You Are Needed- September 15th, 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)

 

*Fargo Festival

Fargo Park District is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-30) and youth-minimum age of 15 years old to help at the straw bale maze, craft projects, carnival games, and other positions.  Check-in for volunteers will be at the pumpkin patch at the blue tent.  September 20 & 21st, shifts are: Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, 1pm -5:30pm, Sunday 11L30am-2:30pm, and 2:00pm-5:30pm. The event will be held at the Rheault Farm: 2905 25th St. S Fargo.

 

*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.

 

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Volunteer

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack is in need of individuals, families, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 5 years old/ kindergarten age to measure and scoop ingredients, seal bags and prepare boxes for shipping on Saturday October 4th for two-hour shifts: Shifts start at 8am, 10:30am and 1:30pm.


Herberger/ Goodwill Clothing Drive

Easter Seals Goodwill is looking for individuals, and older adults, to accept donated clothing from donor, giving a coupon back for each item donated, and tracking the donors with slash marks. For this special clothes drive event.


Red River Water Festival

River Keepers is in need of individuals, older adults, small and large groups (2-15) and youth-minimum age of 14 years old to teach hands-on activities to 4th grade students; assist with any activity, set-up and take down.  September 16th through 19th, and September 22nd from 9am-11am and 12:15pm-2:15pm at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Avenue N. Moorhead.


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 6 pm 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 9a,-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.

 

Staining decks and steps Volunteers

The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes.  We are wanting to get this project started ASAP.  This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed. 

 

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.

 

M.O.M’s Program Volunteer

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, large groups 6-10, older adults and small groups 2-6 to help serve lunch to children in 3 different low income areas, clean up after the meal and interact with the children from Monday-Friday during summer months.

 

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.

Sucide Prevention Week- September 8th-14th

 - by FirstLink

In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, FirstLink would like to share some warning signs of suicide and facts about suicide and depression. There are also ways to be helpful to someone who is threatening suicide listed.

A person at risk for suicidal behavior most often will show some or all of the following warning signs:

-threatening to hurt or kill himself or herself

-talking about wanting to hurt or kill himself or herself

-looking for ways to kill himself or herself by seeking access to to firearms, available pills, or other means

-talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide

Additional warning signs may include:

-Increased substance use

-No reason for living

-No sense of purpose in life

-anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all the time

-feeling trapped- like there’s no way out

-withdrawal from friends, family, and society

-rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge

-acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking

-dramatic mood changes

 

Facts about Suicide and Depression

Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder.

There are two types of depression: major depression and dysthymia. In major depression, symptoms interfere with one’s ability to function in all areas of life. In dysthymia, the symptoms are not as severe, but still impede one’s ability to function at normal levels.

The treatment of depression is effective 60-80% of the time, but less that 25% of individuals with depression receive adequate treatment.

Suicide occurs across ethnic, economic, social, and age boundaries.

SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE.

Ways to be helpful to someone who is threatening suicide:

1. Be aware. Learn the warning signs.

2. Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.

3. Ask if he or she is thinking about suicide.

4. Be direct. Talk openly and freely about suicide.

5. Be willing to listen. Allow for expression of feelings. Accept the feelings.

6. Be non-judgemental.

7. Don’t ask why.

8. Offer empathy, not sympathy

9. Don’t act shocked, this creates distance.

10. Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.

11. Offer hope that alternatives are available.

12. Take action! Remove means. Get help from individuals or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

FirstLink is just one of the many places people that are struggling with thoughts of suicide can receive help from. If you or someone you know is ever struggling with thoughts of suicide or the loss of someone to suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The above information comes for the American Association of Suicidology. Additional information can be found in the attached document.

Suicide Prevention Week 2014

You Are Needed- September 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)

 

*Fall Festival

Fargo Park District is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-30) and youth-minimum age of 15 years old to help at the straw bale maze, craft projects, carnival games, and other positions.  Check-in for volunteers will be at the pumpkin patch at the blue tent.  September 20 & 21st, shifts are: Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, 1pm -5:30pm, Sunday 11L30am-2:30pm, and 2:00pm-5:30pm. The event will be held at the Rheault Farm: 2905 25th St. S Fargo.

 

*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.

 

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack Volunteer

Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack is in need of individuals, families, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 5 years old/ kindergarten age to measure and scoop ingredients, seal bags and prepare boxes for shipping on Saturday October 4th for two-hour shifts: Shifts start at 8am, 10:30am and 1:30pm.


Herbergers/ Goodwill Clothing Drive

Easter Seals Goodwill is looking for individuals, and older adults, to accept donated clothing from donor, giving a coupon back for each item donated, and tracking the donors with slash marks. For this special clothes drive event.


Red River Water Festival

River Keepers is in need of individuals, older adults, small and large groups (2-15) and youth-minimum age of 14 years old to teach hands-on activities to 4th grade students; assist with any activity, set-up and take down.  September 16th through 19th, and September 22nd from 9am-11am and 12:15pm-2:15pm at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Avenue N. Moorhead.


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 6 pm 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 9a,-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.

 

Staining decks and steps Volunteers

The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes.  We are wanting to get this project started ASAP.  This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed. 

 

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.

 

M.O.M’s Program Volunteer

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, large groups 6-10, older adults and small groups 2-6 to help serve lunch to children in 3 different low income areas, clean up after the meal and interact with the children from Monday-Friday during summer months.

 

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.

FirstLink’s 2-1-1 Helpline

 - by FirstLink

 

 

 

2-1-1 is a national, free number that connects callers to information about health and human services. When someone dials 2-1-1 in North Dakota or Clay County, Minnesota they will be connected to FirstLink’s 2-1-1 Helpline. FirstLink’s trained call specialists provide help to callers in a variety of ways, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will always be a call specialist there ready and willing to help when someone calls.

The helpline provides a number of services. The main service is information and referral. FirstLink has a database of almost 6,000 community resources and uses it to connect people with organizations that can help. When someone calls 2-1-1 and needs financial assistance, help finding affordable health care or counseling services, or is looking for a particular organization’s contact information, the call specialist is able to pull up the information to help that individual. The database consists of nonprofit organizations and human service agencies. FirstLink is able to link people with resources 24 hours a day.

Our call specialists are also trained in crisis intervention and offer listening and support. If anyone is struggling and needs someone to talk to, they can reach someone anytime a day at 2-1-1. Call specialists provide a non-judgmental listening ear to those that need to talk.  If you are struggling with anything in your daily life and need to talk, please dial 2-1-1. When you call 2-1-1, we ask you what city you are calling from for funding purposes and to help find resources in your area.

All of our call specialists are also trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and can provide suicide intervention. If you are ever struggling with thoughts of suicide, we encourage you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255).

FirstLink’s 2-1-1 helpline is a great resource for anyone to be aware of. It is easy to remember, all a caller has to do is dial three digits: 2-1-1. If you are located in North Dakota or Clay County, Minnesota you will be connected to FirstLink. If your phone is from outside the coverage area, you will likely reach another 2-1-1 call center. FirstLink’s 2-1-1 Helpline can also accessed directly by dialing the local number (701) 235-7335. FirstLink’s mission is to assist people in identifying, accessing, and making effective use of community and volunteer resources. Please don’t hesitate to call.

 

You Are Needed- September 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)


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 6 pm 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.

 

Superhero 5K and sidekick youth run

CCRI is looking for individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to assist with registration/t-shirts, food, route, clean up, photography/videography.  Thursday September 4th at Gooseberry Park in Moorhead.  Volunteer opportunities vary between hours of 4pm and 9pm.   

 

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 9a,-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.

 

Staining decks and steps Volunteers

The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes.  We are wanting to get this project started ASAP.  This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed. 

 

*Walk of Hope Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 to help set up for the event, register participants and help with activities.  The Walk of Hope will be held on September 7th.  Volunteers are needed from 1pm-3:30pm.

 

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.

 

M.O.M’s Program Volunteer

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, large groups 6-10, older adults and small groups 2-6 to help serve lunch to children in 3 different low income areas, clean up after the meal and interact with the children from Monday-Friday during summer months.


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- August 25th, 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)

 

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.

 

Superhero 5K and sidekick youth run

CCRI is looking for individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to assist with

registration/t-shirts, food, route, clean up, photography/videography.  Thursday September 4th at Gooseberry Park in Moorhead.  Volunteer opportunities vary between hours of 4pm and 9pm.   

 

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 9a,-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.

 

Staining decks and steps Volunteers

The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes.  We are wanting to get this project started ASAP.  This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed. 

 

*Walk of Hope Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 to help set up for the event, register participants and help with activities.  The Walk of Hope will be held on September 7th.  Volunteers are needed from 1pm-3:30pm.

 

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.

 

M.O.M’s Program Volunteer

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, large groups 6-10, older adults and small groups 2-6 to help serve lunch to children in 3 different low income areas, clean up after the meal and interact with the children from Monday-Friday during summer months.

 

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- August 18th, 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)

 

Superhero 5K and sidekick youth run

CCRI is looking for individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to assist with registration/t-shirts, food, route, clean up, photography/videography.  Thursday September 4th at Gooseberry Park in Moorhead.  Volunteer opportunities vary between hours of 4pm and 9pm.   

 

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 9a,-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.

 

Staining decks and steps Volunteers

The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes.  We are wanting to get this project started ASAP.  This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed.

 

*Walk of Hope Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 to help set up for the event, register participants and help with activities.  The Walk of Hope will be held on September 7th.  Volunteers are needed from 1pm-3:30pm.

 

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.

 

Heartwarmers

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is in need of compassionate, caring and unique individuals to assist RMHC-RRV staff, volunteers, and families in a variety of ways on a regular basis.  Heartwarmers help to create a supportive and comfortable atmosphere for families by assisting with day/evening operations of the house. We ask Heartwarmers to come once a week with day, evening and weekend availabilities that fit your schedule.  Heartwarmers are the backbone of the RMHC-RRV and we are excited to welcome new volunteers.

 

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.

 

M.O.M’s Program Volunteer

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, large groups 6-10, older adults and small groups 2-6 to help serve lunch to children in 3 different low income areas, clean up after the meal and interact with the children from Monday-Friday during summer months.

 

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.

Keep the Faith

 - by FirstLink

 

 

 

 

 

 

With faith, support, and bright colorful waving signs Leola completed the Ironman Triathlon in 16:46!

 

 

It was amazing! Here is a pic of me at the finish, with my sister and nieces and a friend and her daughter!”

 

 

 

 

 

Adrenaline coursing through her veins Leola pushed herself past her limit, screaming the whole way to the finish line during her last mile, knowing that she was going to cross it.  “I ran my fastest mile of the marathon!”  She felt overjoyed knowing that she completed something amazing while also being mentally and physically pushed to the limit.

 

 ”I finished 112 mile bike .. 2.4 mile swim in 1:31. If you go to boulder ironman you can see my results. Bike took about 8:35, I made the 5:30 p.m. cut off!  I’ve ran several marathons so I was ready to run!” For the Ironman Triathlon you have 17 hours to complete it and Leola finished in 16:46!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone here at FirstLink are so proud of Leola for completing the Triathlon and also raising awareness about suicide.  Thank you to everyone who supported her through this journey of life.

 

 

You Are Needed – August 11th, 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)

 

*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 9a,-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.

 

Staining decks and steps Volunteers

The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes.  We are wanting to get this project started ASAP.  This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed. 

 

*Walk of Hope Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 to help set up for the event, register participants and help with activities.  The Walk of Hope will be held on September 7th.  Volunteers are needed from 1pm-3:30pm.

 

*Red River Youth for Christ Peach Season

Red River Youth for Christ is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6 on Wednesday through Friday) Large Groups(20 first Tuesday of each week) and youth-minimum age of 15 years old to help preparing peaches for distribution, inserting information in boxes, carrying peaches to vehicles and cashiers.

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.

 

Heartwarmers

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is in need of compassionate, caring and unique individuals to assist RMHC-RRV staff, volunteers, and families in a variety of ways on a regular basis.  Heartwarmers help to create a supportive and comfortable atmosphere for families by assisting with day/evening operations of the house. We ask Heartwarmers to come once a week with day, evening and weekend availabilities that fit your schedule.  Heartwarmers are the backbone of the RMHC-RRV and we are excited to welcome new volunteers.

 

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.

 

Manicure Volunteer

Home Appeal Adult Foster Care is in need of older adults and small groups (2-6) to give manicures to residents in the afternoon between 1pm-3pm on any day.


Project English

RSVP+ Southern Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups 2-6 and youth minimum age 18 to help new Americans learn English with Rosetta stone software, practice conversational and Basic English language skills with New American students (adults). Project English classes run at various locations and times. They are; Fargo Adult Learning center at Agassiz

Monday-Thursday 11:30am – 12:30pm and 2:30pm-3:30pm, Moorhead Adult Basic Education

Monday-Thursday anytime between 8:30am- 4:00pm and Fridays from 8:30am-12pm, Charism Family Center on Thursday evenings and Holiday Inn Fargo on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-10:00am.

 

M.O.M’s Program Volunteer

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, large groups 6-10, older adults and small groups 2-6 to help serve lunch to children in 3 different low income areas, clean up after the meal and interact with the children from Monday-Friday during summer months.


Membership Coordinator and Docent

Spirit Room is in need of individuals and older adults to take an active interest in the FM Arts community maintain membership and donation records, generate membership correspondence as requested, update membership database and serve as docent to answer phones, greet visitors and provide assistance as needed with mailing, paperwork and office organization. Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm for about 4 hours of time each week located at 111 Broadway in Downtown Fargo.

 

Archivist and Docent

Spirit Room is in need of individuals and older adults to take an active interest in the FM Arts community, record Spirit room events, art shows and concerts in Archives Data Base, compile documents, posters and related materials into master files and notebooks, maintain a running account of events and serve as docent to answer phones, greet visitors and provide assistance as needed with mailing, paperwork and office organization. Friday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm for about 4 hours of time each week located at 111 Broadway in Downtown Fargo.

 

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.


Roof Repair Volunteers

Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area is in need of individuals, older adults, or small and large groups (2-12) to help with roof repairs to homes.  These are elderly people; many are veterans and/or widows who live on a fixed income. They want to stay in their homes, but don’t have the money to fix the roof.  We are looking for both a house captain who has expertise in this area and people willing to serve on a crew.  You are also needed if you don’t have this skill set as there are needs regarding site cleanup.

 

Cashier Volunteer

Jazzy & Mumbos a thrift store where the proceeds go to animal aid, is in need of individuals, families, or older adults to help open the store, run the cash register, and keep the store neat and clean. This would be a long term opportunity.  Hours needed are from 9am-12:30pm, Volunteers are also needed one or two days in the afternoon from 12:00pm-4:30pm.  Flexible times and days 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 – August 5th, 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)

 

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.

 

Staining decks and steps Volunteers

The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes.  We are wanting to get this project started ASAP.  This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed. 

 

*Walk of Hope Volunteers

FirstLink is in need of individuals, families, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 to help set up for the event, register participants and help with activities.  The Walk of Hope will be held on September 7th.  Volunteers are needed from 1pm-3:30pm.

 

*Red River Youth for Christ Peach Season

Red River Youth for Christ is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6 on Wednesday through Friday) Large Groups(20 first Tuesday of each week) and youth-minimum age of 15 years old to help preparing peaches for distribution, inserting information in boxes, carrying peaches to vehicles and cashiers.

 

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.

 

Heartwarmers

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is in need of compassionate, caring and unique individuals to assist RMHC-RRV staff, volunteers, and families in a variety of ways on a regular basis.  Heartwarmers help to create a supportive and comfortable atmosphere for families by assisting with day/evening operations of the house. We ask Heartwarmers to come once a week with day, evening and weekend availabilities that fit your schedule.  Heartwarmers are the backbone of the RMHC-RRV and we are excited to welcome new volunteers.

 

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.

 

Manicure Volunteer

Home Appeal Adult Foster Care is in need of older adults and small groups (2-6) to give manicures to residents in the afternoon between 1pm-3pm on any day.


Project English

RSVP+ Southern Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups 2-6 and youth minimum age 18 to help new Americans learn English with Rosetta stone software, practice conversational and Basic English language skills with New American students (adults). Project English classes run at various locations and times. They are; Fargo Adult Learning center at Agassiz

Monday-Thursday 11:30am – 12:30pm and 2:30pm-3:30pm, Moorhead Adult Basic Education

Monday-Thursday anytime between 8:30am- 4:00pm and Fridays from 8:30am-12pm, Charism Family Center on Thursday evenings and Holiday Inn Fargo on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-10:00am.

 

M.O.M’s Program Volunteer

The Salvation Army is in need of individuals, large groups 6-10, older adults and small groups 2-6 to help serve lunch to children in 3 different low income areas, clean up after the meal and interact with the children from Monday-Friday during summer months.


Membership Coordinator and Docent

Spirit Room is in need of individuals and older adults to take an active interest in the FM Arts community maintain membership and donation records, generate membership correspondence as requested, update membership database and serve as docent to answer phones, greet visitors and provide assistance as needed with mailing, paperwork and office organization. Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm for about 4 hours of time each week located at 111 Broadway in Downtown Fargo.

 

Archivist and Docent

Spirit Room is in need of individuals and older adults to take an active interest in the FM Arts community, record Spirit room events, art shows and concerts in Archives Data Base, compile documents, posters and related materials into master files and notebooks, maintain a running account of events and serve as docent to answer phones, greet visitors and provide assistance as needed with mailing, paperwork and office organization. Friday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm for about 4 hours of time each week located at 111 Broadway in Downtown Fargo.

 

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.


Roof Repair Volunteers

Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area is in need of individuals, older adults, or small and large groups (2-12) to help with roof repairs to homes.  These are elderly people; many are veterans and/or widows who live on a fixed income. They want to stay in their homes, but don’t have the money to fix the roof.  We are looking for both a house captain who has expertise in this area and people willing to serve on a crew.  You are also needed if you don’t have this skill set as there are needs regarding site cleanup.

 

Cashier Volunteer

Jazzy & Mumbos a thrift store where the proceeds go to animal aid, is in need of individuals, families, or older adults to help open the store, run the cash register, and keep the store neat and clean. This would be a long term opportunity.  Hours needed are from 9am-12:30pm, Volunteers are also needed one or two days in the afternoon from 12:00pm-4:30pm.  Flexible times and days 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.