You Are Needed 9/2/13

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.

* Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)


Fundraiser Attire to Inspire

Dress for Success Red River Valley of the Upper Midwest is in need of individuals and small groups (2-6) to help with a Silent Auction and registration on September 19th from 5-9pm at the Moorhead Marriot Courtyard.


Informational Open House-Heart Warmer Volunteer

Ronald McDonald House Charities is in need of individuals and older adults to help at their open house.  Our heart warmers will assist guests and staff, assist with phones and provide facility coverage. We request 2-3 hours, once weekly. Monday evenings at 6pm on 8/26, 9/9, and 9/23 and on Thursdays at 11:30am on 8/29, 9/5 and 9/12.


*Herbergers Goodwill Sale Volunteer

Easter Seals Goodwill ND, Inc. is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to help great each customer, and graciously accept their donations of apparel or household textiles.  In return for a customer’s donation, they will receive a Herberger’s coupon.  Each shift is 2-4 hours in length and various shifts are available throughout the day and evening, including weekends.  The Herberger’s semi-annual Goodwill Sale is taking place September 19th through October 5th at all Herberger’s locations, Bismarck, Minot, Fargo, and Moorhead.

Hospitality Support- Early Morning Volunteer

Essentia Health is in need of individuals, older adults and youth-minimum age of 18 years old to help greet patients, families and visitors, ability to be on your feet for varied periods of time, deliver newspapers and daily/weekly memos to hospital and clinic departments, stock the blanket warmers in the Emergency Department, attend to guest coffee pots in waiting areas and other duties as assigned.  Days and/or hours needed: Monday through Friday from 7:30am-10:30am.  This position may be taken by 5 individuals (one person each day).


Homelessness Education Conference Volunteer

FM Coalition Homeless Person’s is in need of individuals, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to help register participants, assist the key note speaker, help set up food, greet and guide attendees.  This event will be held on November 12th and 13th, times vary depending on the volunteer opportunity.


 Outreach Volunteer

Fargo Public Library is in need of individuals, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to provide library materials and services to homebound individuals who are unable to come to the library.  By giving just a few hours twice a month to take library materials to a book-crazy bunch of seniors, you can be someone’s hero!  Training will be provided and a commitment of 2 days per month is needed.


Dress for Success Clothing Specialist

REACH is in need of individuals to find proper attire for a woman who is seeking or has gained employment.  Flexible times 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.


*Jingle Bell Run/Walk Volunteers

Arthritis Foundation is looking for individuals, older adults, small groups (2-6), and youth-minimum age of 16 years old-to volunteer at the Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk is an annual event that raise awareness and funds for arthritis.  Volunteers are needed to help with registration, course monitors, refreshments, event set up/tear down and awards.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of individuals to meet with a “Little Brothers/Sisters” every 1-2 weeks, doing a variety of activities that they choose together. Community-Based Big Brothers/Sisters meets with their Little Brothers/Sisters out in the community doing activities; School-Based Big Brothers/Sisters meets with their Little Brothers/Sisters one hour per week on-site at the Little’s School.  Days and times are flexible. School-Based Big Brothers/Sisters meets one hour per week during the school year at Madison Elementary School; Community-Based Big Brothers/Sisters meets 2-4 hours at least every other week.


*Youth Court Volunteer

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 13 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court.  Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceeding 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 in decisions that help your community.  You will 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 NDSU Criminal Justice and Public Policy Building (1616 123th Ave N. Fargo). 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, 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.

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