Agency's With Volunteer Opportunities

Our local History Museum has many opportunities to be involved. If you have a love for history, this is the place for you! Email them to inquire.

Highlighted Opportunity: Volunteer Event Marketing Coordinator - Click to see the Volunteer Job Description.

Website: https://www.beltramihistory.org/

Contact: depot@beltramihistory.org 

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is a wonderful resource to our community and surrounding area. Volunteering could include stocking shelves, cleaning, and helping in the garden. Visit their website or contact Debbie to learn more about volunteering.

Website: https://www.bcfsmn.org/

Contact: Debbie Johnson at bcfsvolunteer@gmail.com

Bemidji Community Table serves meals four nights a week to those who need it. They are always looking for help with prep, cooking, serving and clean-up. Visit their website to learn more, sign-up and volunteer. 

Website: https://www.communitytablebemidji.org/

The Bemidji Senior Center is a FUN place to volunteer! They have many opportunities on all levels. Whether you enjoy organizing or teaching a class, there is a place for you.

And they are always looking for help during our Pancake Breakfasts too! Arrival time is either 7am or 7:30am and done by 11am. It is fun and easy! We have lots of other volunteers there to help you and show you the ropes.

Website: https://bemidjiseniorcenter.org/

Contact: Ginny Felt at ginnyfelt@gmail.com

If you enjoy music, this is a great opportunity!! You can become an usher during the concerts, join their Board, be on a committee, events volunteer, office help and more.

Website: https://www.bemidjisymphony.org/

Contact: Katey Lutz, Executive Director at bso@bemidjisymphony.org

The Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area is always BUSY with activities! They have lots of opportunities to get involved at their club. Whether you are an individual, youth group, school or sports group contact them to create an experience that works for you and for them!

Website: https://www.bgcbemidji.org/get-involved/ (fill out the interest form on their website)

Job Opportunities: https://www.bgcbemidji.org/get-involved/job-postings/

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.

Highlighted Opportunity: 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. We are asking for just four (4) hours of your time per month during business hours.

Website: http://bemidjicu.org/volunteer/

Contact: 218-444-1380 or cunited@paulbunyan.net. Or stop in to chat with Wanda (Executive Director) during normal business hours. 

Evergreen Youth & Family Services has a Youth Crisis Shelter and a Drop-in Center. There are often opportunities to organize, put together food packs, join a committee, help with an event, and other ways to be involved. They also have apartments where youth stay that need minor repairs. If you are a handyman, give them a call! They are always looking for help in this area.

Highlighted Opportunity: Handywork needs in their apartments (paining, minor repairs, etc.) Contact Courtney to inquire.

Website: https://www.evergreenyfs.org/

Contact: Courtney Gifford at cgifford@evergreenyfsf.org

Job Opportunities: https://www.evergreenyfs.org/careers

If you love animals, then Great River Rescue is the place for you! They have many different opportunities for people who want to help!

Website: https://www.greatriverrescue.com/

Contact: Call 218-751-7910

Whether you love to teach music or want to help at their events, there are lots of opportunities for you! 

Headwaters Science Center loves working with volunteers! Groups, individuals, students, etc. Contact them to create an experience you won't forget!

Website: www.hscbemidji.org

Contact: Lee Furuseth, Executive Director, at 218-507-0154 or leehscbemidji@gmail.com

Hope House provides community support services to people with mental illness. They are looking for Board Members, presenters willing to share their talents such as art, music, travel stories, etc. to their clientele, as well as help with landscaping. CLICK HERE to learn more about those opportunities. 

Website: https://www.hopehousebemidji.org/home.htm

Contact: Robin Wold, Executive Director, hopehouse@paulbunyan.net 
 

LSS Meals on Wheels volunteers personally greet and get to know each person when they deliver the fresh, hot meals. Older adults enjoy the friendly, personal interaction which for many is the only person they see or speak to all day. You can also help out in the kitchen with prep, cooking and clean-up.

Website: www.lssmn.org/services/older-adults/lss-meals/meals-on-wheels or bemidjiseniorcenter.org/lss-meals-on-wheels

Contact: mealsadmin@lssmn.org or 800-488-4146

Make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. Share your time and talents and the life you change may be your own! LSS offers several meaningful volunteer opportunities for older adults to give back. You can support other older adults to help them continue living at home and stay active, mentor youth, or give family caregivers a break.

Learn more and apply here: lssmn.org/volunteernow

MHAS is entirely run by volunteers! Everything we do is the result of people like you who enjoy nature and want to make a difference. Look and see if you can help with any of the opportunities on our website or email us and suggest other ways you would like to volunteer with MHAS. 

Website: https://www.spearheadmhas.org/volunteer.html

Contact: mhas@spearheadmhas.org

Northwoods Caregivers offers many services including respite, homemaking, caregiving support, aging life care, and more. Visit their website to learn more about those services and how you can volunteer and help!

Highlighted Opportunity: Volunteer to Offer Transportation to Our Seniors

Website: https://northwoodscaregivers.org/

Contact: michelle.nelson@co.beltrami.mn.us

We build houses! Your gift of time will help a family realize their dream of home ownership. Opportunities to help abound at Habitat including building, repair (A Brush With Kindness), ReStore, and Committees.

View their Volunteer flyer HERE.

Website: https://www.habitatbemidji.org/get-involved.html

Contact: Brandon Mustful at brandon.mustful@northwoodshabitat.org

ReStore is part of Northwoods Habitat for Humanity. The ReStore is full of household goods like furniture donated by the community to help raise funds towards their Habitat for Humanity efforts of home building and repair programs. Volunteers are needed for retail sales assistance. Volunteers may help in a variety of areas; cashier, janitorial, donation processing, repairs and maintenance, customer service and more!

Website: ReStore: https://www.habitatbemidji.org/restore.html  |  Northwoods Habitat for Humanity: https://www.habitatbemidji.org/

Contact: Brandon Mustful at brandon.mustful@northwoodshabitat.org

Ruby's Pantry is a pop-up food pantry and is for ANYONE! Each guest donates $25 and receives an abundance of grocery items. It is the 3rd Wednesday afternoon of every month at Sanford Center. Volunteers help set-up and/or hand out food.

Website: www.rubyspantry.org/location/51 (fill out the volunteer application by clicking on volunteers at the top right of the website)

Contact: Julie, the Volunteer Coordinator, at bemidjirubyspantry@gmail.com
or Adam Smith at acsmith.homes@gmail.com, 218-760-1875 (call or text)

Society of Saint Vincent DePaul offers person-to-person service and support to individuals in need with such items as food/gas/clothing vouchers, utilities, rent, deposits, repairs, etc. Volunteers are coached on how to best help people. 

Contact: Dale at 507-456-1235

Support Within Reach works to reduce the impact and harm of sexual violence for families and individuals in the communities they serve. Check out their website for all the volunteer opportunities including advocate support, helping with activities and events, joining their Board and much more!

Highlighted Opportunity: Volunteer On-Call Advocate, overnight shifts. View description HERE.

Website: supportwithinreach.org

Contact: contact@supportwithinreach.org or 1-800-708-2727