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Cook County Youth Volunteer Program

Mar 30, 2023 08:35AM ● By Editor

March 29, 2023 – Would you like to make a difference in your community this summer? Join us for the 2023 Cook County Youth Volunteer Program.

During the summer you can volunteer 25 - 50 hours at one of this year’s fantastic community sites where you could do a variety of tasks such as helping with children, cataloging historic artifacts, taking soil samples, or helping with journalism tasks. At the end of the summer, you will receive a certificate that you can redeem for a recreation or cultural activity of your choice such as music lessons, discounted ski pass, art class, golf pass or a variety of other options.

2023 Volunteer Sites include:


● Cook County Historical Society


● Cooperation Station

● Explorers Club

● Cook County Soil and Water

● SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Partnership)

● Grand Marais Playhouse

● Cook County Senior Center (the HUB)

To participate, families need to fill out an online application. The application deadline is Tuesday April 25. There will be an orientation session on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. for all youth/families to learn about the program, meet the volunteer site mentors, and indicate their preferences for a site.

Learn more about the program on the Community Center website: Youth Volunteer Program Details

Apply today: Cook County Youth Volunteer Program Application.

For updates and additional information, watch the Youth Volunteer Program website or contact Leanne Avery at the Community Center: 218-387-3015, [email protected].

About Cook County, MN

Cook County encompasses the sovereign nation of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the City of Grand Marais; the Townships of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder; and unincorporated areas in the easternmost part of Minnesota’s North Shore. Cook County Government values transparency and strives to deliver superior services and programs in a fiscally responsible way. We value the dignity of all County residents and seek to create a community that provides opportunity for all. Many of our offices are in the Cook County Courthouse at 411 W 2nd St, Grand Marais 55604. Other departments and facilities, such as the Airport, Community Center, Highway and Sheriff are located nearby. Call 218-387-3000 or visit:  



Todd Ford, Cook County Public Information Coordinator, [email protected], 218-387-3605

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