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Field Placement Sites

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/soccorr/sociology/internplacement.html/soccorr/forstudents.html

The organizations listed below include local internship/volunteer possibilities and locations where some MSU students have completed Sociology and Nonprofit internships. You do not have to limit your search to the organizations on this list, rather it is intended to give you ideas of possible placement sites.

Alliance for Sustainability

ARC of Minnesota

Arc of Minnesota Southwest: Self Advocates of Minnesota

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center

Autumn Grace Assisted Living

Americana Community Center

Americana Community Center(Americana or ACC)

Big Buddies of Western Community Action

Blue Earth County Human Services

Blue Earth County Sexual Violence Resource Center

Camp Sombrero Day Camp

Center for Rural Policy and Development

Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

Common Good Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement (CLOVE)

Dakota County Community Corrections

District 77 Community Education and Recreation Department

Elder Care Rights Alliance

Family Focus

Feeding Our Communities Partners

Fox 9/TV

Girl Scouts

Greater Mankato Diversity Council

Habitat For Humanity

Highland Friendship Club

Inisfail, Inc.

Laurels Edge

Leo A Hoffman Center

LeSueur County Childrens Services

Lexington Commons

Lifeworks Services Inc

Lutheran Social Services

Mankato Workforce Center

MCA Shakopee, Parenting and Family Program

Mecca (Mid-Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse)

Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS)

Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging

Minnesota Correctional Facility Shakopee

Minnesota International Center

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota Valley Action Council

Minnesota Valley Health Center

Nicollet County Environmental Services

Northfield, City of

Oak Terrace Assisted Living

Olmsted County Adult Detention Center

Partners for Affordable Housing/Welcome Inn

Pathstone Living

Primrose Retirement Home

Project G.E.M.

Public Defenders Office Blue Earth County

Reach Out Morongo Basin

Rural Action Aids Network

Saint Luke’s Lutheran Care Center

Salvation Army

ShopNBC

Sigma Nu Fraternity

Simpson Housing Services

Social Security Administration

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

State of Minnesota House of Representatives

Steele County Human Services

Summit Center

Sunrise Cottage of Mankato

Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

Twin Rivers Center for the Arts

Twin Valley Council: Boy Scouts of America

Theresa House

Three Rivers Resource Conservation & Development

United Way

United Way of Freeborn County

VINE Faith in Action

Vital Aging Network

Welcome Inn Homeless Shelter (Partners for Affordable Housing)

Youth Services America

YWCA of Mankato

YMCA

YWCA

Alliance for Sustainability

The mission of the Alliance is to bring about personal, organizational and planetary sustainability through support of projects that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and human. The Alliance of Sustainability is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization supporting projects on the local, national and international levels. The Alliance accomplishes its work by bringing together businesses, government agencies, academic institutions, religious organizations, nonprofits, community groups, and individuals in support of sustainability. It has helped promote sustainability education and training through the Natural Step Framework and has developed partnerships and projects with a wide range of groups.

Contact:

Alliance for Sustainability
Hillel Center, University of Minnesota
1521 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612-331-1099
Email: sean@allianceforsustainability.net
Website: http://www.afs.nonprofitoffice.com/

Americana Community Center

Americana Community Center (Americana or ACC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a spectrum of services for the many diverse residents of Louisville Metro, including immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born individuals and families. These services enable people to discover and utilize resources to build strong families, create a safe, supportive community, and realize their individual potential.

Contact:

Americana Community Center
4801 Southside Drive
Louisville, KY 40214

Phone: 502-366-7813
Email: kristin@americanacc.org
Website: http://www.americanacc.org/

ARC of Minnesota

The Arc of Minnesota is a private, non-profit, statewide voluntary organization. The mission of The Arc of Minnesota is to support and advocate for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families as they choose how they live, learn, work and play. They fight for persons with developmental disabilities so they can reach for a brighter, more inclusive future. The Arc of Minnesota and local chapters of The Arc provide information for people with developmental disabilities and their families, connect them with resources, and stand with them when they need an advocate.

Contact:

Arc–Southwest Minnesota
709 South Front Street, Suite 3
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507 345-4223; 866-502-4082
Email: advocacy@hickorytech.net
Website: http://www.thearcofminnesota.org/

Arc of Minnesota Southwest: Self Advocates of Minnesota

Contact:

The Arc of Minnesota Southwest: Self Advocates of Minnesota
709 South Front Street, Suite #3
Mankato MN, 56001

Phone: 507.345.4223
Email: wilbur@hickorytech.net
Website: http://www.arcmnsw.com/

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center

When you see the name Avera, you can be confident of health care that is supported by the experience, resources and expertise of the region's largest health care network. Avera strives to provide as much care as possible in the smaller towns and cities of our region, while offering easy access to specialized care when necessary.

Contact:

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
300 South Bruce St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Phone: 507-537-9160
Email: mary.maertens@avera.org
Website: http://www.avera.org/marshall/index.aspx

Autumn Grace Assisted Living

Autumn Grace is a specialized care program for persons with memory loss and dementia related conditions offering spacious and comfortable living with gracious amenities. Their mission is to provide residents a positive experience in a secure and friendly environment with personal dignity a main consideration. They are dedicated to physical, emotional psychological and spiritual health and strive to satisfy each individual’s specific needs, with attention to family concerns and the resident’s continuing care.

Contact:

Melissa Guillemette,
Residential Director Autumn Grace
118 Raven Court
Mankato, MN 56001

Email: director@AutumnGraceAl.com
Website: Autumn Grace Assisted Living

Americana Community Center

Americana Community Center (Americana or ACC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a spectrum of services for the many diverse residents of Louisville Metro, including immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born individuals and families. These services enable people to discover and utilize resources to build strong families, create a safe, supportive community, and realize their individual potential.

Contact:

Americana Community Center
4801 Southside Drive
Louisville, KY 40214

Phone:502-366-7813
Email: kristin@americanacc.org
Website: Americana Community Center

Big Buddies of Western Community Action

Big Buddies of Western Community Action, Inc is a community-based, one-to-one mentoring program matching youth ages 5-17, with positive, caring volunteers. Big Buddies seeks to build relationships that nurture personal growth, develop a sense of community and are rewarding to everyone involved. Their vision is to support, inspire and guide every child in need toward a future of unlimited opportunity through mentoring.

Contact:

James Smalley
Big Buddies of Western Community Action
400 West Main Street, Suite 201
Marshall, MN 56258

Phone: 1 800-658-2448 or 507-537-1416
Email: jim.smalley@wcaine.org
Website: Big Buddies

Blue Earth County Human Services

The Human Services Department’s mission is to effectively and efficiently deliver essential services to families and individuals so they can achieve their potential through active community participation. Program in the human services department include:

Adoption Adult Services Children & Family Services Community Health
Development Disabilities Family Day Care Licensing Financial Assistance Foster Care
Mental Health Services PC’s for People Sexual Violence Resource Center Vulnerable Adult/Adult Protection

Contact:

Audrey Splinter,
Social Worker Blue Earth County
410 South 5th Street
PO Box 3526
Mankato, MN 56001

Telephone: (507) 304 4319
Email: Audrey.splinter@co.blue-earth.mn.us
Website: http://www.co.blue-earth.mn.us/dept/hservices.php

Blue Earth County Sexual Violence Resource Center

SVRC provides a 24-hour crisis response service for victims of any form of sexual violence, including: adult sexual assault, incest, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation by professional, obscene phone calls, stalking, exposing and recent and non-recent assault. Advocates offer victims options, while providing support, education, and assistance. At the request of a victim, the advocate can be present during the medical exam, law enforcement interview, and throughout the court process. Female and male advocates are trained to understand the difficulty involved in deciding whether to report a sexual assault as well as the challenges victims face in recovering from this type of violence. Ongoing assistance is available to all victims and concerned others in the form of one-to-one counseling, support groups, education, systems advocacy to protect victim rights, and referral to other types of assistance available to victims in an effort to further their emotional recovery. Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-630-1425

Contact:
Jayme Jackson, Program Coordinator
Blue Earth County Sexual Violence Resource Center
410 South 5th Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-304-4295
Email: jayme.jackson@co.blue-earth.mn.us
Website: http://www.co.blue-earth.mn.us/svrc/index.php

Camp Sombrero Day Camp

Camp Sombrero is a 14.5-acre camp situated at the base of South Mountain in Maricopa County. The rocky desert terrain supports many desert plants and trees, a large grassy area and our very own covered pool.

Contact:

Camp Sombrero Day Camp
611 E Dobbins Road.
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Fax: 602-254-5368
Email: jscheefer@girlscoutsaz.org

Center for Rural Policy and Development

The Center for Rural Policy and Development, based in St. Peter, Minn., is a non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefiting Minnesota by providing its policy makers with an unbiased evaluation of issues from a rural perspective. To fulfill this mission, we work with academic and non-academic researchers from throughout the state to design and conduct our research projects. The Center's board members come from all over the state, representing a variety of interests. Fifteen are appointed by the Governor and represent different aspects of rural Minnesota, while five are at large positions, nominated and voted on by the board members. The board works closely with staff to help guide the direction of the Center, to set research priorities and to help make the Center a presence in the rural policy community.

Contact:
Center for Rural Policy and Development
600 S. Fifth St., Suite 211
St. Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-934-7700
Email: crpd@ruralmn.org
Website: http://www.ruralmn.org/

Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

The mission of CADA is to alleviate violence in the communities of south central Minnesota. CADA emergency shelter provides temporary shelter to victims of domestic violence. Other services include: 24 hours crisis intervention, short and long term safety planning, legal advocacy, systems advocacy, information and referral.

Contact:
CADA, Inc.Internship-Attention: Sara or Tammy
PO Box 466
Mankato, MN 56002-0466

Website: http://www.inspire-hope.org/
Intern Website: http://www.inspire-hope.org/sections/IntershipOpportunities.php

Common Good Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps people age 55 and older put their skills and life experience to work in their communities. RSVP volunteers serve in organizations that range from schools, hospitals, youth recreational centers, and to local police stations. Using their personal interests and skills, RSVP volunteers may continue to remain active doing the type of work they enjoyed earlier in life, or they may opt to try something new. By providing community services such as Homeland Security, disaster preparedness, RSVP volunteers meet needs that local budgets often cannot afford. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona is a not-for-profit corporation of the State of Minnesota. Incorporated in 1947, Catholic Charities enjoys tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contact:
Laura Brady, Coordinator
RSVP – Mankato Office
816 Hubbell Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: (507) 387-5586
Email: lbrady@ccwinona.org
Website: http://www.ccwinona.org/programs/RSVP/

Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement (CLOVE)

Connecting you to volunteer opportunities in the Greater Mankato area; the agencies participating on this website have opportunities for peoples of all ages. To search for a volunteer opening, click on any agency's link in the listing at left to find out more and get contact information. This website is sponsored by CLOVE: the Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement. CLOVE is a support network for the coordinators of Southern Minnesota volunteer efforts. CLOVE meets on a monthly basis to consider issues pertaining to volunteer work. The topics selected are intended to help volunteer leaders and their organizations improve their operations, navigate difficult situations and find new resources.

Contact:

Phone: 507-345-7787
Website: http://www.volunteermankato.org/

Dakota County Community Corrections

Community Corrections is committed to preventing crime and repairing harm caused by crime. The department promotes public safety and crime prevention in the community; accountability and opportunity for positive change of offenders; justice for victims; and respectful treatment for all involved.

Contact:
Department of Community Corrections Judicial Center
1560 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

Phone: 651-438-8288
Email: DCCC@co.dakota.mn.us
Website: www.co.dakota.mn.us/LawJustice/Probation/default.htm

District 77 Community Education and Recreation Department

The Community Education and Recreation Department is a Division of the Mankato Area Public Schools. Their mission is enhancing the lives of community members, by promoting citizen involvement, life long learning and recreational opportunities. They envision LifeLong Learning and Recreation for All, Reach All, Teach All, Include All.

Contact:
Tom UmhoeferI
SD 77 Community Recreation and Education
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-5501
Email: tumhoe1@isd77.k12.mn.us
Website: http://www.mankatocer.com/se3bin/clientschool.cgi?schoolname=school316

Elder Care Rights Alliance

Between today and 2030, the population of 65 and over in Minnesota will double to represent at least 24% of the total state population. Such an increase will raise many issues and questions for seniors, their families and friends, and their caregivers.

Contact:

Elder Care Rights Alliance
2626 East 82nd Street, Suite 230.
Bloomington, MN

Phone: 800-893-4055
Fax: 952-854-8535
Email: jmcquillan@eldercarerights.org
Website: http://www.eldercarerights.org/about.htm

Family Focus

FAMILY FOCUS, INC. is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services under Rule IV. This authorizes FAMILY FOCUS to license homes and place youth whose special needs cannot be met by their primary care givers. We provide coordinated program services for children and youth in placement. FAMILY FOCUS social workers/case managers are responsible for matching youth to potential foster homes and coordinating pre-placement visits. If the team believes the youth is initially a good match with the foster family, the social worker will facilitate this placement and schedule the treatment plan meeting.

Contact:

Family Focus
2800 University Ave. SE, Suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone:  612-331-4429 ext.206
Fax:  612-331-3520
Email: dlanger@mnfamilyfocus.org
Website: http://www.mnfamilyfocus.org/pages/HOME/

Feeding Our Communities Partners

The mission of Feeding Our Communities Partners is to close the missing meals gap between available food assistance programs and the unmet needs of low-income residents of Blue Earth County. By building networks and opening communications, we can utilize and maximize our local food resources to make up for missing meals, in turn improving the health and self reliance of our residents. We advocate for sustainable solutions to hunger, demonstrate the public value of an end to hunger, and strive to eliminate the stigma and apathy connected to hunger.

Contact:

Feeding Our Communities Partners
PO Box 5275
Mankato, MN 56002

Phone: 507-381-4348
Fax:  507-216-6557
Email: focp.mn@gmail.com
Website: www.feedingourcommunitiespartners.org

Fox 9/TV

KMSP FOX 9 is offering broadcast journalism internships. The positions are with the FOX 9 Morning News. Each internship will focus on providing real-world experience to college students who have demonstrated a strong interest in journalism. Students must receive university credit for their work. Schedules will be established based on availability but hours will be primarily early mornings. This means only students willing to make a serious commitment should apply. Due to the nature of the morning show, interns will be exposed to many different aspects of television news. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a future in the business. The deadline to apply is August 1st. Interns must be available to begin by mid-August. Students interested in applying should email a resume and dated cover letter to Matt Haugen, Morning Show Executive Producer.

Contact:
Matt Haugen, Executive Producer
KMSP FOX-9/WFTC my29
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prarie, MN 55344

Email: matt.haugen@foxtv.com
Website:http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=582223&version=7&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=5.1.1

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scout program is girl-driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of today's girls. Girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. The purpose of Girl Scouting is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouts do activities based on girls' interests. Peacepipe Council provides numerous program activities each year some of which are Science of the USA's major program initiative include: the arts, the environment, global awareness, health and fitness, literacy, mentoring, and science and technology.

Contact:
Mankato Office, Nichols Building
410 E Jackson Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-625-7474
Email: Mankato@girlscoutsppc.org
Website: http://www.girlscoutsppc.org/

Greater Mankato Diversity Council

The Greater Mankato Diversity Council's (GMDC) mission is to build a community where the attitudes and actions of its people foster mutual respect so that all can fully participate. Including: To expand diversity education programs for youth and adults, minority and majority.; To build capacity in the community to proactively address issues of diversity and discrimination by celebrating differences; To build capacity in the community to eliminate racism and all forms of discrimination; To build community awareness and support for diversity among individuals, businesses and organizations. By accomplishing these goals, the GMDC will: Stimulate changing attitudes and behaviors of tomorrow’s leaders – our children; Nurture a brighter future for everyone – so students have a bright and promising future; Partner with businesses, government and non-profit organizations to remove barriers to participation and tap into the benefits of diversity; and Build an inclusive and welcoming community one person and relationship at a time.

Contact:
Bukata Hayes, Executive Director
Greater Mankato Diversity Council
112 Riverfront Drive
P.O. Box 999
Mankato, MN 56002-0999

Phone: 507-345-4519
Email: bhayes@greatermankato.com
Website: http://www.mankatodiversity.com/

 

Highland Friendship Club

The Highland Friendship Club was organized to give teens and young adults with disabilities the chance to connect with friends - with and without disabilities - and create a typical social life. The Highland Friendship Club is a club where members get together to watch movies, attend sporting events, explore music, art and outdoor adventures and, sometimes, just plain hang out with friends. The Highland Friendship Club gives a chance to explore creativity, build the skills to be more independent and work with others to make a difference in the community - and have fun in the process!

Contact:
Mary McKeowen Highland Friendship Club
P.O. Box 16437
St. Paul, MN 55116

Phone: 651-698-4096
Email: mary@highlandfriendshipclub.org
Website: http://www.highlandfriendshipclub.org/

Habitat For Humanity

Contact:
Julie Schmillien, Executive Director
1751 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507 388 2081
Fax: 388 1618
Email: http://www.hfhsouthcentral.net
Website: http://www.hfhsouthcentral.net

Inisfail, Inc.

Contact:

Inisfail, Inc.
402 Heritage Place
Faribault, MN 55021

Phone: 507-334-4347
Fax:  507-334-4394
Email: cenneidigh@LL.net

Laurel’s Edge

Laurels Edge Assisted Living is an alternative to traditional nursing home care. Personalized care and services are provided 24 hours a day by on-site staff. Services are matched to individual needs with resident, family and our professional staff working together to develop a customized service plan that supports both physical limitations and the resident's independence. Laurel Street is a specially designed community-within-a-community catering to the needs of residents with memory loss. Designed to encourage individual freedom with resident safety and security in mind, Laurel Street is the ideal residence for older adults with memory loss who need that extra support.

Contact:
Mary Milbrath, RN CHD Laurels Edge
77 Stadium Road
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-2133
Email: mmilbrath@throcompany.com
Website: http://throcompany.com/facilities/laurel1sedgeassistedliving/

Leo A Hoffman Center

The Leo A. Hoffmann Center is a value driven, private non-profit corporation that is committed to providing high quality, outcome-based mental health services primarily for children, adolescents and families. These services emphasize respect for each individual’s developmental needs and strengths and are designed to enhance personal growth, healthy relationships, family stability, and community integration. Programs include: residential treatment for adolescent male sex offenders, residential treatment for adolescents who are lower functioning, emergency shelter care for adolescent males, 14 or 30-day residential assessments, and outpatient evaluations and treatment.

Contact:
Gene Taylor, Executive Director and Dr. Tom Kelly, clinical director
Leo A. Hoffmann Center
PO Box 60
1715 Sheppard Drive
St. Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-934-6122
Email: info@hoffmancenter.org
Website: http://www.hoffmanncenter.org/

LeSueur County Children’s Services

The purpose of this collaborative, is to support coordinated planning and service delivery efforts to children and their families, through a prevention and early intervention model. Services of the county partners will: provide early intervention/prevention to children and their families in a setting most comfortable to them; provide information and referral services; provide community outreach; ensure an equal decision making role for parents, caretakers and guardians, in the planning of supports and services for children and families.

Contact:
The Collaborative Staff
Family Services Collaborative
88 South Park Avenue
Le Center, MN 56057

Phone: 507-357-8288
Website: http://www.co.le-sueur.mn.us/humanservices/collaboration.html

Lexington Commons

Contact:
Lexington Commons
105 Plum Run

Phone: 507-665-2499

Lifeworks Services Inc.

Lifeworks is a nonprofit organization with a mission to, “serve our community and people with disabilities as we live and work together.” They provide customized services for people with disabilities that help them to live full and meaningful lives. They plan with each person in order to follow their lead, rather than direct their path. Specifically, they offer people with disabilities opportunities that lead to personal growth and meaningful experiences through work and learning opportunities. They also ensure families and individuals receive fiscal support services that help make their lives easier.

Contact:
Kristi Powers
Lifeworks Services, Inc
1804 Commerce Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003

Phone: 507-625-7522
Email: kpowers@lifeworks.org
Website: www.lifeworks.org

Lutheran Social Services

Lutheran Social ServicesLSS is the largest, statewide non-profit social service agency in Minnesota with over 2,300 employees who serve in 300 communities. It is owned by the six Minnesota synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Services are divided into four divisions: Services for Children and Youth; Services for Families and Adults; Services for Seniors; and Services for People with Disabilities.One program is the Crisis Nursery, a free 24/7 service where parents experiencing a family or personal crisis can received support, information, and referrals.

Contact:
LSS
710 S 2nd St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-625-7660
Website: http://www.lssmn.org/About-Us/

Mankato Workforce Center

Contact:

12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1600A
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-6723
Fax: 507-389-2708
Email: Amanda.quist@state.mn.us
Website: http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/WorkForce_Centers/See_All_WorkForce_Center_Locations/WFC_-_Mankato/index.aspx

MCA Shakopee, Parenting and Family Program

Contact:

MCA Shakopee, Parenting and Family Program
1010 West 6th Avenue
Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone: 952-496-4440
Fax: 952-496-4497
Email: gerrityj@shk.doc.state.mn.us

Mecca (Mid-Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse)

Contact:

Mecca (Mid-Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse)
430 Southgate Avenue
Iowa, 52240

Phone: 319-351-4357
Fax: 319-351-4907
Email: sestes@meccaia.com

Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS)

Based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twin Cities) area of Minnesota, Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS) was founded in July 1999 to provide much-needed services for captive parrots and other birds in the Midwest in cooperation with other organizations around the USA and world.

Contact:
MAARS
P.O. Box 821
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 651-275-0568
Email: birds@maars.org
Website: http://www.maars.org

Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is the gateway to resources for older adults, caregivers and service providers in the twenty-seven counties of southwest Minnesota.

Contact:
Heather Lincoln
10 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3
P.O. Box 3323
Mankato, MN 56002

Phone: 507 389 8879
Fax : 507 387 7105
Email: heather@mdc.org
Website: http://mnraaa.org/

Minnesota Correctional Facility – Shakopee

Contact:
Sandy Hand, Transitions Coordinator
1010 West 6th Ave.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone: 952-496-4921
Email: Hands@shk.doc.state.mn.us

Minnesota International Center

The mission of the Minnesota International Center is to inspire our community to understand global issues and cultures in an ever changing world. Minnesotans and international participants are invited to participate in: World Affairs Forums; International Visitor Leadership Program; International Classroom Connection Program; Great Decisions Discussion Groups; Internships at the Minnesota International Center; Dinner Hospitality; Volunteer Opportunities.

Contact:
Minnesota International Center
711 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA

Phone: 612-625-4421
Email: mic@umn.edu
Website: www.micglobe.org/internships/index.php

Minnesota State University, Mankato

The university offers great opportunities for internships. Check out the human resources office www.mnsu.edu/hr/; Student Leadership Development & Service-Learning www.mnsu.edu/activities/; Career Development Center www.mnsu.edu/cdc/ or the International Student & Scholar Services to get started.

Minnesota Valley Action Council

MVAC is a not for profit community action agency that serves south central Minnesota. MVAC develops resources and opportunities that empower people in low-wage work to secure affordable housing, viable transportation, employment, training for employment and educational opportunities for children. With offices in 10 counties, MVAC reaches across southern Minnesota. Program areas include: Emergency Services, Services for Parents and Children, Adult Basic Education Services, Career Exploration and Employment Services, Self-Employment Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Food and Clothing Services.

Contact:
Minnesota Valley Action Council Blue Earth County
464 Raintree RoadMankato, MN 56001

Phone: 800-767-7139 or 507-345-6822
Website: www.mnvac.org/mvac_main.php

Minnesota Valley Health Center

Minnesota Valley Health Center is a non-profit healthcare facility serving the citizens of Le Sueur, Minnesota and surrounding communities.

Contact:

Minnesota Valley Health Center
621 South 4th Street
Le Sueur, MN 56058

Phone: 507-665-3375
Email: mvhc@mvhc.org
Website: http://www.mvhc.org/

Nicollet County Environmental Services

The Environmental Services Department is responsible for planning and managing programs designed to preserve, protect and clean up the environment, protect surface and ground water, and establish management of solid waste in Nicollet County, in compliance with local, state and federal regulations in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Nicollet county and the state. The purpose of Nicollet County Environmental Services is to provide information, education, technical assistance, permits and inspections to property owners and residents of the county to insure compatibility of land uses and the investigation of all complaints relating to programs administered by the Environmental Services Department.

Contact:
Rob Redding, Senior Planner
Env. Services
501 S. Minnesota Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-934-0250
Email: rredding@co.nicollet.mn.us
Website: http://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/department.aspx?Id=2679d8ee-17c3-4ff6-97f2-240370fae34d

Northfield, City of

Contact:

Northfield City Hall
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Phone: 507-645-3018
Fax: 507-645-3055
Email: Jody.gunderson@ci.northfield.mn.us
Website: http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/

Oak Terrace Assisted Living

At Oak Terrace, the best retirement lifestyle is the one YOU choose. With campuses in North Mankato and Gaylord, Minnesota, Oak Terrace Senior Living offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Loss care as well as a Skilled Nursing facility.Our retirement communities offer many services and amenities which promote choice and independence. Our state of the art facilities offer private and semi-private accommodations. Oak Terrace's warm, elegant campuses and exceptional staff assist clients to age with dignity.

Contact:

Oak Terrace Senior Living of North Mankato
1575 Hoover Drive
North Mankato, MN. 56003

Phone: 507-387-2037
Fax: 507-387-6282
Email: ellie@oakterraceliving.com
Website: http://www.oakterraceliving.com/contact.php

Olmsted County Adult Detention Center

The Adult Detention Center, located in Rochester, uses "Direct Supervision," which is a progressive jail behavior management system that has gained rapid acceptance in the past 30 years across the nation. Detention facilities that employ "Direct Supervision" have drastically lower rates of assaults, extortion and lawsuits than traditional inmate management systems. In addition, "Direct Supervision" allows for less expensive construction of facilities due to improved behavior of detainees. In the "Direct Supervision" model a Detention Deputy is continually supervising the detainees through a system of rewards and consequences.

Contact:
Carla Gray
Social Worker, Olmsted County Adult Detention Center

Phone: 507-529-4695
Website: www.co.olmsted.mn.us/courts/adult_detention.asp

Partners for Affordable Housing/Welcome Inn

The Mission of PAH is to provide housing and supportive services to low income families and individuals. Partners for Affordable Housing (PAH) believe it is essential that affordable housing and temporary shelter be available to those in need. We also believe that the public interest is best served when all citizens have the opportunity to properly house themselves and their families in comfort and safety. We also believe that the cost of housing should not disproportionately deplete the already stretched finances of the poor and homeless and near-homeless individuals and families. Program participants reside at the Welcome Inn, have access to a social worker, and enjoy the security of a facility that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week both paid staff and community volunteers.

Contact:
PAH512 East Mulberry
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-2115
Email: pah@hickorytech.net

Pathstone Living

Since 1937, Pathstone Living, an Ecumen community, has been known for its quality care, gracious hospitality, and array of choices for older adult services. We provide a variety of services designed to empower the people we serve, including home services, adult day services, assisted living, technology, rehabilitation services and a highly respected care center.

Contact:

Pathstone Living
718 Mound Ave
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-345-4576
Fax: 507-3854212
Email: jenniferpfeffer@ecumen
Website: http://www.pathstoneliving.org/

Primrose Retirement Home

Primrose Retirement Communities in Mankato provide independent living and assisted living senior care. We're located "up on the hill," close to the clinics and hospital, close to all the main shopping: mall, grocery stores, convenient stores, and we're in a quiet neighborhood. Our community has a family-like feel that's comfortable and easy to get around in — you won't get lost here.

Contact:
Rachel Carpenter, Activities Director
1360 Adams Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone:507 388 9292
Email: rcarpenter@primroseretirement.com
Website: http://www.primroseretirement.com/mankato-minnesota-senior-care-communities/

Public Defenders Office - Blue Earth County

Contact:
James Fleming, Chief Public Defender
Public Defenders Office Blue Earth County
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2070
Post Office Box 1059
Mankato, MN 56002

Phone: 507-389-5138
Email: james.fleming@pubdef.state.mn.us

Reach Out Morongo Basin

Reach Out Morongo Basin matches volunteers with seniors and the disabled for seemingly ordinary tasks but tasks that make a huge difference in the lives of our neighbors. Volunteers visit, shop, help with personal business, minor home repairs and yard work. We invite you to learn more about how volunteers are putting their faith into action every day in our desert home, the Morongo Basin, CA.

Contact:

Reach out Morongo Basin
6539 Adobe Road • P.O. Box 2225
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Phone: 760-361-1410
Fax: 760-361-5206
Email: sandy@reachout29.org
Website: http://www.reachoutmb.org/reach_out_morongo_basin0.aspx

Rural Action Aids Network

RAAN was established to fill the gaps in service available to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) by linking medical service providers, social service providers, and compassionate community members to PLWH/A and their families. RAAN envisions rural communities where persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS live dignified lives and receive appropriate and compassionate medical care, and where citizens understand the realities of transmission and prevention.

Contact:
Beth Carlson, Case Manager
RAAN - South Central Center
105 Homestead Dr.
Mankato MN 56001

Phone: 507-345-1011
Toll Free: 800-966-9735 (Headquarters office in Little Falls)
Email: beth@raan.org
Website: www.raan.org

Saint Luke’s Lutheran Care Center

St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center is a not-for-profit, skilled nursing facility located in South Central Minnesota. Founded in 1963, St. Luke's has been expanded to meet the ever growing needs of the community. The home is certified and approved to admit residents with Medicare, supplemental insurance, long term car insurance, Medicaid, Veteran's Administration or independent payment. A corportation of representatives from area Lutheran churches meets monthly with St. Luke's administration to set policies and procedures. A staff of more than 200 full and part-time employees carry out the day-to-day operations of the home.

Contact:
1219 S. Ramsey
Blue Earth, MN 56013

Phone: 507-526-2184
Website: http://www.stlcare.com/

Salvation Army

Mission statement: The Salvation Army’s mission statement is, “an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” Today, through over 9,600 service centers, The Salvation Army serves almost 6 million people during the holiday season alone.

Contact:
Joel Wortman, Program Director Sal Youth Center Salvation Army
700 S. Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone:507-380-0334
Email: joel_wortman@usc.salvationarmy.org
Website: www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_mankato.nsf

ShopNBC

ShopNBC is a multi-media retailer that sells products through a home shopping television network, the Internet and direct mail. ShopNBC broadcasts live, every day of the year, into approximately 60 million households. In addition, ShopNBC.com offers purchase on everything shown on the television network, plus additional items available exclusively online.

Contact:
Mitch Cook, Vice President Customer Service Shop NBC
5951 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Phone: 952-943-6216
Email: mcook@shopnbc.com
Website: http://www.shopnbc.com/pom2k.aspx?category=cc/assistance&page=employment&title=Employment+Opportunities&displaytype=2&ft=0&cm_re=BN-_-Careers-_-N

Sigma Nu Fraternity

Vision is: Excelling with Honor. Mission is: To develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth. To foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart, and character. To perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity.

Contact:
Calvin Moultrie, Program Coordinator – Greek Life
Student Leadership Development & Service Learning
CSU 173
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-6076
Email: calvin.moultrie@mnsu.edu
Website: www.sigmanu.org/about/history.php

Simpson Housing Services

The mission of the Simpson House is to provide shelter and affordable housing with support services to homeless men, women and children, to assist individuals and families in their effort to improve their life situations and to advocate for their human and civil rights.

Contact:
2100 Pillsbury Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612-874-8683
Email: into@simpsonhousing.org

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the nation’s people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs. The field organization is decentralized to provide services at the local level, and includes 10 regional offices, 6 processing centers, and approximately 1300 field offices.

Contact:
Mike Johnson
Social Security Administration
Ste 1550 Mankato Pl12 Civic Cntr Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-345-1078; 507-345-4822
Website: http://www.ssa.gov/

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

The Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services provides free legal help for low income and elderly people. Their mission is to provide a range of high quality legal services to low income person in civil matters, in respectful manner to enable clients to: enforce legal rights, obtain access to courts, maintain freedom from hunger, ensure equal opportunity. Focus areas include: government benefits, health care, housing, consumer, divorce and custody, safety, education, farm law, and immigration.

Contact:
Southern MN Regional Legal Services – Mankato
12 Civi Center Plaza, Ste. 3000
PO Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002

Phone: 507-387-5588
Website: www.smrls.org

State of Minnesota House of Representatives

The Minnesota House of Representatives is composed of 134 members, with each representing approximately 32,650 constituents. Members are elected to a two-year term. The House is led by the speaker of the House, elected by a majority of members at the beginning of each legislative session. The house majority leader chairs the House Rules and Legislative Administration Committee and oversees the day to day administrative operations of the House. The majority leader traditionally leads the caucus during floor debates. The house minority leader is chosen by the members of the minority caucus to enunciate the minority position during floor debate. Any tax bill or other bill that raises revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, according to Article IV, Section 18 of the Minnesota Constitution.

Contact:
Sandy Dicke, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, Minority – DFL Caucus
208A State Office building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: 651-296-5366
Email: Sandy.Dicke@house.mn
Website: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/

Steele County Human Services

The Steele County Human Services Department offers a wide variety of services for people in need of adult or child protection. Financial assistance services such as food and cash benefits and medical assistance are also offered to eligible families and individuals. There is also support for both custodial and non-custodial parents in the establishment and enforcement of child support, child care and medical support. These services are provided to all eligible people in a way that promotes their dignity, independence and well-being.

Contact:
Steele county Administration Center
630 Florence Avenue
P.O. Box 890
Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-444-7500
Website: http://www.co.steele.mn.us/PHealth_HSrvcs/Human_Srvcs/Human_Srvcs.html

Summit Center

The Summit Center provides recreational and educational opportunities for Mankato area citizens 55+ years of age. A few of the services provided by the center include: Alcoholics Anonymous; Birthday Parties; blood pressure Checks; Choir; driving Safety Classes; English language Activities; Festival of Trees; Insurance Counseling & Benefit Assistance; Meal at Noon, Weekdays; Retired and Senior Volunteer Program; Student Internships; Computer Lab & Internet Service; and Tax Counseling.

Contact:
Summit Center

Email: director@summit-center.org
Website: http://www.summit-center.org/

Sunrise Cottage of Mankato

Sunrise of Mankato is in a residential community on the southeast side of Mankato and serve seniors with memory loss in a home-like setting. Their mission is: “To champion quality of life for all seniors.” Sunrise currently operates more than 440 senior living communities throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany with a combined resident capacity of more than 52,000. Sunrise employs more than 38,000 team members.

Contact:
Amanda Beavens
Sunrise Cottages of Mankato
300 Bunting Lane
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-345-8787
Email: Mankato.aa@sunriseseniorliving.com
Website: http://sunriseseniorliving.com/community/CommunityHome.do?from_search=1&commid=386

Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

Protecting children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Contact:

Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
2355 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: 214-583-4214
Email: emily.carter@dfps.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/

Twin Rivers Center for the Arts

Your information hub for arts and culture. We connect people to arts and culture. We create partnerships to ensure that the arts thrive in the Greater Mankato area.

Contact:

Twin Rivers Center for the Arts
523 South 2nd St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-1008
Email: shannon@twinriversarts.org
Website: http://twinriversarts.org/

Twin Valley Council: Boy Scouts of America

Contact:

Twin Valley Council: Boy Scouts of America
810 Madison Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-1008
Email: remaes@bsamail.org
Website: http://www.twinvalleybsa.org/index.html

Theresa House

The Theresa House mission is to provide emergency shelter and short term transitional housing to families and single women, as well as assistance in meeting basic needs and accessing area social services. We bring special attentiveness to the needs of refugees and immigrants. Theresa House is an interdenominational Christian ministry, open to people of all beliefs. We provide housing for up to 15 individuals, whose average stay is two to three months. People needing housing can call Theresa House directly at 507-388-1664 or may be referred through churches or social service agencies. Currently Theresa House is home to about 18 people each month. The majority of the guests come from the greater Mankato area.

Contact:
Pam Bartholomew, Executive Director
Theresa House
512 East Mulberry Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-388-1664
Email: thpam@hickorytech.net
Website: www.theresahouse.org

Three Rivers Resource Conservation & Development

Three Rivers RC&D Council is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization formed in 1993. The purpose of the RC&D program is to accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources. We work to improve the general level of economic activity, while enhancing the environment and standard of living within our RC&D area. Past projects and areas of interest have included areas of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and environmental education.

Contact:
1160 South Victory Drive Suite 4
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-345-7418 ext. 5
Fax: 507-345-4818
Email: staff@threeriversrcd.org
Website: http://threeriversrcd.org/

United Way

The United Way vision is to build a stronger America by mobilizing our communities to improve people's lives. Their mission is to share resources to meet human service needs in the community. Greater Mankato Area United Way is fueled by three vision councils that address specific areas of concern in the community - Ensuring basic needs, Supporting people in changing their lives, and Strengthening individuals and the community. Some United Way partners are listed at this link:www.mankatounitedway.org/agencies.php

Contact:
Greater Mankato Area United Way
101 N. 2nd Street #202
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-345-4551
Email: mankatoouw@mankatounitedway.org
Website: http://www.mankatounitedway.org/

United Way of Freeborn County

United Way is a local nonprofit organization that engages community members in identifying local resources to address the greatest needs in Freeborn County. United Way of Freeborn County is focused on the areas of Education, Income and Health. Our mission is advancing the common good through giving, advocating and volunteering. We have several committees formed of community members who volunteer their time to make sure United Way is functioning at its best; to meet the needs of Freeborn County residents. A special Allocations Committee ensures that donations are spent wisely and where they are needed most.

Contact:

United Way of Freeborn County
341 S. Broadway
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Phone: 507-373-8670
Fax:
Email: director@unitedwayfc.org
Website: http://www.unitedwayfc.org/

VINE Faith In Action

VINE Faith In Action coordinates volunteers and services to assist people with long-term health needs or difficult life circumstances. VINE Faith In Action provides an opportunity for people to live their faith by serving others. "VINE volunteers never proselytize. We choose, instead, to allow our loving actions to convey the faith that is in our hearts."

Contact:
VINE
1618 Third Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-1666
Email: vine@vinevolunteers.com
Website: http://www.vinevolunteers.com/

Vital Aging Network

Promoting self-determination, civic engagement, and personal growth for people as they age.

Contact:

Vital Aging Network
2365 N. McKnight Road
North St.Paul, MN 55109

Phone: 651-917-4652
Fax:
Email: tom@vital-aging-network.org
Website: http://www.vital-aging-network.org/

Welcome Inn Homeless Shelter (Partners for Affordable Housing)

The Mission of PAH is to provide housing and supportive services to low income families and individuals. Partners for Affordable Housing (PAH) believes it is essential that affordable housing and temporary shelter be available to those in need. The cost of housing should not disproportionately deplete the already stretched finances of the poor and homeless. The Welcome Inn provides emergency and short-term transitional housing for homeless and near-homeless individuals and families. Program participants reside at the Welcome Inn, have access to a social worker, and enjoy the security of a facility that is staffed 24 hours a day, with on-site paid employees and community volunteers.

Contact:
Julie Caraway, Director of the Welcome Inn
419 S Broad St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-4061
Email: wi@hickorytech.net
Website: http://www.mnsu.edu/univops/housing/html/aboutus.html

Youth Services America

Youth Services America (YSA) is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally. Founded in 1986, YSA's mission is to expand the impact of the youth service movement with communities, schools, corporations, and governments. YSA envisions a global culture of engaged youth who are committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievement.

Contact:
Youth Service America
1101 15th Street, Suite 200
Washington DC, 20005

Phone: 202-296-2992
Website: www.ysa.org/

YWCA of Mankato

Contact:
Sheri Sander, Youth Development Director
500 South Broad Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone:507 345 4629
Fax: 507 345 4630
Email: sheri@ywcamankato.org
Website: www.mankatoywca.org

YMCA

The mission of the Mankato Family YMCA is to provide quality programs and services offering opportunities for all families and individuals in our community to develop their physical, spiritual, mental and social well-being. Volunteer opportunities are available in many of our YMCA programs. The Y is looking for volunteers in the areas of after school programming, Youth Leadership, arts and fitness.

Contact:
1401 S. Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-387-8255
Website: http://www.mankatoymca.org/about/mission.php

YWCA

The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism and empower women. The YWCA USA is a women's membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. The YWCA will “thrust its collective power toward the elimination of racism, wherever it exists, and by any means necessary.”

Contact:
Anne Ganey, YWCA
601 S. 2nd Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-345-4629
Email: ywca@ywcamankato.org
Website: http://www.ywcamankato.org/