Browse Volunteer Opportunities

Not sure where to volunteer?

Click the button below to fill out the Volunteer Application.

Your application will be shared with MANY non-profit agencies in the Bemidji Area.
Based on your specific skills, interests, time, availability, and involvement preference agencies will contact you.

Or browse through the opportunities below to find what works best for you:

Americorps Seniors through Lutheran Social Service provides companion services for older adults. Foster Grandparents assist in the classroom with children.

Learn more and apply here:


Tutor at our local elementary schools and middle school!

Bemidji Early Childhood Collaborative

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

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.

Cailee Furer

Diamond Point Pollinator Planting

Monday, May 22 from 1-4pm

Fun opportunity to get your hands dirty and learn about pollinator and native plants! The Parks Department, SWCD and Leech Lake Tribal College Extension Program have teamed up to plant demonstration gardens around the buildings and beaches. Volunteers are needed to help plant! Tools provided, bring gloves!

To volunteer contact Marcia Larson,

View the flyer HERE!

Loop the Lake

Bike Bemidji is looking for help with the annual Loop the Lake Biking Event!

Shifts times vary during the event. Volunteers help with route set up, food stations, and festival area set up.

For more information:

To volunteer, fill out the contact form here:


  • 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

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.


We are asking for just four (4) hours of your time per month on Monday or Friday.

No matter what your skill set is, we can use your time. If you like helping people, greeting and interviewing guests, filing paperwork, data entry, or just organizing the office; we would love to have you.

Potential volunteers can call 218-444-1380 or stop in to chat with Wanda (Executive Director) during normal business hours. 


414 Lincoln Ave SE 
Bemidji, MN 56601 


Hours: Noon - 4PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Call: 218-444-1380

Community Table serves meals to people in need in our community!

They serve meals in the evenings on:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at Mount Zion Church (414 Lincoln Ave SE)
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at United Methodist Church (924 Beltrami Ave NW).

Volunteer shifts are from 4:30 to 6:30pm. 

Volunteers will help with greeting diners, serving food, and clean up.

Sign up for volunteering here: 

Email for more information.

The Friends of the Carnegie and the Herbert and Vivian Olson Children’s Reading Fund are looking for Board Members.  

For more information on this fun and laid-back board opportunity focused on the Carnegie Building and literacy, please check out:

Volunteer your time to support local artists! Contact Chris Tolman at 218-556-1826. 

We are looking for Board Members!

Learn more on our website:

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

413 Beltrami Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

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.


Jody Yerbich 

Volunteer doing a variety of things like fixing furniture that is donated, hauling or moving furniture, and more!

Contact to learn more. 

Come help with SUMMER PICNICS at Ridgeway! 

An effort to build positive change and a true sense of community throughout Bemidji.

“Host” a picnic in July or August or simply volunteer to serve food at Ridgeway Apartments.

  • Hosting consists of welcoming people, general organization, and making sure food does not run out by bringing out more if needed. 
  • Food is provided and will be there at the time of set-up.
  • Team up with your friends! 
  • People will always be on-site who have done this many times before, so you are never on your own.
    • Arrival time is 4:00pm - 4:15pm
    • Meal serving starts at 5:00pm
    • Finished by 7:00pm

Contact Sandy Hennum, Ridgeway Initiative Chair, at or 218-333-6542

"It’s an amazing time to connect with community!" ~ Sandy

Bemidji Rotary Club is planning to welcome its first inbound Exchange Student since 2019 for the 2023-2024 school year, and we are looking for host families to open their homes.

Click here to view our flyer.

For more information email: 

Or contact a youth exchange committee member directly; 

  • Matt Fahrenbruch: 970-673-7933
  • John Reff: 218-760-9247
  • Dana Lee: 218-766-6501

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.

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
Fill out the application by clicking on volunteers at the top right of the website

Contact Information:
Julie, Volunteer Coordinator

Adam Smith
218-760-1875 (call or text)

Society of Saint Vincent DePaul

We are looking for a volunteers! We offer person-to-person service and support to individuals in need with such items as food/gas/clothing vouchers, utilities, rent, deposits, repairs, etc. We then schedule a home visit or meet with you in Bemidji. 

Volunteering details:

  • We have two meetings a month.
  • Volunteers are coached on how to answer incoming calls on our help line and visiting with people in need of short term financial support for food, shelter and utilities.  
  • We are looking for compassionate people who want to help those in our community who are struggling with poverty.  
  • Your time commitment would be flexible both in amount and timing.  
  • Having a cell phone and laptop/computer are helpful.

For more information call Dale at 507-456-1235.

Support Within Reach


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


1510 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601