American Red Cross of Freeborn/Mower Counties

507-437-4589


Americorps

507-433-0538
kelly.peterson@riverland.edu

Conversation groups for an English as Second Language class


Boy Scouts

507-520-1055
paula@twinvalleybsa.org

Looking for volunteers to make follow up phone calls to past supporters for donations, also leadership in various units in Austin and Mower County.


CHIP Program

507-433-1349

With Habitat for Humanity, painting, brush removal, light home repairs.


Convention & Visitors Bureau, CIA Agents

507-437-4563

Assist with greeting groups, help at registration desk for conferences, information booths for bike tours, step-on guides for tour buses and more.


Crime Victims Resource Center

507-437-6680


Crisis Nursery, Parenting Resource Center

507-437-8330


Freedom Fest

507-437-4561

austincoc.com

Volunteers needed for 2-hour shifts to help in a variety of areas for our annual Independence Day Celebration.


Girl Scouts

651-251-1220 or 800-845-0787

girlscoutsrv.org

Volunteer and give a group of girls a chance to learn and explore in an all-girl environment.


Habitat for Humanity

507-433-1349

habitatfreebornmower.org


Hormel Historic Home

holly@hormelhistorichome.org


Hormel Institute Mentoring Program

jrosheim@gmail.com

Spend time with scientists and/or their families, one planned activity per month and optional gatherings of your choice.


Hormel Nature Center
507-437-7519
info@hormelnaturecenter.org
Staff the visitor center, give tours, transport birds of prey to Raptor Center, help with Thanksgiving Feast.









Approximately 26.5 percent

of Americans over the age

of 16 volunteered through or

for an organization in 2013.

A Poem to Honor Our Great Volunteers


The Gift of Time is Priceless

Valuable is the work you do

Outstanding in how you always come through

Loyal, sincere, and full of cheer

Untiring in your efforts throughout the year

Notable are the contributions you make

Trustworthy in every project you take

Eager to reach your every goal

Effective in the way you fulfill your role

Ready with a smile like a shining star

Special and wonderful - -  that's what you are!!



According to the National

Center for Charitable
Statistics (NCCS), there
are
currently more than
1.5 million non-profit

organizations in the U.S.

JACKIE BUMGARDNER

Games People Play

2016

Mayo Clinic Health Systems Auxiliary

507-433-7351

Greeters, serve refreshments in surgery waiting room.


Mower County Historical Society
kelly.peterson@riverland.edu


Mower County Humane Society

507-437-9262
mchs-dogs@yahoo.com

Help cleaning cages, socializing animals, walking dogs.


Mower County Jail

507-434-2718
mmaas@ccwinona.org


Mower County Mentoring Program

roberts@co.mower.mn.us

Spend time with a young person once a week.


Mower Refreshed

507-434-1039

mowerrefreshed.org


Salvation Army

507-433-7203


Science Fair Mentoring

507-433-0831

catherine.haslag@riverland.edu

Help guide work with experiments for 3rd & 4th graders preparing for science fair.


Sumner Lunch Buddies

507-460-1100

sheila.berger@austin.k12.mn.us

Have lunch with a student for 9 weeks (one day a week) to provide students with a positive adult role model.


United Way of Mower County

507-437-2313


Vision 2020

507-437-3448

greg@vision2020austin.com

Volunteer on one of the ten committees to help make Austin an even better place to live, work and play.


Welcome Center

director@austinwelcomecenter.org


YMCA of Austin

507-433-1804

Youth sports volunteer coach.  Kids Kove volunteer, Youth Zone volunteer, Teen and Tutoring volunteer, outdoor cleanup volunteer.






 JEFF BALDUS

Culver's Restaurant

2005

 TIM HOAG

Premier Lawn Care

2006

KEN HOWE

Howe Advertising

2013

JAN O'CONNOR

MJ O'Connor, Inc.

2009

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

BARRY IRISH

Sterling State Bank

2015

                                                                    Want to Volunteer?  The Chamber has over twelve working committees and hosts six events annually.  Our

                                                                    Chamber Ambassadors are one of our biggest volunteer groups with 36, but there are so many more who also

                                                                    contribute to making the Chamber the success it is.  Without your help, much of what we do would not be possible.


                                                                    There are plenty of options to give back through the Chamber.  Chambers exist to make a community a better

                                                                    place to work, live and play.  Members are proud of and benefit by being part of an organization that plays such a

                                                                    key role in the community.


                                                                     Like other chambers, the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce was established to promote civic, commercial,

                                                                     industrial and agricultural progress within the greater community and to work diligently with community partners for the establishment of sound legislation.  The Chamber's mission is to represent its members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region.  How has this been accomplished over the years?  With volunteers, of course!


The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce is the best place for newcomers and long-established businesses and their employees to get involved in the community and make a difference.  Chamber members have the opportunity to serve on a committee or task force, or any of the chamber's many events.  Volunteers make the organization better by increasing the quality and the exposure of events and activities.


Becoming a Chamber volunteer is a great way to become an even more visible and respected member of the Austin area community.  Utilize your Chamber membership to develop even more relationships with member businesses.


If you would like to volunteer on a committee or help with a special event, please contact us at 507-437-4561.

 CHARLES MOLINE

CFS Companies

2007

DICK MCINTOSH

Seniors Helping Seniors

2014

    Contact Us Today:  507-437-4561

​Toll Free:  888-319-5655


​​Austin Area Chamber of CommercE

 BRAD JOHNSON


2008

Austin Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER....Give the Gift of Yourself

 STEVEN GLEASON

US Bank

2011

 RICHARD FISCHER

C.O. Brown Agency

2010

10 Great Reasons to Volunteer

  • Help Save Resources
  • Learn Something New
  • Raise Awareness of the Work You Do
  • Inspire Others
  • Discover Hidden Talents
  • Increase Your Personal Health
  • Build New Relationships
  • Strengthen Existing Relationships
  • Have Fun
  • Make a Difference

 JEANINE NELSON

US Bank

2012