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Help create an evening of fun for assisted living residents at Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills. HandsOn Twin Cities volunteers will play bingo with residents on Thursday, August 18th from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. Take a turn as bingo caller, help participants understand and follow the game, and spend time getting to know the residents. For more information or to register, visit the HandsOn website.

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The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and City of Minneapolis have joined forces for the "We Want You Back" campaign, which invites un-enrolled young people to come back to school, complete their credits and get their diploma. Volunteers are needed on Saturday September 10th Day of Action to help reach young people who did not finish high school. To sign up to volunteer, click here, or if you know a young person who would like to re-enroll, contact Jo Haberman via email or at 612-673-2720. For more information, visit the We Want You Back website.

The Works will be at the University of Minnesota's Math & Science Family Fun Fair on November 19th from 10 am - 4 pm. The Works needs volunteers to help us staff our booth and help make Sound Sandwiches- wacky wind instruments (well, noisemakers) made from a few popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and drinking straws. There are two shifts available: 10 am - 1 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm. Register today to have a great time interacting with science and Minnesota families.

Volunteering makes a difference: "The estimated dollar value of volunteer time in 2010 was $21.36 per hour as established by Independent Sector. The value is based on the average hourly earnings of all production and nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls (as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Be the change in your community and learn not only more about those around you, but about yourself.
The referenced article about the economic value of volunteering was tweeted by Smart Givers Network>

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