Meals-on-Wheels Drivers – Shepherd’s Center coordinates the delivery drivers for Meals-on-Wheels. There is an ongoing need for additional drivers for scheduled and/or occasional back-up routes. Call 507-263-2136 for information on this opportunity!
Adventures in Learning – Help plan and conduct five events per year. This program provides a way to grow, learn and enjoy various speakers. A combination of educational and entertainment, participants come together and share each other’s company over coffee and lunch.
Book Buddies – Volunteer during the school year to read to first graders at the Cannon Falls Elementary school. Once a week you’ll enjoy spending time and reading with these young people! This is a program we also provide books to the school and a hardcover book at the end of the year to each first grader. For more information, contact Shepherd’s Center at 507-263-2136
Help at Shepherd’s Center –We need help at the Shepherd Center office from time-to-time. Let us know if this is your specialty and you’d like to volunteer! Our hours are 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
• Cannon Valley Fair - We are in need of many volunteers to help work the gates of the Cannon Valley Fair, July 1st through the 3rd each year. Feel free to work together with family and friends!
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITES AT SHEPHERD’S CENTER
What is Your Specialty? – We like to feature senior adults who volunteer their life experience and skills to benefit the community. Whatever your background or area of expertise, we’d love to have you share your skills by volunteering through Shepherd’s Center. Let us know your thoughts and ideas!
Internet Access – The Shepherd’s Center has Internet access and computers available to the public. Senior adults are encouraged to stop by and use the computers anytime during regular business hours. Assistance is also available if you’re new to computers and classes are held annually for computer beginners.
TRIAD – Held the second Wednesday of each month, TRIAD is an event where law enforcement professionals, seniors and community groups partner to meet the crime safety needs of seniors. The programs are very interesting and the public is invited to attend the 2nd Wednesday of each month, starting at ten a.m. at Shepherd’s Center.
Health & Fitness – The Cannon Falls Boomers “Senior Softball” team is open to men and women age 60 and over. Year round Pickle Ball is also offered through Shepherd’s Center and the public is invited to exercise in the gym adjacent to Shepherd’s Center! We also have table tennis available to anyone who might want to play. The gym is available for pickle ball, walking, strolling, and jogging or even to shoot a few baskets! Bring soft soled shoes and enter through door B of the Cannon Community Center. Tax Preparation – Volunteers are available through AARP for assistance in filling out your tax returns. For appointment during tax time, call Shepherd’s Center at 507-263-2136.
Trips – Shepherd’s Center conducts many day trips throughout the year and a couple of longer trips as well. In the past, we have had trips to the Smokey Mountains, Cape Cod, Nashville, Savannah, Washington D.C., San Antonio and Branson. Day trips have included the Minnesota Arboretum, Minnesota Twins, Fall Colors, Timberwolves and more. Let us know if you have ideas on some interesting trips.
Concerts – Each year we feature a major concert at the Cannon Falls Auditorium as a fund raising event. In the past we’ve featured Tim “The Fiddleman” Watson…Bob Wootton…Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Caitlyn Smith, the Nelson Brothers, plus John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” and “One Night in Memphis.” We can always use volunteers to help plan and work our fund raising concert event.
We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.; 100% of our entire budget comes from our community and is spent in the community. Without the financial support of the community, we would not be able to continue or add to these programs offered through Shepherd’s Center.
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