Local Non-Profits in Need of Volunteers

Explore these Bismarck and Mandan agencies that are accepting volunteers to help with numerous projects.

Abused Adult Resource Center

218 West Broadway Avenue Bismarck, ND
Phone:  701-222-8370
E-mail:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Different positions have different available times and requirements.

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday-Friday PM

Age group served:  All ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  conflict resolution, decision making, information gathering, mentoring, receptionist

Description of services: The AARC provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, physical, emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse.  It also provides a 24 hour hotline, advocacy, support groups, assistance in obtaining protection orders, 24 hour safe shelter, children’s programs, gift/thrift store, and educational programs for 2nd grade through college.

Internship opportunities are also available

 

Adult Learning Center

Schafer Hall 1200 College Dr, Bismarck, ND          
Phone: 701-323-4530

Description of services:  Provides educational services for persons in the community who have not completed high school.  ALC also provides assistance with courses in math, reading and other basic skill areas.

 

AID Inc.

314 West Main Avenue, Mandan, ND
Phone:  701-663-1274
E-mail: [email protected]

Description of services:  AID Inc. provides emergency assistance; rent; deposits; utilities; lodging; food; clothing; furniture; and non-food items.  They also provide Family Friends to at-risk youth. 

 

The Banquet

502 North 4th St. Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-223-3560

Description of Services: Serves a free meal every Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church.

 

Baptist Home

3400 Nebraska Drive.  Bismarck, ND 
Phone:  701-223-3040

Description of ServicesProvides long term care for elderly residents.

 

BECEP—Early Head Start/Head Start

14th St., Bismarck, ND
Phone 701-323-4400

Description of servicesHead Start is a free, quality preschool program for children.  Early Head Start/ Head Start is funded to serve two pregnant women and 129 children (from birth to five-years) whose parents meet federal income guidelines. At least 10% of children enrolled have an identified disability.

 

Bis Man Mentor Squad

600 South 2nd Street, Suite 308, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-222-0797
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Weekly

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Sunday PM

Age group served:  Elementary

Skills desired in volunteers:  mentoring

Description of servicesBis-Man Mentor Squad, formerly known as Big Brothers Big Sisters, is a mentoring program helping children in the community. Mentor Squad connects youth ages 6-16 with adult volunteers to create a positive relationship, providing beneficial experiences that will last a lifetime.

 

Bismarck Cancer Center

500 North 8th St. Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-222-6135
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Sunday AM or PM

Age group served:  Adults

Skills desired in volunteers:  no specific skills required, training will be provided

Description of Services: The Bismarck Cancer Center (BCC) allows patients in our area to receive state-of-the-art cancer treatment and caring support while staying close to home and loved ones. We have a highly-skilled and compassionate team of radiation therapists, medical physicists, nurses and dosimetrists working with the radiation oncologists.

 

Bismarck Parks and Recreation

400 East Front Ave., Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-222-6455
E-mail:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday-Friday PM; Saturday AM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers: coaching, event management

Description of services: Bismarck Parks and Recreation District offers recreational programs, sponsors special events, manages sports complexes, educates on wellness, and builds community.  A list of volunteer opportunities can be accessed on the website.

 

Burleigh County Senior Adults Program

315 N. 20th St., Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-255-4648
Emails:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically, vehicle needed for meal delivery

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday-Friday AM or PM

Age group served:  Elderly Adults

Skills desired in volunteers:  decision making, food distribution, technology

Description of servicesBCSAP strives to serve seniors at or below poverty level.  They provide a congregate meal at noon hour and provide a home delivered meal to those who are unable to come to the center.  The also provide health maintenance services and life enrichment activities to elderly in our community.

 

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

519 Raymond St., Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-223-1033

 

Charles Hall Youth Services

513 Bismarck. Expressway, Box 1995, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 255-2773, ext. 301

Description of services:  Charles Hall Youth Services provides foster care; emergency shelter care; long term residential care for abused, neglected, and ill-behaved children.  There is an extensive volunteer inquiry form located on their website.

 

Church of the Ascension

1911 South 3rd Street, Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-258-5692

 

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd.  Bismarck, ND
Phone 701-255-4600

 

Church of St. Anne

1315 Braman Ave.  Bismarck, ND   
Phone: 701-223-1549

 

Church of St. Joseph

108 3rd Street NE, Mandan, ND
Phone:  701-663-9562

 

Community Action Program

2105 Lee Ave.  Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-258-2240

Description of Services:  Serve families with Emergency food needs.  They also have a donation center for clothes and furniture.

 

Cystic Fibrosis Association

107 West Main Avenue, Suite 150, Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-222-3998
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Monthly

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday AM and PM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  No need for special skills, volunteers are provided with necessary training.

Description of servicesThe Cystic Fibrosis Association devotes their time and financial resources to helping north Dakotans with cystic fibrosis to breathe easier by:  assisting with the costs of medications and medical equipment, providing travel assistance for medical appointments, providing matching funds for organ transplant expenses, providing college scholarships so young people with cystic fibrosis can focus on studies, and not compromise their education because they need jobs to support their educational endeavors, and informing the public about cystic fibrosis and current research.

 

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store

1335 Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-223-7979 (ask for Jeremy)
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Sunday AM and PM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  No need for special skills, volunteers are provided with necessary training.

Description of Services: One hundred percent of the profits from the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Stores support the hope and healing of children at one of three Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch locations. Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.  

God’s Child Project

P.O. Box 1843, Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-255-7956

Description of Services: Dedicated to providing care for children, widows, single mothers, and families in intense poverty in Guatemala, El Salvador, India, Malawi, and the United States. God’s Child institution for Trafficked, Exploited, and Missing Persons also works to prevent and rescue victims of human trafficking.

 

Heart River Lutheran Church and Bridges of Hope

701 16th Avenue SW, Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-595-3962
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Wednesday and Thursday PM; Sunday AM

Age group served:  High School

Skills desired in volunteers:  Mentoring

Description of services: Heart River Bridges of Hope is an outreach and re-entry ministry on behalf of the ELCA and the whole Church. As an expression of God’s grace and love, this ministry provides youth opportunities for community worship, mentorship, wellness, and mutually enriching relationships. Trusting and believing that God heals and creates new life, our intent is to accompany and empower youth toward a future with hope. Opportunities include worship, Bible study, game nights at YCC, off-campus pizza nights for youth transitioning into society, visitation, art & prayer, book studies, pen pal ministry, service projects, and other special events.

 

Heaven’s Helpers Soup Café

220 N 23rd St., Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-226-2325
Email: [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Saturday AM and PM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  A willing heart to serve!

Description of servicesWe are a Christian soup kitchen which feeds all those in need. We operate as a cafe where we treat our patrons with love and respect.

Innovation School

613 North 3rd Street, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-226-2591
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Saturday and Sunday AM

Age group served:  Elementary

Skills desired in volunteers:  fund raising, graphic design, marketing, video communication

Description of servicesWe are a K-6 school serving students in a hands on way.

 

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

P.O. Box 388, Bismarck, ND
Phone: 605-220-1102
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  One time commitment of 6-8 hours spread over 5 days

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Friday AM or PM

Age group served:  High School

Skills desired in volunteers:  budgeting, coaching, marketing, mentoring, motivational speaking, project management, public speaking, teaching

DescriptionJunior Achievement partners education with business/industry to teach K-12 students in the Bismarck-Mandan area lessons in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and college/career readiness. Our curriculum provides hands-on, interactive, experiential learning for students, and the lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community who share their own real-life personal and professional experiences to bring the lessons to life!

Make a Wish North Dakota

4143 26th Avenue South, Suite 104, Fargo, ND
Phone: 701-280-9474
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Sunday AM or PM

Age group served:  Elementary

Skills desired in volunteers:  event management, fund raising, information gathering, project management

Description of services:  Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illness. We serve children ages 2 1/2 to 18 years old.  We need volunteers who serve as wish granters. Wish granters work directly with wish kids to help determine the child's wish and then support the chapter staff in executing the wish.

 

Mandan Parks & Recreation

2600 46th Avenue SE, Mandan, ND 
Phone:  701-751-6161

Description of servicesWe pride ourselves in offering great indoor and outdoor activities, programs and classes for all ages. Mandan Parks & Recreation offers recreational activities like basketball, volleyball and sand volleyball, baseball and softball, swimming lessons, track, tennis, kickball and many more. Mandan Parks & Recreation also offers programs, classes including school age care programs, art classes, lifeguarding classes, and more.

 

Meals on Wheels

P.O. Box 2132, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-222-4181
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Friday AM

Age group served:  Adults

Skills desired in volunteers:  food distribution

Description of servicesMeals on Wheels provides a noon meal delivered to a person’s home.  They serve people who require a special or regular diet and have difficulty cooking for themselves.

 

Ministry on the Margins

201 N. 24th Street, Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-426-8747
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday AM; Wednesday, Thursday PM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  event management, facilities maintenance, food distribution, graphic design, information gathering, mentoring, music, web development, written communication, spiritual presence, prayer

Description of services: Ministry on the Margins serves over 1,000 people a week through our food pantry, clothing pantry, support groups, and outreach to those in prison or MRCC.

 

Missouri Slope Areawide United Way

515 N. 4th St. Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-255-3601

Description of servicesThe United Way funds Human Service agencies to the community.  It is also the first call for Help-line.  Their website offers a detailed list of service opportunities in the Bismarck – Mandan area.

 

Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center

2425  Hillview Ave.  Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-221-9368
Email:  [email protected] 

Volunteer commitment:  Weekly or Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday AM; Tuesday and Saturday PM

Age group served:  Elderly

Skills desired in volunteers:  decision making, event management, music

Description of servicesThe Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center provides resident care in a warm atmosphere.  They aim to provide care for and entertainment for the long term care residents who live there.

 

North Dakota Youth Correctional Center

701 16th Avenue SW, Mandan, ND
Phone: 701-667-1400

Description of Services:  The North Dakota Youth Correctional Center (NDYCC) recognizes the value of an effective volunteer program.  NDYCC attempts to recruit citizen involvement, where feasible, to enhance and expand services for juveniles in its care. 

 

Open Door Learning Center

1140 S. 12th. St. Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-222-3004

Description of servicesProvide after school activities for children ages 3-13.

 

Pride, Inc.

1200 Missouri Ave. Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-258-7838

Description of servicesPride Industries provides vocational development, independent living, work skill training, and job placement for mentally and physically disabled individuals.

 

Protection and Advocacy Project

400 East Broadway, Suite 409, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-328-2950

Description of servicesA state agency whose purpose is to advocate for, and protect the rights of people with disabilities.

Ronald McDonald House

609 N. 7th St., Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-258-8551

Description of servicesThe Ronald McDonald House serves the needs of families who stay at the house while their child is hospitalized.

 

Spirit of Life Catholic Church

801 1st Street SE, Mandan, ND
Phone: 701-426-2694
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Weekly

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Friday AM and PM (food distribution); Saturday PM, Sunday AM and PM (music)

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  food distribution, music

Description of servicesMother Theresa Outreach serves those in need of financial support, material goods and food support.  We serve a hot meal Monday through Friday and provide food boxes to those in need.  The Carmelites sisters work to provide support to those in need physically, emotionally and spiritually. They work with individuals as needed and also do some counseling and addiction support through the Empowerment support group which meets Thursdays.

 

Saint Mary’s Parish

807 E Thayer Ave, Bismarck, ND
Phone 701-223-0225

 

Touchmark Retirement Community

1000 West Century Avenue, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-355-1285
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  12 hours/year

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Sunday AM or PM

Age group served:  Elderly

Skills desired of volunteers: event management, information gathering, motivational speaking, music, teaching

Description of servicesA continuum of services encompassing independent living, assisted living, and memory care assures residents that we are here to support optimal health and wellness at every phase of aging. We encourage residents at every stage to continue discovering and chasing their passions.

Welcome House

1902 East Thayer Avenue, Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-751-0142
Email: [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Wednesday AM and PM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  no specific skills needs, training will be provided.

Description of servicesWelcome House is a faith-based agency serving homeless individuals and families in the Bismarck/Mandan area.  Welcome House provides short-term shelter, assistance in obtaining permanent housing and a variety of supportive services, with emphasis on providing extensive case management and other supportive services for up to three years to help clients attain and retain permanent housing. 

 

Women’s Care Center

614 North 4th Street, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-751-4575
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday AM, Wednesday PM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  event management, fund raising, teaching, child care

Description of servicesWe are a pregnancy resource center offering free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, education and counseling.

 

YMCA

1608 N. Washington St., Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-751-9707
Email:  [email protected]

Volunteer commitment:  Weekly or Sporadically

Day/hours volunteers are needed:  Monday – Sunday AM or PM

Age group served:  All Ages

Skills desired in volunteers:  coaching, event management, facilities maintenance, fund raising, mentoring, music, teaching, video communication, fitness/wellness therapy

Description of servicesTo express interest in our volunteer opportunities, begin by completing our volunteer registration online at https://bismarckymca.volunteermatters.org/register The Y is a volunteer driven organization which offers many exciting opportunities for individuals and groups to give of their time to support programs that directly benefit their community. From coaching youth sports, to working with seniors, leading specialty group fitness classes, organizing fundraising activities, serving at events and much more, the Y provides people in our community of all ages, backgrounds and abilities with free and discounted programs that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With your volunteer assistance, we can ensure everyone in our community is able to reach their full health and wellness potential. 

 

Youthworks

225 W. Rosser, Bismarck, ND 
Phone: 701-255-6909   
Email: [email protected]

Description of servicesYouthworks provides services for runaway, homeless, and high risk youth, peer counseling, family mediation, independent living; day treatment; attendant care; and social detoxification.