“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. When you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.”
A U.S. News article states, “though the economy is hurting, volunteering in the United States jumped last year at the fastest rate in six years. At least 63 million gave of their time and energy.”
The article also discusses how to find the best volunteering option for you.
We strongly encourage residents of the community to volunteer as we know first-hand the value of volunteers. Every year many wonderful volunteers assist us in preparing for and operating our campaign. Their generous donation of time and energy helps keep costs low and in turn we are able to allocate more money to our partner agencies to help needy individuals and families in the Grand Forks community.
One such partner agency, RSVP+ North Dakota, connects agencies with needs to volunteers with skills.
RSVP+ North Dakota’s mission is “to invite individuals of all ages to enhance personal growth, develop leadership skills, and meet critical community needs through meaningful volunteer service opportunities.”
RSVP+ Northeast ND serves four counties: Grand Forks, Nelson, Walsh, & Pembina. Their volunteers can be found throughoutÂ the area performing a variety of much needed services.
For more information about RSVP+ Northeast ND and to see a list of volunteer opportunites, click here.
You may also contact RSVP+ Northeast ND Coordinator Kurtis Shelton by phone at (701) 787-0043, or by e-mail email@example.com.