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A Cause for Claws Thrift Store (701-751-5828) — Seeks volunteers to sort, test, repair and set up store displays. All profits support a low-cost spay and neuter clinic.

Abused Adult Resource Center (701-222-8370) — Volunteers advocates needed to help answer the crisis calls in the evenings and on weekends. An advocate’s role is to listen, offer support and give options. Free training provided.

AID Inc. (701-663-2122 or 701-663-1274) — Adults to sort clothing, sort other donations, pricing, cashiering, cleaning, organizing, hanging clothes, sorting, testing and repairing electrical items and other various tasks.

American Cancer Society (701-433-7582) — Volunteer drivers for Road to Recovery Program.

American Red Cross (701-223-6700) — Seeks volunteers to aid in disaster response locally and nationwide, training provided. Adults and youth 16 and older.

Arc of Bismarck (701-222-1854) — Work in the thrift store.

• Augusta Place Prospera Community (701-323-3274) — Assist residents with activities, bingo and Sunday visits.

Baptist Health Care Center (701-223-3040) — Assist residents with clinic appointments, activities, meals, chapel on Sunday and bingo.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (701-222-0797) — Be a mentor for youth.

Bismarck-Mandan Chapter of SCORE (701-328-5861) — Volunteer management counselors to provide free and confidential mentoring and counseling for those who wish to start a small business. Call or stop by the office at the Bank of North Dakota building on Memorial Highway.

Buckstop Junction/Missouri Valley Historical Society (701-250-8575) — Conduct tours of historic buildings, help with The Shoppe, building or grounds maintenance, general office work, Corn Feed/Old Settlers Day, publicity or adopt a building.

Burleigh County Senior Adult Program (701-255-4648) — Deliver meals to homebound elderly individuals and assist as nutrition servers, gift shop attendants, Wii bowling scorekeeper and answering phones.

Central Dakota Humane Society (701-667-2020) — Provide companionship, exercise and socialization to the dogs and cats; assist with basic animal care; assist with special events.

Charles Hall Youth Services (701-255-2773, ext. 303) — Volunteer mentors needed to commit to supporting, guiding and mentoring at-risk youth. Mentors serve as positive role models, teaching youth healthy and safe ways to have fun and to meet positive academic, career and personal goals. Mentors must be minimum of 21 years of age. Training provided.

CHI St. Alexius Health (701-530-7159) — Deliver mail and flowers, escort patients, help with the gift shop.

CHI St. Alexius Home Health & Hospice (701-530-4500) — Share your time, energy and compassion while enriching your own life and lives of others. Help with a variety of activities such as companionship, errands, respite care, administrative and bereavement support. Volunteers who are a veteran, can play an instrument for music therapy and/or perform pet therapy are particularly needed.

Community Action (701-258-2240) — Help in the donation center and the food pantry.

Cystic Fibrosis Association (701-222-3998) — Help with mailings and fundraising events.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch (701-223-7979) — Help in thrift store and perform janitorial duties.

Dakota Zoo (701-223-7543) — Accepting applications for adult volunteers to provide animal conservation programs and animal handling for educational programs. Training provided. Also looking for general volunteers for light building and repair projects. Carpentry, mechanical and fencing skills are a plus but not needed.

For these and other volunteer opportunities, call United Way at 701-255-3601 or go to