4 Ways to Volunteer in February

Put your love for your community into action by volunteering! From helping out at community events to working with local leaders, there’s an abundance of opportunities for community members to give back in February and beyond. Here are just a few examples of ways you can give your time and talent through Bonfire, the volunteer portal serving the greater Itasca area:

1. Have Fun at Frozen Fairways
The Itasca area’s on-ice minigolf tournament needs helping hands! Volunteers might take tickets, sell raffles, and help the competition run smoothly. Relieve your cabin fever, have fun with your community, and join golfers in dressing up in goofy garb! Browse opportunities

2. Feed Volunteer Construction Crews
Habitat for Humanity needs help feeding builders! Lunch providers help Habitat volunteers fuel up as they build homes alongside local families. Volunteer lunch providers work with Habitat to select dates on which to provide lunches. This is a great role for those who love to cook, and can be easily shared amongst a group. Sign up

3. Coach Kids at Mount Itasca
Mt. Itasca’s Learn to Ride program takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in February. Volunteer coaches work with kids on everything from getting into their gear to honing their skiing and snowboarding skills. Sign up to help youth develop an appreciation for winter sports! Learn more

4. Help Combat Hunger and Homelessness
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in Itasca County invites community members to join the Local Board! Board members meet periodically to determine how federal food and shelter funds are allocated in the region. This is a great opportunity to learn more about issues facing our community and connect with the local nonprofit landscape. 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 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.