We’re celebrating volunteers!

More than 40 volunteers from MSUM served in our community on October 11, many as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring. Each fall, the United Way of Cass-Clay coordinates this event to connect senior citizens with volunteers who help them with projects in and around their homes. This year, our Dragons served at homes near campus, and some of the residents are even MSUM Alumni!

MSUM is committed to being indispensable to the communities we serve – and that means building strong connections in Moorhead and the surrounding region. So we’re making sure that Dragons know why and how to volunteer.


Why volunteer?

  • Make a Difference – Volunteering gives you an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives in your community. You can use your skills and experience to help and enrich the local community.
  • Improve Job Prospects – Volunteering proves to your future employer that you have developed necessary skills & are a committed person. This is especially useful for application forms and job interviews.
  • Fun – Volunteering is a fun and fulfilling experience which allows you to have opportunities not usually available to you. It’s a great way to spend time with friends or meet new people.
  • Experience Diversity – Volunteering gives you the chance to meet people both from within and outside the university who you would not normally come across.

Questions to Ask Yourself before You Volunteer

  • How much time can I give?
  • Do I want to work directly with people or behind the scenes?
  • Do I want to work by myself or with a group?
  • What do I enjoy doing most?
  • What special skills can I offer?
  • Do I want to learn a new skill or provide experience to the organization?
  • What issues or causes are important to you?


Throughout the year Dragons share their time through service projects in the community. If you haven’t volunteered yet this year, make a plan to give a few hours of your time. The Office of Student Activities can also help you connect to opportunities – stop by CMU 113.

Where Can You Volunteer? Here are just a few ideas…

  • Great Plains Food Bank: 1720 3rdAve. N. Fargo, ND 58102
  • Dorothy Day House: 714 8thSt. S. Moorhead, MN 56560
  • Churches United: 1901 1stAve. N. Moorhead, 56560
  • Salvation Army: 304 Roberts St. N. Fargo, ND 58102
  • Fargo Emergency Food Pantry: 1101 4thAve. N. Fargo, ND 58102
  • Homeward Animal Shelter: 1201 28thAve. N. Fargo, ND 58102