Volunteer opportunities from the United Way
To promote volunteerism, United Way of Olmsted County highlights a few opportunities each week. For information on more opportunities, call the United Way office at 507-529-4831, or go to uwolmsted.org .
World Festival volunteers
Celebrate your ethnicity by participating in the annual Rochester World Festival to be held at John Marshall High School on April 11 and 12. We are looking for volunteers to represent their ethnic heritage by performing and/or engaging in children's activities, cultural displays and food preparation for the World Festival on April 11 (performances) and April 12 (children's activities, displays, food etc.). Call 507-280-8319 for more information or to volunteer with Rochester International Association.
Volunteer opportunities at the Y
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, volunteers help the Rochester Area Family Y provide for the spiritual, mental and physical well-being of the individual, family and community. We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers. Call 507-287-2401 for more information or to volunteer with Rochester Area Family Y.
Earth Day at the History Center
Spruce up the History Center grounds and historic buildings in the spirit of Earth Day on April 26. In preparation for spring tours, we are dusting out the one-room schoolhouse, log cabin and George Stoppel barn. Weather permitting, we also will clean up many of the gardens on our grounds including the Heritage and Medicinal Gardens and Apple Orchard. Call 507-282-9447 for more information or to volunteer with the History Center of Olmsted County.
Special Olympics volunteers
Special Olympics Rochester Area (SORA) is the local Special Olympics delegation. We are in need of volunteers in a number of capacities to help with the running of teams. Volunteers are needed as coaches, mentors or as part of our management team. SORA is a dynamic, fast-growing Special Olympics program. More than 200 people with intellectual disabilities participate in SORA. Call 507-993-7466 for more information or to volunteer with Special Olympics.
Community Host volunteer
Community Hosts are volunteers who will welcome visitors, answer questions, provide way-finding assistance and inform and encourage visitors to get out and experience Rochester and southeastern Minnesota. Hosts will don bright green vests with the Rochester Community Host logo and will be stationed in the skyways and subways on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Call 507-288-4331 for more information or to volunteer with Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau.