Caring Companion

Caring Companion volunteers may be the difference between self-reliance and mere survival.  With your assistance, older people receive extra help so they can remain independently in their own homes without premature nursing home placement.  Counties served are Clay, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau.  To help be a friend to a senior in your community call 800-584-7020 or 218-281-5832 and ask for the Senior Companion Program or email marley.melbye@tvoc.org.

Foster Grandparent

Foster Grandparent volunteers share their experiences and talents to improve the lives of children in need.  You can help children develop the skills, confidence, and strength to succeed in life.  Foster Grandparents make their neighborhoods stronger by helping children with special/exceptional needs achieve their goals.  Foster Grandparents are placed in non-profit settings such as public/private schools, daycare centers, development achievement centers and juvenile centers. Counties served are Becker, Clay, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau To make a difference call 800-584-7020 or 218-281-5832 and ask for the Foster Grandparent Program or email marley.melbye@tvoc.org.


Head Start Parent Committee

The Parent Committee is made up of parents or guardians of enrolled Head Start/Early Head Start children at the center. If you are interested in volunteering, you may contact a Recruiter and Family Advocate or the Center Manager.  There are a number of ways to donate your time.  You can work in your child’s classroom or you might have a skill you would like to share.  Whatever you choose to do to help will be appreciated and will bring more services to your Head Start Center. For more information, call 800-201-3461.

Comité de Padres de Head Start

El Comité de Padres está compuesto por los Padres de niños matriculados en el Centro de Head Start/ Head Start Temprano. Si usted está interesado en ser voluntario, favor comunicarse con el Reclutador y Asistente Familiar o el Gerente del Centro.  Hay varias maneras en que usted puede donar su tiempo.  Usted puede trabajar en el salón escolar de su hijo o quizás usted tiene una destreza que quisiera compartir con otros.  Cualquier cosa que usted escoja para ayudar será apreciada y brindará más servicios para su centro de Head Start.


Rural Transportation Collaborative (RTC)

RTC volunteer drivers use their own vehicles and donate their time and are reimbursed the IRS rate per mile they drive to cover the expenses they occur while on the road (gas, car maintenance, insurance, etc.). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver please click here to fill out an application. You may fill it out online or print the application and bring in to the office address listed below.

Rural Transportation Collaborative
Tri-Valley Public Transportation
1345 Fairfax Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716
Toll Free: 866-884-2695
Local: 218-281-9082
Fax: 800-475-6494

Please contact us at 866-884-2695 or at rtc@tvoc.org for more information on RTC.

RTC Driver Testimonials –

Hear from Rural Transportation Collaborative (RTC) volunteer drivers on how they learned about RTC and why they like driving for the RTC program. Take pride in helping those within your community whom need a ride. Call 866-884-2695 to learn how you can be a valuable asset to the RTC Program by becoming a RTC volunteer driver.

RTC Driver #1: https://youtu.be/YS7xx9JJ8jU?si=_eohMaEONa3fzZrD

RTC Driver #2: https://youtu.be/DR16CNzvb0U?si=5y4D874JuiQHv-1X