Where To Volunteer In Fargo This Holiday Season

Where To Volunteer In Fargo This Holiday Season

09:17 12 December in Insurance

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

redcross.org/nd/fargo

2602 12th St N, Fargo

(701) 364-1800

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

thevillagefamily.org/bbbs

808 3rd Ave South, Suite 101, Fargo

701-451-4877

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

fmddh.org/volunteer

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.

Elim Care

elimcare.org/volunteer

3534 S University Dr., Fargo

701-271-1815

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.

HOPE, Inc.

hopeinconline.org

803 22nd Ave. S, Moorhead

701-866-9002

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

rmhcfargo.org/volunteer/

North House: 1234 N Broadway

South House: 1330 18th Ave. S.

701-232-3980

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.

Salvation Army

salvationarmynorth.org/volunteer

304 Roberts St.

701-356-2688

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.



Let’s do some good this holiday season.