Interested in a CHARISM a program for you or your family?
You can learn more about each of CHARISM’s programs here. If you would like more information about how a program works or how to get signed up, our staff would be thrilled to answer your questions; we could each talk about CHARISM all day, every day if we were given the opportunity! You can find the right person by going to our Staff page, and e-mailing or calling the person whose name is above the program in which you’re interested (but any staff member is happy to help you find the person you’re looking for!). For general information, please contact John Fisher, Executive Director, by calling (701) 356-0260.
Looking to Donate?
It’s very easy to donate to CHARISM, whether financially or through supplies for programs. Click here to get more information on donating to CHARISM!
Looking to Volunteer?
There are so many things CHARISM wants to do to bring the community together…but we just can’t do it all ourselves! We are so grateful for the time our volunteers give to help CHARISM build strong community in the McCormick Park neighborhood. Each year over 350 volunteers give time to the programs and services at CHARISM. With their help, we can offer support, learning and fun to children and families in need. Together we can make neighborhoods better for everyone, and we are so excited to help people like you get involved in what we do!
Are you interested in hanging out with some awesome kids, planting flowers and vegetables, teaching families how to cook, showing kids how to do a crazy science experiment, or making our neighbors feel welcome? We would love to have your help in making neighborhoods better!
If you’d like to volunteer, fill out our volunteer application (if you are part of a group looking to volunteer, you can fill out our group volunteer application) and email it to Andrea Jang, or mail it:
Attn.: Andrea Jang
2601 12th Ave. S, Suite A
Fargo, ND 58103
We can’t wait to connect you with CHARISM!
Looking for a satisfying and rewarding opportunity to serve your community?
Be part of our team as an AmeriCorps Vista. Apply Today!
We have three opportunities available!
Community Outreach VISTA:
Organizational Evaluation VISTA:
Resource Development VISTA:
Time: 3-5 pm, Mondays-Thursdays during the school year
- Reading books with elementary students
- Art projects
- Science experiments
- Community service activities
- Be a caring and trusted mentor
- Music and dancing
- Kids’ cooking projects
-Grocery Assistance Program (GAP)
Times: 1:15-2:15 PM or 4:30-5:30 PM, Tuesdays
12-3:00 pm, Fridays
- Unload the truck from Great Plains Food Bank
- Sort and help distribute food
- Deliver food to sick or homebound residents
- Clean up
- Load cardboard boxes to be recycled
- Learn more about GAP!
-Agency Events and Fundraisers:
- Set up and clean up
- Greet guests
- Provide delicious refreshments
- Serve the delicious refreshments
- Take the lead on small fundraisers with local groups
- Facilities projects as needed: painting, light repair work, seasonal cleaning
- Light repair work
- Seasonal cleaning
- Snow removal