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Volunteering Posts

Call for Volunteers: Goose Deterrence!

Do you enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, or some other form of water recreation? If so this is a good opportunity for you! We are currently working on a research project to determine the effect of goose herbivory on northern wild rice and how water recreation such as kayaking or canoeing can effect how much the geese eat the wild rice. In this study I need to get people to scare geese for 1-2 hours at each site, if you are interested in volunteering to go out to some select bays to deter geese, get some exercise, and explore a bit please respond to this post!

Thank you,
Sam

Volunteers needed for local film festival

Duluth Superior Film Festival 2016 PosterThe seventh annual Duluth Superior Film Festival delivers film, music and art to the Twin Ports region June 1-5. In its short history, the festival has presented a distinctively imaginative and diverse lineup of international, American independent and regional films.

To help maintain the merriment, volunteers are needed.

Puppy Love: East End Dog Park folks need fence help

Dog Park at Riley RoadMy dog Nero pleads with you! The Duluth City Council approved the East End Dog Park for Riley Road, and the buyers of Morgan Park Middle School have offered up the chain-link fencing. We just need muscles and some tools to help get that fencing down.

Info can be found at duluthdogparks.com. If you have a few hours and a love of puppies, show up Friday, Sept. 18, and/or Saturday, Sept. 19, both days starting at 9 a.m. Come when you can and stay as long as you are able.

Items needed: People, ladders, socket sets/ratchets, work gloves, people, bolt cutters, crescent wrenches and people!

Free fix-it clinic Saturday, volunteers needed!

I know this is a bit late for it, but we’re seeking volunteers for our fix-it clinic! We’ve been holding the fix-it clinics monthly on the third Saturday of each month, and we’ve been getting a decent turnout of fixees. Unfortunately, even our most regular volunteers can’t make it every month, and it would be great if we could add some talent to our pool of lovely helpers. We’ve only got two people fixing tomorrow, and people all over Duluth with broken stuff could really use your help!

Invasive weed control in Fond du Lac

In the ditches of Fond du Lac, near Perch Lake, wild parsnip is flowering and going to seed. In southeastern Minnesota this weed fills every ditch and uncultivated field and I believe this is poised to do the same in our region. I think that with five or 10 willing volunteers it could be possible to prevent or delay this invasion. I have not seen this plant growing in other areas, so perhaps if this patch is dealt with we might avoid a larger problem. The highway department has been made aware of this weed and for now is not mowing the area to avoid spreading the seed farther. The highway department does not have a plan to deal with this year’s seeding plants.

This Sunday, Aug.9, at 11 a.m. I will be in the ditches of Fond du Lac near Perch Lake cutting individual plants with a pruning shear and carrying them up to the roadside to be bagged. The job is too large for me alone and I would like to ask for help. If you can help please show up at 11 a.m. wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and gloves. Some people do have skin reactions when dealing with this plant. If you have a pair of functional pruning shears please bring them. I will bring extra shears. Depending on the crew size I hope to spend no more than two or three hours with this task. I can be reached by e-mail at hanlondm @ gmail.com or by phone at 218-722-4990.

Volunteer hair cutters needed

I am a St. Scholastica nursing student looking for volunteers to cut hair at the Damiano Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Thursday, April 9. A few of our volunteers dropped out and we are in desperate need for more volunteers to make this a success. Many are not able to get a haircut even once a year due to homelessness, so it is of great need. Please contact me at nrene @ css.edu if you are interested.

Volunteers wanted for fixit clinic in September

Duluth Technology Co. is organizing a fixit clinic, modeled after one held in Minneapolis this summer. We would like to make the fixit clinics a regular occurrence, but the very first one is also going to be a grand opening event for Duluth Technology Co.

Volunteer for the Kids Club Circus

The WDSE-WRPT Kids Club Circus is a carnival filled with inflatable rides, fun games, educational activities, crafts, critters, music and more for families that support children’s programming on public TV. The 2014 circus will be held at Lincoln Park Middle School on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There are numerous ways to volunteer to be a part of the fun. Sign up online at wdse.org/circus or call Brita at 218-788-2813.

Duluth Art Institute seeking volunteers

If you love art and want to get involved in your community, why not become a Duluth Art Institute volunteer? The DAI is currently seeking individuals to assist in its galleries and to help out with its docent program. Visit the website to learn how you can help out.

Help-Portrait

This is a “call out” to all Duluth and surrounding area photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists. I am trying to organize a Help-Portrait event on Dec. 8 at the American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth.

Sexual Assault Advocacy Training

The Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault will be hosting a 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training in October. PAVSA is seeking kind, responsible and compassionate people who are interested in working with victims of sexual violence.

Film festival seeking volunteers

Do you like film, music and art? How about free tickets to movies, bands and art exhibits?

The Duluth Superior Film Festival (formerly Sound Unseen International Duluth) is looking for volunteers. The festival runs May 30 through June 3, 2012 and consists of film, music, and art events.

Positions available include ticket takers, ushers, and traffic directors. Volunteers will be provided with a festival pass for their service, which is good for all festival events. This is a great opportunity for those who want to be involved in film, music and visual arts!

Date: 5/30 to 6/3/2012
Locations: Zinema 2, Tycoons Alehouse, Prøve Gallery, others TBD
Contact: Letisha Rice
Phone: 715-292-2856
Email: letisha @ dusuff.com

Time Bank for Duluth (and Superior)

Is Duluth ready for a time bank? Other cities around the world have them setup. They are a way to exchange hours of work (not goods).

Informational meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 8 to 9:30 a.m, Ordean (United Way) building, Superior St. & Fifth Ave. W, first floor conference room.

For more info on time banking go to timebanks.org or e-mail dianeemerson @ yahoo.com.

Volunteers Needed at Playfront Park

The Junior League of Duluth is moving forward with the building of Playfront Park! The new playground will be built in May with the Grand Opening celebration scheduled for June 4.

We need both skilled laborers and general volunteers to help assemble the new Playground. All skill levels welcome but every volunteer must be 18 years of age or older.

Veg Week Planning Meeting

Veg Week starts Sept. 29 and we need as many volunteers to help plan the events as possible. Are you involved with a local band? Have an in at veggie friendly establishments? Want to host a veggie potluck? Interested in passing out information at local colleges or distributing posters?

We are meeting at Beaner’s at 10:30 this coming Saturday (August 8). You need not be vegan/veggie to join us – all are welcome!