The North Dakota Leadership Seminar promotes volunteerism with a focus on servant leadership. We believe students who learn to give back to their communities early in life are more likely to become productive, responsible adults. To instill a commitment to volunteerism, each NDLS attendee is challenged to donate 100 hours of community service in the year following the seminar.

In order to show our student leaders the various ways they can volunteer and what they can accomplish when they work together, each year a guest speaker is brought in to make a presentation on volunteerism. There is also a panel of NDLS alumni that speaks on their experiences, and a large group volunteer project is arranged.

For the past six years, NDLS has partnered with Project Linus to make fleece blankets for those in need.Our goal this year was to make 150 blankets. Through a lot of hard work our goal was met and those blankets will be distributed by Project Linus. For more information on Project Linus, visit their website.