Pre-Approved Activities

District Volunteer Opportunities

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  • VHS - Tigerlillies - Lifeguarding

    Earn Silver Cord hours by lifeguarding for the Valley Tigerlillies practices!

    The season starts this weekend and ends with the big show April 11-12!
    Lifeguard certificate required. Please sign up for as many practices as you can to help make this year a success. Find a lifeguard friend and sign up together! 

    Dates: 01/27/2024-04/14/2024 

    Time: Monday-Thursday 4-7, Saturdays 8-11, Sundays 2-5 

    Location: Valley pool
    Valley HS

    How to sign up: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C094AAEAF28A7F5C16-47402644-2024

    Contact:
    Julie Seckington (Zimmer)
    Juliezimmer1@gmail.com
    608.239.8243

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  • WDMCS - Well-Being Matters

    Silver Cord Volunteers will help with Childcare at this event, which will feature speakers and resources to support students and families.

    Dates: 03/05/2024

    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

    Location: Valley Southwoods
    625 S 35th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 

    How to sign up:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AEAF28A6F8C43-48048648-wellbeing

    Contact:
    Shahna Janssen
    janssens@wdmcs.org
    515-633-5005

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  • WDMCS Community Education - Superhero STEAM Club - at Jordan Creek and also Western Hills 

    Silver Cord Volunteers will help the instructor at this afterschool club where students explore hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. 

    Dates: 03/25/2024-04/23/2023 

    Time: 4 to 5:00 pm 

    Location:
    Mondays at Western Hills 3/25-4/22
    600 39th St.

    Tuesdays at Jordan Creek 3/26-4/23
    4105 Fuller Road, 

    How to sign up:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4EA9A929A5F8C25-47961511-steam 

    Additional information: The Western Hills club meets on Mondays, 3/25-4/22 and the Jordan Creek Club meets on Tuesdays, 3/26-4/23. 

    Contact:
    Sue Otte
    ottes@wdmcs.org
    515-633-5001

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  • Fairmeadows Elementary - Slimefest 

    Fairmeaddws is in need of volunteers to help our Slimefest event run smoothly. It is very similar to a school carnival. We will have slime making, slime activities, game rooms, food and then help setting up and cleaning up is also needed. 

    Dates: 03/01/2024-03/02/2024

    Time: Friday is 4:30-6:30pm; Saturday available times are 3:45-7:15pm

    Location: Fairmeadows Elementary School
    807 23rd St. 

    How to sign up:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4DAFAD2CA0FB6-47569629-slimefest#/

    Contact:
    Allyson Sander
    allysonsander@msn.com
    515-480-9284

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  • WDMCS - Preschool Palooza 

    Preschool Palooza is a resource event for the families of children ages 0-6. Volunteers will help with tasks such as setting up and cleaning up, welcoming families, monitoring the bounce house area, helping serve lunch, etc. 

    Dates: 04/26/24 - 04/27/2024

    Time: 4/26 4pm-5pm and 4/27 9am-2pm

    Location: Valley Community Center
    4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265 

    How to sign up:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqO_HBbve01nnVCb21-0aFVmY2WPOSkD3aDVudViuFPK7IOg/viewform

    Contact:
    Emily Brott
    brotte@wdmcs.org
    515-633-5028  

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  • Jordan Creek Elementary - Library Volunteer

    Volunteers will check-in books and shelve books. 

    Dates:  thru 05/30/2024 

    Time: M, T, Th, F-3:20-4:20 PM, Wednesday 2:35-3:35 PM (or work out schedule with Ms. Limback)

    Location: Jordan Creek Elementary School
    4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines 

    How to sign up: email Kendra Limback: limbackk@wdmcs.org 

    Contact: Kendra Limback
    limbackk@wdmcs.org
    515-633-5288

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  • Fairmeadows Elementary - Open Gym Night 

    Monitor gym while students and families play 

    Dates:
    November 13-  6-8 PM
    December- no Open Gym
    January 8-  6-8 PM
    February 12- 6-8 PM
    March 4 - 6-8 PM

    Time: 6-8 PM 

    Location: Fairmeadows Elementary School gymnasium
    807 23rd St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 

    How to sign up: Email Ashley Kennedy @ ashleybrooke17@hotmail.com 

    Contact:
    Ashley Kennedy
    ashleybrooke17@hotmail.com
    252-933-2845

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  • VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED - Thursday 12/14 - through Jan. 

    VHS - Booster Club - Concession Stand

    Concession Stand duties include but not limited to rolling hot dogs, making hamburgers/ cheeseburgers, making walking tacos, and cleaning up throughout your shift and at the end of your shift. 

    Dates: 08/22/2023 - 8/1/2024

    Location: Valley High School, Tiger Field, or Valley 

    How to sign up: https://signup.com/go/bcAgxnb 

    Contact:
    Michaela Holmes
    holmesrn@hotmail.com
    515-314-8694

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  • Children's Cancer Connection - Blankets 

    The Children’s Cancer Connection is collecting blankets to send with kids to camp. Handmade polar fleece tie blankets for both boys and girls ages 5-18 are needed.

    Please drop off blankets with your name and date together in a plastic bag to the VSW main office or the Silver Cord office in the Valley Counseling Center.  Two hours of Silver Cord Credit can be earned by purchasing the fleece, making the blanket and turning it in.  Students can make one blanket a month from August to May only. PLEASE note: in order to get credit, you must remember to cut off the salvage of the fleece as well as make sure you knot the strips (not just tie them once). 2 yards of fabric should be used for both sides.To learn how to make a blanket, please review the attached directions.

    Fllece Tie Blanket Directions

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  • West Des Moines Tiger Cubs Preschool - Child Care Volunteer 

    Provide care for children while their parents attend a group on the 2nd Thursday of each month. 

    Dates: 11/09/2023-05/09/2024 

    Time: 5:15-6:45 pm

    Location: Learning Resource Center
    3550 Mills Civic Pkwy 

    How to sign up: Email brotte@wdmcs.org 

    Additional information: You do not need to be available every time to help. We will take as much help as we can get each month. 

    Contact:
    Emily Brott
    brotte@wdmcs.org
    612-644-6847

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  • VHS Honors Project - Leah Thomas - Gemini – Non-profit Tutoring Program

    Students will have the opportunity to help other students with school subjects to help each other succeed in their classes. 

    Dates: 09/12/23-07/31/2024 

    Location: Location may vary (some people may work online, or may be in person at school on other days).  

    How to sign up: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkyBGScSVumMIou89UknN7T9- bZmHHDanAebrFueLOtCc_og/viewform?usp=sf_link 

    Contact:
    Leah Thomas
    lt39846@wdmcs.org 

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  • WDMCS - Early Childhood Programs - Parent Engagement Group Child Care Volunteers

    Volunteers are needed to supervise children while their parents participate in parent-education classes.

    Dates: 10/24/2023-05/29/2024

    Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

    Location: Learning Resource Center
    3550 Mills Civic Pkwy

    How to sign up: https://forms.gle/iZnSV8e2rzRfywbLA

    Additional information: Please sign up for only the sessions that you will be able to help out with. If you sign up to volunteer, please know that your attendance is very important. Several volunteers are needed for each session. If your schedule changes, and you are no longer able to volunteer, please let
    me know as soon as possible so that we can find a replacement for you.

    Contact:
    Emily Brott
    brotte@wdmcs.org
    515-633-5028

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  • Jordan Creek PFC - STEAM Team

    A monthly STEAM Club one Wednesday a month with community partners. Volunteers will assist students with STEAM Lab activity.  

    Dates: Oct. 4;  Nov. 1; Dec.6; Jan. 3; Feb.14;  March 6; April 10

    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm

    Location: Jordan Creek Elementary STEAM Lab 
    4105 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines 

    How to sign up: Please email Heidi Fahler fahler13@gmail.com

    Contact:
    Heidi Fahler 
    fahler13@gmail.com
    952-212-3308 

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  • Volunteer Recognition through United Way

    The United Way of Central Iowa is piloting a program called Wayfinders Destinations.  This program will benefit students in the following ways:
    • Promotes community involvement.
    • Raises awareness of issues facing the community
    • Provides the opportunity to earn a United Way pin and certificate award.
    • Enhances work, career, and college/scholarship applications.
    • Shares the work and impact of United Way of Central Iowa

    Students register for the program, get a guardian's signature; attend a virtual/in-person orientation event; connect with selected community partners; and then virtually log service hours. United Way will provide each participant with an online tracking form to record all volunteer hours. All hours must be verifiable and supported with the signature of a supervisor. Students must complete 15 hours between March 1 and August 30th. See Volunteer Interest Form:
    https://www.unitedwaydm.org/destination-youth-service

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Metro Volunteer Opportunities

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  • American Lung Association - Fight For Air Climb 

    The American Lung Association in Iowa is looking for event volunteers to help with the 2024 Fight for Air Climb. This is a great opportunity for students seeking to fulfill their Silver Cord hours while making a positive impact in the community. 

    The 2024 Fight for Air Climb is the American Lung Association's main fundraising event in Iowa. Participants climb the stairs of four prominent buildings in downtown Des Moines to raise funds and awareness for lung disease and lung health. 

    We anticipate having 800 participants at this year’s event, and we need the help of volunteers to make it happen! Some of the areas where volunteers are needed on event day are: Greeters, Gear check, Registration, Start line and finish lines at each building, Stairwell Cheerleaders and Motivators, and Finish line celebration. 

    Dates: 04/07/2024 

    Time: 6:30 am - 1:00 pm 

    Location: Downtown Des Moines
    Wellmark YMCA 501 Grand Ave., Des Moines 

    How to sign up: online
    https://forms.office.com/r/UVqW7yVcYe 

    Contact:
    Heather Johnson
    EventsIA@Lung.org
    515-802-3195

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  • Lutheran Church of Hope - Kids' Easter Activities 

    Volunteers are needed to help run different stations throughout the day at our Kids' Easter Activities event. Volunteers can sign up for 1.5 hour time slots and pick which station they would like to help with. More information will be sent out about the specific station selected prior to the event. The volunteers' main role is to help ensure their area is running smoothly and help with passing out materials/giveaways. 

    Please only sign up for the Kids's Actvities on Saturday 3/30.  Hospitality and Parking Opportunities are not eligible for Silver Cord credit.

    Dates: 03/30/2024

    Time: 11:30-1:00 pm, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm, 5:30-7:30 pm 

    Location: Lutheran Church of Hope - WDM
    925 Jordan Creek Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266 

    How to sign up: 

    https://wdm.lutheranchurchofhope.org/event-details/?id=785651 

    Contact:
    Hannah Wagner
    hannah.wagner@hopewdm.org
    515-422-9162

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  • Des Moines Children's Museum - Glowtastic Easter Egg Hunt 

    Come help us at our glow in the dark Easter Egg hunt. There will be special surprises and cotton candy. Volunteers will be replacing eggs for hunting as well as keeping our regular exhibits tidy. 

    Dates: 03/23/2024-03/30/2024 

    Time: 6 pm- 8pm 

    Location: Des Moines Children's Museum
    1551 Valley West Drive #108, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 

    How to sign up:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DA8A72BA5F58-47866106-glowtastic#/

    Contact:
    Liz Bender
    volunteering@dsmchildrensmuseum.com
    515-218-8344

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  • Applications are due on or before Sunday, March 10, 2024

    Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - Summer Camp Assistant

    Camp Volunteers provide support to staff and assist with activities, provide guidance to campers as needed, help to prep activities and/or with clean-up for a 5 day camp. Volunteers may be teenaged or adult volunteers, age 14 or older.

    Dates: 06/17/2024-08/09/2024

    Location: Des Moines Botanical Garden
    909 Robert D Ray Dr 

    How to sign up:
    https://www.volgistics.com/appform/1387062555 

    Additional information: Commitment must be made to a week-long camp. Volunteers can participate in more than one camp. 

    Contact:
    Volunteer Support Team
    Volunteer@dmbotanicalgarden.com
    515 323-6290

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  • Des Moines Children’s Museum – Museum Volunteer

    Assisting the staff at the Des Moines Children's Museum tidy, reset play area's and occasionally assist with crafts, or other special activities. 

    Dates: Ongoing

    Location: DSM Childrens Museum in Valley West Mall
    1551 Valley West Dr, Suite 108, West Des Moines, IA 50226

    How to sign up: Sign up using our sign-up form:
    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70A084DA8A72BA5F58-volunteering 

    Organization website:
    https://dsmchildrensmuseum.com/

    Additional information: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

    Contact:
    Liz Bender
    volunteering@dsmchildrensmuseum.com
    515-218-8344


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  • What's the IAA Youth Board? The IAA Youth Board is not just a board – it's a powerhouse of young minds shaping the future! We're on a mission to bring fresh ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to the Iowa Afterschool Alliance. If you're between 14 and 20, this is your golden ticket to make a real difference! The Youth Board will be led entirely by youth. From March to September 2024, members will convene monthly to develop a Day of Service project for September 11th. These meetings will be conducted virtually via zoom.

    Why Join?

    Make a Difference: Plan, develop, and lead a statewide Day of Service.

    • Connect: Forge friendships with like-minded youth statewide.
    • Level Up: Develop leadership skills and make memories that will last a lifetime.
    • Receive 10hrs of Silver Cord hours and Letter of Recommendation. 
    • $250 Scholarship opportunity. 

    Apply here:

    Youth Service Board Application (google.com)

    Contact:  Elva Griffin, Program Coordinator, 515-777-9845
    egriffin@iowaafterschoolalliance.org

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  • Clive Community Services - Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Shopper 

    Pantry volunteers walk alongside clients as they select their food and personal care products. Guide clients through the shopping area, let them know how many items they can select from each category, help clients with low English literacy identify products, bag groceries, help clients load items into their vehicle as needed, receive donations, and help tidy up at the end of the shift. Clothes closet volunteers call clients in one at a time, assist clients in finding what they need, and tidy up between clients. The minimum volunteer age is 14. Volunteer shifts are Mondays 3:45-7:15pm and Fridays 8:45am-12:15pm. Sign up for a shift here: 

    Dates: Ongoing

    Time: Mondays 3:45-7:15pm and Fridays 8:45am-12:15pm 

    Location: Clive Community Services
    2190 NW 82nd St, Ste A, Clive, IA 50325 

    How to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faca62ba2fa7-food

    Contact:
    Annabelle White
    director@clivecommunityservices.com
    515-257-8550

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  • WDM Human Services - Clothing Closet Volunteer 

    The Clothing Closet at West Des Moines Human Services is in need of volunteers to accept, sort and straighten donations of clothing, shoes, toys, books and small housewares. Volunteers will also assist shoppers as needed, and keep the room neat and tidy. Shifts are available on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, as well as the first Saturday morning of each month. For additional shift options, please contact us. The Clothing Closet provides free goods to qualifying low-income households in West Des Moines and surrounding suburbs. 

    Dates: On-going 

    Location: West Des Moines Human Services
    139 6th Street (Valley Junction neighborhood) 

    How to sign up: melinda.hotovec@wdm.iowa.gov 

    Additional information: Student volunteers must be age 14 or older. 

    Contact:
    Melinda Hotovec
    melinda.hotovec@wdm.iowa.gov
    515-222-3663

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  • Living History Farms - Junior Counselor 

    The Junior Counselor plays an important role in making the day camp experience at Living History Farms a fun educational experience! Junior Counselors assist Staff Counselors in providing a positive, inclusive, engaging, fun, supportive learning environment, where all feel welcome and valued. Junior Counselors will act as role models for campers, while learning and developing their own leadership, creativity, and communication skills. 

    Dates: 06/03/2024-08/09/2024 
    (Applications must be received no later than April 1)

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

    Location: Living History Farms - Murray Conference Center 12234 Douglas Pkwy, Urbandale, IA 50323 

    How to sign up: Sign up here:
    https://www.lhf.org/junior-counselors/  

    Contact:
    Stacie Hooker
    shooker@lhf.org
    515-278-5286

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  • Science Center of Iowa - Summer Camp Jr. Counselor

    The Junior Counselor role at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) is a vital role to the experience of the campers, providing a fun, safe and educationally-effective learning environment. Jr. Counselors will act as role models for campers, engaging and inspiring them along their journey of lifelong science learning. Taking advantage of the opportunities for personal growth as a developing leader in our community. 

    Dates: 06/03/2024-08/09/2024 

    Location: Science Center of Iowa
    401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. 

    How to sign up:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTwz7PgB3etvCiYImMPhv83_kR6dN_VYrCHcOTxoqPgpp5HA/viewform

    Contact:
    Kayleen Leetch
    kay.leetch@sciowa.org
    (515) 274-6868

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  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - Camp Assistant, Drop-In Activities, Activities Tables 

    Camp Assistant, March 12th to 15th 

    (single full day (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or half day shifts (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm. Or 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. available) 

    Provide support to staff and assist with activities, provide guidance to campers as needed and help with clean-up. The theme for camp is ARTrageous! Some outside activity may be included activities, so volunteers should dress for the weather. A background check is required for this position. 

    Drop-in Activities, March 12th to 16th 

    Shifts 10:45AM – 1PM and 1PM to 3:15PM 

    Welcome guests, process payment and assist with providing materials and keeping work spaces tidy as guests make an air plant home to take home. Available shifts for this activity are Wednesday 12/27 1PM – 3:30PM; Friday 12/29 10:30AM -1PM; or 1PM -3:30PM and Saturday 12/30 1PM-3:30. This position requires Altru knowledge (payment processing system) or willingness to learn it. 

    Activities Tables 

    Shifts 10AM – 1:30PM and 1:30 PM – 5PM 

    The role is fun for those who are outgoing and enjoy helping people learn. Volunteers serve as activity table leaders, engaging guests to learn about the Desert, Desert Products, Cacti vs. Succulents and Spine, Prickle or Thorn. Activities are easy to learn, and volunteers are provided information and talking points in advance. Day of, staff will touch base at the start of the shift to review the activity and answer questions. 

    Dates: 03/12/2024-03/16/2024 

    Time: Assorted shifts available 

    Location: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    909 Robert D Ray Dr., Des Moines

    Start by completing a volunteer application on our site: https://dmbotanicalgarden.com/support/volunteer/  

    Additional information: Anyone that has previously volunteered can use their online Vic-Net account to sign up for these positions. If you want to volunteer for just the one time event an application should be filled out online at : https://www.volgistics.com/appform/2096990006.
    If intending to volunteer on a continuing basis an application should be filled out online at: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/1325256960

    Contact:
    Traci Buck
    tbuck@dmbotanicalgarden.com
    515-323-6293

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  • Dance Without Limits - Dance Without Limits Spring 2024 Session

    Dance Without Limits is a non-profit that provides a dance program for children with disabilities who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance. We run 7-10 week sessions each fall and spring and are seeking volunteers for our spring 2024 session! Dance experience is not required.

    Classes are held on Sunday afternoons at the School of Classical Ballet and Dance in West Des Moines. Each class is approximately an hour long and you can volunteer for up to three. Volunteers stay with their same class(es) throughout the session.

    Dates: 02/18/2024-05/05/2024

    Time: 1Classes are held between 12-5 (1 hour classes) 

    Location: School of Classical Ballet and Dance
    1509 42nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

    How to sign up: volunteer@dancewithoutlimits.org

    Contact:
    Alexandra Walker
    volunteer@dancewithoutlimits.org
    515-707-2431

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  • Can Play - Opportunity H.E.R.S. Volleyball Camp - Clive

    Can Play is excited to be offering a four-day volleyball camp for our H.E.R.S. programming this March! Our H.E.R.S. program is just for girls, with a focus on health, empowerment, respect, and sports. Participants will be in 3rd - 5th grade and will learn the basics of volleyball and teamwork throughout the four-day camp. 

    Dates: 03/04/2024-03/07/2024

    Time:  6:00 - 7:30 PM 

    Location: Crestview School of Inquiry
    8355 N Franklin Ave, Clive, IA 50325 

    How to sign up: We are looking for approximately ten female volunteers for each of the four days of our camp. Here is our Sign-Up link for the program: https://signup.com/go/EAcOVUK  

    Contact:
    Ryan McCall
    ryanmccall@can-play.org
    515-421-4021

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  • Clive Parks and Recreation -Youth Basketball League Scorekeeper

    Clive Parks and Recreation is looking for 10 volunteers to help with the Clive 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 2nd. The shift would be from 7:30am-12:30pm. Volunteers will help with tracking score, directing patrons, etc. 

    Dates: 03/02/2024

    Time: 7:30am-12:30pm 

    Location: Valley High School Gyms
    3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines 

    How to sign up: https://signup.com/go/ZyefLoM 

    Contact:
    Jon Gibbs
    jgibbs@cityofclive.com
    515-490-7550

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  • WesleyLife Edgewater - Activity Coordination with Senior Citizens 

    WesleyLife's Edgewater location offers our senior residents various activities and events throughout the year. Come engage with residents in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and/or long term care for our special events or routine activities. Special events may include our New Year's party, concerts, Galentines event, St. Patrick's Day celebration, etc. Routine activities would include board games, trivia, card games, puzzles, Wii bowling, exercise, music, root beer "Float Fridays," crafts, etc. You would have the flexibility to volunteer just once, or be a continuous volunteer. Arrange a time/activity to participate in by getting in touch with Olivia, a Lifestyles Coordinator, via email. You would volunteer with Olivia or another Lifestyles Coordinator. 

    Dates: 02/01/2024-12/31/2024 

    Location: Edgewater Retirement Community
    9225 Cascade Ave West Des Moines, IA 50266 

    How to sign up: olee1@wesleylife.org 

    Additional information: You can create your own activity if you have something of interest you want to share with residents. The residents really enjoy engaging with community members they usually wouldn't interact with. 

    Contact:
    Olivia Lee
    olee1@wesleylife.org
    515-978-2702

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  • City of Johnston - Kites on the Green 

    Kites on the Green is an annual kite festival which includes public kite flying, professional kite flyers demonstrations, kids kite building, music and more! Lots of help is needed to make this event successful and multiple shifts are available. Among other things, volunteers may be asked to help kids/families build kites, assist at special activities, staff information or donation booths, etc.

    Dates: 05/04/2024

    Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm 

    Location: Johnston Commons 
    6700 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131 

    How to sign up: Sign up for a shift:
    https://signup.com/go/cpqmCpP 

    Contact:
    Scott Kruthoff
    scott.kruthoff@johnston.k12.ia.us
    515-278-0552

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  • City of Clive - Clive 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament (Set-up Only) 

    Help set up for the annual Clive Youth Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament at Valley High School. Volunteers are needed from 6-8pm on Friday, March 1st in the VHS Gymnasiums to help set up chairs, tables, scoreboards, etc. This is set-up for the event only. We will offer a separate sign up for the actual event, which takes place on Saturday, March 2nd. 

    Dates: 03/01/2024

    Time: 6pm-8pm 

    Location: Valley High School Gyms
    3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 

    How to sign up: https://signup.com/go/BwJnKcR 

    Contact:
    Jon Gibbs
    jgibbs@cityofclive.com
    515-867-5091

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  • YMCA of Greater Des Moines - Youth Spring Soccer 

    Referee and/or Site Supervisor 

    Dates: 04/20/2024-05/25/2024 

    Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm 

    Location: Waukee YMCA
    210 N Warrior Ln #100, Waukee, IA 50263

    How to sign up: benjamin.schoning@dmymca.org

    Contact:
    Ben Schoning
    benjamin.schoning@dmymca.org
    515-410-9849

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  • Valley Community Center - Upward Basketball 

    Running scoreboard, keeping score, possible refereeing

    Dates: 01/12/2024-03/02/2024 

    Time: Friday nights 5:30-9:30, Sat 8:30-2 

    Location: Valley Community Center
    4444 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines 

    PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR A SPOT RATHER THAN JUST SHOWING UP

    How to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084CAFAF0-47042960-upward#/ 

    Contact:
    Denny McDonnell/Dan Eaton dennymcdonnell@gmail.com
    dane@valleycommunity.center
    515-802-4849

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  • Can Play - Courage Adapted Community Recreation Program 

    Become a teammate with our Courage Programs. Can Play's Courage programs work with our participants who have special health care needs. All our programs are adapted to ensure everyone, whether they have a physical, cognitive or emotional challenge, can play!

    Volunteers assist participants with activities, catching, throwing, playing a group game while engaging with them. Can Play staff will be onsite and assist with adaptations and pair volunteers with participants.

    Dates: 01/09/2024-04/4/2024 

    Time: 4:15 PM- 6:00 PM 

    Location: West Des Moines MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
    6500 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, IA

    How to sign up: Please sign up using our link: 

    https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/62975968031/false#/invitation

    Contact:
    Feleecia Watkins
    feleecia@can-play.org
    515-421-4021

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  • Can Play - Opportunity Waukee  Basketball

    We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2024 Opportunity Waukee Basketball program. Join 1st through 5th grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new basketball skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

    Dates: 1/11/2024-2/29/2024 

    Time: 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM 

    Location:
    Brookview Elementary School, 8000 EP True Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    How to sign up: Sign up using the Signup.com link:
    https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/65708328078/false#/invitation

    Contact:
    Amy Tagliareni
    amy@can-play.org
    515-423-9672 

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  • Can Play - Opportunity Waukee  Dance 

    We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2024 Opportunity Waukee Dance program. Join 1st through 5th-grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new dance skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule 

    Dates: 1/11/2024-2/29/2024 

    Time: 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM 

    Location:
    Brookview Elementary School, 8000 EP True Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266

     

    How to sign up: Sign up using the Signup.com link:
    https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/32548746028/false#/invitation

    Contact:
    Amy Tagliareni
    amy@can-play.org
    515-423-9672 

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  • Blank Park Zoo - Zoo Crew 

    This is a special volunteer opportunity for youth ages 13-17 to get involved at the Blank Park Zoo! Participants will have the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of areas around the Zoo. This may include: assisting Summer Safari camp counselors, providing guests with directional and educational information about the Zoo, helping to keep the Zoo clean and volunteering during family-friendly events! The goal of the Zoo Crew program is to foster personal responsibility, job skills, self-initiative and inspire conservation action for the next generation. Applications are accepted now through March 1. For more information or to apply, visit our website: 

    https://www.blankparkzoo.com/support-the-zoo/volunteer/zoo-crew-details 

    Dates:  2024

    Location: Blank Park Zoo
    7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines

    How to sign up:
    https://www.blankparkzoo.com/support-the-zoo/volunteer/zoo-crew-details

    Contact:
    Erica Carnes
    elcarnes@blankparkzoo.net
    515-974-2543

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  • (TECHS) Teen Electronics and Cyber Help for Seniors - Volunteer Events 

    Technology help for seniors living in senior-living communities. No qualifications are needed except for a general understanding of technology and willingness to help out! 

    Dates: Ongoing

    Time: Varied

    Location: Woodlands Creek
    12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325 

    How to sign up: Go to wdmtechs.weebly.com and fill out the volunteer form. You will receive an email with instructions on how to volunteer at a TECHS event! 

    For more information, visit: https://wdmtechs.weebly.com 

    Additional information: TECHS is a program that hosts multiple events a year 

    Contact:
    Emma Thompson
    wdmtechs@gmail.com
    515-419-4664

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