Looking for a way to make a difference here in Winona? Take a look at these 9 fun and easy things you can do!

  1. Volunteer at the local Humane Society

Winona Area Humane Society

 

Get your animal fix and help out with things like dog walking, cat care and special events! Volunteer on a regular basis or whenever it works with your schedule.

  1. Become a big brother/big sister mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters 7 Rivers Region

 

Make a difference in the life of a child while having fun. Become a big and spend time with your little!

  1. Join Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Winona Mn

 

Join in on Saturday construction projects to help build homes for the less fortunate, or spend some time volunteering at the Restore! Whether you’re looking to get your hands dirty or want to help costumers, you’ll be making a difference at Habitat for Humanity.

4. Get involved with YMCA programs

Winona Family YMCA

 

Your local YMCA is always looking for volunteers to help with coaching, childcare, summer camp and office hours. No matter what your interest may be, you can find a volunteer option that’s right for you.

5. Check out Winona Volunteer Services

Winona Volunteer Services

 

Winona Volunteer Services provides many opportunities for students in the community. Whether you’re looking to participate in a day project or volunteer throughout the year, Winona Volunteer Services offers positions involving food, clothing and packaging to help you make a difference.

6. Work with elders at St. Anne’s

Saint Anne of Winona

St. Anne of Winona welcomes volunteer bingo callers, mail sorters, water passers and newspaper readers.

7. Donate Blood to the American Red Cross

American Red Cross

 

There are always those in need of blood transfusions and the Southeast Minnesota American Red Cross visits Winona State twice a year to give you an opportunity to save a life. Just don’t look at the needle and think about all the free cookies you’ll get once you’re done!

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Lauren Reuteler

Lauren graduated in 2018 with a BS degree in Elementary Education and Child Advocacy Studies minor. She is from Champlin, MN and her hobbies include photography, traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

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