Thank you for showing an interest in the programs offered by RRVCA. We are always searching for volunteer help from the community. All Volunteer Positions will include a short training and tour of our offices and staff. Each volunteer must sign an Oath of Confidentiality to protect of names of Red River Valley Clients for privacy regulations.
IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Red River Valley Community Action has an immediate need for volunteers to pick up fresh food donations in Grand Forks on Friday mornings. Requires loading and unloading food boxes which, at times, may be heavy. Must have a valid drivers license. Start time is 7:45 AM. End time varies, but is generally before Noon. Contact Taylor at (701) 746-5431 for more information.
Web Design/Maintenance: We are looking for a volunteer who is proficient in Word Press. Duties include updating plug-ins, minor web design, and training of staff members. Hours are flexible. Contact Pam at (701) 746-5431.
Food Pantry: Tuesdays beginning at 8:00AM. These duties involve lifting and engaging with clients. Contact Taylor at (701) 746-5431.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: (Park River, Walhalla and Grand Forks) Every 6-8 weeks, dates and times to be determined. This does require lifting and each box weighs between 35-50 pounds. Program serves roughly 410 seniors between the three locations. This program serves low-income seniors 60 years of age and over. Volunteers would meet on the previous 2 days listed to break down parcels and put together commodity boxes/bags; the following 2 days would be distribution. Seniors require assistance loading Commodities into their vehicles at all 3 locations. A vehicle and fuel would be provided for our volunteers to transport to Park River and Walhalla. Volunteers would be required to provided a copy of their driver’s license and a copy of their car insurance. Four volunteers would be ideal for this project. Volunteers would be required to sign an Oath of Confidentiality form and agree to a criminal background check. Contact Taylor at (701) 746-5431.
Ernie J. Norman Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter: The shelter is a safe and secure home environment for women and children who are homeless. Projects and needs vary, please call RRVCA to see if volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteers would be required to sign an Oath of Confidentiality form and agree to a criminal background check. Contact April at (701) 746-5431.
We are constantly seeking ways to help make our Women and Children’s shelter more aesthetically pleasing for our clients. If you have any ideas or would like to donate supplies to conduct a project, please do not hesitate to call us.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families(SSVF): This program can use volunteers any time! Especially for filing, client file making, organizing, sending out letters to donors for homeless veteran’s needs. On warmer days, help is need organizing the storage garage filled with donated items for veterans and veteran families. This is a bigger project, but we need your creativity. This job may involve lifting. For more information, contact Safari at (701) 746-5431.
Miscellaneous Donation Pantry: 8am – 5pm any day of the week. This is a smaller project and should not take a long time to complete. We need motivated volunteers that can re-organize our donation pantry for low-income families and individuals. This pantry holds everything from hygiene items, blankets, clothing, child care items, and much more. We would love to see your creativity applied to this pantry in order to make our clients experience more efficient. May involve light lifting. Contact Rose at (701) 746-5431.
Other: Flexible hours 8am – 4pm. Office duties including purging outdated client folders, filing, and data entry, organizing storage, reaching out to clients to remind them of supplemental food program dates and times. Contact Rose at (701) 746-5431.