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Volunteer of the Month

June ~  Joe Lebarge

Joe LaBarge started volunteering in Yankton the same year he moved here in 1979. During his time here, he has volunteered for many organizations including, Little League Baseball, PeeWee Football, Teener Baseball, Yankton’s JC, Morning Optimist, Yankton Cub and Boy scouts, Big Friend Little Friend and Senior Games, over the last several years he has focused his time and energy to volunteering and coaching with Special Olympics.

Thank you, Joe, for your continued dedication to Special Olympics and its athletes. You are a wonderful example of what it means to LIVE UNITED! Learn more about the impact Joe makes in our community!

For more information about volunteerism in the greater Yankton area, please contact the United Way of Greater Yankton at (605)665-6766 or  

Featured volunteer opportunites in education, income and health.

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, financial stability and health: the building blocks for a good life. But we can't do it alone. We need the heads, hands and hearts of committed people like you to help us tackle the problems facing our communities.  Each one of us has special talents. Things we can to help. Put your talents to work for your community. Volunteer.

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Whether it’s reading to children, or leading financial literacy classes for hard-working families, or delivering meals to homebound seniors, there are hundreds of volunteer options available every day.

Give the gift of you. Volunteer.

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