Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Whether it's being employed at the Grand Forks Senior Center or volunteering, it is rewarding to work with older adults and assist them as they strive to remain active, engaged, and independent.


Employment Opportunities

Currently the Grand Forks Senior Center has no  job openings.

Application for Employment


Volunteer Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the lives of older adults in our community? We have many volunteer areas from which to choose. If you have any questions, please contact Ranea Johnson, GFSC Activity Director, at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org

To start volunteering, fill out the volunteer application and return to the Senior Center at the front desk, by mail or email: Volunteer Application

Here are a few areas of need for volunteers:

Handyman (or Handywoman) Volunteer
The Grand Forks Senior Center is seeking a handyman (or handywoman) who is able and willing to repair adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.). This ongoing volunteer opportunity can be completed on your own timeframe. If interested, contact Resources Manager Joyce Austin at
701-757-4881 or JAustin@gfseniorcenter.org

Popcorn Volunteer
Make and sell popcorn. Clean machine after each use. Every other Thursday from 12:20 pm - 2:00 pm. Must be able to work independently and operate hot popcorn popper. Contact Activity Director Ranea Johnson at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org if interested in this opportunity. 

Meals on Wheels Volunteers
The Grand Forks Senior Center is in need of regular and substitute volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels routes. Meals on Wheels are delivered Monday through Friday, with volunteers meeting at the Grand Forks Senior Center (620 4th Ave S) at 10:30 a.m. Choose which day you would like to deliver! We strive to have all routes completed by noon each day. If this is something you may be interested in, please contact Meals on Wheels Coordinator Dawne Barwin at 701-757-2006 or at MOW@gfseniorcenter.org

Home Delivered Meals Volunteers
The Grand Forks Senior Center is in need of regular and substitute volunteer drivers for its Home Delivered Meals program run out of the Altru Hospital kitchen. If this is something you may be interested in, please contact one of the Home Delivered Meals Co-coordinators, Paula Altepeter or Rhonda Stephan, at 701-780-5169 or at hdmeals@midconetwork.com

Bingo Volunteers 
We need bingo workers! Bingo is at 1 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Sign up to help once in a while or pick a day to help out each week. Contact Activity Assistant Amber Gajeski at 701-757-4873 or gaming@gfseniorcenter.org.

Dining Room Volunteers 
We need are in need of people to work as Dining Room Volunteers for the Monday and Wednesday noon meals. If interested, contact Activity Director Ranea Johnson at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org.

Book Club Coordinator
Looking for a volunteer to lead our monthly book club as a facilitator. If interested, please contact Ranea Johnson at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org.

Bone Builders Trainer 
Looking for a volunteer to teach the beginner’s Bone Builders classes. This will not be a regular commitment, rather it will be sporadic on an as-needed basis. If interested, please contact Ranea Johnson at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org.

Walk-In Clinic SUBSTITUTE Foot Clinic Volunteers - Needed to assist nurses with walk-in clinics when our regular volunteers are gone. Contact Julie Norman at 701-757-4868 or health@gfseniorcenter.org.

Volunteer Needed to Teach a Painting Class - The Grand Forks Senior Center would like to offer a painting class. Contact Ranea Johnson at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org if interested.

Tech Volunteers - In order to meet the demand for tech support, we are looking for volunteers to help seniors use smartphones, iPads, tablets, etc. Please contact Ranea Johnson at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org if interested.

Additional volunteer opportunities:
     Wrap Silverware
     Newsletter Mailings
     Grand Forks Senior Center Library
     Wii Bowling Coordinator
     Footcare Clinic Host               
     Silvertones (Chorus)               
     Crafts
     Bone Builders Trainer
     Cards Coordinator
     Special Events
     Musical Entertainer                 
     Office
     Board of Director Member
     Miscellaneous (Contact Ranea Johnson at 701-757-4866 or activity@gfseniorcenter.org)