Local Non-Profits in Need of Volunteers
Explore these Bismarck and Mandan agencies that are accepting volunteers to help with numerous projects.
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.
Adult Learning Center
Schafer Hall 1200 College Dr, Bismarck, ND 58501
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.
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.
American Red Cross
4007 State St. Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-223-6700 or 1-800-535-4011
Description of services: Red Cross provides immediate needs to victims of a disaster, provides training for CPR and First Aid, and provides for a 24 hour communication system between military personnel and their families.
502 North 4th St. Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of Services: Serves a free meal every Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church.
3400 Nebraska Drive, Bismarck, ND 58503
Description of Services: Provides long term care for elderly residents.
BECEP—Early Head Start/Head Start
North 14th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: Head 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.
Big Brother/Big Sister Program
600 South 2nd St., Bismarck, ND 58504
Contact Darlene Larson: 701-425-2785 (cell)
Description of services: Big Brother Big Sister program matches children with adult volunteers on a one-to-one basis, providing friendship and guidance. After School Tutoring at Riverside School.
Bismarck Cancer Center
500 North 8th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of Services: The Bismarck Cancer Center helps to care for local cancer patients while keeping them close to home. They provide radiation therapy and take a holistic view of healing.
Bismarck Parks and Recreation
400 East Front Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504
Bismarck Public School System
806 North Washington St., Bismarck ND 58501
Bismarck Senior Living – Primrose Retirement Community
1144 College Drive, Bismarck, ND 58501-1212
Description of Services: Primrose enriches the lives of seniors by delivering, day after day, on its promise to provide safe, secure and healthy environments for seniors to thrive in.
Burleigh County Senior Adults Program
315 North 20th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: BCSAP 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.
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
519 Raymond St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Charles Hall Youth Services
513 Bismarck Expressway, Box 1995, Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: 701-255-2773, 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.
Child’s Hope Learning Center
2921 19th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: School of Hope provides a full developmental curriculum for handicapped and non-handicapped preschool children in an integrated setting.
Church of the Ascension Church
Church of Corpus Christi
1919 North 2nd., Bismarck, ND 58501
Church of St. Anne
1315 Braman Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501
Church of St. Joseph
108 3rd Street NE, Mandan, ND 58554
Community Action Program
2105 Lee Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504
Description of Services: Serve families with Emergency food needs. Also have a donation center for clothes and furniture.
Cystic Fibrosis Association
921 South 9th. St., Bismarck, ND 58504
Description of services: Provide support services to cystic fibrosis clients and their families.
600 South 2nd. St., Suite 308 Bismarck, ND 58504
Description of services: Working with children and adults who are clients of West Central Human Service Center and the Dacotah Foundation Children’s Program.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store
1335 Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND 58503
Description of Services: Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families.
Easter Seals Goodwill
Description of Services: Easter Seals Goodwill ND, Inc. is a leading organization in supporting children, adults, and families to have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities.
First Choice Clinic
1120 College Drive, Suite 204, Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of Services: The First Choice Clinic is a non-profit, faith based clinic that helps to provide medical and support services to those facing unexpected pregnancies.
God’s Child Project
P.O. Box 1843, Bismarck, ND 58502
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 Bridges of Hope
Junior Achievement of Bismarck-Mandan
P.O. Box 388, Bismarck, ND 58502-0388
Description: JA volunteers inspire and prepare students to succeed in school and in life. By sharing your energy and experiences, you serve as a role model to help them envision a successful future
Lutheran Social Services
1616 Capitol Way, Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of Services: Lutheran Social Services provides adoption services; individual, couple, marital, family and pregnancy counseling; refugee resettlement; and senior companion program for the elderly.
Mandan Golden Age Services
301 15th St. NW, Bismarck, ND 58554
Description of services: Golden Age provides information and referral, congregate meals, outreach and health screening services to senior citizens, and home delivered meals program.
Mandan Parks & Recreation
2600 46th Avenue SE, Mandan, ND 58554
Description of services: We 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.
Ministry on the Margins
205 North 24th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: Focuses on working with at-risk youth, prison inmates, homeless, and many others to help transition people in life and keep them on their feet.
Missouri Slope Areawide United Way
515 North 4th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: The United Way funds Human Service agencies to the community. It is also the first call for Help-line.
Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center
2425 Hillview Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: The Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center provides resident care in a warm atmosphere.
North Dakota Youth Correctional Center
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 South 12th St., Bismarck, ND 58504
Description of services: Provide after school activities for children ages 3-13.
1200 Missouri Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504
Contact Darcy Seaworth: 701-202-0862 (cell)
Description of services: Pride 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 58501
Description of services: A state agency whose purpose is to advocate for, and protect the rights of people with disabilities.
Ronald McDonald House
609 North 7th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: The Ronald McDonald House serves the needs of families who stay at the house while their child is hospitalized.
1100 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: Ruth Meier’s Hospitality House provides residential shelter; meals; education and job referral programs for homeless individuals and families. Other programs include longer term transitional housing for homeless families; Stone Soup Kitchen for the public, low income and elderly residents.
The Salvation Army
601 South Washington St., Bismarck, ND 58504
Description of services: Salvation Army provides emergency assistance; a halfway house; clothing; thrift store; recreational, spiritual and counseling program.
Sanford Health St. Vincent’s Continuing Care Center
1021 North 26th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: Provide athletic activities to physically and mentally challenged clients.
220 North 23rd St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Email: [email protected]
Description of services: The Soup Cafe is not set up as a typical "soup kitchen" but more like a cafe. We encourage patrons to seat themselves while we serve them by taking their order and bringing them their food. We are set up just like a restaurant only with Christian music or teaching playing on the flat screen TV. We serve at least two homemade soups each day along with two types of sandwiches along with dessert and coffee. Patrons are allowed to eat as much as they want; as long as they do not waste the food we will continue serving them. Our customer base includes the homeless on the street, homeless living in their cars, individuals on disability, working poor, elderly, and those in need who just want a homemade bowl of soup.
Spirit of Life Catholic Church
801 1st Street SE, Mandan, ND 58554
Saint Mary’s Parish
807 East Thayer Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501
901 East Bowen Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504
Contact the Activity Director: 701-258-1980
Description of services: The Terrace is a basic-care facility for the elderly.
517 South 7th. St., Bismarck, ND 58504
The Village Family Service Center
2207 E Main Ave., Bismarck ND 58501
Description of services: Village Family Services provides adoption services; consumer credit counseling; employee assistance and unplanned pregnancy counseling.
Volunteer Caregivers Exchange (VCE)
600 South 2nd St., Suite 8, Bismarck, ND 58504
Description of services: VCE is an association of service organizations, community agencies, religious congregations, and individuals whose purpose is to recruit and train volunteers to assist with older, frail and disabled people and their families in an effort to enable those served to maintain their independence, dignity, and quality of life.
PO Box 3218, Bismarck, ND 58502
Description of services: Welcome 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.
1608 North Washington St., Bismarck, ND 58501
Description of services: YMCA provides instruction, recreational and value oriented programs for youth, low-income families and senior citizens.
Description of services: Youthworks provides services for runaway, homeless, and high risk youth, peer counseling, family mediation, independent living; day treatment; attendant care; and social detoxification.