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How to Volunteer

Sandbag Operations Have Ended

volunteersVolunteer Hotline:

The hotline is no longer active.  

Volunteer Intake Form

Before volunteering, you will be asked to submit a volunteer intake form. If you are walking to a placement site, please print and fill out the volunteer intake form (pdf) before arriving. If you are using a bussing site you will not need to print out a form, as they will be provided on site. 


Volunteers are asked to contact FirstLink with questions. Information is available via the Firstlink Web site at or by calling the volunteer hotline 701-476-4000 (currently inactive).

Large Groups

Chamber of Commerce business members interested in organizing volunteer groups are asked to register with the Chamber by calling 218-233-1100 or e-mailing Julie Yourczek at Shuttle service will be available for large employee groups.

Other Volunteer Resources

Health Alert Network






Wear Your Grubs!

Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes, dress in layers and bring gloves.

Volunteer Video

Watch a "How to Volunteer" video:

This video above shows you how to use the shuttle system, register and what happens when you arrive at Sandbag Central.

"Sandbag Central" video:

A look at how operations are run at Sandbag Central.

Placing Sandbags in Neighborhoods video: Coming soon

Thank You Volunteers