You Are Needed: Week Of April 14, 2013

You Are Needed

Publication Date: April 14, 2013             

* Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)

Fargo-Moorhead Walk to Defeat ALS Fundraising Committee: The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter is looking for individuals and older adults to be committee members and assist with securing event sponsors, in-kind donations of food, entertainment and publicity.  The planning committee meets one hour monthly during a weekday lunch hour. April through September. 

Volunteer Driver: REACH is in need of individuals or older adults to drive clients to medical appointments and other agencies as approved. On call: the program runs from 8:00am until 2:30pm.  Most of the clients live in Clay County.

Oral History Documenter: Bonanzaville is in need of an individual or small group to help record the stories of people with important connections to the historic buildings and artifacts that might otherwise be lost in time.  A volunteer (or small group) is needed to interview and record them with a voice recorder and video camera.  These recordings will be used in the village to make the displays more interactive. The schedule and time commitment will be based on the individual’s availability, and Bonanzaville has all needed equipment. 

Emergency Department Clerk Volunteer: Department of Veterans Affairs is in need of individuals to help the Emergency Department in a high traffic, fast-paced environment.  Volunteers in this position will assist nursing staff with the day-to-day functions of working in the Emergency Department.  Primary responsibilities will include answering phones, directing patients, escorting patients (involves pushing wheelchairs) to their hospital room upon admittance to the medical center, and assisting nursing staff with various clerical tasks.  Monday through Friday from 12pm to 4pm.  Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift/week.  Volunteers must meet minimum federal volunteer requirements including a background check. 

Resume Writer & Job Search Assistant: Cultural Diversity Resources is looking for individuals and older adults to help assist individuals and families from diverse backgrounds in job searching, which includes resume writing, online job applications, mock job interviews and other related duties to help them find stable employment.  Responsibilities and qualifications include: Assist clients with resume creation, application procedures (online and or paper applications), and online job seeking through various job searching online sites. Must possess clerical/administrative competence, be able to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds, be competent in computer applications such as Microsoft Office, internet and email, and must be able to write and speak effectively and be a self-starter with motivation and initiative.  Flexible work hours between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Duties will be performed at the Cultural Diversity Resource office. 


If you are interested in volunteering for one of these volunteer positions, or for one of the many others not listed, call FirstLink’s Helpline at 235-7335 (SEEK) or 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.