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Accomplish With Kylie: People Serving People

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive family homeless shelter in Minnesota. So they need a lot of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are vast, ranging from daytime early childhood development, children’s education, meal servers and tutors.

05/15/2015

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Accomplish with Kylie: Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children started here in Minnesota in 1987. Since then, it has sent millions of meals to nearly 70 countries. They couldn’t do any of that without all their volunteers.

05/01/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery works to end child abuse and help to create strong healthy families by supporting families in crisis. They have a 24-hour helpline, offer crisis counseling and overnight care for children.

04/17/2015

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MnDOT: Adopt A Highway Volunteers Save Minn. $7M

Volunteers for Adopt a Highway saved the state of Minnesota roughly $7 million last year in cleaning costs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT said volunteers with the program picked up 970,000 pounds of liter in 2014.

04/01/2015

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Minnehaha Steamboat: A Floating Minnesota Museum

Steamboats, like the Minnehaha that strolls along Lake Minnetonka, first departed on the beautiful lake back in 1906. They were an extension of the street car system here in the Twin Cities.

03/16/2015

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Report: Twin Cities Residents Rank #1 For Volunteering

Once again Twin Cities residents are getting a nod for their effort in giving back to the community. A report released Tuesday from the Corporation for National and Community Service says people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area rank number one when it comes to volunteering.

12/16/2014

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We Day Leaves Students Excited, Motivated

n the last year, Minnesota kids participating in We Day projects have spent 14.6 million hours volunteering, and collected 5.6 million pounds of food. This was no ordinary school day. And these are no ordinary students.

11/12/2014

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Best Ways To Spend Thanksgiving Morning With The Family

Setting the table can wait, here are some of the best activities your family can enjoy on Thanksgiving morning.

11/10/2014

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How To Volunteer On Your Next Vacation

Take time out of your upcoming vacation to help others who area in need.

11/06/2014

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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Students, Staff Grieving After Sudden Death Of Rugby Coach

Students and staff at a Minnetonka school are grieving after the sudden death of a 21-year-old volunteer rugby coach, Kody Henslee. Henslee collapsed during practice Tuesday night at the Minnetonka High School gym.

04/10/2014

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MCTC Holds Day Of Service To Honor MLK Jr.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College held their sixth annual MLK, Jr. Day Of Service on Saturday. Those attending started the day with breakfast before hearing some inspirational speakers and music. Afterwards, many attendees went to several local non-profit organizations to volunteer. Volunteer Delores Roberts was with a group who were making blankets for the homeless.

01/18/2014

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Good Question: Who Volunteers & Where Do They Do It?

Volunteering always ranks right up there when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Here in Minnesota, it’s a place where we excel. Almost 38 percent of Minnesotans give money or time — ranking the Land of 10,000 Lakes second in the country.

01/01/2014

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‘Rock The Red Kettle’ Campaign Kicks Off The Search For Green

The Salvation Army kicked off the holiday season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign on Saturday as hundreds of bell ringers set up at Cub Food Stores throughout the Twin Cities. The Salvation Army is looking to raise more than $10 million this season, and in order to reach that goal, Commander Jeff Strickler said they will need a lot more volunteers. “We have 120,000 hours to fill with volunteer bell ringers, so we can use all the help we can get from people,” Strickler said. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a few dollars donated, Strickler said it all adds up.

11/09/2013

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Don’t Toss It Out, Henn. County Program Helps You Fix It

Instead of throwing out your broken electronics or appliances, Hennepin County wants to teach you how to repair them, so they stay out of a landfill. Lined up on a Saturday morning waiting to get inside the Hennepin County drop-off facility, Elizabeth Gales brought in a VCR and rice cooker that finally died.

07/19/2013

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MSP Airport Seeks Navigation Volunteers

A foundation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is seeking men and women who can be “Minnesota Nice” while dealing with the occasional stress that comes along with the bustle of a busy airport.

07/06/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Playground: Litchfield’s On Lake Ripley

Summer unofficially begins this weekend and for families with young kids, that means a trip to the playground. WCCO viewers voted and their favorite playground in Minnesota is the Litchfield Community Built Playground on Lake Ripley.

05/23/2013

Matt Rowley was the 2012 MIAC MVP leading the league with a 1.91 ERA, and his off-the-field efforts have him in the national spotlight. (credit: Bethel Sports Information)

Beyond Bounds: Reigning MIAC Baseball MVP Also Most Valuable Volunteer

What does Bethel’s star senior pitcher Matt Rowley share with Tim Tebow?

02/21/2013

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High School Students To Volunteer At Polling Places

St. Paul High School students are helping out with the election on Tuesday. Students from Johnson High will be serving as election judges.

11/05/2012

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West Lutheran’s Baseball Coach Does It For Free

You couldn’t pay Marty Nelson to coach baseball. Literally, you can’t, because he’s the West Lutheran High School baseball team’s head coach – as a volunteer.

05/05/2012

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Seasons Of Hope: Find Ways To Give

WCCO has a goal to bring awareness to giving during the holiday season. We hope to inspire our community to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others through stories.

12/09/2011

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Community Spotlight: Swim Team’s Help With Special Olympics

Each week we like to say thanks to school organizations that are giving back to the community. This week: It’s coach Mike Gerads and his Robbinsdale Cooper swim teams.

11/04/2011

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Minnesotans Prove Why They’re No. 1 For Volunteerism

On Tuesday, a national study ranked the Twin Cities No. 1 in the United States, for volunteering. It just goes to show that Minnesotans tackle tough assignments — everything from children’s literacy to veteran’s needs to environmental clean up.

08/10/2011

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Schools Rely On Volunteers; How You Can Help

Now more than ever, schools across Minnesota are relying on volunteers to help them out.

08/08/2011

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Volunteers Fix Tornado Damage On Mpls. Father’s Home

Residents in north Minneapolis are still struggling to get back on their feet after the May 22 tornado that ripped through the area. A single father of four got some much needed help from strangers across the country on Friday.

07/29/2011

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