Volunteer opportunities in this area are available through Community Volunteer Services (CVS).

With questions, call 651-439-7134, ext. 207, or e-mail Cheryl at , or visit and click on the 1-800-Volunteer image.

Companion

A family in Somerset is looking for a volunteer to visit a young man who has developmental disabilities. He is pleasant, talkative, and enjoys talking about sports and golfing, bowling, walking and playing basketball. He also enjoys Monopoly, Uno and Wheel of Fortune. The family would appreciate a once-a-week visit after 4 p.m. for 2-4 hours. Contact Margaret at 651-789-4012 or e-mail her at if interested.

Leaders in training

Teenagers aged 15 to 18 are invited to participate in the Leaders in Training (LIT) program at Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center. LITs attend three days of summer camp training in June. In training, LITs participate in teambuilding activities to get to know one another and the Warner Nature Center naturalists. They learn techniques for working with children. After the June training, LITs will volunteer throughout the summer in various activities for children. If interested in this opportunity and for more information, contact Julie at 651-433-2427 or e-mail her at .

Hospital volunteer

Osceola Medical Center is in need of volunteers to read to hospital patients, distribute books and magazines to patients, and ultimately provide companionship. This is a great way to console a patient who may not have relatives visiting them. Individuals and youth are encouraged to apply. If interested in this opportunity, contact Tonya at 715-294-5704 or e-mail her at for more information.

Gardener

Consider becoming a volunteer gardener for YMCA-Camp St Croix. They are in need of a volunteer who is able to assist in maintaining vegetable, landscape, and potted garden and flower areas around the camp. The hours for this opportunity are flexible; however, they ask the volunteer commits to a minimum of two hours per session. If interested in this opportunity, contact Sue at 612-465-0561 or e-mail her at .