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.

Information Crisis Services Training

 - by FirstLink

Training Overview
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop designed for all community members. The goal is to enhance a caregiver’s ability to assist a  person at risk of suicide.  ASIST enhances skills to intervene until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced, or additional  life-assistance resources can be found.

Contact Ashley at ashleyl@myfirstlink.org or 701-293-6462 to register or for more information.

I Can Almost See the Finish Line!

 - by FirstLink

 

 

 

 

In this picture, Leola is at the Boulder Resviour (Sp) this is where she will swim and then bike!

 

Leola’s participation in the Ironman Triathlon in Boulder, Colorado is this weekend, August 3rd! She arrived in Boulder, Colorado Sunday night, 27th.  Leola feels very fortunate to be able to participate in this Triathlon.  She is excited and nervous, but feeling more and more prepared every day she is there.   Leola’s commitment and dedication is inspiring and she could not do it without the support from Scott’s family, her family, friends, and YOU! Let her know you are supporting and cheering her on:

  • by sharing this information with someone,
  • making a donation
  • calling the organizations she is partnering with if you have questions
  • keeping her in your prayers as she trains and competes!

If you wish to follow how she is doing, “My number is 1227, you may be able to track me on Ironman.com.”  

You Are Needed – July 28th, 2014

 - by FirstLink

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

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

 

*Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)


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.

Monday is here!

 - by FirstLink

I know how you all are feeling this Monday morning…a little droggy, wanting to crawl back in to your bed, sure sign you have a case of the Mondays.  And I know after a long hard day of work you just want to have a relaxing night at home with your family (or at least try too)!  Here is an idea to mix up your routine. We have many volunteer opportunities posted every week! It is a great way to spend time with family and friends and help out in your community! Just look for the You Are Needed (YAN) post this week and get out there and volunteer :)

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer!

 - by FirstLink

According to students at UC San Diego:

#10: It’s good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.

#9: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

  • The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

You can test out a career.

#7: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you help:

  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

#1: You make a difference.

Every person counts!

I encourage you to get out there and volunteer your time to making a difference in your community! And if you have and love to volunteer then bring a friend with you who hasn’t experienced a volunteer opportunity and watch how you are can inspire them! Have a safe and fantastic weekend and hope to see you out in the community:)