BROOKINGS – Sarah Lippert, Brookings volunteer connections coordinator for the Helpline Center, recently announced the following opportunities for area residents to become more involved in the community through volunteering.
Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau, welcome bags assembly volunteer
The job of a welcome bags assembly volunteers for the Brookings Chamber/CVB is to assemble welcome bags for visitors, which includes a Brookings Visitor Guide and three to four brochures.
On rare occasions, the organization may ask for assistance in prepping meeting or event supplies.
This volunteer opportunity would be monthly (typically takes two to three hours), needing to be completed before the second week of each month. This opportunity would be ideal for a volunteers who are looking for a consistent and much appreciated volunteer opportunity.
Brookings Regional Humane Society, shelter volunteer
Brookings Regional Humane Society provides a safe and loving haven for a variety of animals while they wait for their forever home. As you can imagine, the shelter gets a little dirty. We are seeking volunteers to sweep, scoop litter boxes, wash windows, do laundry and dishes and interact with our animals. These volunteers are a vital part of the BRHS mission and are greatly appreciated.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace, bed-building at Lowe’s
Sleep in Heavenly Peace will be hosting a bed-building event on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot in Brookings. Organizers are hoping to build close to 200 beds.
Helpline Center, summer of DIY – pet rescue kit
Each week throughout the summer of 2019, Helpline Center will post a family-friendly do-it-yourself volunteer project for our Summer of DIY.
Helpline Center invites individuals and families to choose projects that interest them. Once completed, the projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center office at 619 Fifth Ave. Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to the appropriate nonprofits.
If individuals or families would prefer to deliver the completed projects themselves, they can contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211 to get a list of agencies accepting the DIY projects. To see directions for each week’s DIY project, visit our Summer of DIY webpage. Don’t forget to share photos, tagging Helpline Center and using the hashtags #DIYVOLSD and #volunteerbrookings.
For information on these volunteer opportunities and hundreds of others in the community, dial 211 or visit www.helplinecenter.org.