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National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is the nation’s most distinctive, well-respected mother-daughter membership organization and is committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. We are starting a new North Woods chapter that will encompass the school districts of Wayzata, Plymouth, Maple Grove and the northwest Minneapolis area. If you would like to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences and are interested in membership in NCL, read on!

NCL, Inc. is unique because of its multi-generational membership and its Mission-focused program, “The NCL Experience,” inspires and empowers women and their daughters to become confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities. For more than 50 years, NCL, Inc. has been developing women leaders through volunteerism and supporting philanthropies with hands-on activities in local communities throughout the nation. NCL, Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California in 1925 and incorporated in 1958.

The chapter is designed for mothers (Patronesses) and their daughters (Ticktockers) in grades 7-12. The three philanthropies we will be partnering with are the Special Olympics of Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, and Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP). There will be other service opportunities in addition to these organizations.

There are fees to join the chapter as well as service and meeting requirements. If you are interested in membership or want to learn more, please see the information below.

Location: National Charity League – North Woods Chapter
Ages: Mothers and daughters in grades 7-12
Date(s): 1/18/19 and 2/21/19 for prospective member meetings for the 2019-2020 school year
Time(s): 7:00 pm
Contact: NCLNW.membership@gmail.com
Website: https://www.nationalcharityleague.org/
Time Commitment: Mothers: 10 philanthropy service hours and 5 league service hours; Daughters in 7th, 8th and 12th grades: 10 philanthropy service hours and 10 league service hours; Daughters in 9th, 10th and 11th grades: 15 philanthropy service hours and 15 league service hours. There are also meeting requirements for mothers and daughters.

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Put together a Care Package for a Care Giver! Our social workers would like to be able to offer our care givers who are caring for a loved one in the community. Care giving for a seniors is so rewarding, but challenging and can be stressful and make a caregiver’s life unpredictable. We would like to offer a message of kindness and support to encourage them to keep going and let them know they are doing a great job!

Care Packages include a hand written note (handmade cards are especially welcome!) and small items such as puzzle books (crosswords, Sudoku, etc.), a box of hot cocoa, tea, tissues, hand crafted soaps, etc. Share a gift of kindness!

Location: Bring care packages to the Senior Community Services office in Minnetonka. Please arrange ahead of time, so we can be ready for you!  10201 Wayzata Boulevard, #335 Minnetonka 55305
Ages: All ages
Date(s): ongoing
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Senior Community Services is passionate about enhancing the quality of life of older adults and caregivers. We strive to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible by providing the services they need. This winter we need volunteers to shovel or blow snow so that seniors are safe. By serving in this capacity, you aren’t just shoveling snow, you are helping our seniors to get to doctor’s appointments and avoid social isolation during the winter.

Volunteers must be 16 years or older and commit to the full season. Typically volunteers are assigned to one senior in their area. Whenever there is a 2 inch or more snow fall, they have 24 hours to shovel or blow the snow for their senior.

Get to know someone new and develop a relationship with your senior and serve in a meaningful way this winter!

Location: Hennepin County
Ages: 16 and up
Date(s): Through the winter
Time(s): flexible, volunteers have 24 hours after a minimum of a 2” snowfall
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org/volunteer
Time Commitment: volunteers commit to the whole winter season

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Please visit again Summer 2019

Location: Hennepin County
Ages: age 7+
Date(s): September through the end of November
Time(s): flexible, during daylight hours
Contact: 
Website: 
Time Commitment: 2+ hours per time

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Be a Santa to a Senior. Click here (scroll up) to see the location closest to you!
 

Remove bulb with senior’s gift request from the tree.

Purchase the requested gift(s) listed on the bulb.

Place bulb and unwrapped gift(s) in the designated box.

Location: Varies
Ages: Varies
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: volunteers@wayzata.org
Website: http://www.wayzata.org/FormCenter/Events-4/Volunteer-Program-Application-44
Time Commitment: Varies

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Volunteer Opportunites


Location: 
Varies
Ages: 7+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org 
Website: http://seniorcommunity.org/volunteer
Time Commitment:Varies

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Art 2 Heart is looking for a team of people who would be willing to help care for the needs of our property and building.  We need help with:  garden maintenance, landscaping projects, laying patio pavers, weed control, lawn trimming, clearing a plot for a community garden, building maintenance, snow shoveling, etc.

Great projects for a group of retirees, youth earning an Eagle scout badge, students looking for service hours, etc.

Location: 95 Hamel Rd., Hamel, MN 55340
Ages: Any age
Date(s): Pick your hours
Contact: info@ourart2heart.org
Website: http://www.ourart2heart.org
Time Commitment: Pick your hours

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Weekend opportunity to provide respite for care givers of seniors who are experiencing memory loss. Group respite is available to care receivers while their care giver attends education and support groups. Respite activities and leadership are provided by the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness. The Center provides 1:1 volunteer partnership for respite reservations.

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Katie Heitzig 952.977.9374 or katie@normandalecenter.org
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Volunteers spend time with individuals who have mild to moderate memory loss while their caregivers take a break or attend support groups and programs offered by the Center or others in the community. Time commitment is flexible. The purpose and role of this position is to provide safe and nurturing support for the person with memory loss while giving their Caregiver (typically a spouse or family member) an opportunity to take a break from his/her care giving responsibilities. Provide visiting and activities that are meaningful and appropriate to the stage of memory loss. Memory Companion training session includes volunteer orientation and ongoing connection with Center Staff.

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Katie Heitzig 952.977.9374 or katie@normandalecenter.org
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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The Friendly Visitor Volunteer will be trained and matched with an elder and may work with 1-2 other people to do friendly visiting on a regular basis. The visit may include friendly visiting, running errands (groceries, drug store for example) with or for the elder, taking a walk, going out for lunch or coffee, helping with emails or mail, other activities that are customized for each match with the volunteer and elder. Key principles to this program include: showing respect, allowing time to build relationship & trust. Training, supervision, and support are provided by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Katie Heitzig 952.977.9374 or katie@normandalecenter.org
Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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