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Volunteer of the month

Youth volunteer of the month - Phillip Vennemann

Hometown: Brainerd

Family: Mother, Barb, 2 sisters and one niece

Volunteer activities: Common Goods where he volunteers four days a week and works on special projects. Phillip also volunteers at the Brainerd Hotel and Conference Center and does janitorial work there.

 I volunteer because: It is fun and I get to learn work skills.

Nominated by: Suzanne Welch, Common Goods and Bridges of Hope.

To nominate a youth volunteer of the month notify: Monica Husen at 218-828-3515 or e-mail

Adult volunteer of the month Linda Anderson

Hometown: Hallock, moved to Brainerd in 1970.

Family: Husband, Delano, three children, Robert, Kris and Karin, and two grandchildren.

Volunteer activities: Bethany Good Samaritan (auxiliary member since 2004, helps with bingo, delivers mail, making popcorn, Gift shop, beauty shop), RSVP volunteer since 2004, volunteers at the VFW and American Legion and also volunteered at the Moose Lodge .

I volunteer because: I enjoy it and it makes people happy when you do something nice for them. 

 My most rewarding volunteer experience: Volunteering in the beauty shop and seeing what joy it brings to those who get their hair done.

 Nominated by: Tina Dunlap - Community relations coordinator at Bethany Good Samaritan

To nominate an Adult Volunteer of the Month notify: Monica Husen at 218-828-3515 or e-mail: