5 Ways to Volunteer this August

Volunteer Itasca: August 

Volunteering is a great way to connect with your community and make a difference. Bonfire, the volunteer platform powered by United Way, helps those looking to make an impact find opportunities to volunteer in and around the Itasca area.  

Here are four ways community members can volunteer this August:  

1. Support the Run for Hunger 5K
The first annual Run for Hunger 5K, benefiting Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, takes place on August 12th. Volunteers are needed to help out in a variety of run-related roles, including stuffing race packets, running the water station, monitoring the parking lot, and registering runners. Sign up

2. Encourage Play at the Children’s Discovery Museum
As a Play Agent at the Children’s Discovery Museum, you’ll facilitate learning through exploration for Itasca-area children. Museum volunteers interact with visiting families and field trip groups, monitor exhibits, and administer art projects and engagement activities. This is a great role for creative, imaginative volunteers! Get involved

3. Foster a Pet through Great Tails
Are you able to open your home to an animal in need? Great Tails Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers to care for domestic animals waiting to find their forever homes! Foster volunteers provide caring homes, basic training, and occasional transportation, while Great Tails covers veterinary care, food, and supplies. Learn more

Give Back to Students through Stuff the Bus
United Way’s Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive runs throughout the summer, and volunteers are needed to monitor donations and pack backpacks! Stuff the Bus volunteers will accept and sort donations at Target on August 8th and 10th. Following the donation drive is a backpack packing party at Klockow Brewing Co., where volunteers of all ages will assemble backpacks full of supplies. Register

Are you ready to give your time and talent to make the Itasca area a better place? 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 connection 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. To get started, visit volunteer.uwlakes.org/nonprofit or call United Way at 218-999-7570.