Where To Volunteer In Fargo This Holiday Season
Although we encourage the members of our community to give back on a regular basis, the holiday season is a great opportunity to put a pause on your daily routine and focus on others in our community. And unless you are new to the area, you know how kind and generous our region is. This kindness and generosity has led the development of various charity organizations and a great deal of volunteer opportunities.
If you, your family, and your friends are looking to get out and volunteer this holiday season, here are some of the area’s biggest charity organizations.
American Red Cross
2602 12th St N, Fargo
In the face of emergencies and disasters, the American Red Cross focuses on preventing and alleviating the hardship each victim faces. With volunteers making up 95% of their workforce, the American Red Cross:
- Responds to nearly 70,000 disasters (most of which are home and apartment fires) each year with shelter, warm meals, clothing, counseling, and comfort.
- Teaches first aid, CPR, swimming, and other lifesaving skills.
- Collects blood for those in desperate need.
- Delivering urgent family messages to members of the military.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
808 3rd Ave South, Suite 101, Fargo
Interested in making an impact on the youth of our community?
Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center pairs a volunteer “Big” brother or sister with a “Little” brother or sister. Become a role model in the life of a child lacking the family support he or she needs and deserves.
Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
714 8th St. S, Moorhead
Emergency Shelter: 218-233-5763
Food Pantry: 218-284-8895
Providing shelter, nourishment, and empowerment to the homeless and hungry, the Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality needs volunteers for both emergency shelter and food pantry.
Shelter volunteers will plan and prepare a family meal for 10 homeless men and women, while food pantry volunteers will help individuals shop for food.
3534 S University Dr., Fargo
As a provider of housing and healthcare to community seniors, Elim Care encourages volunteers to spend time sharing stories, playing games, and providing a open ear. Meeting new people and making new friends is important to the care and wellbeing of Elim’s residents.
803 22nd Ave. S, Moorhead
HOPE, Inc. impacts mobily-challenged children and young adults through the organization of sports and recreational activities. Volunteers assist in day-to-day operations, event needs, and support.
Ronald McDonald House
North House: 1234 N Broadway
South House: 1330 18th Ave. S.
For families of children who are receiving medical care, The Ronald McDonald House provides comfortable housing and support. It’s most popular volunteer activity is Share-A-Meal, in which volunteers prepare a home-cooked meal for the families. However, volunteers are always needed for day-to-day activities.
304 Roberts St.
Whether it’s a hot meal, help paying a bill, or a more long-term solution, the Salvation Army isn’t specific to any need. It simply serves anyone in need. The Salvation Army is always looking for volunteers to assist and help those in the community.