron

The Right at Home Solutions (RAHS) department developed a program called Neighbors Helping Neighbors that utilizes volunteers in many positions in order to help older adults and people with disabilities remain living independently in their own homes.

Through the lawn caretaking service, volunteers are matched with an individual or family to provide mowing and lawn service on a regular basis. Volunteers and clients set a regular schedule, however mowing typically occurs on a 10 day rotating cycle (7 day cycle in May and June). Volunteers use their own mower, however if a volunteer does not have their own equipment, they will be matched with a client who does. Volunteers are provided a gas card at the beginning of the season by Family Service Rochester. 

Volunteer Duties:

Set a mutually agreed upon schedule with client.  Discuss mowing times with client. Discuss if clippings will be bagged or mulched with client, discuss trimming of grass with client.  Contact the RAHS staff after each service to confirm time of service and share any other relevant information.

Other Responsibilities:

Attend a mandatory volunteer orientation/training, available orientation dates can be found here. Please note that your application must be submitted and approved before registering for orientation. Immediately report any concerns to RAHS staff. Communicate clearly with client on expectations and scheduling, arrive at scheduled times. Call client and RAHS staff as soon as possible if you are unable to mow on a scheduled day.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and ability to operate a lawn mower and accessories (trimmer, etc.) 14 years or older, adult supervision needed for anyone under 16. 
Agency: Family Service Rochester
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 55920
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Join the Journey table at the 2017 RG&FC Annual Garden Tour

Host a table supporting Join the Journey at the 2017 Rochester Garden and Flower Club Annual Garden Tour on Thursday July 20th, 4pm-dusk and is rain or shine!!

Help spread the word about what JTJ does for the community and distribute info! If you're not familiar with our work, we'll make sure you have all the tools you need!

 

Rochester Community and Technical College, Heintz Center SMART Gardens, 1926 College View Rd. S.E., Rochester.

Agency: Join The Journey
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 55906
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Reading Oasis at Bishop Elementary 2016-2017

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We have new openings with Kindergartners on Monday mornings! Be a hero for elementary students by being a reading mentor at the Reading Oasis in Bishop Elementary. The Reading Oasis is a comfortable place for volunteers to engage students to encourage independent reading and a love for learning.   Ideal volunteer roles are weekly participation at same time for half hour shift(s) during the school day. Volunteers will work with the same class/teacher and students for one to one mentoring of reading skills. Volunteers do not require advanced reading or teaching skills. Just be yourself and spark students’ interest in books and help strengthen their reading skills!   For more information you are encouraged to contact Randy Schmidt at (507)253-1738 or you are also welcome to contact Sharyl Wheeler at Bishop Elementary at 507-328-3104.
Agency: Sunrisers Kiwanis of Rochester MN
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55901
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Power of the Purse Assistant

Help keep our customer relationship management database up to date. Data entry skills needed. Attention to detail.

Agency: United Way of Olmsted County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 09/18/2017
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No