Volunteer Opportunities

  • Access 2 Independence (Evert-Conner Independent Living, Inc.)

    Phone:
    Address: 1556 S. 1st Ave. Suite B
    City:
    Contact Person: Kelly Schneider
    E-mail:

    volunteer@access2independence.org


    Services Provided: Peer counseling, Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, Information and Referral, and High School/Nursing Home Transition
    Clientele: People with disabilities
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Direct Service Support, Peer Mentor, Outreach/Community Engagement, Expressive Arts Leader, First Impressions Volunteer
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: flexible
    Expectations of volunteer: Interested in empowering the lives of individuals with disabilities so that they may become more independent
    Volunteer Training: on the job training
    Notes:

    http://access2independence.org/

    http://volunteer.unitedwayjwc.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=32708


  • Alice's Rainbow Childcare Center

    Phone: 319-354-1466
    Address: 421 Melrose AVE
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Erin Nicholson
    E-mail:

    alicesrainbowchildcarecenters@gmail.com


    Services Provided: childcare before, during, and after school
    Clientele: Faculty, students, and staff and their children
    Types of volunteer opportunities: working with young children, help with meal services, and cleaning duties
    Volunteer Hours: anytime starting at 7am to 5:30pm 5 days a week; no weekends
    Commitment required: the schedule can be set up between volunteer and Erin
    Expectations of volunteer: to get along with young children and provide a professional atmosphere for parents and be a very responsible volunteer
    Volunteer Training:
    Notes:

    www.arainbowcc.com


  • ALS Association

    Phone: (515) 369-2572
    Address: 3636 Westown Pkwy, Ste 204
    City: West Des Moines
    Contact Person: Sarah Lettow
    E-mail:

    sarah@alsaiowa.org


    Services Provided: The ALS Association Iowa Chapter serves people with ALS, caregivers and their families. Our service area is the entire state of Iowa. Below is a list of the services we provide to those we serve: • Home Visits • Information/Referrals • Education/Outreach • Equipment Loan Program • Communication & Assistive Device Program • Multidisciplinary ALS Clinics • Quality of Life Grant Program • Support Groups • Volunteer Program • Online Resource Guide • Caregiver Learning Lab • Research • Advocacy • Newsletter • Library
    Clientele: Iowans living with ALS and their families
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Volunteers are needed to help in The ALS Association Iowa Chapter's equipment loan program on a regular basis. Our Chapter partners with National Seating & Mobility to facilitate and manage our Equipment Loan Program in Iowa City. Volunteers working in our Equipment Loan Program will assist National Seating & Mobility staff in the cleaning, organizing and possible repairing durable medical equipment.
    Volunteer Hours: 1-3 hours per week
    Commitment required: For our Equipment Loan Program, since we do provide training, we ask that volunteers commit to 4-6 months at a minimum
    Expectations of volunteer: Volunteers will assist in the cleaning, organizing and possible repairing durable medical equipment.
    Volunteer Training: Training will be provided by a member of our staff for this volunteer position.
    Notes:
  • American Red Cross

    Phone: 319-393-3500
    Address: 6300 Rockwell Dr NE
    City: Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    Contact Person: apply through website or call
    E-mail:

    http://www.redcross.org/ia/cedar-rapids


    Services Provided: The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.
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    Notes:

    http://www.redcross.org/ia/cedar-rapids/volunteer/become


  • Avalon Hospice

    Phone: 515-707-7568
    Address:
    City: Des Moines
    Contact Person: Alicia Wright, LISW
    E-mail:

    Alicia-Wright@avalon-hospice.com


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  • Bickford Cottage

    Phone: 319-351-3200
    Address: 3500 Lower West Branch RD
    City: Iowa City IA 52245
    Contact Person: Harmony Hauser
    E-mail:

    bickfordactivities.iowacity@gmail.com


    Services Provided: Assisted living for independent adults
    Clientele: Independent Elderly Assisted Living
    Types of volunteer opportunities: 1 on 1 with clients, helping with craft projects and other activities. Assist with happy hour and outings
    Volunteer Hours: 7 days a week anytime
    Commitment required: flexible with class schedule
    Expectations of volunteer: help staff with various tasks, allow the experience to be an opportunity to learn 
    Volunteer Training: 1 hour orientation session
    Notes:

    https://www.enrichinghappiness.com/index.html


  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters

    Phone:
    Address: 3109 Old Hwy 218 S
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Elyse Sable
    E-mail:

    info@bbbsjc.org


    Services Provided: one-to-one mentoring for youth, provided through a variety of community- and site-based programs designed to facilitate strong, long-lasting relationships between youth and their volunteer mentors
    Clientele: 5-18 year old youths
    Types of volunteer opportunities: See website below.
    Volunteer Hours: hours vary for site-based and community-based programs
    Commitment required: 2-4 times per month, at least a one-year commitment. Frequency of meetings and length of commitment varies depending on which program volunteer chooses
    Expectations of volunteer: enjoy working with children, willing to collaborate with BBBS staff and child’s family to best identify and build on a child’s strengths and needs
    Volunteer Training: initial orientation interview and ongoing communication with BBBS staff
    Notes:

    http://www.bbbsjc.org/#!volunteer/c21kz


  • Birthright of Iowa City

    Phone: 319-338-8665
    Address: 310 E Burlington ST Suite 1
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Christine Martin
    E-mail:

    iowacity@birthright.org


    Services Provided: Provide information about alternatives to abortion, confidential pregnancy testing, consultation and referral for medical care. Referral to Johnson County resources for childcare, financial aid, and housing needs.
    Clientele: Those experiencing unplanned pregnancy.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Consulting with Clients and providing information.
    Volunteer Hours:
    Commitment required: 1 semester or arranged.
    Expectations of volunteer: Support the mission of Birthright, volunteer minimum 2 shifts per month, participate in training, work 1 on 1 with clients.
    Volunteer Training: Orientation and job training.
    Notes:

    http://birthright.org/en/landingpage/lp-iowacity


  • Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa

    Phone: 319-466-7455
    Address: 1556 S 1st Ave Ste A
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Kim Hastings
    E-mail:

    khastings@biaia.org


    Services Provided: Neuro Resource Facilitation for individuals with brain injury. To create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, education, research , and support.
    Clientele: Individuals with brain injuries and their families
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Annual 5K & Support walk April 21, 2018. Need planning committee to start in November and will need day of volunteers as well.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: flexible
    Expectations of volunteer: Interested in creating a better future for individuals with brain injury and their families.
    Volunteer Training: on the job training
    Notes:

    www.biaia.org 


  • Briarwood Healthcare Center (Greenwood Manor)

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    Contact Person: Andrea Mahoney
    E-mail:

    andream@briarwoodhcc.com


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    Volunteer Training: program/site based
    Notes:

    http://www.briarwoodhcc.com/About.html


  • BRIDGES-Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

    Phone: 319.354.2886
    Address: 2105 Broadway St. or 2651 Roberts Rd
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Chastity Dillard
    E-mail:

    chastity-dillard@ncjc.org


    Services Provided: B.R.I.D.G.E.S. (Bringing Refugees and Immigrants Diverse Guided English Services) is a program that operates weekly at each of our sites (Mondays at Broadway and Tuesdays at Pheasant Ridge). Through this program, we offer participating families a weekly family meal, followed by a choice between English classes or Parent Education classes on a variety of topics. During class time, limited child care is available to families with young children. B.R.I.D.G.E.S. volunteers will meet Family Support Workers at the Center unless otherwise directed. Both sites are located on an Iowa City Public Transit line. Parking lot space is limited, so volunteers that drive would be requested to park on the street.
    Clientele:
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Volunteers in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program can fulfill multiple roles in the execution of the program. Examples of activities that may be requested include meal preparation, service, and clean up; individual tutoring with English language learners; homework help with school-aged children; and reading/guided play time with preschool-aged children.
    Volunteer Hours:
    Commitment required: Minimum one day per week (Mondays and/or Tuesdays) for 2.5 hours (5:00-7:30), October through mid-December and mid-January through May.
    Expectations of volunteer: Must be able to commit to the timeframe of the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program · Must possess good interpersonal skills · Must be able to pass child abuse and criminal background checks · Past involvement working with English language-learning populations is preferred · Dual language abilities (especially in French, Swahili, Spanish, and/or Arabic) are strongly preferred
    Volunteer Training: ● Mandatory Reporting ● Health & Safety ● Additional trainings as provided
    Notes:

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    ● Follow applicable NCJC and ICCSD policy in regards to client interactions, behavioral supports, reporting suspected child abuse, and limiting exposures to blood-borne pathogens.
    ● Be present at least weekly, at regularly-scheduled times, to help with the following:
    o Assist to prepare, serve, and clean up after Family Meal Times
    o Guide English language learners in 1:1 tutoring sessions as needed
    o Assist school-aged children in homework completion as needed
    o Enjoy time reading and engaging in guided activities with preschool-aged children as needed.
     


  • Broadway Neighborhood Center

    Phone: 319-354-7989
    Address: 2105 Broadway ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Pat Meyer
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: After school activities for children, preschool groups, teen groups, food distribution, recreational and educational groups, information and referrals, outreach visitations, childcare cooperative, parenting education, and counseling.
    Clientele: Low-income residents in Johnson County
    Types of volunteer opportunities: child care cooperative, home visitor program, children/teen programs, nurturing program, and clerical work.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: varies
    Expectations of volunteer: Must be comfortable with multi-cultural and low income clientele. Must be non-judgmental, flexible, and able to deal with a variety of circumstances.
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:
  • Burr Oak Land Trust

    Phone: tel:(319) 338-7030
    Address: 5 Sturgis Corner Dr., Suite 1250
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Tammy Wright
    E-mail:

    info@buroaklandtrust.org


    Services Provided: healthy community through habitat conservation of natural areas, which are available for public use
    Clientele: entire community
    Types of volunteer opportunities: habitat restoration on properties and office work
    Volunteer Hours: variable
    Commitment required: N/A
    Expectations of volunteer: ability to listen and follow directions
    Volunteer Training: site and project specific
    Notes:

    "Sustainability is the social justice issue of the new century" - Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 2010

    In today's social and political climate, environmentalism and social work go hand-in-hand. Volunteering with Bur Oak Land Trust not only has a direct impact on the local community, it also provides an opportunity to discover how nonprofit and government agencies are working to protect and restore the natural Iowan landscape for future generations. Bur Oak Land Trust recognizes that the next generation of Social Workers will undoubtedly play a key role in the fight for environmental sustainability, and we look forward to strengthening this connection through our volunteer program with the University of Iowa.

    www.buroaklandtrust.org


  • Camp Courageous

    Phone: 319-465-5916 ext. 2340
    Address: PO Box 418
    City: Monticello IA 52310
    Contact Person: Tobi Luetkemeier
    E-mail:

    tobi@campcourageous.org


    Services Provided: Provide exceptional year-round recreational and respite care opportunities for individuals with special needs and their families. Camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment.
    Clientele: We serve adults and children with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs regardless of age.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Camp Counselors for our week -long and our Respite care weekends, Volunteers in our maintenance/facilities department, Administration volunteer in our front office (weekdays and weekends), volunteer in our Kitchen department, volunteer at special event (open house, cruising for camp, pancake and omelet breakfast, Travel Department, travel with the group for one day, a weekend or a whole week (days vary from trip to trip).
    Volunteer Hours: Hours vary; more info below.
    Commitment required: Camp Counselors are required to work the whole week or the whole Respite care weekend,For Travel Department: travel with the group for one day, a weekend or a whole week (days vary from trip to trip)
    Expectations of volunteer: Follow guidelines, create a positive environment, be open-minded, ASK QUESTIONS.
    Volunteer Training: We will provide a training or orientation depending on the task
    Notes:

    Volunteer Hours: The volunteer hours vary from each department:

    Camp Counselors Summer hours are Sunday 2pm - Friday 2pm

    Fall/Winter Monday 8am - Friday 2pm 

    Respite Care weekend hours are Friday 5.30pm - Sunday 2pm

    Administration hours are 8am - 4pm Monday - Saturday, Sunday noon to 4pm ( We will work with volunteers on the hours, volunteers can work a couple hours a day or all day.)

    Maintenance/Facilities and Kitchen department could be hourly up to weeks

    http://www.campcourageous.org/

    https://www.facebook.com/Camp-Courageous-Volunteers-894191364302321/


  • Camp Fire USA—Iowana Council

    Phone: 319-294-2411
    Address: 6300 Rockwell DR NE
    City: Cedar Rapids IA 52402
    Contact Person: Marian Zupke
    E-mail:

    mzupke@iowanacampfire.org


    Services Provided: Campfire Clubs educational recreation camp
    Clientele: children and adolescents
    Types of volunteer opportunities: club leaders and counselors, clerical help in office
    Volunteer Hours: Clubs meet during school year, meeting times and locations vary. Office hours M, T, TH,F, 9-4(TH-5)
    Commitment required: varies, depending on position
    Expectations of volunteer: conscientious and enjoy working with children and the public
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:

    http://www.iowanacampfire.org/


  • Care Initiatives Hospice

    Phone: 319-390-4161 or 319-640-9050
    Address: 3720 Queen Ct SW, Ste 9
    City: Cedar Rapids
    Contact Person: Myranda Hadley, Volunteer Coordinator
    E-mail:

    mhadley@careinitiatives.org


    Services Provided: Care Initiatives Hospice is a non- profit which provides a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to delivering high quality, coordinated care with compassion, respect, and dignity to Iowans and their families living through serious illness and loss.
    Clientele: People who are at the end-of-life.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Volunteers are a vital part of our care team and make a big difference in many lives. A volunteer could help by visiting with patients and listening to memories, reading a story, playing games, holding a hand, and touching a heart.
    Volunteer Hours: Volunteers make their own schedule and chose where to visit and how often.
    Commitment required: Based upon each volunteer’s schedule.
    Expectations of volunteer: Will complete agreed upon number of visits with patient through each month as schedule permits.
    Volunteer Training: Orientation is required for each volunteer prior to visits, so we can ensure your success and enjoyment of being a volunteer.
    Notes:
  • Cedar Rapids American Cancer Society

    Phone: 319-365-5241
    Address: 4080 1st AVE NE Suite 101
    City: Cedar Rapids IA 52402
    Contact Person: Mrald Sturgess
    E-mail:

    mrald.sturgess@cancer.org


    Services Provided: mailings, ordering, relay for life, different galas
    Clientele: Any person interested in this major medical problem. Programs and materials are available to anyone upon request.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Record keeping, answering switchboard, ordering, and filing
    Volunteer Hours: Depends on area of need
    Commitment required: none
    Expectations of volunteer: Volunteers should be on time and complete the job assigned.
    Volunteer Training: In-house orientation—not an intense training
    Notes:

    http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/communityhealth/iowa/cedar-rapids-breast-colorectal-initiative


  • Chatham Oaks, Inc.

    Phone: 319-887-2701
    Address: 4515 Melrose AVE
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Sean Bucheit
    E-mail:

    sbucheit@chathamoaks.org


    Services Provided: The mission of Chatham Oaks is to provide a continuum of care that includes safe, supportive, person driven residential treatment options to individuals with mental illness and/or disabilities improving quality of life and enhancing self-sufficiency to support the individual’s recovery process.
    Clientele: Adults 18 and over with chronic mental illnesses.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: We offer volunteer opportunities through the Chatham Oaks activities department.  Volunteers can work with our residents during scheduled activities or one on one interactions.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required:
    Expectations of volunteer: to treat the residents of Chatham Oaks with respect and dignity while working with them.
    Volunteer Training: training is on the job
    Notes:

    http://www.chathamoaks.org/default.asp


  • Child Health Clinic/WIC

    Phone: 319-356-6040
    Address: 1105 Gilbert Ct.
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Nadine Fisher Ext#140
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: child health clinic: well child health care, including the following: physical examinations, immunizations, screening, education, and anticipatory guidance. WIC: nutrition counseling, monthly food checks, and breast feeding courses.
    Clientele: any child under 6 with no medical insurance residing in Johnson County
    Types of volunteer opportunities: office work, counseling, and education programs
    Volunteer Hours: hours vary
    Commitment required: none
    Expectations of volunteer: enjoy working with children
    Volunteer Training: orientation and other job training
    Notes:

    Spanish speaking is a plus.


  • Community Coordinated Child Care and Toy Library: 4 C's

    Phone: 319-338-7684
    Address: 1500 Sycamore St.
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Susan Gray
    E-mail:

    Susan@iowa4cs.com


    Services Provided: workshops on early childhood development; advocacy for programs for young children; networking with outside agencies to coordinate services to address community needs.  Crisis Child Care provides up to 72 hours of child care 24/7 to families in Johnson County where regular child care will not work and they have no other alternatives. 4Cs Home Ties child care center provides up to 3 months of child care to families that are homeless or at threat of homelessness. 
    Clientele: anyone interested in young children
    Types of volunteer opportunities: put together packets for child care training, copying, computer work, labeling for toy library, and clean toys in toy library.
    Volunteer Hours: hours vary for school based and community based program
    Commitment required: none
    Expectations of volunteer: inquire when calling
    Volunteer Training: orientation and on the job training
    Notes:

    http://www.iowa4cs.com/


  • Community Mental Health Center for Mid Eastern Iowa

    Phone: 319-338-7884
    Address: 507 E College St.
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Ginger Hanson
    E-mail:

    ghanson@meimhc.org


    Services Provided: Mental Health Services, Supported Community Living, counseling and therapy
    Clientele: Persons with mental illness and mental health problems.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: clerical and office help, some projects with client activities
    Volunteer Hours: open M-F 8:30-5:30, during these hours
    Commitment required: full semester for clerical, 1 time events with client projects
    Expectations of volunteer: dependable
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:

    http://www.communitymentalhealthcenter.org/

    Spanish & French speaking is a plus.


  • Compassus Hospice

    Phone: 928-899-8546
    Address: 5005 Bowling St SW Ste B
    City: Cedar Rapids
    Contact Person: Jill Venden, Volunteer Coordinator
    E-mail:

    Jill.Venden@compassus.com


    Services Provided: Hospice offers peace and comfort to patients and their families by reducing the stress, pain and other symptoms of a serious illness. Our mission is to ensure that physical, emotional, family and spiritual needs are met. Many believe hospice is expensive, only for the final hours of life or a place to go when there's no hope. None of these are true. Hospice is not about dying. It's about helping patients and their families live as well as they can when life expectancy is limited.
    Clientele: Individuals and their families requiring End of Life care
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Patient Support, Bereavement, Administrative, and Veteran to Veteran
    Volunteer Hours: Varies
    Commitment required: 6-12 months
    Expectations of volunteer: Volunteers provide companionship to the patient and respite for the caregiver. Must have good communication skills. Visits can be as few as once a month, to several times a month, depending on the individual.
    Volunteer Training: Individual training provided by the Volunteer Coordinator
    Notes:

    https://www.compassus.com/


  • Compeer of Johnson County

    Phone: 319-383-6264 (Alternate number: 319-329-8000)
    Address: 2701 Rochester Ave
    City: Iowa City, IA 52245
    Contact Person: Deb Moore-Program Director
    E-mail:

    compeeric@gmail.com


    Services Provided: Compeer matches adults living with long-term mental illness with community volunteers in a friendship which is supported by the Compeer Director and the adult’s therapist. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a close, one-to-one relationship with another person to better understand how mental illness impacts individuals.
    Clientele: Adults (22+) who are living with long-term mental illness and experiencing a high degree of social isolation and in need of social and community contact. For many of the participants, a Compeer friend may be the only friend this person has, so the friendship provides a sorely needed part of the mental health recovery process.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Volunteers spend 4 hours per month with their friend, participating in an any activity that the two have chosen together, such as getting coffee, going to a movie, attending a lecture, watching athletic events, taking a hike or many other options. Essentially, whatever the two of them can spend an enjoyable hour or two doing together twice a month.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: We do ask for a commitment for a year as it takes times to get to know one another and develop a sense of trust between the friends. Compeer also requires that you be at least 23 years old. If you happen to be a 22 year old graduate student, you are welco
    Expectations of volunteer: Volunteers spend 4 hours per month with their friend, participating in an any activity that the two have chosen together, such as getting coffee, going to a movie, attending a lecture, watching athletic events, taking a hike or many other options. Essentially, whatever the two of them can spend an enjoyable hour or two doing together twice a month.
    Volunteer Training: There is an application and interview process (an application can be found on our website below). We also offer a two-to-three hour training before you meet your friend.
    Notes:

    www.compeerjohnsoncountyiowa.org


  • Coralville Public Library

    Phone: 319-248-1850
    Address: 1401 5th ST
    City: Coralville IA 52241
    Contact Person: Laura Crossett
    E-mail:

    lcrossett@coralville.lib.ia.us


    Services Provided: information services for the public
    Clientele: general public
    Types of volunteer opportunities: light cleaning, clerical help, shelving, occasional special projects depending on volunteer qualifications
    Volunteer Hours: during library open hours
    Commitment required:
    Expectations of volunteer: None specified
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:

    www.coralvillepubliclibrary.org


  • Council for International Visitors

    Phone: 319-335-0351
    Address: 1120 University Capitol Center
    City: Iowa City IA 52242
    Contact Person: Joe Butterfield
    E-mail:

    Jo Butterfield


    Services Provided: Escorting international students and visitors; provide a friendly acquaintance
    Clientele: international visitor leadership program participants (department of state projects)
    Types of volunteer opportunities: program escorting, taking visitors on cultural excursions, home hospitality
    Volunteer Hours: hours vary
    Commitment required: none
    Expectations of volunteer: able to work well with people of different backgrounds and ethnicities
    Volunteer Training: orientation and other job training
    Notes:

    http://www.iowacivic.org


  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Iowa

    Phone: (563) 323-3616
    Address: 2942 Brady Street
    City: Davenport
    Contact Person: Nancy Manion
    E-mail:

    nancy.manion@dia.iowa.gov


    Services Provided: Provide detailed perspective of abused and neglected children to assigned judge.
    Clientele: Abused and neglected children
    Types of volunteer opportunities: 1 on 1 with child, unique perspective of the court system. Assist judge by providing report of child and individuals in the child’s life such as social workers, teachers, doctors and other individuals that child interacts.
    Volunteer Hours: 5-15 per month depending on child's case.
    Commitment required: flexible with class schedule, commit to at least 1 year.
    Expectations of volunteer: Visit child(s), attend court dates provided months in advance with report of the child's life.
    Volunteer Training: 30 hour within 3 month
    Notes:

    https://www.iamforthechildiowa.com


  • Crisis Center of Johnson County

    Phone: 319-351-2726
    Address: 1121 Gilbert CT
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Crisis Intervention Program Coordinator: beau.pinkham@jccrisiscenter.org Food Bank Coordinator: sydney.hofferber@jccrisiscenter.org Mobile Pantry Coordinator:bridget.fonseca@jccrisiscenter.org
    E-mail:

    admin@jccrisiscenter.org


    Services Provided: Crisis Intervention via phone, chat and text; Food assistance (both mobile and at our main location); Emergency financial assistance Clientele: Anyone in need may contact the Crisis Intervention program; Johnson County residents are eligible for the Food Bank, Mobile Pantry, and Emergency Assistance programs
    Clientele: Anyone in need may contact the Crisis Intervention program; Johnson County residents are eligible for the Food Bank and Emergency Assistance programs
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Crisis counseling and suicide intervention via phone, chat or text; distributing food and other assistance in the Food Bank and Mobile Food Pantry
    Volunteer Hours: Hours vary, can accommodate most students' schedules
    Commitment required: Crisis Intervention program: 9-month minimum, Food Bank/Emergency Assistance: 6-month minimum, Mobile Pantry: one-time shift sign ups via SignUpGenius https://www.jccrisiscenter.org/mobile-food-pantry-2/ shifts for all programs are generally 3 hours a w
    Expectations of volunteer: Crisis Intervention/Food Bank: Commit to at least one 3-hour weekly volunteer shift Mobile Pantry: Attend all volunteer shifts self-selected on SignUpGenius
    Volunteer Training: Crisis Intervention: 60 Hour Training/ Food Bank: 12 Hour Training, Mobile Pantry: no training
    Notes:

    https://www.jccrisiscenter.org/volunteer-now

    Background check needed for ongoing volunteer oppotunities( not a one-time event )


  • Crowded Closet Thrift Shop

    Phone: 319-337-5924
    Address: 1213 Gilbert Court
    City: Iowa City, IA 52240
    Contact Person: Christine Maust Beachy, MSW
    E-mail:

    crowdedcloset.volunteer@gmail.com


    Services Provided: Crowded Closet Thrift Shop processes and sells quality donated items to support Mennonite Central Committee, an organization responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice around the world.
    Clientele: Local customers, donors, and volunteers
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Receiving and processing donations; Assisting customers and cashiering
    Volunteer Hours: During business hours; Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:00 & Sat, 9:30-4:00
    Commitment required: Flexible
    Expectations of volunteer: Cooperative and reliable; attentive to detail
    Volunteer Training: Volunteers are provided with orientation and staff support.
    Notes:

    http://www.crowdedcloset.org/


  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)

    Phone: 319-325-9223
    Address: 1105 S. Gilbert Court #300
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Rose Cooney
    E-mail:

    rose@dvipiowa.org


    Services Provided: Safe shelter, phone crisis counseling and information and referral (24 hours a day); short-term counseling/advocacy; information groups (8-week series); support group; community education. The DVIP is also involved in a coordinated effort to respond to victims and batterers involved with the courts because of mandatory arrest.
    Clientele: Victims of domestic violence and their children. Phone and one-on-one counseling are available for victims of battering and concerned other.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: House staff, child advocates, crisis line, group facilitators, on-call volunteers, and various projects.
    Volunteer Hours: 24 hours a day
    Commitment required: Generally 2 hours once a week
    Expectations of volunteer: Maintain confidentiality, provide support and advocacy if appropriate
    Volunteer Training: 2-hour orientation and 30 hours of scheduled training sessions
    Notes:

    https://dvipiowa.org/


  • Elder Services Nutrition Program

    Phone: 319-338-0515
    Address: 1556 S 1st Ave Suite A
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Heather Binggeli
    E-mail:

    hbinggeli@elderservicesinc.com


    Services Provided: We provide hot meals to senior citizens in Iowa City, North Liberty, and Coralville, in a social setting or delivered to homebound seniors.
    Clientele: Seniors
    Types of volunteer opportunities: delivering meals to seniors in their homes, assisting the kitchen staff with food preparations, packing the delivery meals, serving the line, serving beverages
    Volunteer Hours: Varies by position
    Commitment required: Determined by volunteer and staff on initial interview
    Expectations of volunteer: timely, reliable, pleasant, and enjoy seniors
    Volunteer Training: Provided
    Notes:

    http://www.icgov.org/?id=1244


  • Emma Goldman Clinic

    Phone: 319-337-2112
    Address: 227 N Dubuque ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Francine Thompson
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: comprehensive reproductive health care services including abortion and gynecology
    Clientele: women, men, and individuals with diverse expressions of gender and sexuality
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Long-term direct services, community education, political activism, clerical: will match interest and skill with needs of the clinic
    Volunteer Hours: Hours vary
    Commitment required: No commitment required
    Expectations of volunteer: Pro-choice and patient's rights philosophy
    Volunteer Training: 1 hour orientation and 30 hours of scheduled training sessions
    Notes:
  • Evert-Conner Independent Living, Inc.

    Phone: 319-338-3870
    Address: 730 S Dubuque ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Harriet Gooding
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: Daily living skills, peer counseling, ADA and civil rights advocacy, help to locate community resources, aide and attendant training, public education and outreach. Help people learn skills to live independently. Maintain personal attendant list.
    Clientele: Persons of all ages with disabilities and their families who live within the surrounding 8 counties. Also work with public officials, service providers and businesses responding to the needs of persons with disabilities.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Varies
    Volunteer Hours: Varies
    Commitment required: One Semester
    Expectations of volunteer: Varies
    Volunteer Training: On-the-job
    Notes:
  • Four Oaks Youth Homes

    Phone: 319-337-4523
    Address: 1916 Waterfront Drive
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Human Resources (humanresources@fouroaks.org) and for Iowa City site volunteering/internships contact Nikki Hines (nhines@fouroaks.org). All volunteers and interns must apply online first at www.fouroaks.org.
    E-mail:

    info@fouroaks.org


    Services Provided: Crisis intervention counseling, emergency residential services, assessment, education, recreation, behavior management, group and individual counseling.
    Clientele: children, youth and families requiring crisis intervention, placement outside of the home, independent living skills, supervision, parenting skills, or day treatment
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Various programs located in Iowa City: youth emergency shelter, behavior focused afterschool program and daycare, juvenile detention alternative programming and clerical work. A limited number of undergraduate and graduate internships are available at many of our sites. We are willing to customize your internship to fit college course requirements and the professional interests of the intern. Internships are available in many of our programs.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: varies
    Expectations of volunteer: Dependable and responsible individuals who are committed to helping others. •Must be at least 18 years old or supervised by an adult. •Must be able to pass background checks in accordance with the Code of Iowa (criminal and child abuse records; sex offenders registry). •Must agree to uphold the confidentiality of our clients. •Must commit to an established amount of time. •Must have a genuine interest in the mission of Four Oaks must work through contact person to work with various specific programs
    Volunteer Training: on-site training
    Notes:

    All volunteers and interns must apply online at www.fouroaks.org.


  • Free Medical Clinic

    Phone: 319-337-4459
    Address: 2440 Towncrest Drive
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Volunteer Manager
    E-mail:

    info@freemedicalclinic.org


    Services Provided: General outpatient care, sexually transmitted disease tests and treatment. Limited dental and specialty (e.g. dermatology, physical therapy, gynecology) services available depending on volunteer availability.
    Clientele: people who are uninsured or underinsured
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Lab, pharmacy, 3rd or 4th year UI medical student examiners, physicians, patient guides, receptionists, interpreters
    Volunteer Hours: 8-11:30am Tuesday and Thursday mornings; 12:30-2:30pm Tuesday afternoons; 6pm-9pm Monday and Thursday evenings.
    Commitment required: Two shifts monthly for at least one year
    Expectations of volunteer: Professionalism, reliability, and respect for patient’s privacy and well-being.
    Volunteer Training: varies with position
    Notes:

    Check our website (www.freemedicalclinic.org) for a list of current volunteer opportunities and updates.


  • Girls on the Run

    Phone:
    Address: 26 E. Market St
    City: Iowa City IA
    Contact Person: Esther Baker
    E-mail:

    info@girlsontherun.org


    Services Provided: Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Over a 10-week period girls explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age and develop strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. Through it, they also make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each 10-week session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
    Clientele: 3rd-8th grade girls
    Types of volunteer opportunities: See website for a full listing of opportunities. Two Primary opportunities are: Coach: Attend weekly practices twice per week, lead or help lead lessons, serve as a role model and cheerleader to your team, attend the celebratory 5k. Substitute Coach/Program Support Team: Be on-call to serve as a Substitute Coach for Girls on the Run Practices 1-2 days per week, serve as a 5K Running Buddy or volunteer.
    Volunteer Hours: Coaching Hours vary depending upon role and site. Practices are take place either in the afternoon (2-5pm) or evening (5-8pm). Internship hours are set based upon availability.
    Commitment required: coaching - at least 1-2 afternoons or evenings per week for 10 weeks. Internship commitment is 10 hours per week for 15 weeks.
    Expectations of volunteer: Coaches can be men or women ages 18+ who pass a background check. Our volunteers understand and believe the inherent strength, bravery, and limitless potential of all girls, and often are not runners.
    Volunteer Training: a combination of online and in-person training is provided
    Notes:

    Internships are also available.

    http://www.girlsontheruniowa.org/get-involved


  • Greenwood Manor

    Phone: 319-338-7912
    Address: 605 Greenwood DR
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Jennifer Mootsdgood
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: 24-hour nursing care for elderly
    Clientele: Elderly or people with severe disabilities
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Assist with activities, any elderly needs, and perform friendly visits to the clients
    Volunteer Hours: Hours vary
    Commitment required: None
    Expectations of volunteer: Enjoy working with elderly and disabled people.
    Volunteer Training: On the job as needed
    Notes:
  • HACAP Head Start

    Phone: 319-351-1214
    Address: 2441 10th ST
    City: Coralville IA 52241
    Contact Person: Lisa Hajek
    E-mail:

    lhajek@hacap.org


    Services Provided: Information and referral, Head Start, Child Care, Transitional Housing, Respite Care, and Income Opportunities Job Program
    Clientele: Preschool age children and their families. We work with low income families.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: working directly with the children
    Volunteer Hours: 7:30-5:30, M-F
    Commitment required: inquire early due to background check
    Expectations of volunteer: for preschool-state requires criminal background check-takes 6-8 weeks to clear
    Volunteer Training: Training varies depending on volunteer program.
    Notes:

    http://www.hacap.org/


  • Handicare

    Phone: 319-354-7641
    Address: 2220 9th ST
    City: Coralville IA 52241
    Contact Person: Ann Brownsburger
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: Child care with a wide population including children with special needs
    Clientele: school age children through third grade
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Assist with activities and daily including classroom, lunchroom, nap, etc.
    Volunteer Hours: Arranged as desired
    Commitment required: 20 hours minimum
    Expectations of volunteer: Enjoy working with children
    Volunteer Training: On the job as needed
    Notes:

    http://handicareinc.com/


  • Iowa Children's Museum

    Phone: 319-625-6255
    Address: 1451 Coral Ridge AVE
    City: Coralville IA 52241
    Contact Person:
    E-mail:

    volunteer@theicm.org


    Services Provided: interactive informal learning environment
    Clientele: children and families
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Help with special events and fundraisers, facilitate in exhibits and some office/clerical.
    Volunteer Hours: 10-6pm T-Th, 10am-8pm F, 10am-6pm Sat,  11am-6pm Sun, may vary for special events 
    Commitment required: please contact early in the semester
    Expectations of volunteer: good customer service skills, friendly, outgoing, enjoy working with families
    Volunteer Training: orientation and training provided
    Notes:

    www.theicm.org 


  • Iowa City Animal Services Licensing and Adoption Center

    Phone: 319-356-5296
    Address: 111 Kirkwood AVE
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Misha Goodman
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: anything animal care related
    Clientele: general public
    Types of volunteer opportunities: two of the most common are cat cuddlers (where you would be working with cats and getting them use to being around humans and other animals) and dog walkers
    Volunteer Hours: 10:30-5:30 Monday - Friday and 10-3 Saturday, options for other hours depending on amount of training
    Commitment required: 1 hour/month
    Expectations of volunteer: volunteers should be punctual and patient
    Volunteer Training: A short orientation and on the job as needed
    Notes:
  • Iowa City Community Schools

    Phone: 319-688-1000
    Address: 1725 North Dodge Street
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Kari Cornwell
    E-mail:

    cornwell.kari@iowacityschools.org


    Services Provided: to educate students in kindergarten-12th grade
    Clientele: Students: Kindergarten-12th grade
    Types of volunteer opportunities: classroom help, field trips, grading, just a variety of classroom work
    Volunteer Hours: varies depending on school of choice to volunteer
    Commitment required: varies
    Expectations of volunteer: child abuse and background check must be clear
    Volunteer Training: on-the-job training and paperwork before beginning
    Notes:

    https://www.iowacityschools.org/Page/151


  • Iowa City Coralville Animal Care and Adoption

    Phone: 319-356-5295x7
    Address: 4852 Sand Rd
    City: Iowa City IA 52242
    Contact Person: Lisa Bragg
    E-mail:

    FACFVolunteer@gmail.com


    Services Provided: Go to the website www.icanimalcenter.org to view all the services provided or call the phone number given.
    Clientele: animals in need
    Types of volunteer opportunities: volunteers over the age of 18 have the opportunity to work in small groups or individually in the following areas: direct contact with the animals, special events, fundraising, and clerical work.
    Volunteer Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30-5 and Saturday 10:30-3
    Commitment required: 2 hours a month
    Expectations of volunteer: varies
    Volunteer Training: No previous training required. We will train according to individual placement.
    Notes:

    www.icanimalcenter.org


  • Iowa City Hospice

    Phone: 319-351-5665
    Address: 1025 Wade ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Sarah Neary, LMSW, CT
    E-mail:

    sarah.neary@iowacityhospice.org


    Services Provided: The care of the patient is directed by the personal physician who works in consultation with the Hospice team. The Hospice staff evaluates the special needs of each patient and family and establishes a plan of care. A Hospice nurse works closely with the physician in the delivery of physical care, monitoring pain and symptoms control and making intermittent skilled nursing visits. A Hospice social worker provides supportive counseling. Referral to other agencies is arranged when specialized resources are needed. Pastoral care staff serve as liaison with the family’s own clergy and are available, when requested, to provide direct pastoral care. The support of the trained volunteers is a service offered to each patient and family to assist with a wide range of practical needs. Bereavement care is available to each family through a yearlong program managed by professional staff and supplemented with trained volunteers
    Clientele: Terminally ill patients and their families
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Please call
    Volunteer Hours: weekdays, weekends, and evenings
    Commitment required: Flexible
    Expectations of volunteer: Confidentiality
    Volunteer Training: 3-day training, usually a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
    Notes:

    http://iowacityhospice.org/volunteer/


  • Iowa City Human Rights Commission

    Phone: 319-356-5022
    Address: 410 E Washington ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Stephanie Bowers
    E-mail:

    humanrights@iowa-city.org


    Services Provided: Responsible for enforcing the city's non-discrimination ordinance which prohibits discrimination in the areas of employment housing, public accommodation or credit.
    Clientele: People who live in Johnson County who feel they have been discriminated against in areas of employment, housing, public accommodation or credit.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Contact Stephanie about how to become a Human Rights Commissioner
    Volunteer Hours: 3 year terms/call about shorter opportunities
    Commitment required: 3 year terms
    Expectations of volunteer: Must have key interest in area of human rights. Hard work and dedication.
    Volunteer Training: No formal training--on the job as needed
    Notes:
  • Iowa City Parks and Recreation

    Phone: 319-356-5100
    Address: 220 S Gilbert ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Cindy Coffin
    E-mail:

    cindy-coffin@iowa-city.org


    Services Provided: Varied recreational programs for all ages and ability levels, swimming programs, roller skating, ice skating, tennis, adult sports leagues, youth sports programs, and kindergrounds, summer camp, trips and tours, classes, workshops, and mini courses, Special Populations Involvement (SPI) for persons with special needs.
    Clientele: People of all ages and ability levels
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Varied needs in all programs. Leaders are needs in SPI programs. In friends program, volunteers are matched one on one with a person with a special need or disability, to do leisure/recreational activity. Summer day camp and playground volunteers.
    Volunteer Hours: Evenings and weekends except during the summer program. The summer program needs help during the day.
    Commitment required: Varies with program
    Expectations of volunteer: Dependable, responsible, role models who would be representing good citizens of Johnson County.
    Volunteer Training: Friends program has a one hour orientation program with a training manual. Regular volunteers varies widely
    Notes:

    http://www.icgov.org/?id=1082


  • Iowa City Public Library

    Phone: 319-887-6026
    Address: 123 S Linn ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Mary Estle-Smith
    E-mail:

    mestle-smith@icpl.org


    Services Provided: materials to checkout, programs, meeting space
    Clientele: the whole community who has interest in using the library
    Types of volunteer opportunities: checking in library materials, cleaning, working in the book end (used book store)
    Volunteer Hours: varies
    Commitment required: some require a 3 month commitment and 2 hours a week and others vary for opportunity placement
    Expectations of volunteer: reliable, responsible
    Volunteer Training: application and the training depends on where the volunteer is placed
    Notes:

    http://www.icpl.org


  • Iowa City Rehab

    Phone: 319-351-7460
    Address: 3661 Rochester AVE
    City: Iowa City IA 52245
    Contact Person: Bryan Hart
    E-mail:

    bhart.08@hcminc.com


    Services Provided: Long term nursing care
    Clientele: Generally the elderly, some disabled
    Types of volunteer opportunities: One on one visits with residents who want visitors, group activities and games, and escorting residents to appointments. Monthly outings, including high school football games
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: arranged
    Expectations of volunteer: Need to be understanding and patient. Respect dignity of individual people. Enjoy working with the elderly
    Volunteer Training: orientation and then on the job as needed
    Notes:

    http://www.hcminc.com


  • Iowa Legal Aid

    Phone: 351-6570 or 1-800-272-0008
    Address: 1700 S. 1st Ave. Suite 10 (Eastdale Plaza)
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Julie Walker
    E-mail:

    jwalker@iowalaw.org


    Services Provided: legal services to low-income people in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City
    Clientele: low-income people in the surrounding 7 counties.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: filing, typing, photocopying, library maintenance and maybe some interviewing
    Volunteer Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Commitment required: one semester
    Expectations of volunteer: punctual and dependable
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:

    https://www.iowalegalaid.org 


  • Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

    Phone: 319-337-8949
    Address: 2401 Scott Blvd SE
    City: Iowa City IA 52242
    Contact Person: Tami Bonnett
    E-mail:

    volunteer@iowavalleyhabitat.org


    Services Provided: Housing services, community support, and counseling
    Clientele: everybody
    Types of volunteer opportunities: home construction, administrative work, ReStore, and committee support. Construction tasks include framing, shingling, siding, painting, hanging dry wall, etc. Other tasks include helping to prepare and contribute food and assist with onsite volunteer instruction and guidance
    Volunteer Hours: Varies
    Commitment required: there is nothing to strenuous. Please notify us ahead of time if you can't show up and will have to fill out a liability waver.
    Expectations of volunteer: contact early in the semester, consistency and dependability, enjoy working with elderly Volunteer
    Volunteer Training: no training is required
    Notes:

    ivhfh.volunteerhub.com

     


  • IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service)

    Phone: 515-243-1850
    Address: 100 E Euclid AVE
    City: Des Moines IA 50313
    Contact Person: Jim Boyd
    E-mail:

    iris@iowaradioreading.org


    Services Provided: 24 Hour radio service for the blind and print handicapped
    Clientele: Individuals who cannot comfortably hold print material or utilize the words on the pages because of blindness, visual or physical impairment or learning difference.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Read the newspaper aloud live on our radio network for the blind
    Volunteer Hours: 7:15-9:00 am every morning
    Commitment required: one year commitment
    Expectations of volunteer: to be able to speak clearly and show up on time, every time that they are scheduled
    Volunteer Training: training consists of spending at least one day observing a broadcast. Q and A will take place prior to the air time and afterwards as well, if desired by the volunteer
    Notes:

    http://www.iowaradioreading.org


  • Jacobson Institute

    Phone: 319-384-0723
    Address:
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Kelsi Ludvicek
    E-mail:

    kelsi-ludvicek@uiowa.edu


    Services Provided:
    Clientele:
    Types of volunteer opportunities: 1. VOLUNTEER: Students who are in need of volunteer credits would have the opportunity to earn a total of 40 hours in one week as a camp counselor to 30+ elementary or middle school students in an entrepreneurship camp. Volunteers are directly supervised by an Iowa certified teacher and have opportunities to practice their skills interacting with kids. 2. PAID: Select applicants may have the opportunity to work as a paid employee ($9.50/hour) at an additional camp. This applicant would serve as a volunteer one week and receive compensation for an additional week of work. Seeking counselors for summer 2018 (dates to be determined): 1. Coralville, IA incoming 5 – 6 grade camp 2. Marion, IA incoming 5 – 8 grade camp 3. Coralville, IA incoming 7 – 9 grade camp 4. Des Moines, IA incoming 7 – 9 grade camp Campers will be involved in the following activities where counselors will have the ability to interact: 1. Learning how to network 2. Brainstorming everyday problems and possible solutions 3. Teamwork and speaking in front of a group 4. Product building, poster creating, and selling at the farmers market 5. Learning how to handle money 6. Presenting final products to parents and loved ones at the graduation ceremony
    Volunteer Hours:
    Commitment required:
    Expectations of volunteer:
    Volunteer Training:
    Notes:

    1. VOLUNTEER: Students who are in need of volunteer credits would have the opportunity to earn a total of 40 hours in one week as a camp counselor to 30+ elementary or middle school students in an entrepreneurship camp. Volunteers are directly supervised by an Iowa certified teacher and have opportunities to practice their skills interacting with kids.

    2. PAID: Select applicants may have the opportunity to work as a paid employee ($9.50/hour) at an additional camp. This applicant would serve as a volunteer one week and receive compensation for an additional week of work.

    Seeking counselors for summer 2018 (dates to be determined):

    1. Coralville, IA incoming 5 – 6 grade camp
    2. Marion, IA incoming 5 – 8 grade camp
    3. Coralville, IA incoming 7 – 9 grade camp
    4. Des Moines, IA incoming 7 – 9 grade camp

    Campers will be involved in the following activities where counselors will have the ability to interact:

    1. Learning how to network
    2. Brainstorming everyday problems and possible solutions
    3. Teamwork and speaking in front of a group
    4. Product building, poster creating, and selling at the farmers market
    5. Learning how to handle money
    6. Presenting final products to parents and loved ones at the graduation ceremony

     


  • Johnson County 4H (Extension)

    Phone: 319-337-2145
    Address: 3109 Old Hwy 218 S
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Camie Marshek or Janet Martin
    E-mail:

    cmarshek@iastate.edu or jmmartin@iastate.edu


    Services Provided: provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use throughout life
    Clientele: K-12 aged kids
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Help with 4H Club programs and Urban Programs
    Volunteer Hours: volunteers are asked to meet with a child a few hours at a time either weekly or every other week.
    Commitment required: one to two year requirement depending on the different program
    Expectations of volunteer: consistency and dependability as well as having some abilities and desire to have fun!
    Volunteer Training: 1.5 hour general orientation, 1 hour unit specific orientation, ongoing trianing
    Notes:

    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/johnson/

    must be 14+ to volunteer


  • Johnson County Attorney's Office (Victim Witness Advocacy Program)

    Phone:
    Address: 417 South Clinton St P.O. Box 2450
    City: Iowa City, IA 52244
    Contact Person: Mischeale Luze, Victim Witness Coordinator
    E-mail:

    mluze@co.johnson.ia.us


    Services Provided:
    Clientele: Johnson County Attorney’s Office, Victims and Witnesses
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Volunteer Interns will become familiar with legal terminology, criminal court procedures, and the role of the County Attorney’s Office within the criminal justice system.  A special emphasis is placed on the role of the victim/witness.  Volunteers have the opportunity to attend trials and court hearings. The responsibilities of our Volunteer Interns are as follows: -Assist in victim/witness notification related to trial dates, sentencing dates, and case outcomes. -Assist is providing victim/witness information related to Restitution and Victim Impact Statements. -Assist in updating contact information for witnesses connected to a criminal case.
    Volunteer Hours: Approximately 6 to 8 hrs per week
    Commitment required: Volunteer Interns must commit to no less than 6 consecutive months.  Two to three positions open every year, individuals interested are encouraged to apply at any time.  Interviews are set up when/if a position opens.
    Expectations of volunteer: All Volunteer Interns must have a sincere understanding and commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
    Volunteer Training: on the job training
    Notes:

    http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_attorney.aspx?id=5713

    Criminal Background Checks are part of the application process.  

  • Johnson County FSA Office

    Phone: 319-351-1074 ext 2
    Address: 51 Escort Lane
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Steve Carson
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: Delivers federal farm programs to Johnson County farmers and landowners
    Clientele: farm operators and landowners
    Types of volunteer opportunities: filing, organizing, data entry
    Volunteer Hours: Varies
    Commitment required: none
    Expectations of volunteer: Volunteers should come to work with the energy to do the work and get along with office employees
    Volunteer Training: volunteers receive on the job training from full time employees
    Notes:

    http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=ia&area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing


  • Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center

    Phone: 319-351-8440
    Address: 2200 Oakdale Road
    City: Coralville IA 52241
    Contact Person: DeEtte McCaw
    E-mail:

    sdowd@careinitiatives.org


    Services Provided: Nursing home and rehabilitation
    Clientele: Nursing home residents
    Types of volunteer opportunities: helping with activities, working 1 on 1 with clients
    Volunteer Hours: varies throughout the day and evenings including weekends
    Commitment required: varies as needed
    Expectations of volunteer: contact early in the semester, consistency and dependability, enjoy working with elderly
    Volunteer Training: No formal training--on the job as needed.
    Notes:

    http://www.careinitiatives.org/lantern-park-specialty-care


  • Liberty High School ELL Tutoring

    Phone: 319-688-1350
    Address: 1400 S. Dubuque St.
    City: North Liberty, IA
    Contact Person: Emily Foley
    E-mail:

    foley.emily@iowacityschools.org


    Services Provided: Teaching English to students from other countries and doing our best to help them adjust to new lives in the U.S.
    Clientele: High-school aged English language learners who have been in the country from a few months to a few years -- our students come from Congo, Guatemala, El Salvador, Tanzania, Togo, and more!
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Homework help in ELL Success Centers (like study hall but with more support & accountability)
    Volunteer Hours: Mondays and Fridays from 3:05-4:00PM; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:15-3:00PM
    Commitment required: Once a week would be wonderful, but we'll take you as often as we can get you!
    Expectations of volunteer: Be fully engaged for the time you are there (i.e., interacting with students rather than with your phone!); help students with homework; give students a chance to practice speaking English with a native speaker.
    Volunteer Training: On the fly! We'll give you some tips when you begin and coach you as you go.
    Notes:

    Website: https://www.iowacityschools.org/LibertyHS for school information; https://www.iowacityschools.org/domain/57 for district volunteer application

    We would LOVE to have you come out and work with our wonderful students! Thanks for your help!


  • Life Skills, Inc

    Phone: 319-354-2121
    Address: HWY 1 W
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Gillian Fox
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: Provides a community supervised apartment living program to facilitate the highest level of independent living for persons with developmental differences or mental disabilities. Traumatic brain injury program serves Johnson County residents who have survived traumatic brain injury; Housing support program --services to assist low-income individuals and families with locating housing and preventing eviction by providing housing skills education
    Clientele: Individuals and families in need--referrals accepted.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Administrative support: answer phones, filing, information/office organization skills
    Volunteer Hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
    Commitment required: One Semester
    Expectations of volunteer: Follow agency policy and procedure, maintain confidentiality and professional conduct.
    Volunteer Training: On the job as needed
    Notes:
  • Lone Tree Health Center, Inc.

    Phone: 319-629-4255
    Address: 501 Pioneer RD
    City: Lone Tree IA 52755
    Contact Person: Melissa McKean
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: 24 hour nursing care
    Clientele: Elderly residents of Johnson County
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Weekly bingo game, monthly birthday party, weekly games, care, help on outings, one-to-one visiting, arts and crafts, cooking, and baking.
    Volunteer Hours: Varies
    Commitment required: Flexible
    Expectations of volunteer: Must be comfortable with the aging process. Warm and loving and patient
    Volunteer Training: No formal training--on the job as needed.
    Notes:

    http://www.lthcc.com


  • Mary Jo Small Child Care Center-Brookland Woods

    Phone: 319-337-8980
    Address: 309 Melrose Ave
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Sharon McDonald and Jill Strunk
    E-mail:

    maryjochildcare@gmail.com


    Services Provided: Childcare
    Clientele: all day and part time childcare for children 2-6 years old primarily from UI faculty, staff and student families
    Types of volunteer opportunities: assist children and staff as they participate in self-directed play among 28 kids, see brochure. We also have some children who could benefit from having a "shadow" to help them with specific identified issues like joining group play, learning appropriate ways to express anger, learning how to deal with the frustration of delayed gratification etc. These would not be therapeutic relationships, but they could be intentionally targeted to help the child deal with issues we've identified that are also being addressed by area professionals we've call for consultation. And there are always opportunities to do special projects such as painting, mulching, yard work, copying, organizing special trainings,etc., if the volunteer had and/or wanted to offer those types of skills.
    Volunteer Hours: 7 am to 6 pm, M-F, all year long
    Commitment required: As desired, 10 hours per week preferred
    Expectations of volunteer: If volunteering for specific hours, we want vounteers to call ahead if they will be absent. All volunteers are expected to learn our schedule, our procedures, our methods, our philosophy etc. At the very least, we expect everyone involved with our kids to establish genuine relationships with all of them.
    Volunteer Training: we have staff manuals and we'll pair them with another staff. This job is mostly 'learn by doing' because every day is a different. Directors and senior staff are always here to answer questions and lend a hand.
    Notes:

    This is a great place to work or volunteer.  Our kids are creative, quirky, delightful to be with (when they're not being undelightful, of course!).  We, the directors, invented this program and have been tweaking it since 1989.  

    We value fresh eyes and fresh ideas and are always open to trying new things.  If you are interested in human development, our place is as naturalistic an environment as can be found in group care. 

    This is a great place to observe real life you are learning about in class. You will be involved with a full range of kids; some who are reading at age 4, some on the autism spectrum, some with language and developmental delays as well as some who are moving very quickly along the continuum, kids developing friendships without having a shared spoken language, etc.  

    Our staff is comprised almost entirely of UI work study students, anywhere from 25 to 35 per semester.  Many of them stay with us for their entire college career.  You will meet lots of like minded, fun people.

     

    http://www.mjscccbrooklandwoods.com​


  • Maternal Child Health Clinic / WIC

    Phone: 319-356-6042/6045
    Address: 855 S Dubuque St
    City: Iowa City, IA 52240
    Contact Person: Erica Wagner
    E-mail:

    ewagner@co.johnson.ia.us


    Services Provided: immunizations, child nutrition, lead screening, developmental screening, dental services, assistant with finding doctors, dentists, and insurance
    Clientele: WIC- under 5, pregnant women, or postpartum women, MCHC- ages 0-20, and pregnant women
    Types of volunteer opportunities:
    Volunteer Hours: MW- 8-6, TThF- 8-430
    Commitment required:
    Expectations of volunteer: enjoy working with children and pregnant women
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:

    http://www.wicprograms.org/li/ia_52240_iowa-city-wic-clinic-johnson-county-public-health


  • Mercy Hospitals

    Phone: 319-339-3659
    Address: 500 E Market ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52245
    Contact Person: Carol Ebinger
    E-mail:

    carol.ebinger@mercyic.org


    Services Provided: in house services to patients and families within hospital
    Clientele: people of all ages
    Types of volunteer opportunities: delivering mail and flowers, staffing the information desk and gift shop, visiting patients, clerical work on all inpatient units, and escorting patients
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: minimum six months
    Expectations of volunteer: to be kind and courteous to people you serve, fulfill responsibilities of assigned job
    Volunteer Training: a one-hour hospital orientation and other job training according to specific areas.
    Notes:

    http://www.mercyiowacity.org/?id=1&sid=1


  • Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center

    Phone: (319) 851-4141
    Address: 2049 120th St NW
    City: Swisher, IA 52338
    Contact Person: Becca Wilhelm
    E-mail:

    b.wilhelm1234@gmail.com


    Services Provided: therapeutic riding classes for kids with special needs; hippotherapy
    Clientele: children and adults with special needs; military veterans
    Types of volunteer opportunities: assist in classes as sidewalker, horse leader (if horse experience) or barn assistant; assist at special events like Boo at the Barn; Spring Fling, Holiday open house
    Volunteer Hours: classes meet 4 nights a week as well as during the day on Tuesday and Thursday for Fall, 2018; classes begin again early Spring, 2019
    Commitment required: Class sessions are 3 hour commitments, one day a week for 5 or 6 weeks
    Expectations of volunteer: show up on time & proper attire
    Volunteer Training: training is scheduled after on-line application submitted – click “volunteer” on website (link below)
    Notes:

    https://www.miraclescanmoveyou.com/volunteer-now


  • Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County (Broadway Neighbourhood Center)

    Phone: 319-354-2886
    Address: 2651 Roberts Rd
    City: Iowa City, IA 52246
    Contact Person: Andrew Coghill-Behrends
    E-mail:

    andrew-coghill@ncjc.org


    Services Provided: After school activities for children, preschool groups, teen groups, food distribution, recreational and educational groups, information and referrals, outreach visitations, and parenting education
    Clientele: Low-income residents in specific service areas of Johnson County
    Types of volunteer opportunities: for current opportunities contact Andrew Coghill-Behrends
    Volunteer Hours:
    Commitment required:
    Expectations of volunteer:
    Volunteer Training:
    Notes:

    http://www.ncjc.org


  • Oaknoll Retirement Residence

    Phone: 319-466-3026
    Address: 1 Oaknoll Court
    City: Iowa City IA
    Contact Person: Brianna Becker
    E-mail:

    bbecker@oaknoll.com


    Services Provided: live-in services for seniors.
    Clientele: Senior Citizens
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Working directly with clients, socializing, group projects and activities.
    Volunteer Hours: Flexible
    Commitment required: A full semester, visiting 2 hours, every week is expected
    Expectations of volunteer: Reliable, timely, and caring are just a few of the qualities we are looking for.
    Volunteer Training: orientation
    Notes:

    www.oaknoll.com/volunteer


  • Pathway Adult Day Health Center

    Phone: 319-339-6162
    Address: 817 Pepperwood Lane
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Jeff Kellbach
    E-mail:

    jkellbach@abbe.org


    Services Provided: Care and activities during the day, nursing services, personal care, socialization opportunities
    Clientele: Seniors and persons with special needs.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Working directly with clients, socializing, group projects and activities.
    Volunteer Hours: 7:30-5 M-F, mostly 9:30-3:30
    Commitment required: varies as needed
    Expectations of volunteer: dependable, patient and interested in working with people
    Volunteer Training: 5 hours orientation and on the job training
    Notes:

    Find more information on volunteering

    Submit Volunteer Application by mailing to Aging Services, 317 7th Ave SE, Ste. 302B, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


  • Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center of Johnson County

    Phone: 319-354-2886
    Address: 2651 Robert's RD
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Pat Meyer
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: After school activities for children, preschool groups, teen groups, food distribution, recreational and educational groups, information and referrals, outreach visitations, childcare cooperative, parenting education, and counseling.
    Clientele: Low-income residents in Johnson County
    Types of volunteer opportunities: child care cooperative, home visitor program, children/teen programs, nurturing program, and clerical work.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: Varies
    Expectations of volunteer: Must be comfortable with multi-cultural and low income clientele. Must be non-judgmental, flexible, and able to deal with a variety of circumstances.
    Volunteer Training: on the job.
    Notes:
  • Pioneer Park (Lone Tree Health Center, Inc.)

    Phone:
    Address: 501 East Pioneer Rd
    City: Lone Tree, IA 52755
    Contact Person: Chris Wolf
    E-mail:

    lthccadmin@lthcc.com


    Services Provided: 24 hour nursing care, assisted living, and assisted living for memory care
    Clientele:
    Types of volunteer opportunities:
    Volunteer Hours:
    Commitment required:
    Expectations of volunteer: Must be comfortable with the aging process. Warm and loving and patient, aware of residents rights
    Volunteer Training: Training in fall and spring at beginning of semester
    Notes:

    http://www.lonetreeiowa.com/com_pioneer.htm


  • Rape Victim Advocacy Program

    Phone: 319-335-6001
    Address: 320 Linn ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Apply through the website.
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: 24-hour Rape Crisis Line and Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline; Hospital and Police accompaniment (In Person Advocacy); Professional training, community education; Clothesline Project display (1 to 3 times a year); Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign (annually) Free confidential services for all affected by sexual violence.
    Clientele: Anyone over the age of 12
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Direct Service – Advocate and Indirect Service – public awareness, education, fundraising, Board of Advisors
    Volunteer Hours: varies
    Commitment required: Minimum one year
    Expectations of volunteer: Direct Service Advocates are expected to sign up for 2-3 shifts per month and attend monthly Advocate Meetings.  We expect that all volunteers mirror the agency philosophy of empowerment for all survivors, as well as conduct themselves in a professional manner.
    Volunteer Training: There is a 32-hour training to become an Advocate.
    Notes:

    http://rvap.uiowa.edu/


  • Riverside Theatre

    Phone: 319-338-7672
    Address: 213 N Gilbert ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52245
    Contact Person: Nan Martin, Patron Services Manager 
    E-mail:
    Services Provided: We are a non-profit, professional theater.  We do all kinds of performances, including plays, monologues, comedies, Shakespeare, Jazz concerts, and educational classes. 
    Clientele: Theater lovers in Johnson County and beyond! 
    Types of volunteer opportunities: We need ushers, clerical workers and "theater-type" volunteers i.e. sewers, backstage assistance, costume organizing - things like that.
    Volunteer Hours: varies
    Commitment required: Just please come if you say you are going to! 
    Expectations of volunteer: It depends on what the volunteer will be doing.  For ushers (who get to see our performances for free) we need a neat appearance and a willingness to work with the public (which, of course, requires patience, professionalism and a sense of humor!)
    Volunteer Training: We will do all training - each specific job requires different training.
    Notes:

    http://www.riversidetheatre.org/getinvolved/


  • Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City

    Phone: 319-356-3939
    Address: 730 Hawkins DR
    City: Iowa City IA 52246
    Contact Person: Lexie Lindner, Family Programs and Volunteer Coordinator
    E-mail:

    llinder@rmhc-eiwi.org


    Services Provided: We provide a place for families with children being treated in area hospitals and clinics to stay. Our primary mission is to keep families close. We offer kitchen areas, living space, computers/Wi-Fi/iPads, shuttle services to and from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and other amenities.
    Clientele: Families of children that are receiving critical care at surrounding area hospitals.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Weekly volunteers have varied assignments each week which often include: assisting the house staff with turning over rooms, keeping common areas clean, and other errands pertaining to the daily operations of the House. (Weekly volunteers will need to fill our an application online.) We also welcome groups of volunteers to provide meals, clean the House, bake treats or provide a craft/activity. (Groups must be limited to 10 or fewer members.
    Volunteer Hours: Three hour shifts are available every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Commitment required: one semester
    Expectations of volunteer: Our weekly volunteers are expected to be here for their assigned three hour shift. We hope that you enjoy what you do while you are volunteering. We also expect our volunteers to respect staff and guests and the family setting at the House. If you cannot make it to your shift, you are expected to call and/or e-mail.
    Volunteer Training: Weekly volunteers will need to first submit a Volunteer Application.This can be obtained through the website or by email request to llindner@rmhc-eiwi.org
    Notes:

    Volunteers are an asset to the daily functions at the Ronald McDonald House. We are very grateful for all of the help and support our volunteers provide for us! If you have any questions or concerns regarding volunteer opportunities, please reach out to Lexie Lindner by phone (319.356.4417) or by email (llindner@rmhc-eiwi.org). Thank you!  

    Main Site

    Volunteer Application


  • Salvation Army

    Phone: 319-337-3725
    Address: 1116 Gilbert CT
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Pam Boateng
    E-mail:

    USC_HRT_Iowa_City@usc.salvationarmy.org


    Services Provided: Disaster & emergency services, crisis intervention, soup kitchen, Pathway of Hope (strengths-based case management for families), family supportive services, referrals, Christmas toys, and Thanksgiving Meals
    Clientele: Anyone in need
    Types of volunteer opportunities: help serve evening meals & clean afterwards (4:30-approximately 6:30p), food pantry maintenance, cleaning/light maintenance, youth character building programming, Food Shelf giveaway (Mon-Fri, 1-2p).
    Volunteer Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-6:30pm
    Commitment required: Flexible
    Expectations of volunteer: dependable, responsible, patient, compassionate, and able to work well with others
    Volunteer Training: background check and on-the-job training for those volunteering with social services
    Notes:

    http://www.icsalvationarmy.org/iowacity/Volunteer​


  • Senior Center

    Phone: 319-356-5224
    Address: 28 S Linn ST
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Susan Rogusky
    E-mail:

    susan-rogusky@iowa-city.org


    Services Provided: services for the elderly
    Clientele: seniors, 50 and older
    Types of volunteer opportunities: gift shop, lead activities, dozens of varied fun projects!
    Volunteer Hours: M-F 8-5pm
    Commitment required: semester commitment required. Not suitable for intro class project.
    Expectations of volunteer: self motivated, dependable, appreciate working with the elderly
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:
    call again on Monday Aug 28

  • Shelter House

    Phone: 319-338-5416 ext. 241
    Address: 429 Southgate Ave.
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Caitlin Owens
    E-mail:

    volunteer@shelterhouseiowa.org


    Services Provided: Drop in center, shelter, meals, job training, supportive services, laundry and shower facilities, telephone use.
    Clientele: homeless adults and children, veterans, persons with disabilities
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Client Services, Specialized Services, One-time Event or Group Volunteer
    Volunteer Hours: 9 am -9 pm Mon-Fri, 8-11 am, 5-9 pm weekends
    Commitment required: varies from once weekly to 3 hr shifts for 6 months
    Expectations of volunteer: flexibility, able to adapt to new situations
    Volunteer Training: provide during first shifts
    Notes:

    https://shelterhouseiowa.org/volunteer/


  • Successful Living

    Phone: 319-356-0947
    Address: 2406 Towncrest Dr.
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Annika Scott
    E-mail:

    ascott@icsuccess.org


    Services Provided: Supportive housing for low income or homeless people with high needs, outreach with individuals in the community
    Clientele: homeless, low income, and chronically mentally ill
    Types of volunteer opportunities: varies
    Volunteer Hours: varies
    Commitment required:
    Expectations of volunteer: varies
    Volunteer Training:
    Notes:

    Find more information on volunteerting


  • Table to Table

    Phone: 319-337-3400
    Address: 840 S Capitol Street
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Katie Steingrabe
    E-mail:

    katie@table2table.org


    Services Provided: The mission of Table to Table is to keep wholesome, edible food from going to waste by collecting it from donors and distributing to those in need through agencies that serve the hungry, homeless, and at-risk populations.
    Clientele: As Table to Table volunteers, we are the face of food rescue, the face of food security, and the hands and hearts that collect wholesome, edible food from donor organizations which would have gone to waste. We strive to get that saved food to our clients who help those in need throughout Johnson County and to be an example for food rescue growth.
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Every person involved with food rescue is considered a volunteer. This means donors and recipient agencies are volunteers as well. Most Table to Table volunteers participate in the food rescue process. Food rescue routes are designated routes that send two volunteers out to donor sites with Table to Table vans that pick up donor specified foods and deliver to recipient organizations. Other roles include data entry, cleaning vans, special events, and serving on the board of directors. In the last 12 months Table to Table rescued 1,762,674 pounds given to social service agencies that serve people from our mission statement. That’s 881.3 tons of wholesome food kept out of the landfill.
    Volunteer Hours: usually in the morning in 2.5 hour shifts
    Commitment required: no set amount
    Expectations of volunteer:
    Volunteer Training: Attend half hour orientation
    Notes:

    https://table2table.org/volunteers/


  • The Arc of Southeast Iowa

    Phone: 319-351-5017
    Address: 2620 Muscatine Ave
    City: Iowa City IA 52240
    Contact Person: Evelyn Charles
    E-mail:

    evelyncharles@arcsei.org


    Services Provided: Respite care and other in-home services for the relief of families that include persons with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. The Arc also administers state funds, education programs, provides a support group for siblings of children with disabilities and an adult vocation program.
    Clientele: People with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities
    Types of volunteer opportunities: The Arc hosts a variety of programs, services, events and fundraisers, as well as assistance with maintaining the pArc area (accessible playground and sensory garden). Sibship is a volunteer run support group for children who have a sibling with a disability that meets one Saturday afternoon a month at the Robert A. Lee Rec Center.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible Sibship: 2nd Saturday of the month August through May 11:00am to 3:00pm.; events and fundraisers TBD; evenings and weekends
    Commitment required: one volunteer event a month
    Expectations of volunteer: interest in working with people who have special needs and their siblings, positive attitude, responsible and reliable
    Volunteer Training: Volunteers meet with the training coordinator to determine best fit and are provided with hands-on training on-site
    Notes:

    http://www.arcsei.org/volunteer/

     


  • The Exhale Project

    Phone: 319-560-5264
    Address:
    City: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City
    Contact Person: Julie Jack
    E-mail:

    juliej@stopdvsa.org


    Services Provided: Trauma-Informed Yoga for survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and other related traumas
    Clientele: Survivors of trauma, individuals with Mental Illness
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Teaching yoga (or other movement modalities), special event assistance, marketing and outreach, video production development, research, special projects
    Volunteer Hours: Varies
    Commitment required: Depends upon the assignment
    Expectations of volunteer: Professional, confidential, compassionate, interested in working with survivors of SA, DV
    Volunteer Training: If volunteer does direct service with the client, they will have to complete an online training regarding the legalities involved with working with crime victims.
    Notes:
  • United Action for Youth

    Phone: 319-338-7518
    Address: 355 Iowa Ave. (Youth Center) 1700 S 1st Ave (Main Office)
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Meg Quigley & Mickey Hampton
    E-mail:

    meg.quigley@unitedactionforyouth.org; Mickey.Hampton@unitedactionforyouth.org


    Services Provided: Youth counseling, arts, support groups, health education, crisis intervention, runaway intervention, substance abuse prevention
    Clientele: 12-18 year old youth and their families primarily in Johnson County
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Childcare for babies and young children of teen parents, Teen Hangout, special events and projects as needed
    Volunteer Hours: Childcare on Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm; Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm
    Commitment required: Negotiable depending on type of volunteer position
    Expectations of volunteer: Dependable, responsible, patient, able to work well with young adults and/or children; must have key interest in area of human rights.
    Volunteer Training: 3-hour volunteer training for ongoing volunteer commitment; on-the job training for special events/projects/1-time volunteering
    Notes:
  • United Way of Johnson County

    Phone: 319-337-7823
    Address: 1150 5th St. Suite 290
    City: Coralville
    Contact Person: Patti Fields
    E-mail:

    info@unitedwayjc.org


    Services Provided: funding agency for 30 partner agencies, funding for programs serving community wide projects
    Clientele: agencies needing funding
    Types of volunteer opportunities: clerical assistance in office or referral to agencies for direct help
    Volunteer Hours: 8:30-4:30 M-F
    Commitment required: varies
    Expectations of volunteer: interested in community projects
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:

    http://www.unitedwayjwc.org/VolunteerCenter​


  • University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center

    Phone: 319-356-2058
    Address: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, C250 General Hospital (Elevator B, Level 2)
    City:
    Contact Person: Kerry DuBay
    E-mail:

    degowin-blood-center@uiowa.edu


    Services Provided: The UI DeGowin Blood Center collects and distributes blood and platelets that are donated by volunteer blood donors. All blood collected is used locally to support patients at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
    Clientele: patients at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
    Types of volunteer opportunities: Whole Blood Donor Platelet Donor Telerecruitment Volunteer
    Volunteer Hours: 1 hour per whole blood donation 2.5 hours per platelet donation 3 hours per week for telerecruitment volunteer. Flexible, student-focused scheduling is available.
    Commitment required: No Commitment required for blood and platelet donation. 2 semester commitment required for telerecruitment volunteer
    Expectations of volunteer:
    Volunteer Training:
    Notes:

    Website: https://uihc.org/degowin-blood-center


  • Uptown Bill's & Extend the Dream

    Phone: 319-339-0804
    Address: 730 South Dubuque St.
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Tom Gilsenan
    E-mail:

    tomgilsenan@gmail.com


    Services Provided: coffee shop, soda fountain, Bill's Book Mart, community events center, music, theatre performances, open mic nights, meeting room for non-profit organizations, small businesses owned and operated by persons with disabilities, (Vintage Shoppe, Matt's Music, E-Commerce Center) community forum on abilities awareness.
    Clientele: all persons, especially those with different abilities
    Types of volunteer opportunities: supervisory and assistance in any of the small businesses, assistance in coffee shop and book store, events management
    Volunteer Hours: 11 am-7 pm M/F, 11 am - 8 pm Tu/W/Th, Sat. 9 am-9 pm
    Commitment required: varies
    Expectations of volunteer: appreciate and support clients, visitors, business owners
    Volunteer Training: Training in fall and spring at beginning of semester
    Notes:

    http://www.uptownbills.org/volunteers.html​


  • Victim Witness Advocacy Program

    Phone: 319-339-6100
    Address: P.O. Box 2450
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person: Mischeale Luze
    E-mail:

    mluze@co.johnson.ia.us


    Services Provided: Advocates for all victims of crime and information referrals
    Clientele: Johnson County citizens
    Types of volunteer opportunities: semester length internships
    Volunteer Hours: Approximately 8 hrs per week
    Commitment required: semester minimum
    Expectations of volunteer: will be discussed during contact
    Volunteer Training: on the job
    Notes:
  • Visiting Nurse Association

    Phone: 319-337-9686
    Address: 1524 Sycamore Street
    City: Iowa City
    Contact Person:
    E-mail:

    devinsk@vnaic.org


    Services Provided: The VNA provides medical services to individuals ranging in age from infants to elderly with acute and chronic illness or disability within their home and community settings. The VNA Home Health Program provides medical care to individuals including Skilled Nursing, Maternal/Infant/Child Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Home Care Aide and Home Making services. The VNA Community Health Program provides wellness clinics throughout Johnson County at local businesses, senior dining sites, Iowa City Senior Center and the VNA office to promote healthy living.
    Clientele: infants to elders with acute and chronic illness or disability
    Types of volunteer opportunities: volunteers may perform clerical duties, or serve in the community based programs, such as seasonal "flu programs, and Christmas/Holiday food drives. Volunteers may help design new community service programs.
    Volunteer Hours: flexible
    Commitment required: none
    Expectations of volunteer: to be discussed
    Volunteer Training: varies
    Notes:

    Find more information on volunteering


  • Wild Bill's Coffee Shop

    Phone: 319-335-1281
    Address: 321 N Hall University of Iowa
    City: Iowa City IA 52242
    Contact Person: Jen Knights
    E-mail:

    jen-knights@uiowa.edu


    Services Provided: coffee shop, employs individuals with a disability, provides amenity for the School of Social Work, provides education around abilities awareness.
    Clientele: students, staff, and members of the community
    Types of volunteer opportunities: volunteer for shifts during the week working with staff members, special project opportunities
    Volunteer Hours: 8 am - 9 pm
    Commitment required: 3 hours a week for a semester
    Expectations of volunteer: help staff with various tasks, allow the experience to be an opportunity to learn
    Volunteer Training: 1 hour orientation session held at beginning of semesters
    Notes:
  • Women's Resource and Action Center

    Phone: 319-335-1486
    Address: 230 N. Clinton St.
    City: Iowa City, IA 52245
    Contact Person:
    E-mail:

    wrac@uiowa.edu


    Services Provided: Serve as a resource, action and education center to women throughout the community, counseling, youth mentor, bystander intervention training, leadership programs and more, while recognizing, accepting, and celebrating the importance of difference on race, class, age, sexual preference, physical ability, religion, or any other significant identity.
    Clientele: all women and men
    Types of volunteer opportunities: group facilitator, WRACtivists, Men's Anti-Violence Council, Youth Mentoring, clerical work, possibly helping create, develop, and execute client programs
    Volunteer Hours: varies
    Commitment required: one semester
    Expectations of volunteer: to be discussed depending on area of interest
    Volunteer Training: Training offered at beginning of each fall and spring semester
    Notes:

    https://wrac.uiowa.edu/get-involved/​