You Are Needed-April 18th, 2016

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)

 

Benefit for Sasha Lettow is in need of 3 to 4 volunteers to help with setting up the benefit on May 13th and help tear down and clean up on May 15th.  Will also need 4 volunteers ( 2 per morning shift and 2 for afternoon shift) each day to help during the event  with story time reading books to the smaller children and just helping out where needed.  Also looking for individuals to donate baked items for the bake sale.  The event will be on Saturday May 14th and Sunday May 15th from 8am- dark, at the Vic’s Aircraft Sales at 1631 19th Ave N. (next to the Air Museum). The benefit is being helped by Lend A Hand through the Dakota Medical Foundation.

 

Tree planting volunteer

River Keepers is in need of individuals, older adults, small and large groups (2-20) to help groups of middle school students dig holes, plant trees and mulch. Two events: May 13th from 9:30am-11:30am at Jefferson West Park in Fargo and May 24th from 9am-11:30am location TBD in Fargo.

 

T-shirt to Tote Project

River Keepers is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age 10 years old to help sew T-shirts into totes by cutting off the sleeves and collar, then sewing the bottom.  River Keepers will distribute T-shirt totes at community events. Can meet volunteer(s) at any time to drop off T-shirts.  Access to a sewing machine is a necessary.

 

Storm Drain Marking Program

River Keepers is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-50) and youth minimum age of 10 years old to help adhere curb markers next to storm drains and distribute door hangers to houses along the streets that are marked.  Location and time varies.

 

Water Quality Monitoring

River Keepers is in need of individuals, families, older adults, (3 max)-small groups (2-6),  youth-minimum age of 10 years old with adult to go out with staff and collect river water from four bridges around the Fargo-Moorhead area.  We collect samples twice a month, April-October.  Sampling takes about 4 hours and is done between 7:30am-2pm Tuesday-Thursday.

 

Reforest the Red: Tree planting

River Keepers is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-20) and youth-minimum age of 2 years old. Volunteers will help a group of middle school students dig holes, plant trees and mulch. Two events: May 17th from 2pm-7pm along Harwood Drive S in Fargo- hot dogs and pepsi products while supplies last.  June 3rd from 1pm-4pm at Horn Park in Moorhead.

Clean up on multiuse trails along the Red River

River Keepers is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups (2-20) and

youth-minimum age of 2 years old to pick up trash on the multi-use/pedestrian trails along the Red River. Can be coordinated from early spring to late fall.  Location and time vary; waiver must be signed by all participants prior to event.

 

Big Brother or Big Sister Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center is in need of individuals, minimum age of 18 years old to spend time one-on-one with a youth in the Fargo-Moorhead community.  In the BBBS Community-Based Program, you will spend time with your little brother/sister 2-3- times a month-on your own schedule.  Mentors and Littles can go to the park, attend sporting events, play board games, or participate in other activities you both enjoy.

 

Service Unit Volunteers

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizon is in need of individuals and older adults to be a Fall Sale Coordinator, Cookie Sales Coordinator, Secretary, Registrar (All open positions). Usually monthly in the Fargo and West Fargo areas.

 

Troop Leaders, Assistant Leaders and Troop Support Volunteers

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizon is in need of older adults and small groups (2-6) to organize, lead and assist in troop activities for girls of all ages primarily K-5th in the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and surrounding communities.

 

North Dakota Tour de Cure

American Diabetes Association is in need of individuals, small and large groups to help with the planning committee for the 2016 Tour de Cure! Several positions are needed: Fundraising & Teams, post ride party (celebration site), Red Riders, Volunteers, Team Red- Route & Logistics, Recruitment, Corporate Teams & Development (Executive Committee), Marketing and Promotion. 20 Volunteers are needed with the minimum age of 18 years old.

 

Assemble resource folders for families and physicians

Alzheimer’s Association is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youth- minimum age of 12 years old, small and large groups (2-6) to help assemble memory loss folders for families and physician packets for providers.

 

Gift Closet Assistant

American Cancer Society (ACS) is in need of individuals, and small groups (2-6) to assist cancer patients with trying on wigs, scarves, and hats at local cancer centers. Volunteers will help patients with ordering items, answering any questions, and providing quality customer service and hospitality.  Volunteers will be trained by ACS before working independently. Volunteer shifts for this position will be 2-4 hour time slots.  Most shifts will fall on weekdays during working business hours, but this is flexible! Volunteers can work as little as once a month to once a week depending on availability.

 

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.

 

Senior Companion

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for individuals who are 55+ years of age 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.

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.