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

Minnesota Food Share March Campaign

Thank you Winona for helping us have a successful March FoodShare Campaign. With your help we raised 20,214 pounds of food and $36,542! Way to go Winona!!

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

Clothes Shop Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Why not consider lending a helping had at The Clothes Shop at Winona Volunteer Services. The Clothes Shop is our biggest fundraiser for the organization and we have immediate openings for cashiers, sorters  and donation specialists. If you have fours hours a week, consider yourself energetic and are socially minded, consider volunteering with us.

Please visit our website to read the job descriptions and to access to our  online application form or call our Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Goldblatt at 507.452.5591.

Open cashier positions are on:

 Mondays 1 – 5

Tuesdays 9 – 1

Wednesdays 9 – 1

Fridays 9 – 1

Saturdays 10 -1


Open sorter positions are on :

 Mondays 9 – 1 and 1 – 5

Tuesdays 1 – 5

Fridays 9 – 1


Open donation specialist positions are on:

Tuesdays 9 -1 and 1 – 5

Wednesdays 9 – 1

Thursdays 9 – 1 and 1 – 5

Saturdays 10 – 1





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!

WVS celebrates 40 years

Watch the video of our feature on Channel 25:


If you are a part of this history,( volunteer, board member, client or vendor ),  please contact Sandra at 507.452.5591 and share your memories about how things were when you were here.


Clothing Donations Needed at The Clothes Shop

The Winona Volunteer Services (WVS) Clothes Shop is in need of your clothing donations. We accept men’s women’s and children’s clothing and accessories including belts, hats, purses,and shoes.

Donations are accepted Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm and on Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm.

We rely on clothing sales for revenue that supports our general operating expenses. The Clothes Shop provides:

  • low-cost high quality clothing to all income levels
  • FREE clothing to people in cases of an emergency with a verafiable need
  •  recycles non-sellable clothing to help our environment

So please consider donating your pants to WVS today.

Your donations help the mission of Winona Volunteer Services!