Volunteering is a tradition in Red WingRed Wing has a strong tradition of volunteerism. In the current economy, volunteers are becoming an increasingly valuable asset to the community.
By: Ruth Nerhaugen, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing has a strong tradition of volunteerism. In the current economy, volunteers are becoming an increasingly valuable asset to the community.
The city of Red Wing has a volunteer coordinator, former Mayor Donna Dummer, who helps organize people to assist the city with a variety of tasks that the city no longer provides because of budget cuts.
Dummer - a volunteer herself - is connecting people with appropriate tasks throughout all seasons and city departments. Tasks include maintaining flowerbeds and assisting with upkeep of parkland, doing clerical support and assisting in other areas.
For more information about volunteering with the city of Red Wing, contact Dummer by phone at (651) 385-5193, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.red-wing.org.
The newly formed Volunteers United is a group convened by the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties. It is open to any organization interested in networking around volunteer recruitment, retention and development.
A full listing of area volunteer opportunities can be found on the United Way's Web site, www.uw-gwp.org (click on 'volunteer').
For more information, people also can contact Tonya Roth (651) 388-6309 or email@example.com.