Needs from: United Way of Olmsted County

Volunteer: Special Project Team Member: Initiatives

1. What is the position?
Special Projects: Initiatives Team Member
United Way of Olmsted County is looking for volunteers who represent the diversity of our community. People of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexualities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The Special Project Team: Initiatives will make recommendations about United Way’s role in providing direct services to the community.


2. What do Team Members do?
In this position, you’ll work with a team of volunteers to understand how United Way can respond equitably and effectively to different types of community needs. You’ll discuss United Way’s current approaches to and capacity for providing services in response to community needs and develop criteria for United Way’s future involvement in direct service programs. Your work will conclude when your team makes written recommendations for how United Way can implement an updated approach to direct service initiatives.


3. What are the responsibilities of a Team Member?
a. Follow the guidelines in the United Way of Olmsted County Handbook:

Apply for the Special Project Team on our online volunteer tool, Get Connected; If accepted as a Special Project Team volunteer, log all volunteer hours in Get Connected; Complete United Way Volunteer Application, Volunteer Agreement Form, and Volunteer Confidentiality Form; Agree to United Way’s organizational values; Attend a Team training session.

b. Attend all Special Project Team meetings:

Share your unique point of view in meetings; Read and understand all materials before each meeting.

c. Complete all work assignments on time:

Work assignments between meetings may include reading and reporting on research, communication with fellow team members, or other time-sensitive assignments.

d. Help create a final team recommendation to United Way staff.


4. What kind of training is required?
a. United Way will provide appropriate training for Special Project Team members, as the team is formed, and as needed during the team’s work.


5. Which United Way staff should I contact with questions about the Special Project Team?
Emily Johnston
Outreach Program Manager
emilyj@uwolmsted.org
507-287-2002


6. When and where will the Special Project Team meet?
a. Time: Meeting times will be arranged according to the availability of team members
b. Duration: The team will meet for the first time in early May of 2017. Applicants should be available to meet weekly throughout May and June. UWOC anticipates that the team will conclude all work by July of 2017.
c. Location: Usually United Way of Olmsted County. The team may occasionally meet at other locations in Olmsted County.


7. What skills or experience do I need to be on the Special Project Team?
Individual team members will bring different skills, strengths, and experiences to the team. The Initiatives Special Project Team will be seeking to represent the following skills and backgrounds across the team:
a. Personal or professional experience with programs that serve people in need;
b. Working knowledge of the local social service landscape;
c. Experience with community organizing;
d. Experience with continuous improvement and/or program evaluation;
e. Program management or project management experience;
f. Commitment to improving the lives of diverse people in Olmsted County;
g. Passion about issues affecting our community related to education, health, financial stability, or meeting people’s basic needs;
h. Ability to talk to people from different backgrounds and comfort with sharing thoughts with a group;
i. Willingness to listen and understand different points of view before making a decision;
j. Critical thinking and writing skills;
k. Pride in doing a good job;
l. Dependability, flexibility, and the ability to work well with others.


8. What benefits do volunteers gain from being part of the Special Project Team?
a. You will meet and build relationships with other people who care about improving lives in Olmsted County;
b. You will influence programs and issues affecting diverse communities in Olmsted County;
c. You will influence community impact practices used by non-profit organizations;
d. Your voice will be heard in developing new practices to drive community improvement.


DEADLINE: application deadline is April 16, 2017

Apply online at: http://www.uwolmsted.org/special-projects-initiatives-volunteer-application

Agency: United Way of Olmsted County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Caring Hands- Saint Marys Campus

We are looking for individuals to learn and deliver a non-therapeutic hand massage to patients at Mayo Clinic Saint Marys Campus. These massages help decrease anxiety and stress in patients and their families. We have openings for these individuals to volunteer during the day, evenings or weekends. A typical shift is two hours for a minimum of a one year commitment.

Agency: Mayo Clinic Hospital Saint Marys Campus
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Patient/Visitor Cafeteria- Saint Marys Campus

We are looking for friendly and compassionate individuals that would be willing to assist in our patient/visitor cafeteria. These individuals will help assist our guests in various ways depending on the need.

Agency: Mayo Clinic Hospital Saint Marys Campus
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Take an older adult to their medical appointment

Provide door-to-door rides for mobile seniors to medical, dental and other health related appointments.

You volunteer when you are available…regularly, weekly or monthly.  

There is a higher demand during winter months as some clients prefer not to drive in the winter and many of our volunteers are snow birds. 

For more information and to download a volunteer application, go to our website at www.elder-network.org.

 

Agency: Elder Network
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Listening Team Member

1. What is the position?
Listening Team Volunteer


United Way of Olmsted County is looking for volunteers who represent the diversity of our community. People of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexualities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


2. What do Listening Team Volunteers do?
The purpose of this position is to co-learn with others through public knowledge activities. As part of the Listening Team, members will learn through community conversations, community meetings, and participation in explorations to identify activities for gaining public knowledge as it applies to United Way of Olmsted County (UWOC) goals.


3. What are the responsibilities of a Listening Team Volunteer?
a. Follow the guidelines in the United Way of Olmsted County Handbook:

 Respond to the Listening Team need on our online volunteer tool, Get Connected; If accepted as a Listening Team volunteer, log all volunteer hours in Get Connected; Complete UWOC Volunteer Application and Volunteer Confidentiality Form; Agree to UWOC’s organizational values; Attend Listening Team training.

b. Community Conversations Hosting and/or Processing:

Attend Community Conversation training session; Upon selection of a community conversation activity, follow through with agreed to activity as the Conversation Leader or Conversation Note-Taker; Provide all conversation documents, including Community Conversation Final Report, to United Way within 2 business days after the conversation; Fill out summary form and develop a share-out on findings/insights at upcoming Learning Team meeting; As appropriate, work with other team members and UWOC staff leader to produce a summary of findings to be shared with other volunteer teams at UWOC.

c. Participation in Community Group Meetings:

Participate in Community Group meeting training; Upon selection of a Community Group meeting, follow through with agreed to activity as the UWOC representative; Attend Community Group meetings to hear the voices of individuals who are not commonly heard and on whose life experience UWOC seeks to gain public knowledge; Maintain the integrity and confidence of individuals met during the meeting; Participate in the processing of information gained during the Community Group meeting by providing a Community Group meeting Summary Report within 2 business days of the meeting.

4. What kind of training is required?
a. Attend Listening Team training, comprising:

Listening Team training; Community Conversation training; Community Group Meeting training; Ethics training.

5. Which United Way staff members work with the Listening Team?
Emily Johnston
Outreach Program Manager

emilyj@uwolmsted.org

507-287-2002


Chad Campbell
Vice President of Community Impact
chadc@uwolmsted.org
507-287-1533


6. When and where will the Listening Team meet?
a. Time: Listening Team will meet every 90 days for 1-2 hours or as deemed appropriate by the team.
b. Duration: 1 year minimum, with the option to extend to a second year.
c. Location: Listening Team will meet at United Way of Olmsted County offices, with site visits to various locations. UWOC offices are located at 903 West Center Street Rochester, MN 55902.


7. What skills or experience do I need to be on the Listening Team?
a. A commitment to improving outcomes for low-income families and diverse communities, sharing knowledge, integrated teaming and direct and healthy communication.
b. Ability to talk with diverse groups of people and feel comfortable facilitating groups of people through a discussion.
c. Pride in performing tasks completely and accurately.
d. Friendly, dependable, and flexible.


8. What benefits do volunteers gain from being part of the Listening Team?
a. You will meet and build relationships with other people who care about improving lives in Olmsted County.
a. You will develop and/or strengthen listening skills.
b. Your work will inform programs, funding, and community impact practices used by non-profit organizations.
c. Your voice will be heard in developing new practices to drive community improvement.


Applications for the Listening Team will be accepted on a rolling basis. Online and printable applications can be found at:
http://www.uwolmsted.org/volunteer-needs

Agency: United Way of Olmsted County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Healthy Kids Day at the Y

Nothing charges up kids like summer—and Healthy Kids Day® is the Y's official start to the best summer ever!  Help us make sure all kids get the most they can out of this summer...in spirit, mind and body.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fun.  Let's charge into the best summer ever together!  We are looking for volunteers to help with various stations at this event.  We plan to have face painting, lawn games, inflatables, movement sessions (zumba, dance, etc), etc.  We may also need help with registration and overall directing people where to go to register etc.

Agency: Rochester YMCA
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 04/22/2017
Zip Code: 55902
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: HR Volunteer

ABC is looking for an individual willing and comfortable to make prescreening phone calls to applicants for employment and schedule interviews when appropriate. This volunteer opportunity works with ABC’s HR Director and requires phone skills, Microsoft Office skills, and the ability to learn about the positions available at ABC in order to describe them better to applicants. This can be competed at any time during the work day (8:00-4:30) and would ideally be done 3 times per week (Monday-Friday), depending on agency need. This volunteer opportunity is designed to be short term from June-August.

Agency: Ability Building Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Jewish Volunteer

A volunteer is needed to instruct and/or supervise male inmates incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center in Jewish practices and ceremonies, i.e. Shabbath. The volunteer must be a "subject matter expert" in Jewish religion. However, no instruction of anti-government, anti-religion, or anti-race will be permitted.

Agency: Federal Medical Center - MN - Rochester
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55903
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Mayo Clinic - Elevator and Directional Assistance

Volunteers greet patients and visitors, answer questions, give information and provide directions in a large medical facility. Volunteers help patients who are physically challenged or otherwise need assistance to access an elevator without difficulty.  In addition, it is valuable to have knowledge of the Mayo Campus facilities and resources of information for patients, visitors, and staff.

 

Volunteer shifts are generally 2 hours.  Individuals must be able to be on their feet the entire shift.

Agency: Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/31/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55905
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Office/Building Assistant - Stewartville

We are in need of volunteers to assist the Byron and/or Stewartville Neighbors Helping Neighbors programs. 

This is a regularly scheduled volunteering opportunity! Great for retirees or students!

Volunteer Duties:

Assist administrative staff with mailings, shredding, typing, data entry, and other clerical duties.  Coordination and assisting with special projects. Maintenance and upkeep of building and property (as needed).

Other Responsibilities:

Attend mandatory volunteer orientation/training, available dates can be found here. Please note, volunteers must submit an application and be approved before registering for orientation.  Responsibilities specific to assigned project or duty. 

Qualifications:

Criminal background check completed with no reports. 18 years of age or older. Special skills related to assigned project. Computer and phone skills.

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

To apply for this position, please follow this link to our website: Apply Now!

Agency: Family Service Rochester
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55976
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Office/Building Assistant - Byron

We are in need of volunteers to assist the Byron and/or Stewartville Neighbors Helping Neighbors programs. 

This is a regularly scheduled volunteering opportunity! Great for retirees or students!

Volunteer Duties:

Assist administrative staff with mailings, shredding, typing, data entry, and other clerical duties.  Coordination and assisting with special projects. Maintenance and upkeep of building and property (as needed).

Other Responsibilities:

Attend mandatory volunteer orientation/training, available dates can be found here. Please note, volunteers must submit an application and be approved before registering for orientation.  Responsibilities specific to assigned project or duty. 

Qualifications:

Criminal background check completed with no reports. 18 years of age or older. Special skills related to assigned project. Computer and phone skills.

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

To apply for this position, please follow this link to our website: Apply Now!

Agency: Family Service Rochester
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 55920
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Soccer Scholarship For Low Income Families

Rochester Youth Soccer Association (RYSA) is seeking youth soccer players who would like to play soccer but do not have the financial resources required.

Scholarships are available to low-income youth who want to play RYSA soccer.

Agency: Rochester Youth Soccer Association
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 55901
Allow Groups: No