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Volunteer Opportunities

Among the bylaws of The Galena Territory Association (GTA) is the intent to “…work to integrate the GTA and its members into local communities through the development and support of mutually beneficial projects…” The Civic Affairs Commission of the GTA is charged with implementing the bylaw and is providing the attached list of service organizations to acquaint property owner with rewarding volunteer opportunities in our community.

Many Galena Territory property owners are currently active in volunteering. The GTA thanks all property owners for their time volunteering to help the local community and encourages everyone to consider volunteering for service organizations in our area.
ORGANIZATIONS
Do you have an event or something of interest that you’d like to promote? Are you looking for volunteers? We may be able to help! Send us a press release for your non-profit or charitable organization. We have over 5,500 members, often looking for activities, events, entertainment, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to share their talents in the local community. The GTA publishes a monthly newspaper, the Territory Times, and sends a weekly event email to our members. Deadlines for weekly event emails are every Thursday and Territory Times deadlines are a month before publication and requested by the 25th of each month, i.e., a deadline of Aug. 25 would be for the October issue.
OPPORTUNITIES
Dubuque Salvation Army has a couple of volunteer opportunities - volunteer once or become a regular volunteer. See contact information below.
  1. Client Choice Food Pantry – Needs for volunteers to help stock, take clients through the pantry, and making to-go food bags. Hours are from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Volunteers can work all or a portion of that time.
  2. Client Choice Food Pantry – Help is needed picking up food and putting away food from the food bank and other sources on Friday morning. Volunteers need to be 18 or older or if younger accompanied by an adult.
  3. Gardening – Work in the garden next to The Dubuque Salvation Army. Monday’s and Wednesday’s after 4 p.m.
Galena Center for the Arts is looking for front desk volunteers to greet customers, explain the gallery exhibits, make sales and other similar opportunities. Please see contact information below.

The Foundation for Northwest Illinois has teamed up with Northern Illinois Food Bank and New Jerusalem Food Pantry of Freeport to hold a drive-thru Holiday Meal Box distribution on Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon in Freeport where 500 meal boxes will be available to area families.

The Rotary Club of Galena, IL invites you to join them at its luncheon meeting on the first and third Friday of the month, at the DeSoto House Hotel at noon. We’re an enthusiastic and energic club that supports community organizations in Jo Daviess County and provides scholarships for high school seniors. Go to GalenaRotary.org, or call Janet Eggleston, President at 217-497-6703, or Jim Berberet, President Elect, at 815-541-3966.