Monthly Archives: April 2014

How To: Be a Great Volunteer

In the first volunteer blog post, readers learned the value of volunteering for True Friends. This week, you’ll learn how to be the best volunteer you can be!

To be a great volunteer anywhere, you should be or want to be…

Dependable

Reliable

Flexible

Committed

Selfless

Friendly

Energetic

Positive

By donating your time and energy to give back to the community, you’re already demonstrating selflessness. The rest of these qualities are what organizations are looking for in individuals who want to get involved. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who enjoys interacting with someone who doesn’t want to be where they are. Make sure you’re committed to your volunteer work and excited to be helping out.

Volunteering with True Friends takes individuals who have, or want to have, that little extra…

       Kind                                                    Willing to look silly                                                    Helpful
         Enthusiastic                                             Respectful                                                           Involved 
      Adaptable                                                   Creative                                                              FUN!

Working with campers requires having fun and not sweating the small stuff. Camp is fun, crazy and loud, and our volunteers are expected to be a part of, if not leading, it all! These qualities are essential to [...]

Plant Sale Benefiting Camp

Picha Heritage Farms of Eden Prairie will be hosting its annual Birch Island Plant Sale to benefit children and adults with disabilities. The sale runs May 7-18. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends. The farm is located at 6649 Birch Island Road. A wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees and shrubs will be offered at near wholesale prices.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit True Friends – Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie. Each year camp scholarships enable campers with a broad range of disabilities to attend summer, winter and weekend sessions.