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AmeriCorps doubling number of volunteers in special Minnesota unit helping people to cope with COVID-19 fallout


March 10, 2021


Second Harvest Heartland is one of the organizations AmeriCorps members assisted in 2020.

From food shelves to schools, Minnesota organizations on the front lines of the pandemic will receive reinforcements this summer from a special AmeriCorps program that plans to double its volunteers.

One year into the pandemic, ServeMinnesota - the service commission that administers AmeriCorps state programs - is expanding the Emergency Response Initiative, created last spring to respond to COVID-19.

The organization is seeking more than 700 people from June to August. Last year, about 300 volunteers helped with everything from COVID contact tracing to packing items at food shelves and assisting seniors with family visits on Zoom.


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