Volunteer Opportunities at Bear Creek Services

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(507) 288 - 7195



One-on-One Companionship | Flexible Hours

One-on-one companionship—even if just a few hours a month-- is very important for our residents as you give them the opportunity to socialize and feel like a wanted and needed person in the community. Plus, it's a lot of fun! Bear Creek residents and their volunteers often go for walks, shop at the mall, and watch movies, but what to do and where to go is left up to you and your resident to decide together.

Yard Beautification | Flexible Hours

If you have a green thumb, we want you on our Yard Beautification team! It's a priority for us to keep the outsides of our group homes looking just as good as the neighbors' yards so we always need volunteers to help rake leaves, pull weeds, plant flowers, and trim bushes.

Indoor and Outdoor Painting | Job-specific Hours

Everything looks better with a fresh coat of paint, right? Our Bear Creek residents certainly think so! They love having their bedrooms painted, and basic wear and tear in the group homes requires periodic painting jobs throughout the group homes. Occasionally we also need outdoor paint jobs as well, which are typically completed in the fall. So grab your paint-spattered gear, and give us a hand!

Holiday Cheer Cookies | Flexible Hours during Holiday Season

The weather outside may be frightful, but the smell of fresh-baked cookies is delightful! We are looking for volunteers to help bake and frost cookies with the residents. Join us in creating sweet confections and celebrating the spirit of the holiday season.

Holiday Cheer Games | Flexible Hours during Holiday Season

When the air gets cold and days get shorter, what better way to spend a snowy evening than playing games with friends? Whether it's a low-key night of Bingo or a rousing game of cards, we're sure you'll have a good time along with our residents.

Holiday Cheer Volunteering | Flexible Hours during Holiday Season

If you are looking for a way to give back and spread some holiday cheer, then this is a volunteer position for you! We are looking for help with a variety of holiday activities including carolers to head out with our residents to sing, as well as bakers who can help our residents learn to make cookies.

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March 2018 Happenings at Bear Creek Services

19 March , 2018

Earlier this month, dozens of disability services organizations from around Minnesota visited St. Pa... Learn More

February 2018 Happenings at Bear Creek Services

27 February , 2018

"All of us is better than any of us." --- Anonymous That is a great quote about why teamwork is so inc... Learn More

January 2018 Happenings at Bear Creek Services!

31 January , 2018

At the final Bear Creek Guardian and Parent meeting of 2017, I shared that our greatest challenge go... Learn More

Holiday Wish List For Our Residents

12 December , 2017

In past years, a local church has provided many Christmas presents for individuals who have disab... Learn More


Walk and Roll

Thank you to our event sponsors!!! Click here to register for the Walk ... Learn More

Community Presentations

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Bear Creek Services Office

You are invited! "Lunch with a Purpose" explains what Bear Creek Services does, and how the... Learn More

Wines of the World

March 3, 2017

Rochester International Event Center

--- More than 200 wines from around the world --- Additional beers and craft spirits --- Delicious food... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 9, 2017

Bear Creek Services Building

Volunteer Cookie Bakers Needed! Last year, we sold out of cookies in just 2 hours!!!! We ar... Learn More