You Are Needed-June 29th, 2015

 - 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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

*Reforest the Red
River Keepers is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth, small and large groups (2-100+) to help plant, mulch, and water trees along the Red River. Thursday, July 9th, 2-7pm., Oak Grove Park, Fargo.

*iCan Bike Camp
Anne Carlsen Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age of 16, small and large groups to walk/jog/run (up to 3 miles per session) alongside a rider as they are learning to ride a bike during a 75-minute session (with short breaks) for 5 days Monday through Friday. You will provide encouragement and physical support, as needed. Monday July 13- Friday July 17, 8:30am-9:45am, 10:05am-11:20am, 11:40am-12:55pm, 2:00pm-3:15pm, Moorhead Sport Center. Must fill out an application to be a volunteer.

Thrift Store Summer Volunteers
Home Place Thrift Store is in need of individuals, older adults, small groups (2-3) and youth-minimum age 16+ to help with hanging and sorting clothes, organizing and stocking shelves, dusting, sweeping and possible vacuuming, assisting customers, bringing donations in to store. Store hours: Monday through Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, Location: 1811 S. Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND (Town & Country Mall). Flexible times, hours and days. Every other weekend help needed.

Intersection Superhero!
Streets Alive is looking for volunteers. Help make the day fun (and safe) by becoming an Intersection Superhero! Volunteers superheroes are needed for all three events (July 12th, and August 30th). There won’t be any red capes but we all know orange vests are the next best thing. Bring your friends, family or co-workers- it’s even more fun as a group! Intersection superheroes will reinforce the “road closed” signs, cones and barricades along the route to keep cars and people from having any unplanned meetings.

 
Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc. No experience necessary- will provide training. The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104

Patient Care Volunteer
Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside
and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament
RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

Senior Companion
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound. Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week. Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability. Will be serving clients in their homes.

 
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.

Warehouse Team
HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

HERO Mobile Driver
HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer
The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.

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.

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.

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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

Ten Simple Ways to Serve Your Local Community

 - by FirstLink

Ten Simple Ways to Serve Your Local Community

Many people find themselves wanting to serve the community but have no idea where to begin. Most working professionals have had some experience with volunteering or community involvement in the past whether it is with a service club or a school organization. Once you enter the workforce full time it seems harder to become engaged in your community because of all the factors pulling for our time. Whether it’s family, friends, children, or any other personal involvement or commitment we have, it just seems like being an active citizen is harder than we thought it would be.

Luckily there are REALLY SIMPLE ways to get involved in your community right now that will allow you to start making a difference. Every one of us has a skill or past experience that can benefit a nonprofit organization or the community as a whole. Below you can find ten simple ways to take your skills and serve your local community!

  1. Volunteer at a local event. Summer is the season for outdoor philanthropy events supporting a variety of causes. Helping out for 2 hours at an event will make you feel like you’ve made a difference and it will help a nonprofit spread their message and raise funds.
  2. Find a recurring volunteer opportunity. If you’re like me, you hate having to set up a new volunteer opportunity every single time you want to give back to your community. There are numerous organizations with volunteer opportunities that allow you to set your own schedule and give back when you can. Volunteering for one organization or cause allows you to build your skills and resume over time.
  3. Serve on a Board of Directors. If you’re interested in using your skills to help grow an organization then serving on a nonprofit Board of Directors might be for you. Every nonprofit is overseen by a Board of Directors made up of individuals from the community. Most nonprofits are continually seeking people to serve on their board because boards are always turning over due to term limits. If you’re passionate about an organization in your community and you think you could be a beneficial board member, reach out to their Executive Director and ask them how you can get involved.
  4. Become a Donor! Making a financial contribution to a nonprofit is an extremely rewarding experience. There are thousands of nonprofits in every community and they all rely solely on grants and donations in order to succeed. You can make a profound impact in your community by finding an organization you believe in and donating to them in whatever way you deem appropriate. Successful societies are developed from successful nonprofits that serve the communities most valuable citizens. Donating can go beyond money to things like donating food to a local pantry or clothing and hygiene items to a local shelter. Find the way you like to give back and make it a habit!
  5. Become a Skills Based Volunteer. Do you want to get involved in the community and use the special skills and knowledge that you have? Becoming a skills based volunteer can be a great way to volunteer on your own schedule but also give back in a big way to a nonprofit. Becoming a skills based volunteer will require more work when trying to find an organization to volunteer for because most nonprofits don’t specifically list that they are looking for X skill in a volunteer. This allows you to find an organization that you’re passionate about and connect with them personally to let them know how you can help them grow.
  6. Get Involved! Join a volunteer group like Kiwanis or Rotary, a Young Professional Network; attend a Happy Hour sponsored by your local Chamber of Commerce. If you want to give back and serve your community but don’t know where to begin, getting involved will introduce you to new people who can help you get started.
  7. Informal Volunteering is Volunteering! 68.9% of North Dakota residents said they informally volunteered in 2013. The Corporation for National and Community Service says that informal volunteering is all the little things we do for others like doing a favor for a neighbor. Whenever you help someone else in the community out of the kindness of your heart you are volunteering your time. If you don’t want to commit to a long term volunteer opportunity, informal volunteering is a great way to give back and help others.
  8. Introduce a child to volunteerism. We all know that volunteering builds safer and stronger communities. By finding a volunteer opportunity that you can bring a young person to, you are introducing them to the concept of giving back. No matter what industry someone plans to work in they should always be thinking about how they can give back and improve their community. Many nonprofits love working with children. It’s up to you to find the right opportunity to match the child’s personality!
  9. Promote giving back at work. Getting your company and fellow employees excited about volunteering or donating is a great way to improve team work and increase job satisfaction. Volunteering as a group of employees also makes your company look great in the community. I’m sure your marketing department would love to document your involvement and volunteer activity!
  10. Become a mentor. There are many ways that you can become a mentor in your community. You can mentor youth through your local Big Brother Big Sister organization. You can mentor those with disabilities in your community. You could adopt a grandma or grandpa so that they have a caring person in their life. You could also mentor a local nonprofit Executive Director if you have extensive business knowledge that would be valuable information to pass on.

These are ten simple things that you can do to give back to the community. If you’re struggling to find volunteer opportunities you can check out the website links below to help you get started. You can also contact your local volunteer center to find out how to give back. If you’re in North Dakota you can contact FirstLink to find out more information about volunteering!

Get involved. Get engaged. Make a difference!

Volunteer Websites

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You Are Needed-June 22nd, 2015

 - 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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

 

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

 

Thrift Store Summer Volunteers

Home Place Thrift Store is in need of individuals, older adults, small groups (2-3) and youth-minimum age 16+ to help with hanging and sorting clothes, organizing and stocking shelves, dusting, sweeping and possible vacuuming, assisting customers, bringing donations in to store. Store hours: Monday through Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, Location: 1811 S. Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND (Town & Country Mall). Flexible times, hours and days.  Every other weekend help needed.

 

7th Annual Family Picnic

Good Samaritan Society is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-10) to help setting up, serving food, and cleaning up.  They are also in need of tables and chairs that they could use during the event.  Need 20 volunteers.  June 25, 2015 from 3pm-7pm.  Setting is are from 3-4pm, serving food 5pm-6pm and cleaning up at 7pm

 

Intersection Superhero!

Streets Alive is looking for volunteers.  Help make the day fun (and safe) by becoming an Intersection Superhero! Volunteers superheroes are needed for all three events (July 12th, and August 30th). There won’t be any red capes but we all know orange vests are the next best thing. Bring your friends, family or co-workers- it’s even more fun as a group!  Intersection superheroes will reinforce the “road closed” signs, cones and barricades along the route to keep cars and people from having any unplanned meetings.

 

Caregiver Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc.  No experience necessary- will provide training.  The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104

 

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

 

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament

RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound.  Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week.  Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability.  Will be serving clients in their homes.

 

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.

 

Warehouse Team

HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

 

HERO Mobile Driver

HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.  Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

 

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer

The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.

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.

 

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.

 

 

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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

You Are Needed – June 16th, 2015

 - 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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)
Thrift Store Summer Volunteers
Home Place Thrift Store is in need of individuals, older adults, small groups (2-3) and youth-minimum age 16+ to help with hanging and sorting clothes, organizing and stocking shelves, dusting, sweeping and possible vacuuming, assisting customers, bringing donations in to store. Store hours: Monday through Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, Location: 1811 S. Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND (Town & Country Mall). Flexible times, hours and days. Every other weekend help needed.

7th Annual Family Picnic
Good Samaritan Society is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-10) to help setting up, serving food, and cleaning up. They are also in need of tables and chairs that they could use during the event. Need 20 volunteers. June 25, 2015 from 3pm-7pm. Setting is are from
3-4pm, serving food 5pm-6pm and cleaning up at 7pm

Intersection Superhero!
Streets Alive is looking for volunteers. Help make the day fun (and safe) by becoming an Intersection Superhero! Volunteers superheroes are needed for all three events (July 12th, and August 30th). There won’t be any red capes but we all know orange vests are the next best thing. Bring your friends, family or co-workers- it’s even more fun as a group! Intersection superheroes will reinforce the “road closed” signs, cones and barricades along the route to keep cars and people from having any unplanned meetings.

Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc. No experience necessary- will provide training. The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104

Patient Care Volunteer
Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside
and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament
RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

Senior Companion
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound. Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week. Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability. Will be serving clients in their homes.
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.

Warehouse Team
HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

HERO Mobile Driver
HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer
The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.
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.
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.

 

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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

You Are Needed-June 8th, 2015

 - 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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

Color Dash Volunteers
Color Dash is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-25) to help throw colors on runners. Need 25 volunteers. Get Free T-shirt. Event will take place on June 12, 2015 from 6pm-11pm.

Thrift Store Summer Volunteers
Home Place Thrift Store is in need of individuals, older adults, small groups (2-3) and youth-minimum age 16+ to help with hanging and sorting clothes, organizing and stocking shelves, dusting, sweeping and possible vacuuming, assisting customers, bringing donations in to store. Store hours: Monday through Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, Location: 1811 S. Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND (Town & Country Mall). Flexible times, hours and days. Every other weekend help needed.

7th Annual Family Picnic
Good Samaritan Society is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-10) to help setting up, serving food, and cleaning up. They are also in need of tables and chairs that they could use during the event. Need 20 volunteers. June 25, 2015 from 3pm-7pm. Setting is are from
3-4pm, serving food 5pm-6pm and cleaning up at 7pm

Intersection Superhero!
Streets Alive is looking for volunteers. Help make the day fun (and safe) by becoming an Intersection Superhero! Volunteers superheroes are needed for all three events (June 14th, July 12th, and
August 30th). There won’t be any red capes but we all know orange vests are the next best thing. Bring your friends, family or co-workers- it’s even more fun as a group! Intersection superheroes will reinforce the “road closed” signs, cones and barricades along the route to keep cars and people from having any unplanned meetings.

 
Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc. No experience necessary- will provide training. The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104

Patient Care Volunteer
Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside
and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament
RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

Senior Companion
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound. Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week. Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability. Will be serving clients in their homes.

 
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.

Warehouse Team
HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

HERO Mobile Driver
HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer
The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.

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.

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.

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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

6th Annual Community Volunteer Appreciation Night

 - by FirstLink

FirstLink believes very strongly in volunteerism and our mission is to connect volunteers with opportunities to serve. We wanted to be able to recognize the volunteers in our community by doing something for them. In order to do this, we partnered with the FM RedHawks six years ago to offer a fun night of baseball for our community volunteers. The RedHawks offered us a great partnership and opportunity to bring volunteers together.

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Every May, the RedHawks specify one game as Volunteer Appreciation Night. Discounted tickets are offered for volunteers at the price of $5, $4, and $3 dollars depending on where the seats are located. It is a great event for nonprofits to utilize to recognize their volunteers. Many local organizations will purchase tickets for their volunteers and use it as a night to recognize and let them know that they are appreciated as well.

FirstLink’s favorite part of the event, besides the baseball of course, is the ice cream social. At 6pm, before the game, all volunteers are invited to the picnic area for free ice cream and a nonprofit fair. Many nonprofits attend and are able to talk with volunteers about their services and volunteer needs.

FirstLink is all about connecting people to resources and the nonprofit fair and ice cream social bring nonprofits and volunteers together. Volunteers can explore new volunteer opportunities that they may  not have known about before. It’s a fun atmosphere to network in and enjoy the sunshine at the same time.

Some of this year’s nonprofits!
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FirstLink also has some great sponsors that provide funds for the ice cream, the event overall, and some great door prizes that volunteers can sign up to win! This year’s event sponsor was Bremer Bank and Scheels sponsored the ice cream. There were many other door prize and event sponsors including Dakota Medical Foundation, Thunder Road, Erbert and Gerberts and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue! We are so grateful to our sponsors. We couldn’t do it without them!

We love doing this event and enjoy getting to talk to nonprofits and volunteers. We hope to see you there next year!

Did we mention that there is free ice cream?

 

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You Are Needed- June 1st, 2015

 - 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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)
Thrift Store Summer Volunteers
Home Place Thrift Store is in need of individuals, older adults, small groups (2-3) and youth-minimum age 16+ to help with hanging and sorting clothes, organizing and stocking shelves, dusting, sweeping and possible vacuuming, assisting customers, bringing donations in to store. Store hours: Monday through Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, Location: 1811 S. Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND (Town & Country Mall). Flexible times, hours and days. Every other weekend help needed.

Reforest the Red
Riverkeeper is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth-minimum age with 1 adult with children from 3 to 5 years of age, small and large groups to help with planting. Will consist of volunteers digging holes, planting tree/shrub, mulching and watering. June 4th from 2pm-7pm at Oak Grove Park, Fargo and June 5th, from 1pm-4pm Moorhead- along river of Rivershore Dr. S. between I94 and 24th Ave S. Look for Large Riverkeepers sign.

7th Annual Family Picnic
Good Samaritan Society is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-10) to help setting up, serving food, and cleaning up. They are also in need of tables and chairs that they could use during the event. Need 20 volunteers. June 25, 2015 from 3pm-7pm. Setting is are from
3-4pm, serving food 5pm-6pm and cleaning up at 7pm

Community Garden Day
Growing Together and 5 nonprofit organizations are looking for volunteers to help with the community garden. Gardens are open to the public, free, and sponsored by churches, schools or nonprofit organizations. On May 30th, nine community gardens will be open. From 9am until finished (no later than noon), each garden is inviting the community to come and help get the gardens ready for the growing season. Community gardens offer a free opportunity for anyone in the community to access fresh, healthy food, garden skills, and meet new friends.

Intersection Superhero!
Streets Alive is looking for volunteers. Help make the day fun (and safe) by becoming an Intersection Superhero! Volunteers superheroes are needed for all three events (June 14th, July 12th, and August 30th). There won’t be any red capes but we all know orange vests are the next best thing. Bring your friends, family or co-workers- it’s even more fun as a group! Intersection superheroes will reinforce the “road closed” signs, cones and barricades along the route to keep cars and people from having any unplanned meetings.
Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc. No experience necessary- will provide training. The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104

Patient Care Volunteer
Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside
and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament
RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

Senior Companion
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound. Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week. Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability. Will be serving clients in their homes.
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.
Warehouse Team
HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

HERO Mobile Driver
HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer
The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.
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.

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.

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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

You Are Needed- May 25th, 2015

 - 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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

7th Annual Family Picnic
Good Samaritan Society is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-10) to help setting up, serving food, and cleaning up. They are also in need of tables and chairs that they could use during the event. Need 20 volunteers. June 25, 2015 from 3pm-7pm. Setting is are from 3-4pm, serving food 5pm-6pm and cleaning up at 7pm

Community Garden Day
The Barry Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with the community garden. Gardens are open to the public, free, and sponsored by churches, schools or nonprofit organizations. On May 30th, nine community gardens will be open. From 9am until finished (no later than noon), each garden is inviting the community to come and help get the gardens ready for the growing season. Community gardens offer a free opportunity for anyone in the community to access fresh, healthy food, garden skills, and meet new friends.

Intersection Superhero!
Streets Alive is looking for volunteers. Help make the day fun (and safe) by becoming an Intersection Superhero! Volunteers superheroes are needed for all three events (June 14th, July 12th, and August 30th). There won’t be any red capes but we all know orange vests are the next best thing. Bring your friends, family or co-workers- it’s even more fun as a group! Intersection superheroes will reinforce the “road closed” signs, cones and barricades along the route to keep cars and people from having any unplanned meetings.

Caregiver Support Group Facilitator
Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc. No experience necessary- will provide training. The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104
Patient Care Volunteer
Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament
RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

Senior Companion
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound. Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week. Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability. Will be serving clients in their homes.
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.

Warehouse Team
HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

HERO Mobile Driver
HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer
The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.
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.
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.

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 the Volunteer rectangle button.

You Are Needed-May 18th, 2015

 - 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 the rectangle Volunteer button.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

 

Caregiver Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc. No experience necessary- will provide training. The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104

 

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

 

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament

RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound. Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week. Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability. Will be serving clients in their homes.

 

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.

 

Warehouse Team

HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

 

HERO Mobile Driver

HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

 

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer

The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.

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.

 

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.

 

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 the rectangle Volunteer button.

You Are Needed-May 11th, 2015

 - 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 the rectangle Volunteer button.

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

 

Caregiver Support Group Facilitator

Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals and older adults to help with setting up room, greeting attendees, encouraging conversations, etc. No experience necessary- will provide training. The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm at Touchmark, 1200 Harwood Drive Fargo, ND 58104

 

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals and older adults to provide companionship for hospice patients which can include wheelchair rides, having coffee, reminisce, sit at the bedside and/ or play board games. Volunteer schedule will be determined by patient request and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

 

Ronald McDonald Golf Tournament

RMHC is in need of individuals to assist with golf tournament games: Shifts are from 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday July 14 at Rose Creek.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for older adults to provide one-on-one companionship and social recreation to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or homebound. Receive an hourly stipend and mileage for your time and travel, plus other benefits. Hours: 15 hours/week. Schedule varies based on Volunteer’s availability. Will be serving clients in their homes.

 

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.

 

Warehouse Team

HERO is in need of individuals to sort medical supplies, box up medical supplies for shipping, and to take inventory of medical supplies. Monday through Friday- 9am-5pm Hero Store Warehouse- 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

 

HERO Mobile Driver

HERO is in need of individuals to drive HERO mobile unit to do pickup and deliveries of medical supplies and equipment, local and regional. Must be able to some lifting. Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Hero warehouse 5012 53rd St. So, Suite C, Fargo.

 

Help a Family Affected by ALS- Become a Family Assistance Volunteer

The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter is in need of individuals and older adults to help a family affected by ALS. Duties would include help cleaning and organizing house. Shifts would be two hours a week.

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.

 

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.

 

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 the rectangle Volunteer button.

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