Mayo Clinic Volunteer

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Adopt-A-Park

City of St. James

507-375-3241

The City of St. James has a Park Adoption Program. All that is needed to do is police up the park to make sure there is not garbage or rubbish and other debris, and simply notifying the City if there is something wrong with the park.

Good Samaritan Society- St. James

1000 2nd Street S
507-375-3286
Activity Director

Opportunities are varied based on people’s abilities. Contact the activity director for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Mayo Clinic Health System

1101 Moulton and Parsons Drive
952-257-8163
http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/st-james/volunteer

Mayo Clinic Health System has multiple opportunities to volunteer, from visitor information to hospice care.

Senior Dining/Meals on Wheels

Lutheran Social Services
St. James Community Building
505 1st Ave S, St. James, MN 56081
507-375-5995 Dana Moody
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=190

Do you enjoy spending time with senior citizens? This is a wonderful opportunity to either visit or to make a difference. Senior dining is offered Monday through Friday at the Community Building, and you can volunteer to play games with the diners when they are done eating. Meals are also delivered to senior’s homes by meals on wheels volunteers Monday through Friday. Meals on wheels is an hour long commitment from 10:45 to 11:45 and playing games would be around 12:15. Volunteers are always needed to continue this vital community service. Contact Dana for more information.

South Central Habitat for Humanity

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
507-388-2081 Ext. 2
habitatsc@hickorytech.net
www.hfhsouthcentral.net

There are multiple volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity. Indoor and outdoor projects are available to volunteer on Monday through Friday. All volunteers are guided by professional staff. Construction experience is not necessary.

St. James Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

City of St. James Ambulance Department
1023 1st Ave S
507-375-3903
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/jobs.aspx

Visit the website link above for more information.

St. James Volunteer Fire Department

Fire Hall
315 11th Street South
507-375-1220
In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=168

The City of St. James has a unique opportunity for volunteer firefighters. The fire department accepts applications on an on-going basis. For more information call the fire hall or visit their website.

Thrivent Financial Action Teams

520 1st Ave S
507-375-3307
https://connect.thrivent.com/tim-flitter/

Contact Tim at the St. James office to learn about opportunities to volunteer within your community to make a difference.

Watonwan County Big Buddy Program

300 3rd Ave S/ PO Box 509
507- 375-4517
Rachel Gleinke
rgleinke@isd840.org

If you are interested in becoming a part of the big buddy program, please contact Rachel listed above. Watonwan County Big Buddy Program needs mentors for children. Big Buddy Program provides monthly activities and/or a mentoring relationship with an adult role model. Activities may include field trips, movies, swimming and much more!

Watonwan County Food Shelf

108 8th St S #5, St. James, MN 56081
507-375-2527
Hours of Operation: M W F 10:00 am to Noon.

Please contact us directly by phone if you would like to donate or volunteer. If you call after hours, leave a voicemail and your call will be returned.

Watonwan County Humane Society

1309 Weston Ave N
507-779-4557
http://watonwan.weebly.com/volunteer.html

As a smaller humane society in rural southern Minnesota, they are dedicated to the welfare of companion animals. They house animals at their shelter in St James as well as utilizing foster homes. The animals in their care often come to them one of two ways: as a stray from Watonwan County or as an owner surrender. They are primarily run by volunteers, and are always looking for more help!

Wellspring Faith in Action

108 8th St S #7, St. James, MN 56081
507-375-1276
www.co.watonwan.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=363

Wellspring provides aide to the elderly and those in difficult circumstances by providing transportation, care giver support, group education, senior exercise, grief support, respite care, housekeeping and social visits. There are multiple volunteer opportunities available.

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