Volunteers are an integral part of VINE. We have hundreds of volunteers who give countless hours of help to older adults, people with disabilities and individuals and families encountering difficult life situations in our community.
VINE’s volunteers represent Greater Mankato’s diversity and are always willing and eager to share their expertise to help VINE grow. It is through their commitment and energy that VINE has been successful and helped so many people in need.
Call today, (507) 387-1666, to sign up for volunteer training and learn how you can share your skills helping others through VINE, the VINE Adult Community Center & the VINE Home Thrift Store. Orientation takes place monthly at the VINE office, 421 E. Hickory Street in Mankato.
Save the Date for this fall’s orientations: October 23 (5-6:30 pm) and November 19 (10-11:30 am).
For volunteer convenience and to facilitate timely submission of volunteer hours, VINE has established a volunteer hotline. Volunteers can call the hotline 24 hours a day and leave a message on the recording indicating time and mileage spent volunteering. Information may also be submitted online at SchedulesPlus. Information can be submitted daily or weekly. VINE appreciates the efforts of volunteers and we thank you for taking time to report your service information which is integral for the grants we receive. If you have questions about this procedure, call Adam Massmann at (507) 386-5574.
I enjoy being with older people and giving back to the community. Volunteering also makes me feel good.
I volunteer at the Fitness Center, because I thought that it would help me keep on track. After I do my volunteer work, I work out. I like being here too.
I like meeting all the people who come in the front door of the VINE Adult Community Center. I get to know them and I just like being here and helping.
People from all walks of life come. I have met a lot of retired professionals that I would have not otherwise met if I did not come and volunteer.
I looked around at various volunteer organizations and VINE was the one that came to the top because of all the options that a person has when they volunteer with VINE.
Volunteering is always something that I wanted to do. I enjoy delivering Meals on Wheels and the conversations I have, even if it is a brief thank you.
I find it very rewarding to meet and interact with people through VINE’s programs. I feel it’s a way I can contribute.