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Volunteer Superheroes Needed!

Would you like to use your medical skills and knowledge to keep saving lives? If so, there are many exciting Volunteer Opportunities to explore. Whether you want to help those affected by disasters, assist blood donors, or support military members and their families, we have a volunteer position that is right for you!

If you are interested in learning more, please contact: mnrecruit@redcross.org

A Volunteer Recruitment Specialist will be happy to discuss an opportunity to fit your skills and schedule.

Or sign-up today! Start your application here: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer

Post expires at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.

NUMAS Haus Chosen for Comcast Cares Day

NUMAS Haus is delighted to be chosen by Comcast in the Community for Comcast Cares Day on April 30! You can sign up here (link removed) to register (and get a T-shirt!), then plan to join the crew that starts working at 8 AM on April 30th as they put some finishing touches on the renovated house at 606 Center Street in New Ulm. Donuts and muffins will be available in the morning, but if you aren’t an early bird, we can still use your help throughout the morning. The fun ends at noon.

Volunteers will support New Ulm’s first homeless shelter by cleaning and painting in the house as well as assembling outdoor furniture, general landscaping and repairing a picnic table. We hope you will join us!

For more information, please contact Jo Anne Taylor (NUMAS Haus president) by email at admin@numashaus.org or by mail at NUMAS Haus, PO Box 291, New Ulm, MN 56073.

Post expires at 10:00 PM on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

Volunteers needed to help prepare New Ulm emergency shelter

volunteerSouthern Minnesota Nurses has been watching for an opportunity to help in the New Ulm community and became aware of the need for help below. Even if you are working or can’t physically help, please get the word out through your networking contacts. Let’s join Mu Lambda members in this project:

Mu Lambda is supporting NUMAS Haus (located in New Ulm), an emergency homeless shelter for single-mother families. Currently, Brown County does not have an emergency shelter for women and children. NUMAS Haus will be located in an older home that requires renovation. NUMAS Haus needs help removing ceiling tiles and carpet before a larger renovation can begin.

We are looking for volunteers to help on Saturday, July 11th from 10 AM to noon and from 1-3 PM. If you can help for any amount of time, please e-mail Marilyn Swan. We are hoping for at least 6 volunteers for each two-hour time frame. Please bring a friend or spouse! Let’s make a difference for families facing significant challenges in Brown County!

See also this article in the New Ulm Journal for more information (registration required).

Post expires at 12:00 AM on Sunday, July 12th, 2015.

Volunteers needed to help with Kiwanis Holiday Lights

NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) night at the Kiwanis Holiday Lights (at Sibley Park in Mankato) is December 10. Anyone interested in volunteering that night from 4:30 – 9 pm can contact Diane Gerlach at 507-358-7804 or 507-931-6996, or you can register through the Kiwanis Holiday Lights website. (Volunteers can also go other nights and just write “NAMI” on the registration list.) Volunteers will be served supper around 6:30 pm. It has been lots of fun and last year food shelf items totaled over 150,000 pounds.

Volunteer activities include the following:

  • directing traffic as it goes through Sibley Park
  • taking food shelf items from cars and loading it into food shelf vehicles
  • handing out brochures
  • monitoring the skating rink (in the warming house)
  • lots of walking around and supervising the walkways

It can get cold, so volunteers need to dress warm. (Kiwanis has been very good about rotating volunteers in and out of the warm trailer.) Volunteers should sign in at the trailer when they arrive and list NAMI as the volunteer name.

Post expires at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2013

ACS Making Strides logo

Southern Minnesota Nurses’ next community event will be the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk on September 28 at Riverfront Park in Mankato. If you want to join the Southern Minnesota Nurses team, either visit our team page on the American Cancer Society website by clicking here OR just email Linda and she will add you to the list. Click here to download the form for t-shirt directions.

Feel free to ask family, friends and coworkers to join us. Last year we had 51 nurses, students and family members join us. We are hoping for more than 100 this year. Donations are always appreciated and can be given online (be sure to say it’s for our team) or the day of the event. Donation checks should be made out to the American Cancer Society.

To help identify us as a team and for future events, Southern Minnesota Nurses will be purchasing t-shirts with our name on them. We will provide a pink ribbon and pin for this event also. Members will be supplied with a t-shirt; non-members can purchase them if they want (see flyer). We need to know sizes to place the order by September 11.

We could use volunteers that morning at Riverfront Park to check in our team members and give them t-shirts. If you are willing to help, please email Linda. Hope to see you there!

Post expires at 12:00 AM on Sunday, September 29th, 2013.