Community Volunteer & Service Opportunities
- AWANA: Victory Lutheran Church
Anne Carlsen has opportunities for college students to work with the residents in the educational sector in the classroom, helping students learn and giving individual hands on attention to each unique student or even go on outings on weekends. There are also opportunities to serve in the office and help in the chapel area setting up for chapel and participating in services.
The Arts Center is located in the heart of downtown, the main building features an exhibition gallery, performance stage, classroom, office, artist-in-residence apartment and studio. The Art Park, a beautiful garden and green space, was added in 2008. The Hansen Arts Studio, our adjacent building, houses a ceramics studio and adult classroom space. The Arts Center is a spot for local artists to share their talents as well as a performance and exhibition location for artists from around the world to show their talents to the Jamestown community.
Opportunities to serve include: Second Saturday Program (10:30 am – noon) which entails working with the children as they tackle art projects and learn about the elements of art and principles of design; office work (distribute flyers, label, etc. assist artists with Arts After School at the Arts Center or at Youth for Christ; and events where volunteers are needed (take tickets, set up, clean up, park cars, community theatre, etc.). Once you establish a relationship with the Arts Center, other opportunities may present themselves.
Sally Jeppson: 701-251-2496
Youth for Christ is an explicit Christian organization that is looking for committed Christians to help with their afterschool program and events that they put on. This is a great opportunity to hang out with kids from middle to high school and play video games, watch TV, play pool, ping pong, carpet ball or just hang out and have conversations. There would also be times for volunteers to share one’s faith with the students through worship and bible studies in the evening.
Volunteer opportunities are available at avamariavillage.org
Volunteers could join in the games during the afternoon and evening hours, one could play the video game consoles with the individual residents, or even join them on outings such as helping them shop, eat out, or even go fishing with them at the reservoir. There are also ways to get involved in the chapel services at each place or work closely with the chaplains on their visitations.
Volunteers help put together food baskets for families, unload trucks that come in with drop offs and help organize the food into shelves that allow them to assemble baskets faster. There is need of people packing the backpacks and distributing them on Friday afternoons at the school.
Volunteers are needed on the store floor to clean up, organize racks of donations, run the cash register and even make sure the clothing is labeled correctly and in the right clothing rack. On the delivery side of things volunteers are needed to help with the incoming deliveries and help sort all the different items that come in. Others may help clean up the donations and prep them for the floor. This would include price tagging, washing certain objects and coordinating what goes where and when.
Orphan Grain Train is a 501c3 Nonprofit Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us.
OGT works as a group to pack and sort through donated items to give away to people in need. There are a variety of tasks for a variety of skills- some heavy lifting involved if you choose.
Sue Corwin: 701-320-3259
Students can find themselves helping out with the dogs or cats, from playing and grooming them to taking them on walks and cleaning out cages. They also have daily maintenance that needs to get done and are very flexible on schedules.
Information desk attendant: greet people and answer phones or help with making charts and filing or admission desk volunteer from 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. There is also a gift Shoppe that one can be a part of and help run the cash register and help guests find things that they may need. There is Caring Touch Program that allows students to be trained in hospital visitation and then he or she is allowed to go around to different patient’s rooms and visit with them and be a source of encouragement and comfort them while they are in the hospital.
Application Required – jrmcnd.com