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Bemidji Early Childhood Collaborative

Healthy development and support for children ages 0-5 in the greater Bemidji community.

Details:
Bemidji Early Childhood Collaborative is looking for board members. In particular someone with finance, fundraising, and/or marketing background would be appreciated.

Click here to see flyer with more information.

Contact:
Cailee Furer
cailee.furer@gmail.com

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

Opportunities:
About:

Our Mission: to enrich and educate musicians and audiences of northern Minnesota through innovative orchestral experiences.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3136
Bemidji, MN 56619

bso@bemidjisymphony.org

Phone:
218-444-7914

www.bemidjisymphony.org

Opportunities

  • Youth programs – Volunteer one-on-one as a tutor; assist in the computer lab, art room, special programs or with groups in the gym or game room.
  • Special events – Volunteer with Annual Gala in February, Annual Golf Tournament in August, or smaller events.
  • Office – Answer phones, file, or prepare mailings.
  • Facility maintenance – Assist custodial staff with general maintenance.
  • Gardens and grounds – Help with gardens and greenhouse or general grounds keeping.
  • Board or committees – Form policies, be a Club ambassador, plan strategies or lead special projects.

Churches United

Opportunities:

We are asking for just four (4) hours of your time per month. No matter what your skill set is, we can use your time. If you like helping people, greeting people, filing paperwork, data entry, or just organizing the office; we would love to have you.

About

Churches United is a non-profit organization of Bemidji area churches, working together to meet the emergency needs of homeless and low-income people in a prayerful way.

Location

414 Lincoln Ave. SE 
Bemidji, MN 56601 

Contact

Hours: Noon - 4PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Call: 218-444-1380
Email: cunited@paulbunyan.net
http://bemidjicu.org/volunteer/

Community Table

Opportunities:
  • Prep and / or Serve Meals - This is a great opportunity for anyone! Groups, businesses, students or individuals. Prep meals, or hand them out to people in our community in need of food.
  • Become a Board Member - help us continue the much needed work of feeding our community.
Details about Volunteering for Meals:

We are looking for help:
All Mondays
All Tuesdays except the second Tuesday of the month
The fourth Thursday of the month
The fifth Thursday of the month (there are 4 of these per year)

  • Volunteers can come as early as 3 pm, or by 5pm at the latest.
  • Meals are served from 5 to 6.
  • We are doing take-away meals at this time.
  • Plan on helping pack food, do a little bit of food prep, hand out the to-go bags, and cleaning.
  • Done by 6:30
About:

The mission of the Community Table is to provide meals and promote an "open table" atmosphere for those in the community needing fellowship who might otherwise go hungry. We are a 100% volunteer run organization.

Website:

www.communitytablebemidji.org

Contact:

Laurie Buehler, Board Member
Email: lajeb51@yahoo.com

Sara Linda, Board Member
Email: sarahelinda@gmail.com

Volunteers can either serve at the Evergreen Crisis Shelter Program or at the Evergreen Youth Services Program. Volunteers will get the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in youth intervention. There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers within the organization such as working directly with youth, participating in off-ground activities, sitting in on group learning sessions and much more. Volunteers can even get the opportunity to help behind the scenes to support the mission by helping with such things as meal preparation, shelter maintenance, and gardening. We are also seeking dedicated individuals to assist with case management needs.

*All volunteers must pass a background check

Contact:

Daniel McFarlane
Youth Counselor / Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 218-751-4332

Email: dmcfarlane@evergreenfs.org

Location:

622 Mississippi Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

www.evergreenyfs.org

Headwaters Science Center

We love working with volunteers! Groups, individuals, students, etc. Contact us to create an experience you won't forget!

To inquire call Lee Furuseth, Executive Director at 218-507-0154

or email Ryan Kolka, Volunteer Coordinator at ryanhscbemidji@gmail.com

413 Beltrami Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
www.hscbemidji.org

Hope House

Hope House provides community support services to people with mental illness.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Board openings:
    • Click here for job description
    • Training is provided.
    • We are looking for people with legal experience, building/construction knowledge, fundraising skills, connections to Red Lake, White Earth, or Leech Lake, connections to youth who have mental illness and are transitioning to adulthood, family members of people with mental illness  (To avoid obstructing client autonomy and privacy, the preference is for families whose loved ones are not currently members of Hope House)
  • Landscaping/building expertise:
    • Someone to give us landscaping/building ideas such as shrub placement, entrance attractions, or other ideas to increase the welcome/warmth feeling.  Currently flowers/vegetables are planted in the plot between the two doors as an activity, with a bicycle decoration planned for this year, and flowers are planted below the sign at the end of the road.
  • Presenters:
    • People willing to share a talent, such as art, writing, music, woodworking; travel stories; an unusual pet; what their job is like for clients who want to work; how to use the computer. change oil, do a property tax refund; etc.

Contact:

Jody Yerbich
hopehous@paulbunyan.net 
 

Foster Grandma

We would love to have a "Foster Grandma" come and bake/cook with participants and staff, as well as do some skill building with the women and children coming through the shelter with things like meal prepping.

Requirement
Once a week would be great!

Contact
chris.l@mnshelter.org

Ruby's Pantry

Ruby's Pantry is a pop-up food pantry and is for ANYONE! Each guest donates $25 and receives an abundance of grocery items.

Details:
3rd Wednesday of the Month
Help set-up and/or hand out food 
Food bundles are available 4:00 - 5:30pm 

Hosted by:
Mt. Zion Church

To Volunteer:
Go to www.rubyspantry.org/location/51
Fill out the application by clicking on volunteers at the top right of the website

Contact Information:
Julie, Volunteer Coordinator
bemidjirubyspantry@gmail.com

Adam Smith
acsmith.homes@gmail.com
218-760-1875 (call or text)

Support Within Reach

Opportunities:
About

Our Mission: To reduce the impact and harm of sexual violence for families and individuals in the communities we serve.

Location

1510 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-9624
supportwithinreach.org

Contact

contact@supportwithinreach.org
1-800-708-2727

University of MN, SNAP Ed Beltrami County

Opportunities:

We are in need of a Chef or skilled cook to do volunteer classes cooking with youth.

It will be weekly for 6-7 weeks for an hour or two. Show cooking skills and demonstrate cooking healthy foods with University of MN SNAP ed program. It will be at a variety of schools and/or sites.

CLICK HERE for more information 

Contact

Sandra Gehrke
gehrk129@umn.edu
218-760-8390

Village of Hope

Opportunities:
  • Life has given you experience, share it with others! - Wednesday from 9am-10am our adults gather to support each other and learn life skills such as parenting, job readiness, household management, budgeting, stress management; the list is endless! Come be a speaker!
  • Reading Rainbow - Gather the kids for a story when the parents are cleaning up from supper, doing chores and getting bedtime routines ready. Mondays from 9-10 am.
  • Family Fun Nights - Schedule a fun night of movies and popcorn, board games or what ever you can dream up!
  • Organize our garage and/or basement where we keep donations.
About

Village of Hope provides temporary shelter and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness.

Location

525 Mississippi Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-0722
villageofhopebemidji.org

Contact

info@villageofhopebemidji.org