Students, staff and volunteers from Pequot Lakes High School are looking to give back to the communities that support the school. An important part of being a Patriot is learning the value of serving for a cause greater than self.

This value, among many others, is reinforced through service learning and is the foundation of the school's Day of Caring.

On May 8, more than 500 volunteers are looking for volunteer opportunities in Pequot Lakes, Crosslake, Nisswa, Breezy Point, Jenkins and Ideal Corners. Teams will come to your location and can work up to five hours on a project you need help with at your home, business or community location.

Homeowners must be at their home while the team of volunteers works on its project. Those who apply and whose projects are accepted can expect a team of student and adult volunteers to arrive at their home between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, the Day of Caring. Students will bring their own lunches.

Project assignments will be based on the date a request is received. Not all applications are guaranteed to be part of the Day of Caring event. Registration forms must be submitted by Friday, May 3, to be considered.

The volunteers will work on the projects rain or shine. In case of severe weather, cancellation information will be aired on local radio stations.

For more information, call the PLHS office at 218-568-9210.