Welcome to Winona Volunteer Services

Food ShelfWinona Volunteer Services is a non-profit service provider and advocate working to improve the quality of life in our community.

With a caring network of dedicated volunteers and partners, we secure and distribute food, clothing, information, referrals, and emergency assistance in a respectful and dignified manner to people in need.

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WVS News & Updates

Otto Bremer Foundation’s March Millions for Winona Volunteer Services

Please consider making an online gift to Winona Volunteered Services (WVS) through GiveMN.org/MarchMillions  so WVS can benefit from the Otto Bremer Foundation’s March Millions for Southeastern Minnesota Campaign.   The Otto Bremer Foundation will be matching gifts, dollar for dollar, only if donors give online though this website,  GiveMN.org/MarchMillions during March. Once on the GiveMN donation site, please scroll down until you see Winona Volunteer Services ( we are fifth from the bottom). Click on our name and you can donate easily online.

If you have any questions, please call Sandra at 507.452.5591. Thank You for helping us with March Millions!

Minnesota Food Share March Campaign

Be a Hero. Fight Hunger. This March, The Winona Volunteer Services Supplement Food Shelf is challenging businesses, faith communities, schools, and other organizations to “Be a Hero and Fight Hunger.” We need your help to meet our goal for our first major food drive of the year, the Minnesota  FoodShare March Campaign. Please consider a food or cash donation to help us raise $30,000 and 20,000 pounds of food from now until April 10th.
To learn more about Minnesota Food Share visit: mmfoodshare.gmcc.org

2015 Quarter Sale Dates

On the 25th day of every month, excluding Sundays and Holidays, all items in The Clothes Shop are just twenty-five cents each! Here is our list of scheduled quarter day sales. Hope to see you soon! 2015 QUARTER SALE DATES

Great Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

Winona Volunteer Services has immediate opening in the Clothes Shop. We are looking for cashiers and donation specialists. If you have fours hours a week, consider joining our energetic and socially minded volunteers. Please visit our website for brief job descriptions. If interested in learning more about the  position, complete the online application form and Sandra will contact you directly.

Open Cashier positions are:

Monday Afternoons from 1pm – 5pm

Friday Mornings from 9am – 1pm


Open Donation Specialist positions are:

Tuesdays from 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 5pm

Wednesdays from9am – 1pm

Thursdays from 9am – 1pm and 1pm to 5pm


Get Moving! Eat Smart ▪ Be Active

Start your New Year off right!

Are you looking for motivation to be physically active? Whatever your fitness level is, regardless of your physical limitations, there is room to increase your activity level. For six weeks beginning January 15th let us help you enjoy the benefits of increased activity. Nadine Bayer and Deb McClellan will introduce ways to move, gain strength, balance, and have fun while doing it. You’ll learn how to get moving even when you don’t feel like it.

Call to reserve your spot in this fun and energizing class, 507.452.5591

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing!

Jennifer Wood and HBCI cooking at WVS

Jennifer Wood, a nutrition consultant, is taping her Nutritious Dish segments  at Winona Volunteer Services which is being aired on HBCI. Links to previously segments are below. Bon Appetite!