You Are /Needed-August 8th, 2016

By August 8, 2016FirstLink

 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)

 

*Summer Session Program Volunteers

Riding on Angels’ Wings is in need of individuals, youth-minimum age of 16 years old, and small groups (2-6) to volunteer to side-walk with our participants/horses during their hour long session-providing instructions or support, as needed by the rider. Must be comfortable walking alongside a horse and rider, horse experience is not required. Other duties may include: office cleaning, disinfecting therapy equipment/helmets, ground work-weeding, painting, etc., and barn work: cleaning stalls, grooming horses, sanitizing water buckets/feed plans, etc. Our summer therapeutic riding sessions runs through August 25th, with classes being held Monday-Thursday.

 

*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 9am-2pm, Tuesday-Thursday.

 

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.

 

*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.

 

*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.  Volunteers are also needed in the school-based program volunteers meet with their “Little” an hour a week during the school-year onsite at the school. Activities include playing games, playing sports, and doing crafts.”

 

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.

 

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice of the Red River Valley is in need of Patient Care Volunteers. Patient care volunteers assist our patients and their families with varied tasks, such as running errands, light housekeeping, fixing a meal or providing companionship to the patient so a caregiver may take a break. In a facility or hospital, volunteers offer companionship visits, which may include reading, visiting and other one-on-one activities. Scheduling is 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.