You Are Needed-May 30th, 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


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Front Desk Greeter

United Blood Services is in need of individuals and older adults to greet donors and sign them in for their blood donation. Every Thursday for the next 4-6 weeks from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, beginning May 19, 2016.

 

Caring Companion Program

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council is looking for older adults (50 years of age or older) who want to make a difference in someone’s life. Help seniors have a better quality of life by providing social interaction, helping with shopping, giving needed individual attention, and helping them to remain more independent in their own homes.

 

Mission of Mercy

Minnesota Dental Foundation is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small and large groups. Looking for as many as 1,000 volunteers with the minimum age of 18 years old to help at the Touching Lives Through Smiles event held on July 22 and 23 at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.  Start time is 8:00am until 5:00pm. Will also need help with set up on July 21 and tear down on July 23. You can sign up online at http://www.rsvpbook.com/MnMOM16.

 

*iCan Bike Volunteers

Anne Carlson Center is in need of individuals, families, older adults, youths- minimum age of 16 years old, small groups (2-6) and large groups on July 25-29 to help with the iCan Bike event. There will be 4 shifts from: 8:30am-9:45am, 10:05am-11:20am, 11:40am-12:55pm, and 2:00pm-3:15pm. Volunteers will need to be at camp for about 90 minutes each day. They will be expected to walk/jog/run up to 3 miles per session per day. Volunteers will be trained to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike.

 

Clerical Volunteer (Development)

Great Plains Food Bank is in need of 2 individuals with the minimum age of 18 years old to volunteer on Monday August 1, 2016 from 8:30am-12pm. This will be an ongoing volunteer commitment once a week on Wednesday or Thursday mornings.  The job duties are folding applicable mail items into appropriate dimensions, stuffing envelopes with applicable mail items, sealing envelopes, label envelopes with donor’s addresses, organizing mailing according to specific directions, keep work area clean and orderly and other assigned duties.

 

*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.  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