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Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers from UMC for Saturday, December 6 to take a one-hour shift between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Walmart.  We will be ringing OUTSIDE, so please dress very warmly!  Sign up on the form on the bulletin board outside Lisa Loegering's Office, 240 Sargeant Student Center.  

Dog Trainers
Minnesota 4-H is starting a Dog Club in Crookston.  They are looking for volunteers with dog obedience training experience, particularly if it was done as part of a 4-H dog program.  For more information, please contact Margo Bowerman at mbowerma@umn.edu or 281-8695.

Childcare, Bible lesson, craft and snack to children ages birth - school age
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry starting in Crookston.  First meeting starts September 18.  Flexible about working with special age requests.  Can work with individuals who can only help out once a month.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kaia Bubna at (ekbubna@gmail.com>.

Habitat for Humanity
Saturdays, usually 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., (lunch is provided)
Experience is NOT necessary.  The current house is located on Wilson Avenue, one block north of Highland School.  Recruiting for specific Saturdays through email and facebook.

PATCH
Interested in working with youth? Here is a great opportunity: PATCH is an after-school homework help program for 7-12th grade students. Volunteers would assist students with homework in a variety of subjects from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Currently seeking volunteers for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays starting in September and continuing until May.  For more information, please contact Maria at 281-5313 ext. 2208, or mariaargueta@isd593.org.

Carnegie Library
Assistance requested cataloging books in storage and inputting the information into Past Perfect software at the Carnegie Library on the corner of Ash Street and Robert Street (next to the current Crookston Library). For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kristina Gray at grayx073@umn.edu or 281-2663.

Care and Share
220 East 3rd Street, Crookston
This is a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and thrift store. Volunteers are cheerfully accepted to assist with all aspects of the operation. Please call Sue Shirek at 218-281-2644 for more information.

North Country Food Bank
424 N. Broadway, Crookston
Individuals or groups of any size are invited to assist packing boxes and backpacks. Please call Russ Tate at 218-280-2926 to set up a time. Additionally, there also is a food shelf located at this downtown location;  they can use shopping assistants. Call the food shelf coordinator, at 218-281-7356, ext. 7.

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720 East Robert Street, Crookston
This animal shelter is staffed entirely by volunteers. Help is needed especially from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 10 a.m. on weekends. Please call 218-281-7225 for information and to volunteer.

Sun, Country, and You
This therapy farm is located just a few miles outside of Crookston. Volunteers are sought to assist with chores and with therapy programs. For more information, contact Eleisha Owens at 218-521-0056.

Villa St. Vincent/Summit Apartments
516 Walsh Street
Share your talent or interests with a senior. Volunteers play cards and board games, visit, and assist with computer skills. To volunteer, please contact Enrichment Coordinator Tammy Parkin at 218-281-9723 or tamara.parkin@bhshealth.org.

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Great opportunity to get a little exercise and feed the hungry! A local farmer...
Great opportunity to get a little exercise and feed the hungry! A local farmer has harvested potatoes but has many left that he'd like to donate to the food shelf. They are all dug and on top of the soil. He just needs students to pick them up! Needs to be done within the next couple of days. Call my office for more information - 218-281-8526.

Students helped get the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum cleaned up for this we...
Students helped get the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum cleaned up for this weekend's Harvest Festival this weekend!


Meet Crookston through Service: RRV Sugarbeet Museum
Students helped get the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum cleaned up for this weekend's Harvest Festival this weekend!

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Student Awards Celebration held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the U of M Crookston
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston.To view or download photos, visit the photo gallery. ward recipients include the following students:CSA Student Senators and...

IRS Certified Free Tax Service Available at U of M Crookston
Students in the University of Minnesota Crookston Accounting and Finance Society are ready to help with tax preparation. The VITA/TCE site will operate from Monday, February 24 through Monday, April 14, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4...

Spring 2013 Student Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievement in Academics, Athletics, Service, and Leadership
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Assistant Professor Denis Maier, who teaches in the Business Department, was the 2012 Outstanding Educator...

U of M Crookston Named to 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The University of Minnesota Crookston was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Crookston campus...

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