Need volunteer hours for a class or just want to offer a helping hand to the community?
UND Volunteers is a Volunteer Network that is here to help! With over 30+ local non-profits and organizations in the Greater Grand Forks Area, you are bound to find a volunteer opportunity to your enjoyment.
Circle of Friends is an animal shelter whose mission is to “enrich the lives of pets through healing, education, and connecting companions”. This animal shelter rescues mainly cats and dogs and takes care of them while they are waiting for their forever home.
Address: 4375 N Washington, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Cat and dog socialization
- Donation Pick-up
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grand Forks Dog Training Club is a non-profit group that holds a variety of classes for training dogs based on the owners’ goals. All instructors of the classes are volunteers.
Address: 6801 Demers Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Contact info: email@example.com
Journey home animal rescue takes in stray cats, dogs and other small animals hoping to eventually find them a forever home.
Address: 728 Red Dot Place, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Dog Walking
- Transport Volunteer
- Home Visit Volunteer
- Fundraising and Events
BIO Girls is a 12-session program designed to help young women gain confidence in themselves through helping others and learning empowerment skills.
- Become a site director to help facilitate all activities and events
- Become a mentor for the young women in the program
- Help with various events
Little Miracles is an engaging childcare center who also provides a pediatric therapy clinic.
Address: 2951 S 34th St, Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Assist with OT, PT, and speech therapy
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Kids Grand Forks is a coalition who works to prevent injuries and death of children 19 years old and younger. They receive donations to help provide safety items such as a car seat or a helmet to children in need. They also put on several safety meetings and events to help gain awareness.
Address: 607 DeMers Ave. East Grand Forks, MN 56721
- Attend meetings and help teach kids about injury prevention
The community care center and food pantry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight hunger in the community through the love of Jesus Christ.
Address: 1726 South Washington St. Suite S11,
Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Picking-up donations
- Assisting clients
Contact info: 701.757.3480
Easter Seals and Goodwill organizations formed an affiliation in North Dakota to help provide people with support to live out their best days every day. They accept donations from community members to help provide clothes and they have volunteer caregivers to help on the more direct level.
Address: 3651 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Office work
- Helping with a camp or event
Contact info: 701.772.0704
The North Dakota Vison Services/ School for the Blind provides specialized services to all ages of people who are blind or visually impaired.
Address: 500 Stanford Rd A, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Data entry
- Formatting computer files for braille
Contact info: 701.795.2700
Other: Volunteers are to call to schedule a phone or in-person interview.
Northlands Rescue Mission provides emergency shelter to those in need. It also provides food to those with food insecurity.
Address: 420 Division Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Leading a mentor program
- Help with their backpack program
- Work in dining services
The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church determined to provide charity. It helps to provides food to anyone struggling as well as offering other services.
Address: 1600 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Sort donations
- Be a piano player for worship activities
- Become an emergency disaster services volunteer
Contact info: 701.775.2597
A food pantry full of nonperishable food items and personal hygiene products available to all UND students in need.
Where: First floor of UND's Memorial Union room 138
Contact info: 701.777.4200
The United Way programs help anyone in need to meet basic needs, find a job and teach youth for a brighter future. They are determined to be a model for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Address: 1407 24th Ave S #400, Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Help organize and stock food pantry
- Organize the kids closet
Contact info: 701.775.8661
Edgewood provides a small community for residents looking for premium one-on-one care. They are located all throughout the Midwest and provide several services to residents.
Address: 1800 47th Ave. S Grand Forks, ND 58201
The Grand Forks Senior Center is dedicated to helping older adults live to their full potential. They do this by introducing people to each other to make friends, go places outside the center and provide opportunities to try new things. They also have a meals on wheel program to provide warm meals to those who have difficulty leaving their home to grocery shop.
Address: 620 4th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Be a part of fun events that are held there such as bingo
The Hospice Red River Valley takes care of people who are living their last months of life. They assist them in multiple ways to help keep their best quality of life.
Address: 2860 10th Ave N #400, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Patient care
Contact info: 800.237.4629
St. Anne’s living center is Christian based and provides care to elderly residents who need assistance in a various number of daily tasks. Their inspiration for care is through St. Francis meaning they care for each person as they would care for Christ.
Address: 524 N. 17th St., Grand Forks, ND
Contact info: 701.746.9401
The Valley Senior Living is a non-profit Lutheran based organization that provides several services to seniors. They provide senior apartments, memory care and more!
Address: 2900 14th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Participate in musical activities
- Help with different events throughout the year
- Serve customers at the cafe that is within the building
Music and Theater
The Empire Theatre Company is a non-profit art center dedicated to making entertainment of all art styles. They hold several productions a year and each production needs volunteers for tickets, ushers and more!
Address: 415 Demers Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Contact info: email@example.com
Sign-up: You can sign up for emails of volunteer opportunities on their website. https://www.empireartscenter.com/volunteer
From a fire hall to a renovated theatre, the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre holds productions year round. This non-profit organization which was established in 1947 is known to be one of the 10 oldest community theatres in the nation.
Address: 412 2nd Ave N, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Take part in auditions
- Assisting with set construction
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Valley Youth Orchestras is a youth orchestra organization whose goal is to help youth excel in music and connect with others who want similar music goals.
Address: 415 Demers Ave Suite A, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Contact info: email@example.com
Health and Environment
Altru is a non-profit American healthcare provider whose headquarters is here in Grand Forks.
Address: 1200 S. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Work in the occupational therapy or physical therapy fields
- Work in pediatrics
- Bring patients blankets or food
The Blue Zone helps improve the quality of life for everyone using their 9 principles of longevity. From workshops to cooking classes, community members can learn lots of ways to live a healthier lifestyle.
- Be a part of various events
- Pick up litter
UND has two community gardens on campus, each managed by different groups. One is managed by the Department of Education and the other is run by the UND department of earth system science and policy (ESSP). During the gardening months these groups actively look for volunteers to help with the upkeep of these gardens.
Where: Behind Archives coffee on the corner of Harvard and 5th street.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grand Forks parks and recreation foundation strives to help the community create and sustain healthy lifestyles. They do all of up-keep of the parks in the area as well as providing programs and activities for the community to take part in.
Address: 1060 47th Ave S., Grand Forks, ND 58201
The Special Olympics is a non-profit organization that provides competition and training in a variety of sports to people with developmental disabilities.
Address: 2616 S 26th St, Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Play sports with other members!
Contact info: - email@example.com
The YMCA promotes social and personal change by providing wellness facilities and varying programs to increase change in society.
Address: 215 North 7th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Read stories to young children
- Coach youth sports
- Assist in the office
- Teach swimming lessons
This indoor arena and convention center is known to hold lots of memories. The Alerus center holds most big concerts that come to Grand Forks as well as all of UND’s home football games.
Address: 1200 S 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Other: The Aleus center offers fundraising instead of volunteering.
The Grand Forks curling club provides a space of excitement in learning and being a part of a curling team.
Address: 1124 7th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201
- Teach curling methods
- Help with events
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ralph Engelstad Arena (REA) is home to UND hockey games during their season. This arena also holds a variety of other events such as the circus that comes to town every spring. Non-profit organizations are able to help the REA with concessions and cleaning to raise funds for their group.
Address: One Ralph Engelstad Arena Dr, Grand Forks, ND 58203
CVIC is an organization determined to end domestic and sexual violence. They provide education, healing and safety to those found in these difficult situations.
Address: 211 S. 4th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201
The Downtown Development Association was made to attract more people to go downtown and take part in a variety of attractions that are hosted.
Address: 23 N 3rd St #2, Grand Forks, ND 58203
- Partake in several events hosted downtown
Contact info: JILL@GFDDA.COM
Global Friends Coalition helps with the integration process of refugees coming into America. They welcome refugees into the Grand Forks area while assisting in learning English as well. They have three volunteer programs to help the integration process flow more smoothly. Volunteers can decide which program they would like to help with but the Global Friends Coalition asks that volunteers dedicate one hour a week for six months to help create a friendship, perhaps, with the New Americans.
Address: 1815 Demers Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Contact info: email@example.com
The Grand Forks Historical Society strives to provide the community with an understanding of the history of the area. There is a museum that is operated as well as several events that this society hosts.
Address: 2405 Belmont Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202
The Grand Forks Public Library provides books of all genres to the Grand Forks community.
Address: 2110 Library Circle, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Contact info: 701.772.8116
The BIG event is a one-time volunteer event in Grand Forks that consists of people from all over the community volunteering to help wherever is needed in Grand Forks.
Address: 2901 University Avenue Stop 8385, Grand Forks, ND 58202
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places of Worship
There are several places of worship in Grand Forks so we have included a link to a website that lists all of them if you are looking to volunteer at one!