A Place To Belong

Social club for persons with a serious mental illness who are working on their recovery.  We provide services to help remove the roadblocks to recovery, specifically loneliness, isolation, and stigma.  We provide food in a family like setting, laundry, recreation, socialization, education, and community integration. Individuals with serious mental illness apply for membership.  Membership is free, all services are free.

Christine Fizette
218) 846-9022
101-Graystone Plaza #200
City: Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Becker County Energize

A movement of people working together to improve the health of the community. We engage volunteers and organizations across the community to develop strategies to address needs identified by the general public as concerns. These may include, but are not limited to: mental health, affordable housing, tobacco prevention, access to care, drugs/opioid abuse, child care, healthy food access etc.

1027 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 56501
(218) 255-3919

Becker County Food Pantry

The Becker County Food Pantry serves the residents in need with programs that provide food, promote the value of nutrition and connects clients to community resources to impact our client’s and community’s wellbeing.

Street Address: 1308 Rossman Ave
City: Detroit Lakes
State / Province: MN
Postal / Zip Code: 56501
(218) 846-0142

Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce

The DL Chamber has volunteer opportunities for members and non-members. We host a variety of events and informational booths throughout the year. Call us for more information on how to get involved.

700 Summit Ave
Detroit Lakes MN 56501
(218) 847-9202

Ecumen Detroit Lakes

Ecumen Detroit Lake-Formerly Emmanuel Community – has earned an outstanding reputation for long-term care in the Detroit Lakes area.

1415 Madison Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(218) 844-7141

First Lutheran Church

ELCA congregation in Detroit Lakes.

912 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes MN 56501-3314
(218) 847-5656

Hospice of the Red River Valley

Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, not-for-profit hospice serving all, or portions of, 29 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing the quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs.

1111 Highway 10
Detroit Lakes MN 56501
((800)) 237-4629

Humane Society of the Lakes

It is the mission of Humane Society of the Lakes to provide services for abandoned, stray or unwanted animals while they await lifelong homes. Our vision is that all animals are cared for with dignity and respect.The Humane Society of the Lakes operates a no kill shelter for homeless animals of the Becker County area.

19665 US Hwy 59
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(218) 8470511

Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes

A service club in Detroit Lakes with fun members who’s mission is: to serve the children of the world and our community with special concern for their health, safety and development. We meet weekly for lunch and do many service projects, fundraisers and events in the community.

PO Box 398
Detroit Lakes MN 56502

Lakes Area Imagination Library

We are the local affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, an organization that gives free books to kids birth to age 5! The books are delivered directly to the homes of the children at no cost to the family. Our local group raises $25.00 per child, per year to enroll children in Becker County into the Imagination Library. We are often seeking volunteers to attend events at which we can enroll children, and also for our fundraising efforts!

P.O. Box 1834
(218) 841-2944

Lakes Crisis & Resource Center

The mission of Lakes Crisis & Resource Center is: “Fostering safety, hope, and healing through advocacy, intervention, and education.”

Lakes Crisis & Resource Center is a nonprofit community advocacy program providing direct services to abused adults and children and victims of sexual assault and general crimes. In addition, it operates a parenting time center, a mentoring program for youth, family group decision making, parenting groups, mental health services, and a number of other collaborative programs.

PO Box 394
Detroit Lakes MN 56502
(218) 8478572

Lakes Area Kinship- A Program of Lakes Crisis and Resource Center

“Every kid is just one caring adult away from being a success story.” 
Our goal is to improve children’s lives by establishing quality relationships between children and caring volunteers for the purpose of promoting stability, support, friendship, and community. We do this through mentoring relationships. Mentors share a few hours a month for at least one year with their Kinship kid. They can go fishing, sew, work on a puzzle, go to a movie, bake cookies, or go for a walk. The possibilities are endless. The activities themselves are not as important as shared time and relationships that are built. 
Join in on the fun and become a mentor today! The life you change might just be your own!

Street Address: 1339 Pelican Lane
City: Detroit Lakes
State / Province: MN
Postal / Zip Code: 56501

(218) 847-8572

Let’s Go Fishing Detroit Lakes Area

Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals through fishing and boating excursions that strengthen communities, build relationships, and create memories. This service helps bring natures healing and well being to Seniors, Veterans, Youth, and Special Needs. Funded through local sponsors and operated by volunteers.

29190 County Hwy 54
Detroit Lakes MN 56501
(218) 847-5670


Minnesota Flyers Gymnastics strives to provide youth development through gymnastics and fitness!

Minnesota 56501
(218) 847-3637

Propel DL

A volunteer organization with the vision of: Residents and visitors experience the year-round FUN of the Detroit Lakes area. We work to bring events like Polar Fest to the community. Join us as we grow and have fun together!


The REFUGE Christian Outreach Center

The Refuge is a Christian Outreach Center that not only provides a physical need, but also an emotional and spiritual need.

921 8th Street SE
Detroit Lakes MN 56501
(218) 8471982


Ruby’s Pantry Detroit Lakes

M State and True Life Assembly of God Church have partnered together to bring Ruby’s Pantry to Detroit Lakes. Ruby’s Pantry is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes surplus grocery items to rural areas. Everyone is welcome! Volunteers help with distribution, loading, and minimal clean up! We ask that new volunteers fill out an application: https://www.rubyspantry.org/volunteer-application/

900 Hwy 34 E
Detroit Lakes MN 56501
(218) 846-3687

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is located 20 miles northeast of Detroit lakes. It consists of 43,000 acres of mixed forests, lakes and rivers. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the benefit of the American people. There are volunteer opportunities in biology, maintenance, environmental education and visitor services. Join our team and make a difference for wildlife and people!

35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578

Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1992, the Friends of Tamarac is an organization run by volunteers who is focused on delivering environmental education to thousands of children during the school year. Our programs align with the Minnesota Education Standards and teach children science, math, reading & writing all while enjoying the great outdoors at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. We believe that it is critical for children to develop a strong relationship with nature NOW so they become the voice of the future advocating for the safekeeping of all our protected lands.

35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578

United Way of Becker County

United Way of Becker County’s goal is to create lasting and measurable change that improves the quality of life in Becker County. We collaborate with 34 local Partner Programs, 4 school districts and government and social service agencies to create healthy communities where people can care for one another.

PO Box 348
803 Roosevelt Ave
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 56501
(218) 8470727