You Are Needed- December 8th, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle

 

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)


Receptionist for front desk

SENDCAAA Head Start is in need of individuals or older adults to help answer phones.  Fargo Head Start is looking for people who like children or office environments.  Duties would include answering telephone calls and “buzz” people into secure building, helping children and teachers in the classroom.

Head Start locations for this opportunity are in south Fargo.  Flexible times available between Monday through Friday during the times of 8:30am-3:30pm.

 

Phone Pledge Volunteers

Prairie Public is gearing up for their December membership drive. They need volunteers to take pledge calls! They need volunteers Saturday, November 29 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm and Monday, December 8 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. They are looking for groups of 4-6. Volunteers will receive a brief training session before the show begins.  Moderate computer skills and nice phone demeanor are necessary.  Local restaurants provide a snack or light meal.  g for groups of 4-6. Volunteers will receive a brief training session before the show begins. Moderate computer skills and a nice phone demeanor are necessary. Local restaurants provide a snack or light meal. Please contact Megan Schroeder for more information at 701-239-7585 or mschroeder@prairiepublic.org.


Santa Village

Fargo Park District is looking for individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 14 years old at Santa’s Village.  Duties include helping with craft projects, collecting donations (food or toys) in the concessions or writing letter to Santa.  Event is held at Rheault Farm: 2902 25th St. S. Fargo.

Event Dates:                                      Event Times:                          Volunteer Shifts

November 29 & 30                             1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30-7pm

December 2, 3, 4, 5

DayCare Days                                   9am-11am/1pm-3pm             9am-11am/1pm-3pm

December 6 & 7                                  1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30pm-7pm

December 11 & 12                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 13 & 14                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 17, 18,& 19                        4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 20 & 21                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 22 & 23                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

Donations Pick-up Volunteer

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, and small groups(2-6) to be responsible for picking up donations from one of our three locations (Blush Salon, Waxing the City Fargo, Jenny Craig). Volunteers will be responsible for contacting the store weekly to check on their level of donations.  Volunteers will coordinate pick up of donations with the store and Dress for Success Boutique.  This opportunity is flexible and can work around most schedules.  If donations are checked on weekly, the level of clothing will fit in a car.


Book Fair

North Dakota Autism Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age of 13 years old, and small groups (2-6) to help with information booth, reading to children, helping with children’s crafts.  Friday, December 12th from 1pm-8pm at Barnes & Noble in Fargo.  Sign up via volunteershot at http://vols.pt/jNU1cu.


Bell Ringing Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups, and youth-minimum age of 16 if not accompanied by an adult to help ringing the bell. Event will start November 14 through December 24, hours will be from 10am-8pm, Monday through Saturday at over 30 locations in the Fargo/West Fargo/Dilworth community.


*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.


Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN..

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. .

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-800pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability.


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle

You Are Needed- December 1st, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

Receptionist for front desk

SENDCAAA Head Start is in need of individuals or older adults to help answer phones.  Fargo Head Start is looking for people who like children or office environments.  Duties would include answering telephone calls and “buzz” people into secure building, helping children and teachers in the classroom.

Head Start locations for this opportunity are in south Fargo.  Flexible times available between Monday through Friday during the times of 8:30am-3:30pm.

 

Phone Pledge Volunteers

Prairie Public is gearing up for their December membership drive. They need volunteers to take pledge calls! They need volunteers Saturday, November 29 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm and Monday, December 8 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. They are looking for groups of 4-6. Volunteers will receive a brief training session before the show begins.  Moderate computer skills and nice phone demeanor are necessary.  Local restaurants provide a snack or light meal.  g for groups of 4-6. Volunteers will receive a brief training session before the show begins. Moderate computer skills and a nice phone demeanor are necessary. Local restaurants provide a snack or light meal. Please contact Megan Schroeder for more information at 701-239-7585 or mschroeder@prairiepublic.org.


Santa Village

Fargo Park District is looking for individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 14 years old at Santa’s Village.  Duties include helping with craft projects, collecting donations (food or toys) in the concessions or writing letter to Santa.  Event is held at Rheault Farm: 2902 25th St. S. Fargo.

Event Dates:                                      Event Times:                          Volunteer Shifts

November 29 & 30                             1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30-7pm

December 2, 3, 4, 5

DayCare Days                                   9am-11am/1pm-3pm             9am-11am/1pm-3pm

December 6 & 7                                  1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30pm-7pm

December 11 & 12                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 13 & 14                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 17, 18,& 19                        4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 20 & 21                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 22 & 23                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

 

*Christmas on the Prairie

Bonanzaville is looking for individuals, families, older adults, and youth-Minimum age of 13 years old to help with crafts, cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, maybe serving food.  The Event is on December 6 at Bonanzaville from 1pm-6pm.  Volunteers are needed from 12:30pm-6pm.

Donations Pick-up Volunteer

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, and small groups(2-6) to be responsible for picking up donations from one of our three locations (Blush Salon, Waxing the City Fargo, Jenny Craig). Volunteers will be responsible for contacting the store weekly to check on their level of donations.  Volunteers will coordinate pick up of donations with the store and Dress for Success Boutique.  This opportunity is flexible and can work around most schedules.  If donations are checked on weekly, the level of clothing will fit in a car.


Book Fair

North Dakota Autism Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age of 13 years old, and small groups (2-6) to help with information booth, reading to children, helping with children’s crafts.  Friday, December 12th from 1pm-8pm at Barnes & Noble in Fargo.  Sign up via volunteershot at http://vols.pt/jNU1cu.


Bell Ringing Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups, and youth-minimum age of 16 if not accompanied by an adult to help ringing the bell. Event will start November 14 through December 24, hours will be from 10am-8pm, Monday through Saturday at over 30 locations in the Fargo/West Fargo/Dilworth community.


*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.


Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN..

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. .

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-800pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability.


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

You Are Needed- November 24th, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

Receptionist for front desk

SENDCAAA Head Start is in need of individuals or older adults to help answer phones.  Fargo Head Start is looking for people who like children or office environments.  Duties would include answering telephone calls and “buzz” people into secure building, helping children and teachers in the classroom.

Head Start locations for this opportunity are in south Fargo.  Flexible times available between Monday through Friday during the times of 8:30am-3:30pm.

 

Phone Pledge Volunteers

Prairie Public is gearing up for their December membership drive. They need volunteers to take pledge calls! They need volunteers Saturday, November 29 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm and Monday, December 8 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. They are looking for groups of 4-6. Volunteers will receive a brief training session before the show begins.  Moderate computer skills and nice phone demeanor are necessary.  Local restaurants provide a snack or light meal.  g for groups of 4-6. Volunteers will receive a brief training session before the show begins. Moderate computer skills and a nice phone demeanor are necessary. Local restaurants provide a snack or light meal. Please contact Megan Schroeder for more information at 701-239-7585 or mschroeder@prairiepublic.org.


Santa Village

Fargo Park District is looking for individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 14 years old at Santa’s Village.  Duties include helping with craft projects, collecting donations (food or toys) in the concessions or writing letter to Santa.  Event is held at Rheault Farm: 2902 25th St. S. Fargo.

Event Dates:                                      Event Times:                          Volunteer Shifts

November 29 & 30                             1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30-7pm

December 2, 3, 4, 5

DayCare Days                                   9am-11am/1pm-3pm             9am-11am/1pm-3pm

December 6 & 7                                  1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30pm-7pm

December 11 & 12                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 13 & 14                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 17, 18,& 19                        4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 20 & 21                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 22 & 23                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

 

*Christmas on the Prairie

Bonanzaville is looking for individuals, families, older adults, and youth-Minimum age of 13 years old to help with crafts, cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, maybe serving food.  The Event is on December 6 at Bonanzaville from 1pm-6pm.  Volunteers are needed from 12:30pm-6pm.

Donations Pick-up Volunteer

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, and small groups(2-6) to be responsible for picking up donations from one of our three locations (Blush Salon, Waxing the City Fargo, Jenny Craig). Volunteers will be responsible for contacting the store weekly to check on their level of donations.  Volunteers will coordinate pick up of donations with the store and Dress for Success Boutique.  This opportunity is flexible and can work around most schedules.  If donations are checked on weekly, the level of clothing will fit in a car.


Book Fair

North Dakota Autism Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age of 13 years old, and small groups (2-6) to help with information booth, reading to children, helping with children’s crafts.  Friday, December 12th from 1pm-8pm at Barnes & Noble in Fargo.  Sign up via volunteershot at http://vols.pt/jNU1cu.


Bell Ringing Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups, and youth-minimum age of 16 if not accompanied by an adult to help ringing the bell. Event will start November 14 through December 24, hours will be from 10am-8pm, Monday through Saturday at over 30 locations in the Fargo/West Fargo/Dilworth community.


*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.


Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN..

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. .

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-800pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability.


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

You Are Needed- November 17th, 2014

 - by FirstLink

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

Santa Village

Fargo Park District is looking for individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 14 years old at Santa’s Village.  Duties include helping with craft projects, collecting donations (food or toys) in the concessions or writing letter to Santa.  Event is held at Rheault Farm: 2902 25th St. S. Fargo.

Event Dates:                                      Event Times:                          Volunteer Shifts

November 29 & 30                             1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30-7pm

December 2, 3, 4, 5

DayCare Days                                   9am-11am/1pm-3pm             9am-11am/1pm-3pm

December 6 & 7                                  1pm-7pm                                 1pm-4pm/3:30pm-7pm

December 11 & 12                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 13 & 14                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 17, 18,& 19                        4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

December 20 & 21                              1pm-8pm                                 1pm-4:30pm/4pm-8pm

December 22 & 23                              4pm-8pm                                 4pm-8pm

 

*Christmas on the Prairie

Bonanzaville is looking for individuals, families, older adults, and youth-Minimum age of 13 years old to help with crafts, cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, maybe serving food.  The Event is on December 6 at Bonanzaville from 1pm-6pm.  Volunteers are needed from 12:30pm-6pm.

 

2K Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project (A Men’s NCAA pre-season basketball tournament)

Wounded Warrior Project is looking for individuals, families, older adults, small groups need 2-5 per day to help with tournament.  Duties will include: arriving 1 hour before the first game both days (3:30pm Central Time), setting-up/breaking down of a Wounded Warrior Project table, engaging with attendees to raise awareness of Wounded Warrior Project.  You will be provided with WWP promo items for the tables, as well as literature about the programs and services we offer.  Volunteers should be computer savvy, friendly, and outgoing.  Below are the games that will be played in Fargo.

Friday, November 21

                                               Volunteer Arrival Time         3:30pm Central

Alcorn State vs Hampton         4:30pm Central

                               Kennesaw State vs North Dakota State   7:00pm Central

Volunteers Departure Time   9:00pm Central

Saturday, November 22

Volunteer Arrival Time         3:30pm Central

                                           Subregional Consolation Game   4:30pm Central

Subregional Championship Game   7:00pm Central

Volunteer Departure Time    9:00pm Central

Donations Pick-up Volunteer

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, and small groups(2-6) to be responsible for picking up donations from one of our three locations (Blush Salon, Waxing the City Fargo, Jenny Craig). Volunteers will be responsible for contacting the store weekly to check on their level of donations.  Volunteers will coordinate pick up of donations with the store and Dress for Success Boutique.  This opportunity is flexible and can work around most schedules.  If donations are checked on weekly, the level of clothing will fit in a car.


Book Fair

North Dakota Autism Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age of 13 years old, and small groups (2-6) to help with information booth, reading to children, helping with children’s crafts.  Friday, December 12th from 1pm-8pm at Barnes & Noble in Fargo.  Sign up via volunteershot at http://vols.pt/jNU1cu.


Christmas Food Box Registration Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals and older adults to help enter recipient’s information in our database, fill out cards to pick up box, greet people as they enter.  A background check is required and will be provided and paid for by The Salvation Army.  Help is needed from November 10 through November 21, Monday through Friday from 9am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4pm at the Salvation Army downtown location, 304 Roberts Street in the Chapel.

 

Bell Ringing Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups, and youth-minimum age of 16 if not accompanied by an adult to help ringing the bell. Event will start November 14 through December 24, hours will be from 10am-8pm, Monday through Saturday at over 30 locations in the Fargo/West Fargo/Dilworth community.


Client Appreciation Turkey Dinner

CCRI is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to help with food preparations, serving, greeting attendees, cleaning up, dishes, refilling beverages, etc.  Sunday November 10th from 9am-2pm for food preparations. Monday November 11th from 2:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm, and 6:30pm-9pm for food preparations, serving, greeting, dishes, etc.  Both days at St. Francis Church 601 15th St. N, Moohread.

 

Cultivate Our Cultures Festival

City of Moorhead is in need of individuals, families, older adults and small groups (2-6) to  help with the food court all day and helping with clean-up 4-6pm,  parking lot attendants from 10am to 4pm (one person per 2-hour shift). Shifts are: 8am-10am for set-up, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm.

We need to know who is coming ahead of time?

 

*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

 

Feed My Starving Children Update

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Thank you so much to those of you who expressed an interest in this effort and a willingness to volunteer and give.  Unfortunately, due to the present level of funding and the limited time available to raise additional funds, the event needs to be postponed until a later date when more funding can be raised.  We will update our website- fundraising.fmsc.org/Fargo- when we have a new date scheduled.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN..

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. .

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.


Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-800pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.

 

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability.


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

You Are Needed-November 10th, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

 

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

 

2K Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project (A Men’s NCAA pre-season basketball tournament)

Wounded Warrior Project is looking for individuals, families, older adults, small groups need 2-5 per day to help with tournament.  Duties will include: arriving 1 hour before the first game both days (3:30pm Central Time), setting-up/breaking down of a Wounded Warrior Project table, engaging with attendees to raise awareness of Wounded Warrior Project.  You will be provided with WWP promo items for the tables, as well as literature about the programs and services we offer.  Volunteers should be computer savvy, friendly, and outgoing.  Below are the games that will be played in Fargo.

Friday, November 21

                                               Volunteer Arrival Time         3:30pm Central

Alcorn State vs Hampton         4:30pm Central

                               Kennesaw State vs North Dakota State   7:00pm Central

Volunteers Departure Time   9:00pm Central

Saturday, November 22

Volunteer Arrival Time         3:30pm Central

                                           Subregional Consolation Game   4:30pm Central

Subregional Championship Game   7:00pm Central

Volunteer Departure Time    9:00pm Central

Donations Pick-up Volunteer

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, and small groups(2-6) to be responsible for picking up donations from one of our three locations (Blush Salon, Waxing the City Fargo, Jenny Craig). Volunteers will be responsible for contacting the store weekly to check on their level of donations.  Volunteers will coordinate pick up of donations with the store and Dress for Success Boutique.  This opportunity is flexible and can work around most schedules.  If donations are checked on weekly, the level of clothing will fit in a car.


Book Fair

North Dakota Autism Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age of 13 years old, and small groups (2-6) to help with information booth, reading to children, helping with children’s crafts.  Friday, December 12th from 1pm-8pm at Barnes & Noble in Fargo.  Sign up via volunteershot at http://vols.pt/jNU1cu.


Christmas Food Box Registration Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals and older adults to help enter recipient’s information in our database, fill out cards to pick up box, greet people as they enter.  A background check is required and will be provided and paid for by The Salvation Army.  Help is needed from November 10 through November 21, Monday through Friday from 9am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4pm at the Salvation Army downtown location, 304 Roberts Street in the Chapel.

 

Bell Ringing Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups, and youth-minimum age of 16 if not accompanied by an adult to help ringing the bell. Event will start November 14 through December 24, hours will be from 10am-8pm, Monday through Saturday at over 30 locations in the Fargo/West Fargo/Dilworth community.


Client Appreciation Turkey Dinner

CCRI is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to help with food preparations, serving, greeting attendees, cleaning up, dishes, refilling beverages, etc.  Sunday November 10th from 9am-2pm for food preparations. Monday November 11th from 2:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm, and 6:30pm-9pm for food preparations, serving, greeting, dishes, etc.  Both days at St. Francis Church 601 15th St. N, Moohread.

 

Cultivate Our Cultures Festival

City of Moorhead is in need of individuals, families, older adults and small groups (2-6) to  help with the food court all day and helping with clean-up 4-6pm,  parking lot attendants from 10am to 4pm (one person per 2-hour shift). Shifts are: 8am-10am for set-up, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm.

We need to know who is coming ahead of time?

 

*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.


Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

Feed My Starving Children Update

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Thank you so much to those of you who expressed an interest in this effort and a willingness to volunteer and give.  Unfortunately, due to the present level of funding and the limited time available to raise additional funds, the event needs to be postponed until a later date when more funding can be raised.  We will update our website- fundraising.fmsc.org/Fargo- when we have a new date scheduled.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN..

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. .

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-800pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability.


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

Giving Tree of Hope & Connection Fair

 - by FirstLink

Greetings from FirstLink!

Can you believe it? It’s that time of year again and if you’re anything like me that little bit of snow reminded you of the holiday season! FirstLink will be kicking off the season by getting ready for our Giving Tree of Hope & Connection Fair! You will see us soon at the mall collecting gifts for the event. Stop by and pick up a tag from our amazing volunteers and return your gifts to the table. We will take care of the rest. This year we have also taken over as the Toys for Tots coordinators, which means we will have even more to do and  hopefully even more gifts to give to those in need! We are very excited about this new partnership and hope to continue it in the future! There will be Toys for Tots boxes at many locations around town for you to donate! David has been busy delivering boxes to businesses and we are rapidly running out of storage at our office. A problem we are happy to have!

For those of you that do not know what happens at Giving Tree of Hope and the Connection Fair, here is a little bit about the event. FirstLink works to collect gifts starting in mid-Novemeber and on December 17th from 9am -4pm we will be distributing those gifts to children and adults with special needs that would not otherwise receive a gift during the holiday season. The event takes place at the Fargo Civic Center, Centennial Hall (207 4th St N, Fargo) and there will be free parking in the east side parking lot of the Civic Center. All gifts are given out on a first come, first serve basis and there is no pre-registration required. The only requirements necessary to get gifts are a driver’s license or photo ID for the head of household and a social security card for each child/person that will be receiving a gift.

We will also be having our Connection Fair for the second year. There will be booths with local nonprofits and government agencies that can provide resources to those that may need them. It is also a great way for volunteers at the event to find other opportunities to serve in the community. We are hoping for another great turnout this year and look forward to being able to help those that may not be able to provide gifts for their family this year. If you have any questions please contact FirstLink’s helpline at 2-1-1 or 701-235-7335. If you are interested in being part of the Connection Fair, please contact Emily at emilyc@myfirstlink.org or 701-293-6462. Thank you!

 

You Are Needed- November 3rd, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)


Book Fair

North Dakota Autism Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age of 13 years old, and small groups (2-6) to help with information booth, reading to children, helping with children’s crafts.  Friday, December 12th from 1pm-8pm at Barnes & Noble in Fargo.  Sign up via volunteershot at http://vols.pt/jNU1cu.


Christmas Food Box Registration Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals and older adults to help enter recipient’s information in our database, fill out cards to pick up box, greet people as they enter.  A background check is required and will be provided and paid for by The Salvation Army.  Help is needed from November 10 through November 21, Monday through Friday from 9am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4pm at the Salvation Army downtown location, 304 Roberts Street in the Chapel.

 

Bell Ringing Volunteers

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups, and youth-minimum age of 16 if not accompanied by an adult to help ringing the bell. Event will start November 14 through December 24, hours will be from 10am-8pm, Monday through Saturday at over 30 locations in the Fargo/West Fargo/Dilworth community.


Client Appreciation Turkey Dinner

CCRI is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to help with food preparations, serving, greeting attendees, cleaning up, dishes, refilling beverages, etc.  Sunday November 10th from 9am-2pm for food preparations. Monday November 11th from 2:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm, and 6:30pm-9pm for food preparations, serving, greeting, dishes, etc.  Both days at St. Francis Church 601 15th St. N, Moohread.

 

Cultivate Our Cultures Festival

City of Moorhead is in need of individuals, families, older adults and small groups (2-6) to  help with the food court all day and helping with clean-up 4-6pm,  parking lot attendants from 10am to 4pm (one person per 2-hour shift). Shifts are: 8am-10am for set-up, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm.

We need to know who is coming ahead of time?

 

*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.


Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

 

Feed My Starving Children Update

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Thank you so much to those of you who expressed an interest in this effort and a willingness to volunteer and give.  Unfortunately, due to the present level of funding and the limited time available to raise additional funds, the event needs to be postponed until a later date when more funding can be raised.  We will update our website- fundraising.fmsc.org/Fargo- when we have a new date scheduled.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN..

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. .

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-800pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability.


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

 

You Are Needed – October 28th, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

 

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

 

 

Client Appreciation Turkey Dinner

CCRI is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to help with food preparations, serving, greeting attendees, cleaning up, dishes, refilling beverages, etc.  Sunday November 10th from 9am-2pm for food preparations. Monday November 11th from 2:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm, and 6:30pm-9pm for food preparations, serving, greeting, dishes, etc.  Both days at St. Francis Church 601 15th St. N, Moohread.

 

Cultivate Our Cultures Festival

City of Moorhead is in need of individuals, families, older adults and small groups (2-6) to  help with the food court all day and helping with clean-up 4-6pm,  parking lot attendants from 10am to 4pm (one person per 2-hour shift). Shifts are: 8am-10am for set-up, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.
 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.

 

*Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

*Raking Leaves Volunteer

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, large groups (10-15), small groups, youth (16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult).  Responsibilities: Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House often experience high levels of stress due to the illness or health status of their child. The Ronald McDonald House provides comfort and care during these difficult times.  One way the Ronald McDonald House tries to elevate stress felt by families is through a comfortable and peaceful environment.  The yard brighten spirits and welcome families, visitors and volunteers to our House.  The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is looking for dependable, positive, motivated individuals, and groups to rake our yards this fall.  Taking care of the yard involved raking, mowing, and disposing of yard waste.  Daily and weekly commitments preferred by groups or individuals. We welcome volunteers between the hours of 10am-8pm Monday through Friday, Noon-8pm on Saturday and Sunday. Raking Leaves volunteer opportunity is available at both house locations.

 

Feed My Starving Children Update

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Thank you so much to those of you who expressed an interest in this effort and a willingness to volunteer and give.  Unfortunately, due to the present level of funding and the limited time available to raise additional funds, the event needs to be postponed until a later date when more funding can be raised.  We will update our website- fundraising.fmsc.org/Fargo- when we have a new date scheduled.

 

*FVND Navigating the Crossroad to Hope Gala

Family Voices of ND (FVND) is in need of individuals, older adults, small and large groups (2-30) and youth-minimum age of 18 years old to help setup/tear down gala.  Assist with silent auction and with guest checkin and check out, and will need Host/Hostess for seating.  Thursday Oct 23 at the Doublewood Inn from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

Haunted Mall

Moorhead Center Mall is looking for individuals to dress up in Halloween costumes, possibly help with haunted spaces, give out candy, etc. October 31, 4-10pm at the Moorhead Center Mall.  Also looking for volunteers to help decorate on October 30th if needed.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.


Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday

9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.


General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. 

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

You Are Needed – October 21st, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

 

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

 

 

Client Appreciation Turkey Dinner

CCRI is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to help with food preparations, serving, greeting attendees, cleaning up, dishes, refilling beverages, etc.  Sunday November 10th from 9am-2pm for food preparations. Monday November 11th from 2:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm, and 6:30pm-9pm for food preparations, serving, greeting, dishes, etc.  Both days at St. Francis Church 601 15th St. N, Moohread.

 

Cultivate Our Cultures Festival

City of Moorhead is in need of individuals, families, older adults and small groups (2-6) to  help with the food court all day and helping with clean-up 4-6pm,  parking lot attendants from 10am to 4pm (one person per 2-hour shift). Shifts are: 8am-10am for set-up, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm.

 

*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.
 

*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.

 

*Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

*Raking Leaves Volunteer

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, large groups (10-15), small groups, youth (16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult).  Responsibilities: Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House often experience high levels of stress due to the illness or health status of their child. The Ronald McDonald House provides comfort and care during these difficult times.  One way the Ronald McDonald House tries to elevate stress felt by families is through a comfortable and peaceful environment.  The yard brighten spirits and welcome families, visitors and volunteers to our House.  The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is looking for dependable, positive, motivated individuals, and groups to rake our yards this fall.  Taking care of the yard involved raking, mowing, and disposing of yard waste.  Daily and weekly commitments preferred by groups or individuals. We welcome volunteers between the hours of 10am-8pm Monday through Friday, Noon-8pm on Saturday and Sunday. Raking Leaves volunteer opportunity is available at both house locations.

 

Feed My Starving Children Update

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Thank you so much to those of you who expressed an interest in this effort and a willingness to volunteer and give.  Unfortunately, due to the present level of funding and the limited time available to raise additional funds, the event needs to be postponed until a later date when more funding can be raised.  We will update our website- fundraising.fmsc.org/Fargo- when we have a new date scheduled.

 

*FVND Navigating the Crossroad to Hope Gala

Family Voices of ND (FVND) is in need of individuals, older adults, small and large groups (2-30) and youth-minimum age of 18 years old to help setup/tear down gala.  Assist with silent auction and with guest checkin and check out, and will need Host/Hostess for seating.  Thursday Oct 23 at the Doublewood Inn from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

Haunted Mall

Moorhead Center Mall is looking for individuals to dress up in Halloween costumes, possibly help with haunted spaces, give out candy, etc. October 31, 4-10pm at the Moorhead Center Mall.  Also looking for volunteers to help decorate on October 30th if needed.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.


Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday

9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.


General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. 

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability


Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

You Are Needed- October 14th, 2014

 - by FirstLink

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

 

Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th.  The table will be set up from 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.  Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.

 

Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age 5 with adult supervision,  small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unloading gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables.  Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th  from 7:45am-5pm.  Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up.  Varies shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www. myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link.  For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.


Service Project Volunteers

FirstLink is seeking volunteer groups who are interested in doing a service project for FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope. Groups would be making bird feeders which will then be distributed to families during the Giving Tree of Hope in December. This would be a great activity for families, church groups, service clubs or student organizations who want to help give a special gift to children and special needs adults this holiday season.

*Raking Leaves Volunteer

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, large groups (10-15), small groups, youth (16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult).  Responsibilities: Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House often experience high levels of stress due to the illness or health status of their child. The Ronald McDonald House provides comfort and care during these difficult times.  One way the Ronald McDonald House tries to elevate stress felt by families is through a comfortable and peaceful environment.  The yard brighten spirits and welcome families, visitors and volunteers to our House.  The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is looking for dependable, positive, motivated individuals, and groups to rake our yards this fall.  Taking care of the yard involved raking, mowing, and disposing of yard waste.  Daily and weekly commitments preferred by groups or individuals. We welcome volunteers between the hours of 10am-8pm Monday through Friday, Noon-8pm on Saturday and Sunday. Raking Leaves volunteer opportunity is available at both house locations.

 

Feed My Starving Children Update

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Thank you so much to those of you who expressed an interest in this effort and a willingness to volunteer and give.  Unfortunately, due to the present level of funding and the limited time available to raise additional funds, the event needs to be postponed until a later date when more funding can be raised.  We will update our website- fundraising.fmsc.org/Fargo- when we have a new date scheduled.

 

*FVND Navigating the Crossroad to Hope Gala

Family Voices of ND (FVND) is in need of individuals, older adults, small and large groups (2-30) and youth-minimum age of 18 years old to help setup/tear down gala.  Assist with silent auction and with guest checkin and check out, and will need Host/Hostess for seating.  Thursday Oct 23 at the Doublewood Inn from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

 

Meal Volunteer Opportunity

FM Dorthy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare, and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer’s choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen. See attachment in Green Binder

 

Share a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House.  Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods.  We are seeking volunteers to help us create a “home away from home” for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods.  Baked goods can be provided at any time.

 

Haunted Mall

Moorhead Center Mall is looking for individuals to dress up in Halloween costumes, possibly help with haunted spaces, give out candy, etc. October 31, 4-10pm at the Moorhead Center Mall.  Also looking for volunteers to help decorate on October 30th if needed.

 

*Special Events and Activities Volunteers

Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties and activities which include crafts, bingo and games.  Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.

 

Technology Support

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members & staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Volunteer Manager

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteer activities at the club.  They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Activity Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community.  Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN..

 

Fundraising Assistant

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

Board Member

The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9a,-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers.  Board meetings monthy 3rd Wednesday . They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.

 

General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer

Bonanzaville is looking for  individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-Minimum age of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village.  We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting buildings, etc.  Please contact us during regular business hours for more information.  Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.

 

Companions for Children Volunteer

Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors.  Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth.  Location is in Minot, North Dakota.

 

Booth Volunteer

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families and older adults to represent FirstLink at various booths in the community.  Time commitment is typically 2-4 hours per booth.  Booths are typically in the evenings and on weekends; some weekday booths maybe available.

 

Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs.  Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.  Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+ years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversation), social recreation and help with non-medical daily living activities (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep) to older adult men and women who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disabled. Volunteer benefits include hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off, travel reimbursement and flexible scheduling.


Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month. .

 

*Coffee Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends.  Saturdays: 12:30-4pm, Sundays: 12:30pm-4:00pm at 201 South University Drive location.

 

Get set and go stylists

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop.  Do not need a Beautician license.  Could also paint nails.  Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week.  At 201 South University Drive location.

 

Assistant to Beauty Shop

Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assistance taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointment, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms.  Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down times. At the 201 South University Drive location.

 

Road to Recovery Driver

American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 year old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need.  All drivers are trained by the American Cancer Society.  Drivers need a current valid driver’s license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance.  This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!

 

REACH Food Pantry Office Support

The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm.  Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.  The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-800pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.

 

Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser

Dress for Success Red River Valley is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours are available.


Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice Red River Valley is in need of individuals to provide companionship, light housekeeping, friendly visiting, to reminisce, play cards, and share coffee with patients who are receiving hospice care. Times are flexible depending on patient needs and volunteer availability.

 

Meal Delivery Volunteers

Valley Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels Delivery in West Fargo. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community. Meals are delivered for the noon meal Monday through Friday out of the West Fargo high-rise. It is about a one-hour time commitment each week.

 

*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings for youth who have been charged with an offense or are showing concerning behavior.  As a Youth Court volunteer you will participate as courtroom personnel and make decisions that help your community and your peers.  As a volunteer you will also have the opportunity to learn about the court system, gain valuable experience that can be used on college applications, serve as a positive role model, meet new friends and help your peers repair the harm that they have caused.  All volunteers must go through a 1 hour orientation prior to serving as a jury member on Youth Court and acquire 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.  Youth Court hearings are held every Thursday (year-round) from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). We ask that volunteers commit to attending 2 times a month but we are able to be flexible with your schedule on which dates you are able to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional opportunities not listed, visit www.myfirstlink.org and click on “Be the Change: Volunteer” blue circle.