Here is FirstLink's "You are Needed" listing of volunteer opportunities in the community. For additional opportunities please click on the blue "Be the Change: Volunteer" circle at the bottom of the page.
If you are interested in any of the opportunities below please call 2-1-1 or 701-235-7335 (SEEK).
For nonprofit agencies who would like to post volunteer opportunities,
download FirstLink's You Are Needed Form here:
* Indicates a youth activity (no guardian required)
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Client Appreciation Turkey Dinner
CCRI is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-10) to help with food preparations, serving, greeting attendees, cleaning up, dishes, refilling beverages, etc. Sunday November 10th from 9am-2pm for food preparations. Monday November 11th from 2:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm, and 6:30pm-9pm for food preparations, serving, greeting, dishes, etc. Both days at St. Francis Church 601 15th St. North, Moorhead.
Cultivate Our Cultures Festival
City of Moorhead is in need of individuals, families, older adults and small groups (2-6) to help with the food court all day and helping with clean-up 4pm-6pm, parking lot attendants from 10am to 4pm (one person per 2-hour shift.) Shifts are: 8am-10am for set-up, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm. We need to know who is coming ahead of time.
*Giving Tree of Hope Volunteers Needed
FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age of 5 years old with adult supervision, small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope table at the West Acres Mall starting on November 21st through December 15th. The table will be set up from 10am-9am Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays. Various shifts are available. To sign up go to our website: www.myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link. For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.
*Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair Volunteers
FirstLink is in need of individuals, older adults, families, youth minimum age of 5 years old with adult supervision, small and large groups (2-40) to volunteer at the Giving Tree of Hope and Connection Fair on Collection Day, December 16th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities include: help unload gifts from sponsors, sorting gifts into age and gender groups, wrapping gifts, help setting up tables. Help is also needed on Distribution Day, December 17th from 7:45am-5pm. Responsibilities include: helping recipients register, line directors, runners, gift tables, checking in and out volunteers, assist recipients if needed, help clean up. Various shifts are available. To sign up go our website: www.myfirstlink.org and click on Giving Tree of Hope, scroll down and click on the volunteerspot link. For more information please contact 701-235-7335 or 2-1-1.
*Raking Leaves Volunteer
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, large groups (10-15), small groups, youth (16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult). Responsibilities: Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House often experience high levels of stress due to the illness or health status of their child. The Ronald McDonald House provides comfort and care during these difficult times. One way the Ronald McDonald House tries to elevate stress felt by families is through a comfortable and peaceful environment. The yard brighten spirits and welcome families, visitors and volunteers to our House. The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is looking for dependable, positive, motivated individuals, and groups to rake our yards this fall. Taking care of the yard involved raking, mowing, and disposing of yard waste. Daily and weekly commitments preferred by groups or individuals. We welcome volunteers between the hours of 10am-8pm Monday through Friday, Noon-8pm on Saturday and Sunday. Raking leaves volunteers opportunity is available at both house locations.
Feed My Starving Children Update
Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack, Thank you so much to those of you who expressed an interest in this effort and a willingness to volunteer and give. Unfortunately, due to the present level of funding and the limited time available to raise additional funds, the event needs to be postponed until a later date when more funding can be raised. We will update our website- fundraising.fmsc.org/Fargo when we have a new date scheduled.
*FVND Navigating the Crossroad to Hope Gala
Family Voices of ND (FVND) is in need of individuals, older adults, small and large groups (2-30) and youth minimum age of 18 old to help setup/tear down gala. Assist with silent auction and with guest check-in and check out, and will need Host/Hostess for seating. Thursday October 23rd at the Doublewood Inn from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Meal Volunteer Opportunity
FM Dorothy Day House is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (4 at most). This is a meal volunteer opportunity, the responsibilities are to bring food to prepare and cooking food by 6pm on designated night of volunteer's choice. Can stay and eat with us, food must be prepared here or in a commercial kitchen.
Share a Meal
The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley is in need of individuals, families, older adults, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to extend needed support to families by providing meals at the House. Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of families by providing nutritious and delicious meals and baked goods. We are seeking volunteers to help us create a "home away from home" for families by coming to our House and preparing a meal or baked goods. Baked goods can be provided at any time.
Moorhead Center Mall is looking for individuals to dress up in Halloween costumes, possibly help with haunted spaces, give out candy, etc. October 31st, 4pm-10pm at the Moorhead Center Mall. Also looking for volunteers to help decorate on October 30th if needed.
*Special Events and Activities Volunteers
Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings is in need of individuals, families, older adults, small groups (2-6) and youth-minimum age of 16 years old to assist with special events, parties, and activities which include crafts, bingo, and games. Various times during the day/evenings and weekends are available at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo.
The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with maintaining members and staff computers and assist with social media posting. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, * depending on volunteers. They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.
The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with recruiting, training and tracking volunteers activities at the club. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers. They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.
The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with activities such as arts, crafts, games in our club or in the community. Help organize spaces for activities as well. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers. They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.
The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with funding, writing and following up with potential funding sources. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers. They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.
Cook and Kitchen Helper Volunteer
The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to assist with preparation of noon meals as able, so far we only schedule it on Wednesdays but would like to expand this offering. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers. They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite 1, Moorhead, MN.
The Social Connextion is in need of individuals to serve on the board and help fulfill our mission and assist with development of the Social Connextion. They are open Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, *depending on volunteers. Board meetings monthly 3rd Wednesday. They are located at 2419 12th Ave S. Suite1, Moorhead, MN.
General Maintenance and Upkeep Volunteer
Bonanzaville is looking for individuals, older adults small groups, Youth-minimum of 18 years old with specific talents to help our facilities team with the upkeep of our village. We are looking for people with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, engines, roofing, painting building, etc. Please contact us during regular business hours for more information. Bonanzaville is located at 1351 West Main Ave, West Fargo, North Dakota.
Companions for Children Volunteers
Companions for Children is in need of individuals to become youth mentors. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, pass screening, and be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with a youth. Location is in Minot, North Dakota.
Staining decks and step volunteers
The Perry Center is in need of individuals, families, small and large groups (2-20) to help with staining the decks and steps in apartment complexes. We are wanting to get this project started ASAP. This project can be done at night or on weekends if needed.
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.
Mentor in the Reach & Rise Program
YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is in need of individuals for their mentor programs. Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person, age 6-17 years old, for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth. Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-3 hours and participate in activities of their choice.
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota: Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions is in need of Older Adults (55+years) to provide companionship (coffee & conversations), social recreation and assistance with non-medical daily living activities. (e.g. grocery shopping, sorting mail, light meal prep to older adult men who are homebound, lonely, isolated, frail or disable. Flexible weekly schedule. Volunteers received hourly stipend, paid holidays, paid time off and mileage reimbursement.
Assistant to Beauty Shop
Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals to assist taking residents to and from the Beauty Shop, gathering a schedule of appointments, organizing schedule, going to units to notify the residents of their appointments, transporting the resident by wheelchair to the beauty shop and back to their rooms. Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, could do one to one visits during down time. At the 201 South University Drive location.
Get set and go stylists
Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals or small groups (2-6) who are willing and able to fix hair, to set and or curl with curling iron residents who do not go to the beauty shop. Do not need a Beautician license. Could also paint nails. Mornings 9am-12pm every/any day of the week. At 201 South University Drive locations.
Bethany Retirement Living is in need of individuals, older adults, families, small groups of 2, and youth-minimum age of 16 years old or younger with an adult to volunteer in the coffee shop on the weekends. Saturdays: 12:30pm-4pm, Sundays: 12:30-4pm at 201 South University Drive location.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of men who are willing to be a friend and mentor to a young person in need of a positive influence in their life. Involves spending time hanging out at least a couple of times a month.
Road to Recovery Driver
American Cancer Society is looking for individuals, 18 years old and older adults to provide rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get patients to and from the treatment they need. All drivers are training by the American Cancer Society. Drivers need a current valid driver's license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable car and proof of car insurance. This program requires a one-year commitment but has flexible hours and will work with your availability!
REACH Food Pantry Office Support
The REACH office in Hawley is in need of volunteers for Office support to assist clients with our Food Pantry on Mondays & Thursdays between 1pm-4pm. Any help with one or both of these days for any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.
Support Group Facilitator
Alzheimer’s Association is looking for an individual to facilitate an existing support group for those caring for a person with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. The person they care for is a loved one who is under 65 years of age and has dementia. The support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at 2631 12th Ave S, Fargo.
Dress for Success Boutique Merchandiser
Dress for Success Red River Vally is in need of volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations and organizing the Boutique. Flexible hours 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.
*Youth Court Volunteer
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is looking for mature, responsible people between the ages of 12 and 18 years old to serve on the Youth Court jury. Youth Court is an alternative to formal court proceedings 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 and make decisions that help your community and your peers. As a volunteer you will also 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 Lutheran Social Services Program Center (4720 7th Ave S, Suite B). 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.