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									ACCESS Program, Community Services—Adults With Disabilities
Lincoln Community Center
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Ability-Centered Community Education Support Services (ACCESS) provides programs
and activities specifically for adults with disabilities, and accommodations or support services for individuals to
participate in any or all CSRD programs/activities.

Contact:       Phone: (507) 345-5222
               Fax:    (507) 387-4770
               Website: Mankato.cer.com

Direct Services and Recipients: Assisting people with disabilities during education, recreation, and leisure
classes and programs. Volunteer for adaptive recreation opportunities. Classroom: one on one with individuals
with disabilities.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass background check.




ACCESS-- Mankato Community Education/ Recreation—
          Youth Enrichment
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Reach All- Teach All- Involve All; Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Contact:       Melanie Schmidt                               Julaine Trapp
               Phone: (507) 387-5501                         Phone: (507) 345-5222
               Fax:    (507) 387-4770                        Fax:     (507) 387-4770
               Email: mschmi3@isd77.k12.mn.us                Email: jtrapp1@isd77.k12.mn.us
               Website: Mankato.cer.com                      Website: Mankato.cer.com

Direct Services and Recipients:
       We have a wide range of activities for preschool to senior citizens. Duties include, but are not limited to,
       assisting with various enrichment courses. Assist teachers in educational classes.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must complete and pass a background check.
ACES School-Age Care
110 Fulton
Lincoln Community Center

Mission Statement: ACES is a parent-funded, nonprofit, school-aged care program provided by the Mankato
Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation department to meet the needs of children and families
in our communities. ACES provides a safe, nurturing, and inviting environment where children feel they
belong and can have fun.

Contact:       Cori Sendle
               Phone: (507) 387-5501
               Fax:
               Email: cdendl1@isd77.k12.mn.us
               Website: www.mankatocer.com

Direct Services and Recipients: Will provide mentoring to students, help with homework and scheduled
programs. Volunteers have the opportunity to teach their favorite past time or skill. ACES is located at all
Mankato area elementary schools.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Service-Learning students must pass a background check.




Adult Basic Education
110 Fulton Street #252
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy
skills, which are necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family
members, and citizens.

Contact:       Marilyn Solberg
               Phone: (507) 345-5222 Ext. 411
               Fax:    (507) 387-5501
               Email: msolbe1@isd77.k12.mn.us
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Working with adult learners: tutoring, and assisting with classes.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Prefer a clean criminal background
Afterschool Walkabout
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Reach All- Teach All- Include All. Lifelong learning-opportunities

Contact:
               Phone: (507) 387-5501
               Fax:
               Website: www.mankatocer.com


Direct Services and Recipients: You will be tutoring students in grades 1-6 under the supervision of a lead
teacher and a paraprofessional.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass a background check. Must be willing to commit to at
least 15 hours during the semester.




Again Thrift & More Minnesota Valley Action Council
482 Raintree Rd.
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: We develop opportunities for people and communities.

Contact:       Heather Condon
               Donna Goettl
               Phone: (507) 345-0451
               Fax:    (507) 345-2412
               Email: hcondon@mvac.mankato.mn.us
               Website: mnvac.mankato.mn.us

Direct Services and Recipients: Merchandise preparation, cashiering, organizing, quality control, and consumer
relations.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for service: none.
Arc of Minnesota Southwest
709 S. Front Street Suite 3
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Our mission is to help people with developmental disabilities and their families to connect
with resources, supports, and policy efforts. Our goal is an inclusive future where people of all ability levels are
celebrated.

Contact:        Wilbur Neushwander-Frink, Regional Coordinator
                Catherine Hooper, Director of Development
                Phone: (507) 345-4223
                Fax:    (507) 345-8145
                Email: develop@hickorytech.net; Wilbur@hickorytech.net

                Website:

Direct Services and Recipients:
       Services: Services are flexible. They could include data entry, answering phones, updating website
       content, or helping set up and coordinate events and programs.
       Recipients: People with developmental disabilities and their families.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: None




Blue Earth County Historical Society
415 Cherry Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To collect, preserve, and promote the history of Blue Earth County, MN.

Contacts:       Jessica Potter, Executive Director
                Shelley Harrison; Archives Manager
                Phone: (507) 345-5566
                Fax:    none
                E-mail: bechs@hickorytech.net or bechsam@hickorytech.net
                Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Working with youth in the Young Historians Program; Working side-by-side with
Blue Earth County Historical Society volunteers (majority of whom are retired senior citizens); Volunteering at the
History Fest youth event in the Fall.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: None
Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office
401 Carver Road
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The basic philosophy of the Blue Earth County Jail Program Office is to develop and
schedule programs and services to promote rehabilitation, positive attitudes, and help individuals become better
citizens. By way of these pursuits, it is our goal to add to the safety and security of Blue Earth County and our
community.

Contacts:       Michele Schroeder
                Phone: 507-304-4735
                Fax:
                E-mail: michele.schroeder@co.blue-earth.mn.us
                Website: blueearthco.org

Direct Services and Recipients: We are looking for correction students to volunteer their time running various
programs for the prisoners of the Blue Earth County Jail. Some programs include a relaxation group, gym time, aerobics,
and bingo and/or card tournaments. Duties of this position include working one-on-one and in small groups (no larger
than 9 individuals) with prisoners.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Volunteers must have no criminal charges pending and/or no court
supervision or suspended sentence. Must complete volunteer orientation. Must be at least 20 years old and have a
willingness to help people. Patience and empathy are a must. Have an open-mind and non-judgmental attitude. Must
have the ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be assertive and have the ability to work independently. These positions
are only open to Corrections students. Due to the policy of the Blue Earth County Jail, everyone is required to undergo a
background records check.



Campus Kitchen at Minnesota State University, Mankato
Community Engagement Office
CSU 173
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The Campus Kitchens Project, Mankato is a groundbreaking initiative that involves college students
in the recovery of leftover food from campus residence halls to serve meals to families and adults in need. Currently there
have been over 4,000 MSU students involved.

Contact:        Denise Billington-Just
                Phone: 507 389-6076
                Fax: 507 389-5783
                Email: denise.billington-just@mnsu.edu
                Website: www.mnsu.edu/activities/kitchen

Direct Services and Recipients: You may volunteer for a cooking or delivery shift, plan a food drive, or hold a
fundraiser. Let us educate you or your organization about domestic hunger. Help us secure donations.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must complete volunteer training and serve on a cooking or
delivery shift, plan a food drive, hold a fundraiser, and/or secure donations. We would be happy to educate you
and your organization about domestic hunger.
CADA, INC. (Committee Against Domentic Abuse
100 Stadium Court; Mankato, MN 56001 or
Box 466; Mankato, MN 56002

Mission Statement: To provide safety and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through
education, advocacy, and providing shelter.

Contacts:      Tammera A. Wachtel, Outreach Manager
               Tena Webster, Shelter Manager
               Email:      tammeraw@inspire-hope.org; or tenaw@inspire-hope.org
               Phone:      (507) 625-8688
               Fax:


Direct Services and Recipients: Criminal court tracking; Provide support, information, and referrals to battered
women and their children residing in a shelter setting.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass two background checks; Must submit a ten-dollar
($10.00) payment to complete one of the two required background checks.




Common Good RSVP
816 Hubbell Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To engage adults 55+ in fulfilling volunteer opportunities that will enrich their lives and
enhance the community.

Contact:       Lora Brady, Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 387-5586
               Fax:   (507) 387-5587
               Email: lbrady@ccwinona.org
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Volunteer and service-learning students can help us with our programs;
however, our key goal is to recruit retired individuals (Non-Traditional Students) to volunteer in our
community. We do, however, offer internships to students of all ages from many of the departments at MSU.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Students must interview in a semi-formal manner, just as they
would if applying for a job. We hire interns based on their willingness to work with others, their level of
commitment to the program and the community, and we hold the student accountable for every aspect of their
job. Internships are available only based on budgetary availability, as we do have reimbursements for driving
that interns do during the internship. Students should contact us to see about that availability.
Dakota Meadows Middle School
1900 Howard Dr
North Mankato, MN 56003

Mission Statement: To educate 7th and 8th grade students at Dakota Meadows Middle School located in North
Mankato hilltop.

Contact:       Sherri Blasing, Assistant to the Principal
               Phone: (507) 387-5077
               Fax:   (507) 387-1119
               Email: sblasi1@isd77.k12.mn.us
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients:
       1 person tutor English Language Learners: 2-3pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
       2 people tutor 7th then 8th graders in learning lab: 1:20-3:00 Mon-Fri (1:20-2:00 8th Grade, 2:00-3:00 7th)
       3 people tutor 7th and 8th graders in after school study hall: 3-4pm Mon-Thursday
       2-3 males and 2-3 females to mentor at risk students (7th and 8th graders) once a week

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must commit for the entire semester and complete a required
background check.




Early Childhood and Family Learning (ECFL)
Lincoln Community Center
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To help pre-school children in literacy so they are prepared for kindergarten.

Contact:       Corrinne
               Phone: (507) 625-4620
               Fax:
               Email:
               Website: www.mankatocer.com

Direct Services and Recipients: Read to and aid classroom teachers with pre-school students
(qualifying and ESS)

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Background check needed to work in the center.
ECHO Food Shelf
1412 South Front Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The Emergency Community Help Organization (ECHO) provides emergency food
assistance to households in need in Blue Earth County and North Mankato.


Contact:      Deisy DeLeon, Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
              Ed Babel, Board Chairman
              Carolyn Kanyusik and Barb Manske
              Phone: 507 345-7477
              Fax:    507 345-7477
              Email: echofoodshelf@yahoo.com
              Website:
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Direct Services and Recipients: Our volunteers fill client food orders, sort donations, stock shelves, and help
with general maintenance. Some groups hold food-drivers, donate special items (Easter baskets, Christmas gifts
for children, etc.)

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: No requirements or restrictions, except that children must be
accompanied by an adult.




Elks Nature Center in Rasmussen Woods
555 Rasmussen Woods (Physical Location)
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To provide awareness, understanding, appreciation, and preservation of Rasmussen Woods
and the natural environment.

Contact:      City of Mankato
              Phone: (507) 387-
              Website: www.ci.mankato.mn.us/ElksNatureCenter

Direct Services and Recipients: Event implementation, environmental educational activities, planning, center
management available to community members of all ages.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Background check needed to work more than 10 hours staffing
the center.
Family Literacy
Lincoln Community Center
110 Fulton St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To enable families new to the United States to improve their English proficiency and
increase their awareness of school and community processes so that, as students, families and individuals, their
educational experience provides a foundation for positive community participation and fulfillment of personal
goals.

Contact:       Clarice Esslinger, Family Literacy Program Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 345-5222
               Fax:    (507) 387-4770
               Email:
               Website:

Direct Service and Recipients: Tutoring in reading, writing, math, computer, and other subjects. Organize and
participate in recreational activities. Students will be working with ESL students, K-12 grade, and their parents.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass background check.




Friends of the Deep Valley Libraries
100 E. Main St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The Friends of the Deep Valley Libraries is a non-profit volunteer organization that has
supported libraries in this area since 1977. The Friends provides funds to libraries in Mankato, North Mankato,
Lake Crystal and Mapleton; the book mobile; funding for the summer reading program for children, Project
Bookshelf (in conjunction with Santa Anonymous), and materials and equipment to enhance reading and
learning opportunities.

Contact:      Lindsay Mollberg, President
              Phone: (507) 625-8155 or (507) 304-4005 (Pages-Past Bookstore)
              Fax:
              Email: lindsaymollberg@aol.com
              Website: www.friendsofdeepvalleylibraries.org

Direct Services and Recipients: Passing out books at community events; selling books at used-book annual
sales; collecting books for community projects; assisting with special events and projects. Recipients include
children and community members.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must be at least 18 years of age.
Gillette Children’s Specialty Health Care
200 East University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55101

Mission Statement: Gillette Children’s provides specialty healthcare for people who have short-term or long-
term disabilities that began during childhood. We help children, adults, and their families improve their health,
achieve greater well-being and enjoy life.

Contact:       Lynn Carpentier, Outreach Coordinator
               Paula Cronquist, Volunteer Coordinator
               Phone: (651) 229-3937 or (651) 325-2319
               Fax: (651) 628-4484
               Email: pcronquist@gillettechildrens.com or lcarp@gillettechildrens.com
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Coordinate a “Change for Kids” effort with KS95
                                Organize a fund-raising event (walk-athon, dance-athon, bike-athon, etc.)
                                Direct volunteering with hospital / clinic


Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: To volunteer with patients, participants must pass a background
check, have a mantoux, health screening.




Girl Scouts of the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
410 East Jackson; Suite 370
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Girls Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a
better place.

Contact:       Heather Ballman, Membership Specialist
               Phone: (507) 625-7474
               Fax: (507) 625-7474
               Email: heather.ballman@girlscoutsru.org
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients:
   Assisting or leading Girl Scout troop meetings.
   Assisting or leading special initiative groups (Latinas, etc.)
   Assisting or leading programs or program development
   Assisting with service unit-Mankato area events (lock-ins, etc.)

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass a background check and provide references. Must
complete an adult-member registration form / application.
Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota
1751 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN is a non-profit Christian housing ministry,
dedicated to building simple, decent, and affordable housing with and for families in need.

Contact:       Kelli Hanson
               Phone: (507) 388-2081
               Fax:   (507) 388-1618
               Email: habitatsc@hickorytech.net
               Website: hfhsouthcentral.net

Direct Services and Recipients: Building homes for low-income families, working in the ReStore to help fund
more Habitat homes for low-income families, and/or serving on a committee that benefits Habitat families.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Construction-must be at least 18 years old.




Harry Meyering Center
109 Homestead Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To support and facilitate meaningful lifestyles for the people we serve.

Contact:       Judy Arzdorf, Director of Program Services
               Phone: (507) 387-8281
               Fax:    (507) 625-9948
               E-mail: jarzdorf@harrymeyeringcenter.org
               Website: www.harrymeyeringcenter.org

Direct Services and Recipients: Harry Meyering Center provides residential and support services to adults with
disabilities.
                Service-Learners will primarily participate in leisure and recreational activities at one specific
site. Hours of service are generally between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and between
10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (A few slots may be available during the day-time hours – 9
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and early mornings). Hours may vary slightly depending on the schedule of the people with
whom you will be working at HMC. Hours will take place when HMC staff is present. Volunteers should plan
to come for at least two-hour time slots. Hours must be arranged in advance with the Site Supervisor.
                Activities might include crafts, games, walks and exercise, socializing, cooking, art projects, card
making, scrapbooking, music, etc. HMC is always searching for volunteers to teach new skills and hobbies to
the individuals with whom we work.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: May be asked to complete a background check and/or a
mantoux test. Students wishing to complete their Service-Learning experiences with HMC must make
arrangements by February 6th. Students must complete a 1 1/2 hour orientation session prior to beginning their
experience.
ISD 77 Community Education / Recreation
P.O. Box 8741
Mankato, MN 56002-8741

Mission Statement:
              ACCESS: Classes and services for people with disabilities.
              Adult Basic Education: Helps adults get GED’s, English as a second language, citizenship
              Family Literacy: Enables families to improve their English proficiency
              WalkAbout: Tutoring in basic academic skills for elementary students
              Youth Development: Enrichment activities

Contacts:      Sheila Rahn, Marilyn Solberg, Melanie Schmidt, Cori Sendle
               Phone: (507) 387-5501
               Fax:    (507) 387-4770
               Email:
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: One-on-one or small-group tutoring and/or assisting individuals.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass required background check.




Immanuel St. Joseph’s Mayo Health Systems
Community Health Services--Hospice
1025 Marsh Street
P.O. Box 8673
Mankato, MN 56002-87673

Mission Statement:
                Immanuel St. Joseph’s will provide the best possible care to every patient every day through
integrated clinical practice.

Contact:       Stephanie Loeffler, Community Health Service Director
               Gwen Erdal, RN CHPN Hospice Manager
               Phone: (507) 385-2618
               Fax:    (507) 385-5649
               Email: erdal.gwen@mayo.edu
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Working with ISJ Hospice patients

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Background check. Must commit for a full year to be a
Hospice volunteer.
Mavericks READ at Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 1090; 210 Lime Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: At Jumpstart, our goal is to build literacy, language, social, and initiative skills in young
children. We do this by pairing motivated college students with pre-school children in a caring and supportive
one-to-one relationship for an entire year.

Contact:
               Phone: (507) 389-6076
               Fax:    (507) 389-5632
               Website: www.mnsu.edu/engagement

Direct Services and Recipients: Working with pre-school children; reading to children; active participation in
child-play; creating art projects and literacy games for children; various volunteer opportunities with children.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: To participate in the full-year program, students must commit
to 300 service hours (stipend available); must pass a background check; must be enrolled in college; must have
TB test. To volunteer for one-day events, there are no requirements.




Junior Achievement of the Mankato Area
PO Box 1090; 210 Lime Street
Mankato, MN 56002

Mission Statement: To inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy.

Contact:       Jessica Roschen- District Manager
               Phone: (507) 387-9609; 1-800-362-5925
               Fax:    (507) 387-9604
               Email: Jessica@jaum.org
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Volunteers will be speaking to students in K-5 classrooms and teaching
students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-force readiness through hands-on activities.
Curriculum and activities are provided by Junior Achievement.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must be available for at least five (5) 30-45 minute visits and
have transportation to and from the local schools.
Kids Against Hunger
500 Patterson Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To reduce the number of people worldwide that are hungry. To package and distribute our
highly nutritious meal to those of every race and creed in America and every nation that has need. We package
the food through volunteers.

Contact:       Tim Stromer, Director
               Joe and Judy Rotering
               Phone: (507) 387-1390
               Fax:   (507) 387-1352
               Email:
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Office work such as computer input, filing, typing, etc. Packaging meals with
groups of 10 or more. Supervising groups of 10 or more.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: None for packaging. Some nights and weekend shifts are
available. Office staff requires general office skills. Carpentry skills or maintenance skills are helpful.
Motivated people are needed for supervisors.




LEEP (Leisure Education for Exceptional People):
       Recreation Has No Limits
929 North Fourth Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To provide recreational and leisure opportunities for individuals with developmental
disabilities so that they might achieve optimal levels of socialization and independence in the community.

Contact:       Mandy Hunecke, Assistant Director
               Phone: (507) 387-5122
               Fax:    (507) 387-1676
               Email: leep2@hickorytech.net
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Assisting individuals with disabilities during various recreational programs
such as Special Olympic Sports, classes, and social activities. Assisting may consist of working one-to-one
with participants, taking on more of an active leadership role at activities, and miscellaneous set-up and clean-
up.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Students must volunteer at least 15 hours at any program during
one semester at LEEP, and may continue as desired.
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center

Mission Statement: It is our mission to provide support, advocacy, referral and service of community to
LGBTQQA Students. Through education, programming, and activism, we heighten campus and community
awareness of LGBTQQA concerns.

Contact:      Jessica Flatequal, Program Director

              Phone: (507) 389-5131
              Fax:   (507) 389-5632
              Email: lgbtc@mnsu.edu


Direct Services and Recipients: South Central Minnesota Pride; Coming-Out Week; World Aids Day;
                                    Eliminate Hate Week; speakers’ panels; other LGBT-affiliated events.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must be able to help plan, attend, and assist with scheduled
activities.




Lifeworks Services, Inc.
1804 Commerce Dr.
North Mankato, MN 56003

Mission Statement: To serve our community, and people with disabilities as we live and work together.

Contacts:     Andrew Pietsch
              Kristi Powers
              Phone: (507) 625-7522
              Fax:    (507) 625-1552
              Email: apietsch@lifeworks.org and kpowers@lifeworks.org
              Website: lifeworks.org


Direct Services and Recipients: Help individuals with disabilities work, learn, and be active members of our
community. Share your passions and use your skills to provide valued experiences: help with field trips,
learning projects in music, art, dance, etc., table games and other teaching components. Hours available:
Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Flexible hours are available.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must be supervised when working with clients at all times;
supervision provided by Lifeworks staff.
Mankato Area Adult Basic Education
110 Fulton Street
Room 255
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To enable families new to our community to succeed in this community: more specifically
to help their children succeed in school through homework help and parent participation.

Contact:       Clarice Esslinger or Arik Finderson
               Phone: (507) 345-5222
               Fax:    (507) 387-4770
               Email:
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Tutoring ELL (Somali, Sudanese, Mexican--anyone who is not a native Englis
h-speaker) Grades K-12 in reading, math, homework, and participating in recreational activities.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Services: Background check required.




Mankato East Junior High/Alternative Learning Center
2600 Hoffman Road
Mankato, MN 56001-5805

Mission Statement: Mankato East JR/SR High Schools, through a team effort of students, parents, and staff
members, strives to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges. We strive to accomplish this by
providing a quality education and a positive learning environment to help all students succeed in careers and
their roles as productive community members. We strive for success for all students.

Contact:       Cindy Westmark, Supervisor; Structured Study Center (SSC)
               Tiann Madson, Coordinator of the Alternative Learning Center (ALC)
               Phone: (507) 345-6625 ext. 373
               Fax:     (507) 387-2890
               Email: cwestm1@isd77.k12.mn.us or tmadso1@isd77.k12.mn.us
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: One-on-one and small group tutoring of grades 7-8 in all general subjects.
Also includes mentoring students at-risk due to such factors as truancy, lack of organizational skills, home
environment, failing classes, and peer group pressure.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass a background check. Hours of program are
Monday through Thursday from 7:30-4:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30-3:00 p.m.
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Mankato Family YMCA is to provide quality programs and services
offering opportunities for all families and individuals in our community to develop their physical, spiritual,
mental, and social well-being.

YMCA After School Fun
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:       Matt King, Volunteer Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 387-8255
               Fax:     (507) 387-2522
               Email: volinfo@mankatoymca.com
               Website:


Direct Services and Recipients: Students will engage youth K-12 in a variety of programs, games, homework
assistance, and just plain fun. Youth from Mankato Area make the Mankato Family YMCA their destination
after school and come from a very diverse background.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Pass a background check. Attend orientation and planning
meetings. Willingness to have fun and engage teens in a variety of activities.



YMCA After School Adventures
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:       Matt King, Volunteer Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 387-8255
               Fax:     (507) 387-2522
               Email:
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Interact with youth in grades K-5, by doing arts and crafts, community service
projects, field trips, swimming lessons, and special events from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Mon-Fri. This program
runs Monday through Friday following the District #77 school year.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Pass a background check. Attend orientation and planning
meetings. Willingness to have fun and engage teens in a variety of activities.
Mankato Family YMCA (continued)


YMCA Teen Nights / 4th – 6th Grade Social
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:       Matt King, Volunteer Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 387-8255
               Fax:     (507) 387-2522
               Email:
               Website:
Direct Services and Recipients: Students will assist in the planning and facilitation of YMCA Teen Nights.
Teen Nights are open to Mankato Area 4th-6th Graders and cover a range of diversity in all applicable areas.
(7:30-10:00 pm)

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Pass a background check. Attend orientation and planning
meetings. Willingness to have fun and engage teens in a variety of activities.




YMCA Youth/Teen Leadership Programming
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:       Matt King, Volunteer Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 387-8255
               Fax:       (507) 387-2522
               Email:
               Website:
Direct Services and Recipients: Students will assist the program staff in youth/teen leadership programming,
recruit volunteers/participants, and help the program participants.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Pass a background check. Attend orientation and planning
meetings. Willingness to have fun and engage teens in a variety of leadership programming/activities
Mankato Family YMCA (continued)


YMCA Youth Sports Program
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:      Matt King, Volunteer Coordinator
              Phone: (507) 387-8255
              Fax:     (507) 387-2522
              Email:
              Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Students will assist in planning and facilitation of YMCA Youth Sports.
Teams are open to elementary aged Mankato Area Youth from a variety of backgrounds. Students will prepare
coach co-ed teams, teach fundamental of the sports and ref games
Hockey (K-6th grade), Volleyball (3-6th grade), Basketball (5-6th grade) Season runs October to November.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Pass a background check. Attend orientation and planning
meetings. Willingness to have fun, engage youth and teach sports fundamentals/ref games.




YMCA Preschool Discovery Program
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:      Matt King, Volunteer Coordinator
              Phone: (507) 387-8255
              Fax:     (507) 387-2522
              Email:
              Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Students will assist in the YMCA Preschool Discovery program. The program
has one morning session from 9-11:30 and one afternoon session from 12-3pm. Students will help the program
in preparing preschoolers for Kindergarten.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Pass a background check. Attend orientation and planning
meetings. Willingness to have fun and engage preschoolers in a variety of activities
Mankato Family YMCA (continued)


YMCA Brother/Sister Program
Mankato Family YMCA
1401 S Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:      Matt King, Volunteer Coordinator
              Phone: (507) 387-8255
              Fax:     (507) 387-2522
              Email:
              Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Students will develop an interpersonal mentoring relationship with a Mankato
Area youth, ages 6-14, for role modeling, acceptance, involvement and enthusiasm by sharing skills, time and
interests. Students will employ Service-Learning through relationship development with youth.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Pass a criminal background check, reference check, interviews
and training and a 9-month, 3hr/week commitment.




Mankato Rehabilitation Center, Incorporated (MRCI) Work Source
15 Map Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: MRCI Work Source is committed to creating innovative and genuine opportunities for
people with disabilities or disadvantages, so they can achieve meaningful participation is society. We work
with disabled adults in a workplace setting. We offer in-house, community, and various other jobs. We also
offer a variety of leisure sensory activities.

Contact:      Cathy Groebner
              Phone: (507) 386-5600
              Fax:    (507) 345-5991
              Email: cgroebner@mrciworksource.org
              Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Students will work with adults with disabilities on projects (group or
individual), such as exploring new community jobs, developing a resume, going out for lunch or break.

Requirements and /or Restrictions for Service: Must pass a background check. Must attend trainings on The
Vulnerable Adult, Blood-borne Pathogens, and Hippa.
Minnesota Senior Federation
412 North 4th Street, Suite B
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The Minnesota Senior Federation unites people in positive social change through advocacy
and programs that advance the greatest community benefit, and equips seniors to lead productive, dignified, and
independent lives.

Contact:       Lynn VanDervort, Regional Field Manager--Mankato Office
               Phone: (507) 345-7814
               Fax:    (507) 345-6980
               Email: Lvandervort@mnseniors.org
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Meeting with seniors to understand their needs. Identifying and meeting with
stakeholders in order to advance specific organizational goals.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Patience and an interest in issues impacting aging populations.




Mankato Volunteer Tutor Program
110 Fulton Street - Lincoln Community Center - Room 255
Mankato, MN 56001
(Take Stoltzman Road to Pleasant Street. Park at the back of the building and enter off the parking lot.)

Mission Statement: Our purpose is to provide quality educational services to adults, nineteen and older, with an
emphasis on reading, writing, math and English-speaking skills.

Contact:       Marilyn Solberg - Volunteer Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 345-5222, ext. 411 (messages can be left 24-7)
               Fax:    (507) 387-4770
               Email:
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: One-on-one, small group, classroom, and computer lab assistant; volunteer
tutors are needed. Tutors work with high school dropouts (mainly for GED preparation), those who are learning
English as a Second Language, or other adults who want to improve their basic skills for employment, personal
satisfaction, or further schooling. The majority of tutoring time is spent in improvement of basic reading,
writing, math skills, and conversation. Students range in ages from nineteen to seventy-five.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: We look for volunteers with an ability to share the enjoyment of
reading and learning. Volunteer placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call early in the
semester. Many MSU students who have provided service-learning and been volunteers in the past have
expressed their gratitude for and surprise at how much they have gained both personally and professionally
from this experience. Are you ready for growth and new experiences? Please join us.
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing
1079 Highway 292
Red Wing, MN 55066

Mission Statement: The MN Correctional Facility- Red Wing exists to restore the offender, victim and
community, and to promote public safety, offender-accountability, and pro-social competency. The Facility
provides a continuum of services for serious and chronic juvenile male offenders within a therapeutic
community.

Contact:       Elise Moseng
               Phone: (651) 267-3755
               Fax:    (651) 267-3761
               Email: emoseng@rw.doc.state.mn.us
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: There are six positions. Service learning participants, with the guidance and
direct supervision of staff, would interact with residents during their daily living routine. This may include
treatment, educational programs, recreation/leisure activities, and transition services. Duties may include
tutoring, observing a variety of treatment services, and other assignments related to the delivery of these
services. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the roles of facility employees who provide the
opportunities and structure for residents to develop the educational, social, and behavioral skills necessary for
their successful reintegration to the community.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: This position is only open to six (6) Corrections students. Due
to the policy of the Corrections Department, everyone is required to undergo a background records check. This
facility is only partially accessible to people who are physically challenged.

Neighborhood Thrift Store and PACT Ministries
105 West Lind Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Pact ministries provide assistance to needy people in the Mankato area through the
Neighborhood Thrift Store and food-for-all programs.

Contact:       Ruth Koestler
               Phone: (507) 625-7228
               Fax:
               Email: ruthk2@hickorytech.net
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients:
       Direct services: cashier, receive donations, stock shelves, food distribution, adopt an “area of interest”
       (toys, clothing, etc.), sort donations, design seasonal displays.
       Recipients: Anyone and everyone who shops or donates items to our retail store. Assist people at the
       free food programs.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Fill out volunteer application and reference form, must have
transportation to our location (own car, use public transportation, etc.)
Old Main Village
301 S. Fifth Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Old Main Village supports diverse lifestyles in a charming environment responding to the
needs of the people we serve using creative solutions and the highest standards of professionalism. We are an
senior assisted living facility.

Contact:    Jackie Lupkes, Life Enrichment Director/Volunteer Coordinator
              Phone: 507-388-42000
              Fax: 507-388-5991
              Email: jlupkes@thegoodmangroup.com
              Website: www.oldmainvillage.com

Direct Services and Recipients:
        Services could include any number of things. We have a wide ranging activity program and are looking
for volunteers to help with any and all programs. Ideas could be helping set up and tear down for monthly
birthday parties and theme dinners, musical entertainment, one-on-one visits with residents. We are also
looking for people to help care for our plants around the building, help with bingo, start videos on the
weekends, pretty much anything you can imagine! We are also looking for volunteers to help with marketing
projects. No matter what your major or interests, we can most likely find something that would be a good fit for
you! Please refer to www.oldmainvillage.com, click on “Our Community” tab, and then on “calendar” to see
our monthly activity calendar. All majors accepted, but great opportunities for majors in: RPLS, Gerontology,
Social Work, Biology, Marketing, and Nursing.

Requirements: Must pass background and sex offender checks, complete volunteer orientation.




Partners for Affordable Housing
512 E Mulberry Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To provide housing and supportive services to low-income families and individuals.

Contact:      Julie Caraway-Jensen; Sharon Frahm
              Phone: (507) 387-4061
              Fax:    (507) 387-1321
              Email:
              Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Working directly or indirectly with individuals and families experiencing
homelessness, including, but not limited to persons living in the Welcome Inn shelter or any of the
organization’s affordable-housing units.
Service-Learning Opportunity #1:
Provide assistance to families and individuals experiencing homelessness at The Welcome Inn.
Service-Learning Opportunity #2:
Journey Home Program: Community Companion—mentor youth grades K-12 as they develop and
                                                    interact in the community;
Group Facilitator: lead group activities for children and youth ages 3 – 18
Homework Helper: assist students achieve their academic potential through tutoring
Service-Learning Opportunity #3
Assist organization in a collaborative effort to raise awareness through a community campaign—cooking,
organizing, public-speaking, and several other opportunities.
Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must be at least 18 years of age unless supervised. All Journey
Home volunteers must pass a background check. Commitment of a minimum of 25 hours.


Pathstone Living on Sibley Park
718 Mound Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Our mission is to create home for older adults wherever they choose to live.

Contact:       Beth Colway, Director of Development
               Margo Isebrand, Director of Nursing
               Phone: (507) 385-4364
               Fax:    (507) 385-4212
               Email: bethcolway@ecumen.org or margoisebrand@ecumen.org
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: We utilize volunteers, provide internships for nursing students, and utilize
assistance in food service.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: None




Project G.E.M. (Growth, Experience, Motivation) Continued:
Route 1, Box 533
Lake Crystal, MN 56055

Mission Statement: Project G.E.M. (Growth, Experience, Motivation) works with at-risk youth through
cultural, environmental, and social education to assist in the development of creative self-expression and
boosting self-esteem and self-growth.. The goal is to educate youth in the community to enrich their lives.

Contact:       Alice De Yonge - Program Director
               Phone: (507) 726-6047 (cell number)
               Fax:
               Email: gem7773@mchsi.com
               Website: projectgemMN.org
Direct Services and Recipients: Work with low income/at-risk youth ages 10 - 17 years old within the
Greater Mankato area.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must have transportation available for all locations. Must
attend training meeting for setup to sites and events.
Opportunity #1: Blue Earth County After-School Art Class.
Where: RiverBend Academy, 110 N 6th St (Corner of Main and 6th St.).
When: Thursdays when school is in session through the end of April
Time: 3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
What you will be doing: Assisting our team leader and helping the youth create different types of art projects.
You will be interacting with youth on a one-to-one basis with art activities. Youth attending the class are
  8-14 years old.
Requirements: College students with an emphasis in education, youth and/or art


Opportunity #2: Nicollet County After-School Art Class.
Where: St. Peter Community Center; 600 South 5th Street; St. Peter.
When: Tuesdays when school is in session through the end of April
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
What you will be doing: Assisting our team leader and helping the youth create different types of art projects.
You will be interacting with youth on a one-to-one basis with art activities. Youth attending the class are
  8-14 years old.
Requirements: College students with an emphasis in education, youth and/or art


Opportunity #3: Martin County After-School Art Class.
Where: Red Rock Arts Center; 222 E. Blue Earth Ave.; Fairmont
When: Mondays when school is in session through the end of April
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
What you will be doing: Assisting our team leader and helping the youth create different types of art projects.
  You will be interacting with youth on a one-to-one basis with art activities. Youth attending the class are
  8-14 years old.
Requirements: College students with an emphasis in education, youth and/or art




Project G.E.M. (Growth, Experience, Motivation) continued

Opportunity #4: In-class Educational Assistance
Where: Mankato and St. Peter Day Treatment Center, St. Peter Alternative High School
When: You may choose your service-learning days/times with the placement site.
Time: Flexible hours for each site (M-F) anytime between 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (you pick your times)
What you will be doing: Assisting the teachers and staff with various educational activities for the students, and
  teaching in the classroom.
Requirements: Career education focus teaching grades 5 – 12 (must have transportation to sites).


Opportunity #5: Area 9 Special Olympics Unified Bowling Competition (note: 2 locations available)
When: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Where: Bowlero Lanes; 1671 South 3rd Street; St. Peter
Time: You may choose one or more shifts to fit your schedule
              First Shift:   8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (3-hour shift).
              Second Shift: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (3-hour shift)
              Third Shift: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. (5-hour shift)
                            OR
Where: Dutlers Bowl; 1247 Range Street; North Mankato
Time:            One Shift:     12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. (4-hour shift)
What you will be doing: Service-learning and volunteer students will be assisting and helping the bowlers
during this event. All bowlers will have some type of physical or mental disability. T-shirts will be distributed
when you check in and must be worn by all participants helping out during the event. You can pick more than
one shift when you sign up.
Requirements: MUST have transportation to the locations. Attend one of the 30-minute training meetings
scheduled for Jan. 28th. Detailed information and sign-up will be available at the Project GEM table at the MSU
Community Engagement / Service-Learning Fair on Tuesday, January 27th. E-mail Alice at
gem7773@mchsi.com as soon as possible if you cannot attend the community-engagement / service-learning
fair ,or training meeting, but are still interested in this event. Deadline for sign-up is noon on Friday, January
30, 2009.

Additional Requirements and Guidelines for All PROJECT G.E.M. Opportunities:
   The target group for this program is low income / special needs youth; ages range from 8 – 17 years old with
some learning disabilities.
   Special Olympics event include individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities of all ages (this will be
explained at the training meetings).
   You must have transportation available to your placement site.
   You must attend the training meeting to meet the program requirements for service-learning placement.
   If you cannot attend any of the training time-slots, please arrange another day / time as soon as possible with
the Program Director.
   After March 15th, 2009, placement will not be available or accepted.




Project Read
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: District 77 and the Mankato Community Initiative strive to ensure that all children enter
kindergarten ready to learn and leave third-grade reading successfully.

Contact:       Deb Vorpahl, Project Read Coordinator
               Phone: (507) 388-6097
               Fax:
               Email:
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Read to pre-school children either one-to-one or in small groups. Students
may be able to help with a book drive through organizations. Mass Communications majors may participate in
public relations.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Would prefer a commitment through the end of the school year,
but is not absolutely necessary (hours are also available during the summer months). Must provide own
personal transportation.
Salvation Army
700 South Riverfront Drive
P.O. Box 373
Mankato, MN 56002-0373

Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal
Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is
to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discriminating.

Contact:       Robin M Tietz - Administrative Assistant
               Phone: (507) 345-7840 ext. 37
               Fax:     (507) 345-1245
               Email: robin-tietz@usc.salvationarmy.org
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: Direct Services & Programs may vary depending on the season. Help in the Se
asonal Shelter by working with adult homeless men. Mentoring grades 4 – 12 students one-to-one. Assist cust
omers in the Thrift Store. Help in the distribution for the Bundle-Me-Warm Program, providing winter-wear to
those in need. Help with the coordination of special projects on occasion.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Students must pass a background check.




Sexual Violence Resource Center
P.O. Box 3526
Mankato, MN 56002-3526

Mission Statement: Blue Earth County Sexual Violence Resource Center (SVRC)’s philosophy statement is
that everyone has the fundamental right to live free from sexual violence. SVRC is committed to providing
community-based services that are victim-centered; acceptable and accessible; based on the community’s
identified needs.

Contact:       Jayme Jackson
               410 S. 5th St.
               Mankato, MN 56001
               Phone: 507.304-4295
               Fax: 507.304-4387
               Email: jayme.jackson@co.blue-earth.mn.us
               Website: co.blue-earth.mn.us/SVRC

Direct Services and Recipients: SVRC utilizes trained volunteer advocates to assist victims when they are at th
e hospital, law-enforcement center, or on campus. In order to assist victims, advocates must complete a 44-hour
Department of Public Safety Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocacy Training. Direct services would include crisis
intervention with survivors of sexual violence.

Requirements or Restrictions for Service: Must be at least 18 years of age, complete an initial interview, pass a
required background check, and commit to being on-call one to two times every month for a minimum of one
year. To work directly with victims you must complete our 44-hour training program.




Somali Student Association After School Tutoring and Mentoring
Mission Statement: The primary goal of the after-school tutoring and mentoring program is to motivate and
encourage the youth to pursue higher education while helping them connect with caring adults (college
students) who provide help with day to day homework assignments and reading.

Contact:       Sharmarke Issa
               Phone: (612) 242-2001
               Fax:    (507) 389-5992
               Email: sharmarke.issa@mnsu.edu
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients:
The program provides services for the community through tutoring and mentoring of students in K-12.

Requirements and/or Restrictions For Service: The only requirement is to be professional in conduct while
participating in the program.




SMILES (Southern Minnesota Independent Living Enterprises &
        Services)
709 South Front Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To provide a wide array of services that assist individuals with disabilities to live
independently, pursue meaningful goals, and have the same opportunities and choices as all persons.

Contact:       Alan Augustin, Executive Director
               Ann Murray, Education / Communication Manager
               Sarah Mullenbach, Peer Counselor / Volunteer / Recreation Manager
               Phone: (507) 345-7139 or 1-888-676-6498 (toll free)
               Fax:     (507) 345-8429
               Email: smullenbach@smilecil.org or amurray@smilecil.org
               Website: smiles@smilecil.org

Direct Services and Recipients: Down-hill skiing, baseball, fishing, canoeing/kayaking with people who have
disabilities; peer counseling; volunteering for social/recreational events such as dances, wii night, seasonal
parties; assist with ramp-building.
Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: The volunteers will complete a volunteer registration form and
two hours of volunteer training. Must pass a background check. Additional requirements vary.



The Greater Mankato Area United Way
101 North Second Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: To share resources to meet human service needs in our community

Contact:       Laura Bowman, President
               Katie Bootie, Director of Community Impact
               Gwen Doner, Director of Finance and Administration
               Christi Wilking, Director of Development
               Phone: (507) 345-4551
               Fax:     (507) 345-3724
               Email: mankatouw@mankatounitedway.org or katieb@mankatounitedway.org
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: 1) Volunteer Solutions: data-base of local volunteer opportunities, service-
learning opportunities and internship opportunities found within the Greater Mankato Area’s nonprofit sector.
                                  2) Internship opportunities at Greater Mankato Area United Way

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Require a minimum of 8 hours/week per semester.



The Thro Company           ( includes Oaklawn Health-Care Center, Hillcrest Health-Care Center,
Mankato House Health-Care Center, Laurel’s Edge Assisted Living, and Crystal Seasons Living
Community in Lake Crystal)
P.O. Box 1236
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The Thro Company is committed to providing excellence in health and housing services,
recognizing the worth and potential of each client, their family, and our staff. We endeavor to rehabilitate and
improve the clients’ health, and, when necessary, help them to accept decline with dignity and comfort in a
loving, caring atmosphere.

Contact:       Amy Jungmann
               Phone: (507) 388-2913 or 625-8741
               Fax:     (507) 388-1235
               Email: ajungmann@throcompany.com
               Website:

Direct Services and Recipients: One-on-one visits with clients; accept interns in social work, nursing, and the
gerontology program.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass background check and attend an orientation provided
by the center. Must receive a mantoux.
Theresa House
512 East Mulberry St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide emergency shelter and scattered-site transitional housing to
families and single women, as well as assistance in meeting basic needs and accessing area social services. We
bring special attentiveness to the needs of refugees and immigrants.

Contact:
              Phone: (507) 388-1664
              Fax:     (507) 388-7661 (call 388-1664 before faxing)
              Email:
              Website: www.theresahouse.org

Direct Services and Recipients: After-school program—tutoring, activities, crafts M-Th 3-5 p.m.
Child-care—Providing structured play activities during after-school program or as needed.
Office Assistant—answering phones, taking messages, entering/logging shelter requests, etc.
                     (11 a.m. – 2 p.m. M-F)

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Must pass a reference check. Must provide two or three non-
related references including phone and e-mail. Drivers must also pass background check and individuals
involved in one-on-one direct services must also pass a background check.




YWCA Of Mankato
209 South Second Street; Suite 314
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission Statement: The YWCA of Mankato strives to eliminate racism and empower women.

Contact:      Anne Ganey, Executive Director
              Tiffany Bengtson, Public Relations Coordinator
              Sheri Sander, Youth Development Director
              Cecil Gassis, Walking in Two Worlds Coordinator
              Phone: (507) 345-4629
              Fax:     (507) 345-4630
              Emails: executivedirector@ymcamankato.org or tiffany@ywcamankato.org
                            or sheri@ywcamankato.org or cecil@ywcamankato.org
              Website: www.mankatoywca.org
YWCA Of Mankato (continued):
Direct Services and Recipients:

Girls on the Run Program: Girls on the Run is a character- and self-esteen-building program for girls in the
3rd – 8th grades that uses running and physical activity as a means to teach life-skills. The program’s mission is
to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy-living. Volunteers and service-learning
students will serve as volunteer mentors and role-models to Mankato-Area girls, as they co-facilitate the bi-
weekly lessons, guiding the participants through the fun and uplifting 12-week curriculum. The program
participants and mentor coaches celebrate the end of their season by completing a community 5K (3.1 mile)
walk/run event!
Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Coaches must possess a true passion for working with youth,
the ability to commit to weekly or bi-weekly sessions for the 12-week program, pass a criminal background
check, and complete a program orientation and training. Both afternoon (3:00 – 4:30 p.m.) and evening (6:00 –
7:30 p.m.) options are available. Coaches DO NOT need to be experienced runners!
Contact: Sheri Sander, Youth Development Coordinator

Girl’s World Program: The Girl’s World program strives to increase the self-esteem of girls in the 2nd – 4th
grades by guiding them in finding their unique voice and empowering them to use it. Girl’s World provides an
emotionally-safe place for girls to grow, develop, learn, share, lead, be, and truly shine!! Students will mentor
Mankato Area girls in a group-setting once a week from school release until 5:00 p.m. Volunteer mentors help
plan creative and fun activities that coincide with weekly themes, such as: “Girls as Leaders”, “Go Green”, and
“Write On”. Students will engage program participants in original crafts, activities, discussions, and sometimes
dancing!
Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: Mentors must possess a true passion for working with youth, be
at least 18 years of age, pass a criminal background check, and complete a program orientation and training.
Contact: Sheri Sander, Youth Development Director




Zonta Club of Mankato
P. O. Box 915
Mankato, MN 56002-0915

% Barb Bergman
MSU Library ML 3097
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact:
               Phone: (507) 345-4629 ex. 32
               Fax:
               Email: sheri@ywcamankato.org
               Website:
Zonta Club of Mankato (Continued)
Mission Statement: Zonta is an international service organization made up of professional women with the
goal of working to improve the status and conditions of women and children through local and international
projects.


Contact:      Barb Bergman
              Phone: (507) 389-5945
              Fax:
              Email: zonta_mankato@charter.net or Barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu
              Website: www.zontamankato.org


Direct Services and Recipients: Zonta plants and maintains the city garden at Riverfront and Madison. We
will need assistance for a day or two in May.

Requirements and/or Restrictions for Service: None

								
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