There is always a need to help with special projects, serving meals, and regular volunteer opportunities including cleaning, sorting incoming donations, organizing in the Clothing Closet, and assisting at the hygiene window.
Contact for Volunteer Inquiries: Jorie Landers, 515.564.5752, [email protected] visit the website Catholic Charities Location: 601 Grand Ave. Catholic Charities Mission Statement or Purpose: Guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church, we serve all people in need with compassion, competence, advocate for justice, and encourage all people of good will to join in these efforts. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter, 1535 11th Street, D/M [GROUP OPPORTUNITY] Meal Providers: Volunteers can provide a dinner at the homeless shelter for families in several ways: come to the shelter with the ingredients to prepare the meal, or prepare the meal ahead of time and deliver it to the shelter by 6pm on your assigned evening. Refugee Resettlement A refugee is a person who is forced to flee their home and country because of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political opinion or social group.
Volunteers are needed during spring, summer and fall sessions for both day and evening classes. Special Events & Fundraising There are a variety of fundraising events with various tasks for volunteers.
We need help with everything from decorating, recruitment, collecting auction items, planning, sponsorship, and cleanup. Collections [GROUP OPPORTUNITY] Volunteers can take up a collection for various programs.
Contact for Volunteer Inquiries: Catherine Gerdes, 515.471.8699 x114, [email protected] visit the website.
Children’s Cancer Connection Location: 2708 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 Mission Statement or Purpose: To enhance the quality of life for families touched by childhood cancer through programs for recreation, education, and support.
Volunteers are needed (particularly during business hours) to help patients and visitors find their destination.
Contact for Volunteer Inquiries: Jill Mac Naughton, 515.282.2323, [email protected] visit the website.
Volunteer Opportunities Available for Individuals or Families: Currently in need of Way Finders in our hospitals and clinics.
Volunteer Opportunities Available for Individuals or Families: ALL Contact for Volunteer Inquiries: Carmen Elliott, 515.223.4847, [email protected] visit our website at Springs of West Des Moines Location: 7951 EP True Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa Mission Statement or Purpose: Inspired by our understanding of the elderly who need assistance, and in order to personalize our response to the holistic concerns of our residents and families, we shall create a compassionate and viable community that enhances the quality of life for those who live and work with us.
Volunteer Opportunities Available for Individuals or Families: Opportunities within the activities department- pet visit, children visit, reading/storytelling, share a hobby, sing songs/play instruments, one-to-one conversations, games, walks, Nintendo Wii, etc…
A number of area agencies and organizations were contacted and informed of our intention to produce a list (below) of area volunteer opportunities.
This is by no means a complete listing of all volunteer opportunities that exist.
If you know of an organization that you think might want to be included in this alphabetized list, please email St.