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Published March 18 2012

You are needed (March 18)

To volunteer for one of the following positions, call FirstLink at 2-1-1 or (701) 235-7335 or visit www.myfirstlink.org. Volunteers should be 18 or older unless otherwise indicated.

Foster Grandparents

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council needs adults age 55 and older to volunteer to work with children ages birth to young adult in supervised nonprofit settings such as schools, day cares, juvenile center, etc.; time asked is 15-40 hours weekly with stipend, holiday, vacation, sick leave and other benefits.

ALS Memorial Service musicians

The ALS Association is seeking volunteers to play soft and reflective music on piano, guitar or harp for A Day to Remember, a memorial service honoring those who have passed away due to ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Individuals, small groups or families are welcome to volunteer for this event on April 10.

Volunteer Driver

Clay County Social Services is looking for volunteers to provide transportation in volunteer driver’s own vehicle for clients who lack safe and reliable transportation. Drivers are reimbursed for mileage at Clay County’s current rates.

Thrift Store

Heartland Industries, Second Time Around Thrift Store is seeking individuals to volunteer. Duties will include working the cash register, customer service, accepting donations and various other tasks. Must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Training is provided.

Cleaning and Animal Care

Hightail Ranch and Rescue, Hawley, Minn., needs volunteers to assist with cleaning and animal care. Volunteers are responsible for cleaning stalls, sweeping barns, feeding and grooming horses, groundskeeping and other activities as needed. Individuals, families or groups are all welcome to volunteer. Minimum age is 13, and hours are flexible.

Massage Therapist

Hospice of the Red River Valley is looking for licensed massage therapists to give one massage a week to their patients. Days and hours are flexible and will work around the volunteer and patients’ schedule.

Clothing Drive

Easter Seals Goodwill is seeking volunteers to assist at the clothing drive. Easter Seals Goodwill has teamed up with Herberger’s for the spring clothing drive. Businesses or student groups may take a whole day as a class project or business event. Assistance is needed at the Herberger’s at West Acres and the Moorhead Center Mall. Many shifts available.

Transport Aide

Eventide in Moorhead is looking for individuals and older adults to greet residents in their room and provide transportation to the therapy room. The aide would also visit casually and provide transportation home. Volunteers are needed one or more days a week from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities needs volunteers once a week Monday through Friday for two hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to assist guests and guest staff.

Shelter Volunteers

The local shelters need assistance to get the shelter ready for the evening. They also need volunteers to provide oversight for individuals preparing to shower, to be present in the sleeping areas and to clean up the area in the morning.

Retail Specialist

HERO is looking for individuals to assist customers and design displays of HERO products (wound care, personal hygiene, mobility items, etc.) Volunteer hours vary and HERO is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Food Pantry

Dorothy Day Food Pantry is in need of volunteers to help clients with picking up food, stocking shelves, unloading food orders and shelving the food orders Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers should be age 10 or older.

Big Brothers

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for male volunteers. Volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment and meet with a child every other week to participate in a variety of activities.

Meal Delivery

Valley Senior Services is recruiting volunteers to assist with meal delivery in Fargo and West Fargo. It is about an hour time commitment and would be for the noon meal. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound elderly in our community.