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volunteer match We believe everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That's why we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect. We've connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact.
Points of Light The world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action and change the world.

Ames
food at first ames Food at First is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to anyone who is hungry, no questions asked. FAF serves a hot meal every day of the year. Most meals are served in the evening and all meals are served in the lower level of First Christian Church in downtown Ames.
volunteer story county ames We build strong community by inspiring, educating and mobilizing volunteers to address community needs in Story County.
central iowa ames des moines volunteer opportunities Central Iowa RSVP (CIRSVP) is a dynamic National Service Program serving Story, Marshall, Webster, and Hamilton Counties in Iowa. CIRSVP, established in 1973, has proven to be a highly effective volunteer management organization, adapting programming over the years to meet emerging community needs and changing demographics.
Des Moines
wdsm List of volunteer opportunities in West Des Moines provided by the West Des Moines Human Services. 
food bank iowa We’ve built a system that provides vital food to pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools and others. We strive each day to ensure that no child, senior or family in Iowa has to struggle to find food.
dsm volunteer list Ongoing volunteer and community service opportunities in Des Moines.
Waukee Schools Waukee Community School District welcomes and encourages the use of volunteers in our facilities.  Volunteers help the district build strong partnerships with our students, parents, community and businesses by getting involved with our education programming
helping hand

We believe that each child deserves a loving and permanent home. Our goal is to protect and restore the lives of victimized children, so that those without hope can reclaim their futures. We enrich, educate and empower through loving care, professional treatment and innovative services that heal.

animal rescue league The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more. The Animal Rescue League is dependent on individual and corporate contributions to care for its animals.
dress for success des moines The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work in life.
Ronald mcdonald house The Des Moines Ronald McDonald House is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families through a variety of solutions. Check out some of the opportunities they offer. 
goodwill central iowa

Through our volunteer program, we offer fun and hands-on opportunities that make a meaningful impact in central Iowa. Whether you are an individual interested in getting more involved in the community or a group looking to make a difference, Goodwill of Central Iowa has an opportunity for you.

Volunteer opportunities are available at our retail stores, career connection centers and headquarters facility for individuals and groups.

Denison
red white bloom

Red, White and Boom event – July 3rd – This goes usually from 5pm – 11pm or so. It is the Denison celebration for the 4th of July. There are games, food vendors, fun on the beach and fireworks at dark. We could always use volunteers for setup, the music, selling soda and glow items, clean up and more. 

tri city bbq

Tri City BBQ Fest – September 20th and 21st – We are in the planning stages of the BBQ Fest for September and always are in need of volunteers for various areas. 

Crawford County Women in Business The Crawford County Women in Business Impact Organization invites all communities in Crawford County  to come together and help beautify our towns during this year's week-long initiative to celebrate  "Earth Day" and "Keep Iowa Beautiful Month!" During the week of April 22-28th, we invite all of Crawford County's citizens, businesses, schools and organizations to help us beautify our county.  A few ideas include cleaning up your yard, donating unused items, adopting a highway or sidewalk, cleaning up a park, planting flowers or trees, and picking up trash.  Every little bit will help in the goal to Beautify Crawford County.  Please be sure to take photos of any and all projects that you complete during the week so that we can share them on our Facebook page. If you, your community, group or organization would like to become involved, please call the CDC office at 712-263-8359 or email sbonner@cdcia.org.