4 Volunteer opportunities in June

4 Volunteer Opportunities in June 

As a volunteer, you play a valuable role in strengthening our community. Your time can change lives and often plays a critical role in advancing community issues. Whether supporting vulnerable populations, promoting social cohesion, or contributing to the overall well-being of society, volunteers enrich communities, empower individuals, and foster a culture of generosity and compassion.   

Here are ways you can volunteer in June!   

Take Action in Marble 

More than 100 volunteers of all ages are needed to help in Marble on June 21st. United Way’s largest annual volunteer initiative, Day of Action projects range from planting trees and installing a park slide to gardening, landscaping, and painting. Sign up. 

Improve the Environment 

Itasca County Habitat for Humanity is looking for people to assist with basic customer service needs in their retail store, ReStore. Cashiering, answering phones, helping customers with questions, and more.  Learn more. 

Threads to Toys
From summer shorts to sandals that fit, you can help children and families put their best foot forward this summer. Foster Love Closet is seeking caring volunteers to sort and organize donated items. They also accept donations of gently used clothes, baby gear, diapers, clothes, toys, and books. Express Interest. 

Promote Outdoor Play
Each summer, 5-2-1-0 PlayStations are filled with new play gear in neighborhood parks. United Way is seeking volunteer ambassadors to help ensure they are well cared for and ready to welcome parkgoers and encourage outdoor play. Volunteers work with United Way to help monitor boxes throughout the summer season. Get involved. 

Sign up for these roles and more on Bonfire, the Itasca area’s online volunteer portal, at volunteer.uwlakes.org. Bonfire is free to use and serves to facilitate connections between the Itasca area’s volunteer base and local nonprofit and community organizations.  

Community and nonprofit organizations serving the greater Itasca area can post volunteer opportunities and manage volunteers on Bonfire. If your organization is interested in learning more, contact Molly Hiipakka, United Way Community Impact Coordinator, at 218-999-7570. Nonprofit and community organization membership is free and includes one-on-one technical support.