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  • Volunteers contribute greatly to success of Chatfield Center for the Arts
    “Volunteers make the CCA happen. If we didn’t have volunteers, we wouldn’t have the CCA,” said rural Chatfield resident and Chatfield Center for the Arts, Inc., (CCA) board president Carla Gallina.
  • Hospice chaplain Carolyn White loves to volunteer
    Sometimes when life slams the door hard, right in your face, if you look hard enough, another will open. Such was the case for Carolyn (Erlandson) White of Mabel. 
  • Three generations of Strinmoen volunteer with YOOH
    Volunteering at Ye Olde Opera House has become a family tradition for the Strinmoen clan. One that began with Gary and Connie Strinmoen, then included sons, Corey and Chris (and his wife, Jessi), as well as grandchildren, Jackson and Jada. 

  • After 25 years, volunteer driver still enjoys every journey
    Getting acquainted with so many people and knowing she's helping folks during their times of need are the two main reasons why Bonnie Fossum continues to be a Semcac volunteer driver. She's been doing it for 25 years . . . and counting. 

  • Volunteers needed to assist in collecting oral histories in Harmony
    Amy Hahn is a storyteller.

    This Harmony native, now living in Rochester, has written numerous novels, short stories, newspaper, magazine articles and educational material for patients at Mayo Clinic. With a background in journalism, Hahn is now using her skills to work with the Harmony Area Historical Society to build archives of oral histories from some of Harmony’s most knowledgeable residents.

  • Young volunteer satisfied with initial effort, considering another run next year
    “As a community, we were able to raise a whopping $1,364 for diabetes research!” proclaimed Chatfield High School junior and American Diabetes Association walk organizer Kadin Hill, proud to have volunteered his time to make the arrangements for Chatfield’s first-ever walk to fund diabetes research, held Saturday, April 2, in honor of one of his good friends.  

  • Spring Valley philanthropist finds volunteering is good for the soul
    “I think I was raised that way,” Mlinar said of how she began volunteering. “I grew up on a farm, so there was always work. You always helped neighbors, there were no questions asked about that. And it's just kind of how I'm made. I've always had a lot of energy and I think that is from growing up that way. It was just a way of life.” 

  • Family tradition of giving back keeps  area woman dedicated to volunteering

    For Kathy Simpson, volunteering is more than just giving back; it is an excuse to do what she loves and to assure the progress and growth of Spring Valley.

  • Harmony volunteer hopes to  inspire youth, comfort seniors

    Depending on the person, volunteering can mean a number of different things and take a variety of forms, manners and projects. For Vicky Tribon of Harmony, volunteering means serving.

  • Preston woman volunteers in effort  to keep community vital and strong

    Like many volunteers, Gerrie Daley of Preston wants to help others, as well as keep valued activities going. She first started volunteering as a 4-H club member in the Winona area where she grew up. She, along with other club members, encouraged and helped others come up with a topic and do a presentation. She happily reported each club member did one.

  • Lanesboro man volunteers to  coordinate volunteers for library

    Volunteering is important to every community. Many organizations could not be run as efficiently or effectively if volunteers didn’t step up to the plate to lend a hand. Something as simple as folding papers, taking out the garbage or even helping clean an area can take a great deal of pressure off a group or club.

  • Volunteers helping with the Adopt a Highway program picked up 970,000 pounds — more than 100 dump truck loads — of litter in 2014, saving the state an estimated $7 million, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

  • Volunteering to help make every child a successful reader is goal

    Tyler Simpson has volunteered to make a difference through AmeriCorps and the Minnesota Reading Corps Program.

  • Spring Grove man builds relationships through volunteering

    Finding joy in helping others; that is one reason that Lee Hoekstra of Spring Grove volunteers in the community.

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