Join Us

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 togetheGroupr…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, email

We can’t wait to connect you with CHARISM!

VISTA Opportunities:

Looking for a satisfying and rewarding opportunity to serve your community?

Be part of our team as an AmeriCorps Vista. Apply Today!
We have one opportunity available!

Volunteer Opportunities:

-Youth Activities

Time: 3-5 pm, Mondays-Thursdays during the school year

-Grocery Assistance Program (GAP)IMG_0026

Tuesdays 2:30 – 5:30

Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00

Fridays 9:45 – 11: 15

-Agency Events and Fundraisers:IMG_0362

-Facilities:NDSU Cleaning