Volunteer Opportunities

As a student at NDSCS, your educational experience can be greatly enhanced by volunteering either locally in the community, near your hometown or through a national non-profit affiliate.

What is Service Learning?

Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. 

  • Phone: 2-1-1 or 701-235-7335 (SEEK)
  • Email: info@myfirstlink.org
  • Website: http://www.myfirstlink.org/volunteer_opportunities.shtml
  • About: FirstLink is a private, nonprofit human service agency that began with the incorporation of the Volunteers for Community Service in 1967 and the incorporation of HotLine in 1971. In 1974 the Holiday Clearing Bureau coordinated the first Cass-Clay community holiday giving program. We connect people with opportunities to serve. The FirstLink Volunteer Center provides easy access to a wide range of volunteer opportunities at nonprofit organizations and local government agencies serving the entire community. We link people who want to help – individuals, families, students, businesses and their employees, civic, community and faith-based organizations – with places or issues where their time, talents and interests can be utilized effectively.
Food Pantry Food Mover
  • Contact: Karen Stroklund
  • Phone: 701-642-5848
  • Email: mfehr@702com.net
  • About: Needed immediatley are a couple of volunteers to assist in the Food Pantry on Mondays, now through March. Volunteers are needed to go to Wal-Mart before 2 p.m. on Mondays to pick-up donated foods. Volunteers will then take the donations to the Food Pantry, unload, weigh and put away the items. The entire process typically takes 1.5 hours. 
Green Sneakers
  • Contact: Doug Bartels
  • Phone: 1-877-505-2530
  • Website: www.greensneakers.org
  • About: We provide a simply effective fund raising program to other organizations. The fund raiser involves the collection of used athletic shoes which are then reused as affordable footwear for people in need around the world. This program helps local organizations raise necessary funds, helps the local environment by keeping unwanted shoes out of landfills and helps people in need throughout the world.
  • Mission Statement: Helping organizations take winning steps to a greener tomorrow.
Hope for the Holidays Shopping
  • Contact: Stacie Boll
  • Phone: 701-642-8747
  • Email: studio@kbmwam.com
  • Website: www.kbmwam.com
  • About: KBMW is looking for shoppers for Hope for the Holidays! Thanks to everyone who supported our KBMW Summer Grilling events, we have the money! Now all we need are shoppers to walk into our local merchants and by gifts for over 40 needy kids this Christmas. If you'd like to shop, then call KBMW at 701-642-8747 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Be a part of KBMW's Hope for the Holidays!
Humane Society of Richland/Wilkin Counties
  • Address: 18039 79 ½ Street Southeast
  • Phone: 701-672-1676
  • Email: RWCHS@702com.net
  • Website: www.petfinder.com/shelters/nd14
  • About: We need volunteers to come help walk dogs and clean cat/dog kennels. There is a representative at the building from 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Please come if you can.
  • Contact: Jeff Bass/Rebekah Christensen
  • Phone: 701-672-0303
  • Email: rwkinship@702com.net
  • Website: www.rwkinship.org
  • About: Kinship needs adult volunteers to mentor local youth ages 6-14 for four hours per month. We ask our volunteers for no less than a one year commitment.
Lakes and Prairies Tax Site
  • Contact: Marie Fouquette
  • Phone: 218-643-2888
  • Email: marief@lakesandprairies.net
  • Website: www.lakesandprairies.net
  • About: Lakes and Prairies CAP is looking for volunteers interested in helping low-income households prepare there 2014 tax returns. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of tax preparation. In depth training is provided for all volunteers. Our free Vita Tax Site begins the first week in February. Interested parties are asked to contact Marie Fouquette at our Wilkin County office.
Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
  • Contact: Cpl Martinez, Toys for Tots Assistant Coordinator
  • Phone: 701-642-8001 Ext 209 or 916-719-9415 or Sgt. Anderson: 701-642-8001 Ext 208
  • About: Toys for Tots is a national organization that assists children in need. We do this by collecting donations and toys in the local area in order to assist local families in providing Christmas presents for their children. During the October - December time period, coordinators responsible for each region will determine donation sites and will host donation events in order to collect toys and raise funds that will be spent in that area. Volunteers are always appreciated as this site has a small Marine Detachment with few local Marines. 

Volunteers assist in the following ways:

  • Setting up drop boxes throughout Wahpeton and Breckenridge
  • Collecting drop boxes when full
  • Participating in Toys for Tots events in the area
  • Sorting donated toys
  • Organizing Toys for distribution
  • Assisting in Distribution Event

Det MP Supt Company
4th Law Enforcement Battalion
2003 4th St N
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Richland County Chapter MATHCOUNTS
  • Contact: Harris Bailey
  • Phone: 701-642-7702
  • Website: www.mathcounts.org
  • About: MATHCOUNTS(r) is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. With over 22 years experience, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students.
  • Mission Statement: The mission of MATHCOUNTS is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States.
Richland Wilkin Food Pantry‚Ä®
  • Contact: Karen Stroklund, Director
  • Phone: 701-640-6977
  • Email: kstroklu@msn.com
  • About: The Food Pantry provides food to families in need that live in Richland County, N.D. and Wilkin County, Minn. Part-time volunteers are asked to fill shelves with food and provide light cleaning.
Ruby’s Pantry
Salvation Army Kettle Campaign for Richland/Wilkin Counties
  • Contact: Shirley Fox-Trydahl
  • Phone: 218-643-2793 or 701-403-9549
  • Email: shirley.fox@ndscs.edu
  • About: The Salvation Army serves the people in Richland and Wilkin counties. The money raised here stays here to assist the people in our counties in times of need.
Save a Life Donor Drive
  • Contact: Nate Handley
  • Phone: 561-982-2939
  • Email: nhandley@giftoflife.org
  • Website: www.giftoflife.org
  • About: Volunteers are needed to schedule and run drives for the purpose of facilitating simple cheek swabs of potential bone marrow donors. A simple cheek swab is all it takes to possibly save a life! Volunteers ensure that the drive is publicized and well attended, donors are informed of the responsibilities associated with donation, consent forms are completed and potential donor kits are packed and returned to Gift of Life. We offer full support and training to our volunteers.
St. Mary's School Fundraiser - Event Clean Up
  • Contact: Naomi Miranowski
  • Phone: 701-640-9447
  • Email: nmiranowski#co.wilkin.mn.us
  • About: Every year, St. Mary's School in Breckenridge holds a big annual fundraiser - a dinner and dance. This year it will be held on January 31, 2015. We need volunteers to help with the clean up that takes place at the St. Mary's School gym the morning after: Sunday, February 1 from 9:15 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. (depending on the number of volunteers). Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Lots of man/womanpower needed. Please contact me for more details.
Three Rivers Crisis Center
  • Contact: Becky DeVries
  • Phone: 701-642-2115
  • Email: beckytrcc@702com.net
  • About: Crisis Intervention Advocate

Nationwide Opportunities

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