Featured Volunteers

You Make IT Happen!

You Make IT Happen!

The key to our success rests in our volunteers who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!" We want to thank all of our volunteers so very much for dedicating their extra time to the Burleigh County Senior Center. Without all of you, our mission to enhance the lives of older adults and help them remain independent in their homes would not be possible!




Jim Fetter has been volunteering at the Senior Center for eight months as a home delivered meal driver.

Jim was born in Billings, MT and moved to Bismarck when he was four years old. His parents are from Glen Ullin and Mandan.

After Jim graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1971, he joined the Navy and did three tours in Vietnam. Jim was self employed for 44 years prior to retiring.

Jim always wanted to do some kind of volunteer work and after he saw the Senior Center's commercial, he decided to sign up to be a home delivered meal driver.

Jim delivers meals Monday through Friday, and when the Center is short of drivers, will sometimes delivers two routes! Jim feels very happy when he is finished delivering meals. He enjoys providing this service to those that are in need of a hot, home delivered meal.

Thank you for your service Jim!



LaVonne has been volunteering at the Senior Center for six months, and loving it!

She does filing in the office, which helps out tremendously! LaVonne was impressed by the other volunteers and she felt there was something she could do too.

In her free time, LaVonne likes to read, play bridge, bake, and enjoy her flowers. She LOVES flowers! LaVonne and her husband like to go camping in the Dakotas and spend time with special friends. LaVonne also volunteers at Closet 701.

LaVonne grew up in Drake, ND, and went to college in Minot. She married her husband Leon and they moved to New Salem. They have been married for 52 years! LaVonne worked at Security First Bank of ND in New Salem for 40 years. Her husband Leon worked as the Morton County Tax Director for 36 years. After they both retired they then moved to Mandan. LaVonne has two brothers that still farm in Drake. LaVonne likes the people and the staff at the Senior Center and
always feels comfortable here.

We appreciate you, LaVonne!