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Help a senior stay safe this winter by shoveling or blowing snow! 

At Senior Community Services, we help seniors stay in their homes by providing assistance with outdoor chores they are unable to do themselves. Seniors are especially at risk for COVID-19 so we need your help to keep seniors safe at home.

Ice and snow are a real hazard for seniors, especially those with mobility issues. Help keep a senior safe by clearing a driveway and walk for someone!

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 a senior in your community and serve in a meaningful way this winter!

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Location: Varies
Ages: 16+ to operate a snow blower, 13+ to volunteer with an adult
Date(s): After it snows 2″ or more
Time(s): After it snows 2″ or more
Contact: Cat at 952-767-7894, c.beringer@seniorcommunity.org
Website: http://www.seniorcommunity.org/volunteer
Time Commitment: Usually an hour or so after each significant snowfall

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Greater Minneapolis Community Connections true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.

GMCC serves mothers, fathers, kids and families in the Twin Cities area and throughout greater Minnesota. Our core mission is uniting people of faith, serving people in need. We strive to prevent hunger, provide a positive foundation for youth, maximize the self-reliance of seniors, encourage cultural diversity and pursue the end of poverty.

We can help match you with the perfect volunteer experience.

Service Area:
*Hunger Relief
*Youth Mentoring
*Poverty Education

Location: 1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ages: Individuals/Groups over age 16
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org or 612-276-1500/https://www.gmcc.org/volunteer
Website: http://gmcc.org
Time Commitment: varies

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NEWS TO USE

August 20, 2012

30 DAY KINDNESS CHALLENGE

 

 

FAMILY SERVICE NIGHTS IMPACT TO THE COMMUNITY
These are examples of what an Elementary School community can accomplish in one night/day! Thanks to our volunteers, generous donations, and local School Districts families for making it happen.

2009 RESULTS
2010 RESULTS
2011 RESULTS
2012 RESULTS
2013 RESULTS
2014 RESULTS
2015 RESULTS
2016 RESULTS
2017 RESULTS
2018 RESULTS

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WAYZATA STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Two Wayzata boys have spent their summers organizing a charity junior golf tournament that help raise money for local non-profit organizations that help youth in need right here in the western suburbs. Over 60 golfers participate annually in this golf tournament held at Pioneer Creek Golf Club. With the help of sponsors and donations of prizes and money, the boys are able to give non-profit organizations both money and non-perishable food items.
2015: 106 lbs of food and $400 for 3 different organizations
2016: 338 lbs of food & $2,179 for Second Harvest Heartland
2017: 147 lbs of food & $2,363 for The Food Group
2018: $2,205 for Open Arms
2019: $2,010 for Open Arms

This has been a great learning experience for these Wayzata students.  They couldn’t have done it without all theses junior golfers, it more than exceeded their expectations. It’s a great story of middle and high school students doing some good during their summer vacation.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF OUR LOCAL AREA
PLYMOUTH PATCH: Up to date information in your community.
*For those who are looking to help neighbors pick up groceries, a local student has created an app to help. Visit Pikup.io to learn more or see more from WCCO here.

TESTIMONIALS & THANK YOUs:
“I am beyond grateful for the amazing opportunity I had this summer to work with the Hope Center and the kids of Maple Hill through Westside Communities in Action. I truly enjoyed showing up every single day and building relationships with the kids and staff. It made me realize my passion for working with kids and how blessed I am to have been a part of this program. Thank you! I hope to come back during the school year to help my new friends with their homework.”
 
“We contacted Senior Community Services to see what service projects our hockey team could do this Fall.  They connected us with a senior who just recently came home from the hospital and was in need of raking her entire yard…80 garbage bags later and her yard was leaf free.  She was grateful for the boys help!” -Marcy

The Prism Birthday Party was really fun because it was something different to do with my friends.” – Chloe

“The Hope for the City/Matter exhibit was great for the kds to see how they can impact poverty through volunteer work” -Mary

I really enjoyed FB4K!!  I plan on volunteering again, and doing repair tune stuff to the bikes in the next few weeks.  I think John was pretty amazed at it as well.” -Dave

“Our hockey team volunteered at Free Bikes For Kids warehouse in Hopkins.  They were busy moving bikes to the cleaning station, then they cleaned over 50 bikes to get ready for the tune up station.  The boys had a blast!” -Lynn

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All volunteers interested in a regular, ongoing position or short-term projects are required to complete a volunteer application. Once received, we’ll call you to set up a time to discuss your volunteer interests. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, please call 763-509-5230 to make an appointment. 

Listed below are some ongoing volunteer opportunities. There are also volunteer opportunities at many of the City events. Please contact Volunteer Services for more information at 763-509-5230.

Adopt a Spot: Residents may volunteer to adopt a park, dog waste station, fire hydrant, storm drain or street to benefit their neighbors and the community as a whole. Adopting these items/locations helps ensure Plymouth stays clean and safe. Click on the link to find what is available to adopt near you.

Plymouth Post: Provide caring messages, pictures, photos, riddles, jokes, puzzles and more to seniors and others in Plymouth who may be lonely and feeling isolated. Letters should be dropped off in the front vestibule of City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Boulevard, by the 10th of each month.  You can make a one-time contribution but we would love for volunteers to make a regular, monthly commitment to this program for six months. You can write one letter, make multiple copies of the same letter or do something different for each letter. This is your chance to be creative! Letters can be handwritten or printed from a computer. The size should be no larger than 9” x 11”. For safety reasons, we will not provide names of individuals who will receive the letters. This is an excellent opportunity for schools, groups and families to teach about caring for the elderly and the isolated. If you have questions about this program, you can contact Katie Yandell at 763-509-5222 or kyandell@plymouthmn.gov

Location: Varies
Ages: Varies
Date(s): All year long
Time(s): varies
Contact: Jackie Maas; jmaas@plymouthmn.gov or 763-509-5230
Time Commitment: Varies

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