Volunteer Opportunities in Crookston

New & Immediate Volunteer Opportunities

Also, check your UMC email or attend a CSA Full Board meeting to check on volunteer opportunities. 

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Students packing food boxes at North Country Food Bank.

North Country Food Bank

Address:  315 3rd Avenue, SW, Crookston  (THIS IS A NEW LOCATION)
Description:  North Country Food Bank is open every Thursday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. for Individuals or groups of any size to assist packing boxes and backpacks.  Russ has asked that we go back to CONTACTING Russ Tate at least the day before you plan to come.  Either email him at russell@northcountryfoodbank.org or call him at 218-280-9081, OR call Mike at 218-281-7356 ext. 5.  If nobody answers, please LEAVE a MESSAGE and they will return your call.

Additionally, if you would like to volunteer between 8 - 4 p.m., please call Russ at 218-280-9081 to schedule a time.  There also is a food shelf located at their downtown location, 424 N. Broadway;  they can use shopping assistants. Call the food shelf coordinator, at 218-281-7356, ext. 7.  

Carnegie Library in Crookston Minnesota

Carnegie Library

Ongoing assistance requested cataloging books in storage and inputting the information into Past Perfect software at the Carnegie Library on the corner of Ash Street and Robert Street (next to the current Crookston Library). For more information or to volunteer, please contact Brooke Novak to assist you in setting this up (novak303@umn.edu).

Care and Share

Location:  220 E. 3rd Street, Crookston
Description:  This is a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and thrift store. Volunteers are cheerfully accepted to assist with all aspects of the operation. Please call Alexa Dixson at 218-281-2644 for more information.

Student holding a kitten at the Polk County Humane Society.

Polk County Humane Society Facebook Icon

Address:  720 E. Robert Street
Description:  This animal shelter is staffed entirely by volunteers. Help is needed especially from 10 a.m. to 12 noon daily.  Please call 218-281-7225 for information and to volunteer.

Sun, Country, and You

Description:  This therapy farm is located just a few miles outside of Crookston. Volunteers are sought to assist with chores and with therapy programs. For more information, contact Eleisha Owens at 218-521-0056.

Villa St. Vincent/Summit Apartments

Address:  516 Walsh Street
Description:  Share your talent or interests with a senior. Volunteers play cards and board games, visit, and assist with computer skills. To volunteer at Villa St. Vincent, please contact Enrichment Coordinator Tammy Parkin at 218-281-9723 or tamara.parkin@bhshealth.org.  To volunteer at Summit Apartments, please contact Activities Coordinator Kathy Hanson at 218-281-3424.

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