Success Story #4

FirstLink is head-over-heels about Kirsten’s go getter attitude. Congratulations for receiving 4th place! Kirsten Schrader from Minot, ND, quickly became an advocate of making and taking time to volunteer after donating her time and talents in the Emergency Department at Essentia Health.  Often times, you may hear her pipe up and encourage others to volunteer. …
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Success Story #5

During a study abroad experience in Mexico, I had a chance to volunteer in a disadvantaged community serving breakfast to children before they go to school. It was rewarding to know the children will receive breakfast before attending school, because I know having a full stomach will make all the positive difference in the learning…
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Success Story #6

The FirstLink Volunteer Center helped connect me to many wonderful volunteers through their website.  I posted a request for volunteers to help plan our annual Walk of Hope for suicide remembrance and awareness.  Within a week I received responses from three volunteers! –          Ashley Ladbury

Success Story #7

After saying ten-four, riding across America’s countryside, and keeping himself entertained by listening to numerous songs on the radio, Jerry Solwey, a retired truck driver, decided to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.  No, he wasn’t planning to go to medical school.  After hearing about his neighbor’s experiences at Essentia Health in Fargo, Solwey…
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Success Story #8

Our 8th Place finisher’s story goes a little like this: Like Father, like son…… almost.  After years of watching and hearing his father, Dr. Roise, a pathologist at Essentia Health in Fargo, son Christian Roise become interested in medicine.  Today as an Emergency Department volunteer, Roise receives patients in their most urgent medical moments.  He…
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Success Story #9

Often times- volunteering is thought of in correlation to giving of one’s time. However we forget that volunteering can take on many forms. Take a look at Crystal Smith’s volunteering success story! “I volunteered for many organizations but my passion is organ and tissue donation due to the “Gift of Life” I received in Feb.…
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Success Story #10

Just by driving around the Fargo- Moorhead community we all witness the effects of our own success story. We all took first place in the sandbagging relay against our fiercest competitor- the Red River. Thank you to all community volunteers! 

Community Volunteer Workshop

As you know, the Olympics are in full force.  Like the picture above, teamwork is a huge part of our everyday lives. You have to show teamwork as a professional in your office, and we would like to facilitate teamwork within our community nonprofits. Join FirstLink on October 23rd for a Community Volunteer Workshop at…
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“Olympian” Volunteer Stories

Getting to compete in the Olympics is quite the feat. At Firstlink, we recognize that volunteers in the FM community have been working hard. And to celebrate them we will showcase the top ten “Olympic finishers.” FirstLink has been busy collecting volunteer success stories this summer. From nonprofits and volunteers alike their success stories should…
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Team USA And FirstLink

Are you as excited as we are for the Olympics? FirstLink is so excited that we decided to have our own Olympic games. These games are not like any sort of game you will find in London. No running, sweating, or muscle cramping here. Sounds too good to be true, right? We will leave all…
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