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Current Volunteer Opportunities at HSI

Volunteer Preliminary Application

Activities Assistant
Opening Date: On Going
HSI’s Clubhouse and Recovery Room in Oakdale is open to Washington County residents with mental and/or chemical health issues to help reduce isolation & increase peer interaction. Volunteers are needed on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the evening from 6-8pm. Volunteers are needed to do a wide variety of activities including fun projects, education, exercise and social interaction. We are open to your interests, ideas and talents. Examples include: • Lead an exercise class, craft class, game, music or singing group • Take a group on an outing or field trip; such as an art gallery or a park • Teach a second language or dancing • Share a talent or hobby • Serve food and beverages • Group and individual interaction • Other opportunities based on volunteer interests, ideas or talents
Contact: Sara Umbreit at (651) 275-4306

Adult Day Program Assistants
Opening Date: On Going
HSI’s adult day program, Circle of Friends, is designed for adults 18 & older with physical or mental impairments. Circle of Friends is located in Oak Park Heights in Washington County. This is an ideal program for adults, students during the summer or on school breaks and groups. This volunteer opportunity requests a 4 hour time commitment between the hours of 9am & 3pm Monday to Friday. Participants enhance their quality of life through fun projects, exercise, education and social interactions. Volunteers are needed to assist program staff with tasks ranging from helping serve lunch to playing games with participants. We are open to your interests, ideas and talents. Examples include: • Lead an exercise class, craft class, game, music or singing group • Serve food and beverages • Share a talent or hobby • Share a pet’s talents • Group and individual interaction • Other opportunities based on volunteer interests, ideas or talents
Contact: Sara Umbreit at (651) 275-4306

Blood Pressure Checks for Seniors
Opening Date: On Going
HSI is looking for persons with a nursing or medical background to perform blood pressure checks for the seniors at a senior apartment building in St Paul Park. The requested dates are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month between 9am-11am. Volunteer must provide own blood pressure equipment.
Contact: Sara Umbreit @ (651) 275-4306

HSI Fare for All
Opening Date: On-Going
HSI in looking for 2 volunteers to help distribute Fare for All meal packages once a month at 2 different senior apartment buildings. These volunteers will pick up the prepaid packages at St John’s Lutheran Church in Stillwater between 11:00 and 12:00. The packages are then delivered to the lobbies of the 2 senior apartments where the seniors will meet and pick up the packages. Fare for All occurs on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month; a full year schedule is available for planning. This volunteer opportunity takes about 1 hour on 1 Saturday per month. This volunteer must have an email address as the building service coordinators will contact the volunteers with that months pick up information prior to the pick up day.
Contact: Sara Umbreit @ (651) 275-4306

Lead Elder Exercise Group in Stillwater
Opening Date: On Going
HSI is looking for a person skilled in Senior Exercise to lead/assist/inspire a group of seniors who exercise three times weekly (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:00). Standing and sitting exercises are done as there is no special equipment available on site. This person must have a good energy level, enjoy working with seniors, be at least 18 and be a self-starter. The scheduling is flexible to meet your availability; one day per week, one day per month, one week per month, etc. This is an opportunity to interact with seniors and possibly fulfill a service learning or internship requirement. Flexible scheduling is available Monday – Friday.
Contact: Sara Umbreit at (651) 275-4306

Maintenance Assistant Volunteer
Opening Date: On Going
HSI is seeking 1 or 2 adult volunteers (at least 21) to assist the Transportation maintenance staff (in Oak Park Heights) with light maintenance duties (oil changes, monthly inspections, detailing, etc), drive large vehicles, operate various equipment (scrubber, sweeper, computer, etc), maintain garage organization and perform data entry related to maintenance duties. This position requests 4 to 12 hours per week and has flexible scheduling Monday through Friday between the hours of 2pm-6pm. Benefits include providing reliable transportation for seniors, troubled youth and persons with special needs and work experience for a job. A Class B license, experience with large vehicles and various hand tools is required. The ability to work independently, solve problems, be a good communicator and be physically able to twist, turn, bend, stand or move without injury in a semi-heated garage (temp kept about 50) with dust, dirt & fumes. General tools, equipment and supplies are provided; specialty tools the volunteer may prefer to work with must be provided by the volunteer.
Contact: Sara Umbreit @ (651) 275-4306

Public Relations/Development Intern Volunteer
Opening Date: On-Going
This volunteer internship requires knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and basic office machinery operations along with good written and verbal communication skills. The ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work load needed. Knowledge of graphic design, layout and Adobe Creative Suite products preferred. A commitment of at least 5 hours per week for a minimum of 1 month is required. This intern must be at least 18 with a background in one of the following areas: marketing, fundraising, graphic design or communications. A desire to work with a non-profit agency is preferred.
Contact: Sara Umbreit at (651) 275-4306

Seasonal & One Time Opportunities
Opening Date: On Going
Volunteers help HSI clients as needed with tasks throughout the year, such as moving furniture, turning a mattress, annual cleaning of air conditioner, carpet cleaning, light housekeeping, laundry, pet care, etc. We are open to your interests, ideas and talents. We can accommodate a variety of ages, individuals, groups, families, short-term projects, and service learning and internship requirements.
Contact: Sara Umbreit at (651) 275-4306

Senior Shopping Volunteer
Opening Date: On-Going
HSI is seeking 2 or 3 adult volunteers (at least 18 year old) to assist seniors at a senior apartment to do personal shopping. This could include groceries, supplies or personal items dependent on needs at time. The volunteer(s) would be on call/as needed, need own transportation and willing to take senior if senior wants to go shopping. Ability to work with seniors and persons with disabilities is required.
Contact: Sara Umbreit at (651) 275-4306

Transportation Providers
Opening Date: On Going
HSI clients have an ongoing need for transportation to and from various appointments, support groups, activities, errands and meetings throughout Washington County. Many of these people are homebound and/or do not have the means for public transportation. As so many of us take for granted the convenience of our own independence, please consider helping HSI clients with their transportation needs. The needs are for scheduled and on call transportation needs. Volunteer drivers must be at least 18-years-old, have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle with auto insurance.
Contact: Sara Umbreit at (651) 275-4306


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