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United Way Spring Fling
Tuesday, April 29
3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Crookston Sports Center
Assistance is needed to staff a photo booth and supervise children's activities.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact UMCRLIFE@umn.edu.

 

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.


Special Olympics Track Meet
East Grand Forks Senior School
1420 4th Ave NW
East Grand Forks
Saturday, May 3 (tentative date) 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Special Olympics Teams from across the region participate in this annual track meet. Several volunteers are needed to help run this tournament including timers, athlete escorts, and field event coordinators.  To sign up to volunteer or find out more information you can visit www.specialolympicsgf.org or visit with Josh Parrill in the AAC (Owen Hall 270).

 

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 a volunteer on Tuesdays starting in November and continuing until May; volunteers will have the opportunity to win gift cards if they sign up for 3 or more sessions. For more information, please contact Maria at 281-5313 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 Carol Gregg at 218-281-2644 for more information.

 

North Country Food Bank
315 3rd Avenue, S.W., Crookston
Individuals or groups of any size are invited to assist. Please call Russ Tate at 218-280-2926 to set up a time. Additionally, there also is a food shelf located in the downtown NCFB location at 424 North Broadway, and they can use shopping assistants. Call the food shelf coordinator, at 218-281-7356, ext. 7.

 

Polk County Humane Society Facebook Icon - Small
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.

 

Thrift Shop Help
A local non-profit thrift shop is seeking individuals to volunteer as a store clerk. The thrift shop is open spring, summer, and fall. Right now individuals are needed daily from noon to 2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. shifts. Training is held on Saturdays. If you would like more information, please contact Kay at (218) 289-1246.

 

 

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Staff from UMC and NWROC packed 500 boxes at North Country Food Bank last night!...
Staff from UMC and NWROC packed 500 boxes at North Country Food Bank last night! We had so much fun that we are planning on making this a monthly event!


North Country Food Bank is in need of volunteers at We Fest August 7-9.
North Country Food Bank is in need of volunteers at We Fest August 7-9.


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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
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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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