The Helping Hands Program lasts a total of eight weeks each summer. Kicking off with students attending instructional sessions to focus on character traits, attitudes/behaviors, volunteer opportunities, interest surveys and discovering authentic community needs. Then students are assigned to volunteer at a local agency, including thrift stores, non-profit daycares, nursing home facilities, schools, homeless shelters and parks.
“The Helping Hands program provides an excellent opportunity for students to practice empathy for their fellow community members by volunteering their time and talents through service, the interactions and experiences gained through the Helping Hands program build character and confidence in our student volunteers that will benefit them in their future endeavors.” – Sarah Shimek, Character Education and Prevention Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools
We thank you, Helping Hands, for helping our community these past 12 years with over 64,000 hours of community service to the Greater Grand Forks area.
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