Volunteer Opportunities (78)

American Lung Association

Address: 490 Concordia Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103
How Often: Weekly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Process memorials with Thank You cards
2. Process the contributions
3. Thank You letters

Fairmont Area Foundation

Contact: Moni Harper
Address: P.O. Box 704 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events

American Cancer Society

Contact: Greg Rossow
Address: 420 16th Street Windom, MN 56101
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. American Cancer Society Daffodil Days
2. Martin County Relay For Life
3. Coaches versus Cancer events
4. Midwest Golf Pass

American Diabetes Association

Address: Parkdale Center 5100 Gamble Dr. St. Louis Park, MN 55416
How Often: Anytime
Volunteer Duties:
1. Office
2. Clerical
3. Events
4. More

American Legion Post #36

Contact: Bob Altman
Address: 104 East 1st St. Fairmont,MN 56031
How Often: Monthly, Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1.Food preparations and serving

ARC Southwest (People First)

Contact: LeAnn Erickson
Address: 1254 Lake Avenue Fairmont,MN 56031
How Often: Weekly
Volunteer Duties: Coordinate open bowlers on Friday night

BASS Seekers

Contact: Dave Vogel
Address: 420 Kings Rd. Fairmont, MN 56031
How Often: Yearly, Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
Help with annual kids fishing derby

Blizzard Snowmobile Club

Contact: Roman Johnson
Address: 1224 East 10th Street Fairmont, MN 56031
How Often: Special Events

City of Lakes Garden Club

Contact: Myrtle Heifner
Address: 118 Hornpipe Court Fairmont,MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Various jobs

Classroom GED Volunteer at Community Education:

Work individually with adult students to help
them prepare to complete a high school diploma or GED. Experience with Spanish
language is helpful.  Call for Roni or
Kris at the Community Education Recreation Office at 235-3141 to get scheduled
for Tuesday morning or early evening.

Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

Contact: Lisa Kopischke
Address: P.O Box 466 Mankato, MN 56002
How Often: Special Events

CREST (Caregiver Response Effort and Service Team)

Contact: Rob Stauter
Address: P.O Box 185 Fairmont, MN 56031
How Often: Daily
Volunteer Duties:
1. Transportation
2. respite care
3. Friendly visit
4. Telephone reassurance
5. Home helper
6. Minor home repair
7. Light housekeeping

DOING THINGS AT HOME

Are you eager to volunteer your services to help
others but are unable to get outdoors? 
We have opportunities just for you to help.  For projects call Marge Krugler at 235-8602.

Eagles Women's Auxiliary

Address: 1228 Lake Ave. P.O Box
144 Fairmont, MN 56031

Education Minnesota - Fairmont

Contact: Betty Egan
Address: 714 Victoria St. Fairmont, MN 56031
How Often: Daily, Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Classroom help
2. Library
3. Secretarial
4. Reading to Children

Epilepsy Foundation

Contact: Tammy Sammon for volunteer
Info at 651-287-2304
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Address: 1600 University West, Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55104
How Often: Anytime
Volunteer Duties: Various

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

Address: 323 E Blue Earth Ave Fairmont MN 56031
(507) 235‐5547
Website:
www.fairmontchamber.org
The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to facilitating community leadership to create economic prosperity.

That leadership begins with you, our members. We welcome the chance to work with you on the important issues that will

shape our region's future prosperity from education to small business, and from community relations to business

recruitment.

Fairmont Area Kinship

Kinship is a national program that matches carefully screened volunteers with children, ages 5-15 in need of additional

supportive adult relationships.
Executive Director- Char Kahler
Char- (507)235-9837 or 236-4606
Email@ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.fairmontareakinship.org
(507) 238-4440
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fairmont Area Kinship

Contact: Char Kahler
Address: 206 West 3rd Street Fairmont,MN 56031
How Often: Weekly Monthly Yearly Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Adult mentors
2. Board members
3. Individuals and groups host special events: picnics, field trips, horse back riding, snowmobiling, etc.
4. Volunteers share talents with kids
5. Volunteers present at Home of Kinship during open times
6. People help Kinship Rummage Sale
7. Help with mailings

Fairmont Area Runners

Contact: Michael O'Rourke
Address: 121 Oak Ridge Road Fairmont,MN 56031
How Often: Yearly
Volunteer Duties:Misc assistance on event day

Fairmont Athletic Booster Club

Address: P.O. Box 525 Fairmont,MN 56031
How Often: Weekly
Volunteer Duties:
Work in concessions stand at athletic events.

Fairmont Baseball Association

Contact: Jerry Brooks
Address: 110 Eltinge Place Fairmont,
MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Run Scoreboard
2. Take Tickets

Fairmont Community Concert Association

Contact: Helen Gould
Address: 440 Kings Rd, Fairmont,
MN 56031
How Often: Yearly
Volunteer Duties:
Help with memberships

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation

Volunteers help CER as:
Youth Sport Coaches
Ono-on-one Reading Tutors
Special Events Helpers
CER Advisory Council Members
English as a Second Language
Classroom Assistants
CER Activity Instructors
(507) 235-3141
http://www.fairmont.k12.mn.us

Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation

Contact: Darla Philipp
Address: 800 Medical Center Dr.
Fairmont, MN 56031
How Often: Anytime
Volunteer Duties:
1. Assist with planning FCH Foundation Classic
2. 5K marathon
3. Biennial ball

Fairmont Dollars For Scholars

Contact: Liz Wheeler
Phone: (507) 399-2134
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties: Greeting People

Fairmont Festivals & Events


Meetings: As needed

Mission: To develop strategies and provide funding for events that attract visitors to the Fairmont and Martin County area.

Projects:
• Televised fundraising auction for Festivals & Events financial support
• Continue to seek new ways to promote tourism in the Fairmont and Martin County area
• Increase the quality and effectiveness of Fairmont festivals and events.

Fairmont Fire Department

Contact: Dan Swanson
Address: P.O. Box 386 Fairmont MN

Fairmont Glows

Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month

Mission: To create community spirit, pride and involvement in the Fairmont area by making our community “Glow”.

Projects:
• Offer light displays to businesses through Adopt‐A‐Display Program
• Glows Parade
• Encourage businesses and residents to decorate during the holidays Sponsor residential and commercial lighting contests
• Coordinate city wide Christmas Decoration Fund
• City Beautification

Fairmont Opera House

Contact: Kathi Peterson
Address: P.O Box 226 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Usher
2. Serve refreshments
3. Help with load in for Shows
4. Post flyers
5. Repairs
6. Mailing

Fairmont Ronald McDonald House Triathlon

Contact: Michael O'Rourke
Address: 121 Oak Ridge Road Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Monthly Yearly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Misc assistance on day of event
2. Board Members

Fairmont Trap Club, Inc

Contact: Scott Fuhrman
Address: 933 Hampton St. South
Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly
Volunteer Duties: Mowing lawn in summer

Fairmont Women of Today

Contact: Connie Miller
Address: P.O. Box 714 Fairmont, MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. New members‐‐ Welcome wagon
2. Family Fun Fair
3. Ring toss at the Fair
4. Outstanding young adults

Five Lakes Elementary School Media Center:

Have you read a good book or shared one
recently?  Come for an hour on Tuesday or
Thursday after 2:00 to help elementary school media staff shelve books, fix
pages and make sure books are in alphabetical order. Please call Gregg King at
235-4511 for details and to select your times.

Forever Fifty

Contact: Captain Mikey Carter
Address: P.O Box 167 114 Blue
Earth Ave Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Cooking meals for senior citizens to eat at our site
2. Leading special interest programs
3. Speaking from area of expertise

Fox Lake Conservation Club League, Inc

Contact: Tim Eisenmenger
Address: P.O. Box 212 Sherburn MN 56171
How Often: Monthly
Volunteer Duties:
Everett Park & WMA’s clean up

Girl Scouts

Contact: Nancy Klemek
Address: 309 Albion Avenue Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Monthly Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Monthly: Troop Leaders
2. Special Events: Special skills and talents to share with the girls

Habitat for Humanity

Contact: Dick Adams
Address: 917 North Main St. Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Construction
2. Moving in Family
3. Planning elements
4. Fundraisers

Healthy Youth

Contact: Julie Grunewald
Address: P.O. Box 826 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Youth activites Expo - helping out in the booth, handing out programs and serving food
2. Listening Lunches - Interviewing students at the school during lunch hours.

Heritage Acres

Contact: John Hilgendorf
Address: 1635 130th Avenue Welcome MN 56181
How Often: Special Events

Home of KINSHIP

206 West Third Street Fairmont, MN 56031-1805

Interlaken Golf Club

Contact: Ron Kallheim
Address: 391 East Amber Lake Dr. Fairmont MN

Kiwanis Early Risers

Contact: Glen Davis
Address: P.O Box 268 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Bingo at Lakeview
2. Peanut and Pop sales
3. Pancake Supper

Kiwanis Uptown

Contact: Debbis Morris
Address: 709 North State Street
Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events

Lakeview Health Services

Volunteer Coordinator
Contact: Jessia Gronewald
Address: 610 Summit Drive Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly

Lakeview Junior Service Club

Contact: Jessia Gronewald
Address: 610 Summit Drive Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly

Lutheran Social Service

Contact: Sarah Anderson
(507) 822-1499
How Often: Daily
Volunteer Duties:
1. Foster Grandparent
2. Senior Companion

M.O.S.S. Appeal

Contact: Lisa Dahl
Address: 85 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont MN 56031

March Of Dimes

Address: 107 North 2nd St. Suite
103 Mankato MN 56001
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Help Promote the walk to community - posters, brochures, etc.(Feb.‐May)
2. Help with preparation of the walk: set up and take down

Martin County 4H Federation

Contact: Rachael Janssen
Address: 201 Lake Avenue, Suite 104 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Various duties such as leading youth in activities
2. Teaching youth in many areas from livestock to photography, woodworking to robotics

Martin County Fair Inc.

Contact: Ed Murphy
Address: 2244 70th St. Fairmont MN 56031

Martin County Genealogy Society

Contact: Dona Paris
Address: 304 East Blue Earth Avenue Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Daily Weekly Monthly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Scanning
2. Filing
3. Clipping
4. Sorting

Martin County Historical Society and Pioneer Museum

Contact: Lenny Tvedtn
Address: 304 Blue Earth Ave. Fairmont, MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Tour guide for school visits
2. Help prepare newsletter for mailing
3. Construction Projects
4. Board and committee members

Martin County Humane Society

Contact: Shari Meier
Address: 522 East Margaret Street
Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Bake Sale
2. Walk for Animlas
3. Glows Parade
4. Plant Sale
5. Rummage Sale
6. Silent Auction
7. Golf Outing

Martin County Mentoring Network

Contact: Helen Rode
Address: 201 Lake Ave.
Room#104 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Monthly Special
Volunteer Duties:
1. Volunteer as a mentor
2. Helping coordinate activities at special events

Martin County NFO

Contact: Marvin Bicknase
Address: 911 Day St. Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly Monthly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Help get new members
2. Get older members to shop for product

Martin County Pork Producers

Contact: Jeff Kurt
Address: P.O. Box 628 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties: Grilling pork products

Martin County Preservation Association

Contact: Orel Barker
Address: 2040 Knollwood Drive Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Searching for programs and events
2. Sponsors
3. Advertising
4. Teachers
5. Preparing receptions
6. Serving meals
7. Cleaning

Martin County Senior Voices

Contact: CER
Address: 714 Victoria Street,
Fairmont MN 56031
(507) 235-3141
Website: www.martincountyseniorvoices.com

Martin County Soil and Water Conservation

Contact: Kathy Smith
Address: 923 North State St. Suite 170 Fairmont MN 56301
How Often: Weekly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Organizing store room
2. Making and identifying equipment
3. Develop writing inventory
4. Assist with the program and program projects

Martin County Youth for Christ

Contact: Mike Johnson
Address: 213 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Making cookies for drop in activities
2. Serving on our Golf Team for our Golf Classic fundraiser
3. Driving our 12‐pass van to pick kids up and deliver to different events
4. Serving on our "See the Story" team
5. Board of Directors
6. Mailing Team
7. Building Maintenace
8. Serving on an "Outreach Team" for a special event

Martins Baseball

Contact: Adam Schmidt
Address: Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties: For Fairmont Baseball Association and help with little league tournaments & activities

Mayo Clinic Health System - Fairmont

Contact: Nikki Bremer
Phone: (507) 235-8100
Address: 800 Medical Center
Drive Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Daily
Volunteer Duties:
1. Assist with planning special events
2. Escorting
3. Clerk in Auxiliary
4. Gift Shoppe
5. Sit with patients

Melodious Methodists Choral Group

We are gladly accepting new participants!
We generally sing 40's 50's & 60's fun and funky songs!
We perform at Nursing homes and other special requests.
Kate Billett coordinator -- 507-236-8750 or the church office 235-5579

Now is the time to Share Minnesota and Volunteer!

Now is the time to Share Minnesota and Volunteer!

The Senior LinkAge Line® - A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors at 1-800-333-2433 can
help you find the volunteer opportunity that meets your needs and sparks your passion!

There are so many reasons to volunteer:  learn a new
skill or hobby; get more involved in your community; meet new people; gain a
sense of achievement; be a community leader; transition into retirement;
enhance your network; inspire other people; and find creative ways to put your
talents to work.

By calling the Senior LinkAge Line® - A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors at
1-800-333-2433 an expert can help you find the best way to volunteer based on your
desires. Then get connected to a volunteer matching organization where you will
find that special volunteer opportunity that sparks your interest and your
passion.

Some things to think about before you call the Senior LinkAge Line® - A One Stop Shop for
Minnesota Seniors at 1-800-333-2433 to Share Minnesota and Volunteer.
What are you interested in? How many hours can you volunteer? Are you looking
for a volunteer position that pays a stipend? What are your skills and talents
you would like to share with others? Whether it is your ideas, your skills,
your comfort or your time, there is a place for you to Share Minnesota and
Volunteer! Call the Senior LinkAge Line® - A One Stop Shop for Minnesota
Seniors at 1-800-333-2433 now!

Options Pregnancy Center

Contact: Bob Charnecki
Address: 121 North Main P.O Box 51 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Daily Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Daily - clerical work
2. Special Event‐‐‐various duties

Partners In Education

Contact: Sandra Beckendorf
Address: 1645 60th Street Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties: May or June help with 7,000 piece mailing

PETT, Parents and Educators Teaming Together:

Do you have a good attitude, a kind heart and
love kids?  Do you want to help children
succeed in school?  Congratulations! You
qualify to volunteer any day of the week to listen to a student's oral reading
or other volunteer helps.  Please contact
Marge Krugler at 235-8602 or Stephanie Johnson at 236-4118.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

Contact: Patricia Stumme
Address: 1659 W Main Skyline Plaza Albert Lea, MN 56007
How Often: Yearly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Readers Theater in the schools
2. Mailings
3. Assisting Others

RSVP Bone Builder Volunteer Leaders Training

·       Wednesday, September 14

·       1-4:30  PM

·       Martin County Library, Fairmont, lower meeting room

·       Snacks, lemonade and coffee throughout the afternoon

There is no cost for the training, just plan to

·       bring your completed medical release (enclosed)

·       wear a comfortable outfit and walking shoes

·       bring a friend or colleague to be trained giving each of you a backup partner   

Contact Pat Stumme 1-800-6423-1875 for more information

S.M.I.L.E.S. Center for Independent Living

Contact: Anne Keithahn
Address: 820 Winnebago Avenue, Suite 1 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Special Events
Volunteer Duties:
1. Provide assistance at Fishing Events and Dances
2. Handle registrations
3. Serve Lunches
4. Assist with games and activities

Safe Routes to School- SRTS

Adult volunteers are needed to walk with youth.
Call Joe Burns(507) 399-1346 or Fairmont Community Education and Recreation (507) 235-3141

Salvation Army Corps Community Center

Contact: Captain Mikey Carter
Address: P.O Box 167 114 Blue Earth Ave Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Weekly Monthly Yearly
Volunteer Duties:
1. Year round: building and property upkeep and client hospitality
2. Weekly: school age youth program leadership and thrift store donation sorting
3. Seasonal: bell ringing and food pantry sorting

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary

Contact: Captain Mikey Carter
Address: P.O. Box 167 Fairmont MN 56031
How Often: Yearly
Volunteer Duties: Assist with food and toy distribution

Senior Corps-RSVP

A nationwide volunteer program, RSVP invites adults age 55 and over to use their life experience and skills to answer

the call of their neighbors in need.
www.seniorcorps.org

Senior Dining

Address: Friendship Village
500 Home Street Fairmont MN 56031
(507) 238-1650
How Often: Daily
Volunteer Duties:
1. Set Tables
2. Serve Meal
3. Meal Cleanup
4. Present Program
5. Provide Entertainment

Senior LinkAge Line®: A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors

Since 1997,
many older adults in Minnesota have relied on the Senior LinkAge Line®, a
statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging,
as their first call for assistance when experiencing questions or issues on a
variety of subjects.  Most widely known for long-term care, Medicare expertise and helping older adults age well in the
community, the Senior LinkAge Line® is also often used for helping Minnesota
seniors and their caregivers to find answers to other questions that may
involve state agencies, such as how to handle a driver’s license that has been
revoked or determining if a professional holds a current license.  Because of the extensive knowledge of the
Senior LinkAge Line® specialists, as well as the increasing popularity of the
line, when Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon had a vision for a One Stop Shop
for Minnesota Seniors, it made sense to expand the existing Senior LinkAge
Line®.

The newly expanded Senior LinkAge Line®: A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors can now
quickly assist Minnesotans with a variety of subjects and issues that require
the expertise of other state agencies. 
With one call, a specialist can connect the caller to appropriate state
agency staff that can directly assist the caller without requiring a second, or
even third, call to be made. For example, if a senior has questions regarding
their property tax, a Senior LinkAge Line® One Stop Shop specialist can chat
with a staff from the Minnesota Department of Revenue to find an answer for the
caller. This virtual network is made possible through the use of Revation, a
specialized chat and call system.  The Senior LinkAge Line®: A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors will continue to
expand over the next year with connecting seniors to volunteer and employment
opportunities. 

To seek assistance with any area concerning Minnesota seniors and their caregivers,
call the Senior LinkAge Line®: A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors at
1-800-333-2433.  Specialists are also available through online chat at www.MinnesotaHelp.info®.  
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Voicemail is available after hours.

Twelve Baskets Re-sale:

Enjoy antiques or merchandising
displays?  You can help as a volunteer
doing retail cash register for Twelve Baskets any Monday –Saturday for 1-3
hours as suits your schedule.  Please
contact Joni by calling 399-4250 for more details.