Metro Volunteer Opportunities

  • 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: 06/05/2023-08/11/2023 (Applications must be received no later than March 31st)

    Time: 8:30 am - 4:10 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/#application 

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

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  • Des Moines Menace - Open Cup Volunteers

    Students will help with our gameday operations as we compete in the first round of the US Open Cup competition. There are many different roles students can do including: selling and taking tickets, selling merchandise, assisting with the half-time show, etc. 

    Dates: 03/22/2023

    Time: 5:00pm-9:30pm 

    Location: Valley Stadium
    4440 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265 

    How to sign up: Using the online link you sign up for which position you want to work:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ca9af2aa4fcc25-menace1#/ 

    Contact:
    Sydney Tatam
    Sydney.Tatam@MenaceSoccer.com
    (515) 457-6367

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  • Des Moines Menace - Youth Soccer Tournament 

    Volunteers will oversee collecting game cards after the games end, monitoring for any injuries, and making sure games start on time. 

    Dates: 05/06/2023-05/07/2023 

    Location: James W Cownie Soccer Park
    2600 Hartford Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320 

    How to sign up: Using the link provided you sign up for the time slot that works best for you.
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ca9af2aa4fcc25-youth#

    Contact:
    Sydney Tatam
    sydney.tatam@menacesoccer.com
    515-457-6367

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  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT!  Clive Parks and Recreation -Youth Basketball League 

    This volunteer shift will help set up tables, chairs, scoreboards, and signage for Clive Parks and Recreation's annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

    MARCH 3RD 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT SIGN-UP: https://signup.com/go/xfgkPrC

    Clive Parks and Recreation is looking for a couple of volunteers to help with the Clive 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 4th. The shift would be from 7:30am-3:00pm. 

    MARCH 4 TOURNAMNET HELP SIGN-UIP:
    https://signup.com/go/JKxzfrz

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

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  • Dance Without Limits

    Dance Without Limits is a non-profit organization 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 2023 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: 02/12/2023-04/23/2023 

    Time: 12:30-5 (Only 1 hour requirement) 

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

    How to sign up:
    Email volunteer@dancewithoutlimits.org

    For more information, visit:
    http://www.dancewithoutlimits.org 

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

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  • Clive Parks and Recreation -Youth Basketball League 

    Youth Basketball League: Signup to help setup & put away tables, chairs, signage, set up scoreboards, sweep gym floors & bleachers, take out trash, etc.

    Dates: 11/06/2022-03/03/2023

    Time: 10:30am-12:00pm and/or 7:30pm-9:00pm  Choose one or both

    Location: Waukee South Middle School
    2350 SE LA Grant Pkwy, Waukee, IA 50263

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

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

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  • Science Center of Iowa - Summer Camp Junior Counselor

    If you enjoy science and working with children and are 14 to 18 years old, volunteer as a Junior Counselor!  Obtain career-building experience assisting with science activities as you learn leadership, communication and teamwork skills.Earn an SCI membership after 40 hours of service!  

    Please note: A two-week commitment is required from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. 

    Application deadline is Friday, March 24

    Dates: 06/05/2023-07/11/2022 

    Time: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

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

    How to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/103zy_M6t4ehTqrrO1CofKaTwmZ5CoCjuyAGw0jd1wX0/viewform?edit_requested=true

    Additional information:
    https://www.sciowa.org/upl/downloads/library/junior-camp-counselor-description-2023.pdf

    https://www.sciowa.org/education/camps/join-the-team/

    Contact:
    Kayleen Leetch
    volunteer@sciowa.org
    (515) 274-6464 ext. 295

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  • Planet 7 - Group Leader

    Ensure participants (incoming 7th graders) are engaged, included, and safe. Impart knowledge on how to succeed in junior high. Lead games and activities. 

    Dates: July 10-13; July 17-20; or July 24-27

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon - Wed, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Thurs

    Location: Indian Hills Jr High and Stilwell Junior High program will be held at an alternate site due to WDMCSD construction at Stilwell. The site will be announced at a later date. 

    How to sign up: Complete online application by April 28. Selected leaders will be notified by May 15.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QM7NTKJ

    For more information, visit:
    hhttps://www.wdm.iowa.gov/government/parks-recreation/program-registration/planet-7

    Additional information: Leaders will be selected for one week (Mon-Thurs) of Planet 7 and assigned to either Indian Hills or the Stilwell Junior High program will be held at an alternate site due to WDMCSD construction at Stilwell. The site will be announced at a later date. . 

    Contact:
    Marnie Strate
    marnie.strate@wdm.iowa.gov
    515-440-4748

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  • Can Play - Courage on the Court 

    We need your help! Join Can Play for this fun and competitive three-on-three wheelchair basketball tournament allowing individuals to play from a different perspective. Your help will support our ability to raise funds for underserved youth in our community. 

    Dates: 02/24/2023-02/25/2023 

    Time: Friday (2/24): 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (1st Shift); 2:45 PM - 5:15 PM (2nd Shift) / Saturday (2/25): 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (1st Shift); 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM (2nd Shift) 

    Location: MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
    6500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 

    How to sign up: Sign up through our Signup.com link provided:
    https://signup.com/go/kFnitYx

    Contact:
    Jackson Waters
    jackson@can-play.org
    515-494-5725

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  • Can Play - Opportunity Des Moines Basketball and Dance 

    We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2023 Opportunity Des Moines Basketball and Dance program. Join 1st through 5th-grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new basketball and dance skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule. 

    Dates: 01/05/2023-02/23/2023 

    Time: Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

    Location: Pioneer-Columbus Community Recreation Center
    2100 SE 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50315 

    How to sign up: Sign up through our Signup.com link:
    https://signup.com/go/wbuTHrm

    Contact:
    Jackson Waters
    jackson@can-play.org
    515-494-5725

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  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - Admission Desk / Garden Shop Assistant 

    Admission Desk and Garden Shop Assistant: Learn to process admission and gift shop transactions, engage with guests, assist with various duties in the shop. Volunteers should be able to assist A MINIMUM OF 1 -2 TIMES A MONTH. TRAINING PROVIDED. Perfect for those who enjoy working with the public and assisting others. 

    - Weekend shifts: 10 – 1:30 or 1:30 – 5 (Jan – Mar on Sunday afternoons assist during our Blues concert series!) 

    - Dome After Dark, Friday evenings, Dec – Mar, 5:45 – 8PM (2) & 5:45-9PM (1) 

    Dates: 12/09/2022-03/31/2023 

    Location: 909 Robert D Ray Dr.
    909 Robert D. Ray Dr.

    How to sign up: New volunteers fill out a volunteer application: https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/support/volunteer/  
    Returning volunteers sign up on your online account:
    https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll?From=141178 

    For more information, visit:
    https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/support/volunteer/ 

    Additional information: These openings should be considered an ongoing commitment 

    Contact:
    Kathy Bernreuter 
    volunteer@dmbotanicalgarden.com
    515-323-6293

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  • Kingdom Hoops - Basketball Concessions 

    Work in the best atmosphere ever! Concessions, selling, customer service, pos transactions, and have fun!!! 

    Dates: Weekend now - July 2023

    Time: 8am open - 9pm close (please be aware you can only volunteer up to 8 hours per day for Silver Cord)

    Locations: Des Moines: 6095 NE Industry Dr. DSM 50313
    and
    Grimes: 1120 NE Station Crossing, Grimes 50111

    How to sign up: call Lisa Heuer 515-210-3909 

    For more information, visit: https://www.kingdomhoops.com/

    Additional information: It’s fun, casual dress.

    Lisa Heuer
    lisaheuer11@gmail.com
    515-210-3909

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  • UnityPoint Health- Des Moines - Iowa Lutheran Volunteen Program 

    The teen program is offered Monday through Thursday from 4-6PM. During this time, volunteers help support the hospital by replenishing items like surgical towels in outpatient surgery, patient gowns on patient floors, and medical equipment. The Volunteen program will also be in charge of running the hospital's “Comfort Cart”, which will offer different items to patients to make their stay more comfortable! Volunteers will have interaction with patients and medical staff. Students will get a behind the scenes look in our hospital and all the things that need to be done to give the best care possible! 

    Dates: 06/02/2023 

    Time: 4:00-6:00 PM 

    Location: Iowa Lutheran Hospital
    700 East University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316 

    How to sign up: Online Application:
    https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/teen-volunteer-opportunities.aspx 

    Additional information: We look for students who are able to commit to volunteering one day a week (two hours) for the whole school year. 

    Contact:
    Megan Delanty
    megan.delanty@unitypoint.org
    515-263-5475

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  • Tallgrass Theatre - Behind the scenes theatre help 

    Looking for students to help in the way they feel most comfortable. They can usher, build sets, or work backstage. 

    Dates: 10/01/2022-05/30/2022 

    Time: Varies 

    Location: Tallgrass Theatre Company
    2019 Grand Ave. West Des Moines, IA 

    How to sign up: Contact Lisa Richards: lisa@tallgrasstheatre.org

    Or, you can go to the website’s volunteer section https://tallgrasstheatre.org/volunteer/ and sign up there. 

    For more information, visit:
    Tallgrasstheatre.org 

    Additional information: This is ongoing throughout the school year. Lots of choices! 

    Contact:
    Lisa Richards
    Lisa@tallgrasstheatre.org
    515-779-7804

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  • Shalom Community Impact Center - After-school program

    Helping students with homework and reading and math K - 7th Grade

    After-School Program focuses on educational development for reading, writing, math, science, language, and the arts while at the same time providing students with after-school structure and supervision, positive role models, and nutritious snacks

    Dates: 09/12/2022-05/20/2023 

    Time: 5 pm-7pm 

    Location: Urban Heights Covenant Church (SCIC)
    7605 Aurora Avenue Urbandale, Iowa 50322 

    How to sign up: ekiruhura@scicdsm.org 

    For more information, visit:
    www.shalomcommunityimpactcenter.org 

    Additional information: We really need help 

    Contact:
    Eugene Kiruhura
    ekiruhura@scicdsm.org
    515-525-7801

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  • WDM Library - Teen Advisory Board (TAB) 

    TAB meets every second Wednesday of the month from 3 PM-4PM in the Teen Center. By becoming a member of TAB, you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, and help develop the collection of young adult materials at the Library. TAB members also host fundraisers for teen programming at the Library, participate in community activities, help with Children's programs at the library and more. See what it's all about - stop by a meeting! No registration required. 

    Dates: 09/14/2022-04/12/2023 

    Time: 3 PM - 4 PM 

    Location: 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265 

    How to sign up: No registration required! 

    For more information, visit: https://www.wdmlibrary.org/volunteer

    Contact:
    Hailey McKinney
    hailey.mckinney@wdm.iowa.gov
    515-222-3576

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  • Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation - Gift Shop Volunteer Customer Service/Cashier 

    If you're looking for a fun and rewarding place to give back to the community by helping those who truly appreciate your time and talents, then this is the place for you! A typical volunteer shift is 3 - 4 hours a week. We will provide our volunteers with all of the necessary training. Come share your smile with us!  Must be 16 years old

    Dates: On-going

    Time: 8:30am - 11:30am; 11:00am - 2:00pm; 1:30pm - 4:30pm 

    Location: Broadlawns Medical Center
    1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314 

    How to sign up: https://www.broadlawns.org/careers/volunteers 

    Contact:
    Bonnie Bronson
    bbronson@broadlawns.org
    515-282-7775

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  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - Drop -in Activities 

    Greet and assist guests who wish to take part in these make-and-take activities. Volunteers take payment, provide instructions and keep supplies available. 

    Dates: 08/31/2022-08/31/2023 

    Time: Saturdays, 11AM – 1 PM or 1 – 3 PM 

    Location: Des Moines Botanical Garden
    909 Robert D Ray Dr 

    How to sign up: New volunteers fill out a volunteer application: https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/support/volunteer/  
    Returning volunteers sign up on your online account:
    https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll?From=141178 

    For more information, visit:
    https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/support/volunteer/ 

    Additional information:
    Skill building: Build your skills, learning how to work in Guest Experience, interact with the public, handle admission and sales, and take care of plants, Learn: Each activity has instruction/training and, depending on the role, you are often working with another volunteer or small group. Prior experience is not typically required.

    Membership: Youth who complete 15 hours or more of volunteer service are eligible for a Botanical Garden membership! 

    Flexible scheduling: Many roles allow you to volunteer regularly or, as your schedule allows, as well as to self-schedule. We do ask volunteers to schedule mindfully and commit to what they sign up for. Volunteers are important and counted on to support activities at the Garden. Short-notice cancellation (with the exception of illness) can make it difficult for our lead volunteers and staff.

    Be sure to provide as much information as you can in regard to your availability and interests. Questions? Email volunteer@dmbotanicalgarden.com or 515.323.6293. 

    Contact:
    Susan Cory
    scory@dmbotanicalgarden.com
    515-323-6293

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  • WDM Library - Monthly Group Service Project 

    The Library is looking for volunteers to help with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks - No experience or training necessary! The project is for students in grades 9th - 12th.  

    Dates: 09/07/2022-04/2762023 

    Time: 1st and 4th Wednesdays each month, September through April, from 3 PM - 5 PM (check calendar for availability).  

    Location:
    WDM Public Library (Story Room)
    4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265

    How to sign up: 

    Use the following link to select your date, and register for GSP!
    https://www.wdmlibrary.org/events/upcoming?keywords=group%20service%2 0project&age_groups%5B9%5D=9 

    Contact:
    Hailey McKinney
    wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov
    515-222-3576 

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  • Adaptive Sports Iowa - Split the Pot Raffle 

    The Iowa Wild hockey team has invited Adaptive Sports Iowa to be the recipients of the "Split the Pot" raffle that takes place at all home games throughout the 2022-23 season. The volunteers will assist in selling raffle tickets throughout the games up until the end of the second intermission. At that point, a drawing will take place and the proceeds raised during the game will be split between the winning ticket and Adaptive Sports Iowa. This is a tremendous fundraising opportunity for our organization that will have profound effects on our ability to serve our mission. 

    The system in place for the volunteers is extremely user-friendly. Each volunteer will have a wireless device that will print the ticket as well as update a real-time amount ticker on the scoreboard. 

    Each volunteer will receive free admission into the game and a free ticket to another game! 

    For further questions, please contact us at 888-777-8881 ext. 714 or email:
    karlie.busch@iowasportsfoundation.org 

    Dates: 10/14/2022-04/12/2023 

    Time: Varies

    Location: Wells Fargo Arena 

    How to sign up: Sign Up Genius or contact Karlie Busch
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084cafa92ea5fd0-iowa9

    Additional information: There are many dates and times to choose from!

    Contact:
    Karlie Busch
    karlie.busch@iowasportsfoundation.org
    888-777-8881 ext. 714

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  • Meals from the Heartland

    Meals from the Heartland’s packaged meals help feed the hungry throughout
    the world. Meals are delivered directly to locations in Iowa, the U.S. and
    around the world — wherever people are undernourished or starving. When
    you volunteer to fight hunger with us, not only are you feeding hungry
    children, but meal packaging is an enjoyable, rewarding experience. We
    welcome individuals and teams from businesses, schools, churches,
    community organizations, clubs and more.

    Dates: On-goiing

    Location: Meals from the Heartland
    357 Lincoln Street | West Des Moines, IA 50265 

    How to sign up: Click sign up to package, register to package, on our website
    calendar click on the shift that works best. Fill out the required information to
    reserve your spot on our packaging team


    For more information, visit:
    https://mealsfromtheheartland.org/get-involved/ways-to-volunteer/

    Contact:
    Sandy Niland
    Sandy.Niland@mealsfromtheheartland.org
    515-473-9530

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  • Many Hands Thrift Market - Thrift Store Volunteer - Ongoing 

    PERFECT SCHEDULE for Silver Cord and Student Volunteers! Come Monday - Saturday, whenever the store is open for as long or as little fits into your schedule. At the thrift store, you can sort and process donations, tag clothing items, create displays, help with marketing, and much more. We want you to find the best fit for you. NO Scheduling...flexible hours! 100% of our proceeds go back towards local and global missions. We are a thrift store with a purpose that provides a better way of donating and serving. 

    Dates: On-going

    Time: Monday-Saturday during store hours 

    How to sign up: Call, Email or Website 

    Location:
    Clive Store: 8801 University Ave;
    Des Moines Store: 4354 Merle Hay Rd

    For more information, visit: https://www.manyhandsthrift.com/volunteer 

    Contact:
    Kari McLaren
    kmclaren@mh4h.org
    515-238-3482

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  • DMARC - Mobile Food Pantry 

    Volunteering at a DMARC Mobile Food Pantry is just like helping a friend shop for groceries! As a Mobile Food Pantry volunteer, you will meet at the mobile site and assist clients in selecting their food items after they have gone through the intake. 

    Dates: Ongoing

    Time: Various shifts 10 AM-6 PM 

    Location: Different locations for each mobile pantry 

    How to sign up: Sign up through DMARC Volunteer portal:
    https://dmarc.galaxydigital.com/agency/detail/MobilePantryProgram/

    Additional information: 
    All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 and over) at all times during the volunteer shift.
    Please dress appropriately for variable outdoor temperatures.

    Contact:
    Nisha Kishor
    nkishor@dmarcunited.org
    515-277-6969 X 220

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  • Clive Community Services – Laundry Pod Packet (assembled at home)

    Silver Cord volunteers can earn 2 hours of Silver Cord credit per month for assembling laundry pod packets for our food pantry clients. Take one laundry pod, wrap in a dryer sheet, tie with a ribbon or twist tie and put in a Ziplock. Each Ziploc should have five laundry pods packets in it. Volunteers should plan to donate at least 8 Ziplock bags of five apiece.  After delivery, your parent can sign off on your service. Thank you!

    Dates: Ongoing

    Deliver completed donations to 2190 NW 82nd St Suite A, Clive, IA 50325, Monday 9:30am-7:00pm; Wednesday 9:30am-2:30pm or Friday 9:00am-12:00pm or email director@clivecommunityservices.com to make other arrangements.

    Organization website: https://clivecommunityservices.com/

    Contact:
    Lisa Earles
    director@clivecommunityservices.com
    (515) 257-8550

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  • Iowa Genealogical Society - Website data entry 

    Entering birth, death, marriage and cemetery records into a database.

    Dates: 06/02/2022-12/31/2025 

    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM M-W-F-S; or 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Tu & Th 

    Location: Iowa Genealogical Society
    628 E Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 

    How to sign up: Call 515-276-0287 or stop in 

    Additional information: We are a non-profit. Setting up a new website and want to get things into a database to be put onto the website. This project will take a few years to complete. We have records from all 99 counties. As you enter data, you may very well come across family members. 

    Contact:
    Nancy Kirchner or Tony Cupp, Librarian
    IGS@iowagenealogy.org
    515-276-0287

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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: 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faca62ba2fa7-food

    Dates: now -12/29/2023 

    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:
    Lisa Earles 
    director@clivecommunityservices.com
    515-257-8550

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  • ASAP - Work-from-Home Projects 

    ASAP ( After School arts Program) provides quality arts programming free of charge for thousands of kids throughout the Des Moines area. ASAP has an ongoing need for volunteers to do a variety of tasks from home: preparing art supplies for classes; preparing kits for virtual programs; and other behind-the-scenes help. 

    Time: ongoing 

    Location: home 

    How to sign up: Email stacie@asap-dsm.org 

    For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/ASAPdsm

    Contact:
    Stacie Couvillon, ASAP Program Manager
    stacie@asap-dsm.org
    515-707-2646

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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: On-going

    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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  • Des Moines Children’s Museum – Museum Volunteer

    You will help us keep the museum tidy and assist in our thorough cleaning procedures to keep everyone safe and healthy. You will also get opportunities to interact and play with children and their families. As a nonprofit, we are striving to provide an affordable place for families to go and keep our costs down with your help. Volunteers are required to wear masks and are encouraged to volunteer with friends. The Des Moines Children’s Museum is located at Valley West Mall.

    Dates: Ongoing

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

    How to sign up: Sign up using our sign-up form, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084da8a72ba5f58-volunteering email holly@dsmchildrensmuseum.com, .

    Organization website: https://dsmchildrensmuseum.com/

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

    Contact:
    Rachael McIntosh
    rachael@dsmchildrensmuseum.com
    (515) 419-6482


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  • Ahimsa Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation - Volunteer

    Wildlife patients are raised in specific ways to heal and return to the wild. You must be able to follow instructions and work as part of a team. Duties include but are not limited to: Preparing food, feeding animals, doing laundry, washing dishes, sweeping, restocking and organizing supplies. All volunteers will have the opportunity to attend the release of patients back into the wild. 

    Dates: 11/21/2021-06/21/2024

    Location: Bevington, IA
    3378 197th Ct Prole, IA 50229 (about 20 minutes south of West Des Moines

    How to sign up: Email maaustin07@gmail.com or call/text 515-720-0751

    For more information, visit: www.ahimsawildlife.org

    Contact:
    Melinda Austin
    maaustin07@gmail.com
    515-720-0751

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  • Bickford Senior Living - Regular Volunteer 

    Volunteers will come and assist the Activity Director with activities. Activities can include, but not limited to: one-on-one interactions with Assisted Living and Memory Care residents (who vary on the congnitive level spectrum of dementia); Manicures; Reading Aloud; Arts; Crafts; Social Hours; Decorating; Assisting with parties and social events. If willing, leading an activity or sharing musical talents; participating in scheduled activities and assisting residents to participate in those activities; building meaningful friendships and relationships; card games with residents; etc. 

    Dates: 12/16/2021 - ongoing

    Time: M-F 6-7pm and Sat-Sun 9-12 and 12-4  

    Location: Bickford Senior Living-West Des Moines
    5050 Hawthorne Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50265 

    How to sign up: Completed Volunteer Application: file:///G:/My%20Drive/Bickford%20Application%20Volunteer%20(1).pdf

    Background Check form: (signed by a parent/guardian if applicant is a minor): file:///G:/My%20Drive/Bickford%20Volunteer%20Background%20Check%20(1).pdf

    For more information, visit: Email Karin Price, Activities Director 

    Additional information: There is an expectation of volunteering 4 hours per month.

    Contact:
    Karin Price
    westdesmoineslec@bickfordseniorliving.com
    515-327-9400

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  • Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa - Various Volunteer Opportunities 

    We offer a variety of different volunteer opportunities at the Ronald McDonald House. Some include: baking program, casserole club, meal program or deep cleaning.

    Dates: on-going

    Location: Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa
    1441 Pleasant Street Des Moines

    How to sign up:

    https://www.rmhdesmoines.org/get-involved/volunteer

    For more information, visit: https://www.rmhdesmoines.org/

    Contact:
    Caroline Baker
    caroline@rmhdesmoines.org
    515-243-2111

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