needs from: United Way Volunteer Center

Volunteer: Care Initiative Hospice Volunteers Needed- Iowa City & Coralville

Care Initiatives Hospice is looking for caring, compassionate people to become volunteers in the Coralville and Iowa City areas. Our team is committed to providing a high quality of life to patients and their families as life’s final months and processes unfold. Hospice volunteers are a vital part of our team and make a big difference in many lives. As a volunteer you may hold a hand, listen to memories, read aloud, play games, and in the process change a life. Training is provided at each volunteer’s convenience.

 

Agency: Care Initiatives Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 52404
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Care Initiatives HospiceVolunteers Needed- West Branch, IA

Care Initiatives Hospice is looking for caring, compassionate people to become volunteers in West Branch. Our team is committed to providing a high quality of life to patients and their families as life’s final months and processes unfold. Hospice volunteers are a vital part of our team and make a big difference in many lives. As a volunteer you may hold a hand, listen to memories, read aloud, play games, and in the process change a life. Training is provided at each volunteer’s convenience.

Agency: Care Initiatives Hospice
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 52404
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Girls on the Run Coaches Needed!

Girls on the Run coaches are enthusiastic, dedicated and positive women and men of all different backgrounds. Some are athletes and some are not, but all are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Coaching goals include educating and inspiring girls to live healthy lives, creating a fun and uplifting atmosphere that inspires girls to enjoy running and the program lessons. You volunteer to lead groups of 8-15 3rd - 8th grade girls in activities and lessons that creatively incorporate running, once or twice a week for 10 weeks. We have coaching opportunities at sites throughout the Eastern Iowa area--visit our website at http://www.girlsontheruniowa.org/locations/program-sites for a list of locations and practice days/times.

You don't have to be a runner to be a Girls on the Run coach!

Head coaches must be women ages 21+ who understand and believe in the mission of GOTR. This is a 3-4 hours per week commitment for the 10-week season and first-time head coaches must attend coaches training, prepare, organize and supervise two weekly lessons, become CPR/first-aid certified, help organize Running Buddies for each girl, and attend the end-of-season 5K to assist and cheer on your girls.   

Assistant coaches can be male or female ages 18+ who understand and believe in the mission of GOTR. This is a 2-4 hour per week commitment for the 10-week season and first-time assistant coaches must attend coaches training, assist the Head Coach as directed, attend weekly lessons, and attend the end-of-season 5K to assist and cheer on your girls.

Coaches must possess the following:
• Ability to work well with a team of coaches
• Interest and/or experience working with and mentoring youth
• Excellent communication skills
• Willingness to value the needs of girls from all backgrounds
• Ability to improvise and be flexible as needed
• Willingness and comfort in addressing and resolving conflict
• Commitment to leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle

Coaches are expected to honor the Girls on the Run core values, which include:
• We live our lives with gratitude
• We positively assert ourselves
• We live outside the “Girl Box” (a restrictive and toxic notion of “girl” that is dictated by media and culture)
• We are honest
• We are open-minded
• We strive to improve our self-awareness
• We maintain balance in our lives
• We are tobacco and drug-free
• We seek the positive in life’s challenges
• We make our best effort always
• We live with intention and appreciation in the present

Coaches are expected to believe in and support our mission, which is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Prior to the beginning of the season:
• submit background check information (returning coaches must submit background checks every 2 years)
• Attend ONE of our mandatory coaching training sessions:

Saturday, August 19th 10am-3pm at the Coralville Public Library Saturday, August 26th 9am-2pm at the Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids Sunday, August 27th 9am-2pm at North Liberty Community Center

 


During the season (starts week of September 4, 2017):
• prepare and lead lessons 1-2 days a week
• communicate with GOTR and your co-coaches regularly
• celebrate the girls at the Girls on the Run 5K in mid-November!

 

Agency: Girls On The Run Of Eastern Iowa
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Sep 8, 2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 52244
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Laundry Support!

This volunteer opportunity provides the chance to make a significant contribution to 4Cs Home Ties Child Care Center - while you complete your own household chores!  We need someone that can do the laundry for Home Ties every second week of the month. This assignment involves picking up the laundry on a Friday afternoon, completing approximately four loads of laundry and returning it on Sunday. If interested, please call Alysia at 319-341-0050

Agency: 4Cs - Community Coordinated Child Care
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 52246
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Girls on the Run Internship Fall 2017

Position: Program Management Intern

 

Organization Description

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Our 180+ volunteer coaches mentor approximately 600 young girls (3rd through 8th graders) with a 10-week, 20-lesson curriculum that combines training for a 5K with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting lessons. We integrate running with specific life-skills training such as healthy decision-making, dealing with bullies, contributing to the community, leadership and teamwork at schools in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Amana, Fairfield, Independence, North Liberty, Hills, Solon, Hiawatha, Marion, Central City, Center Point/Urbana, Riverside and Williamsburg, Iowa. Our Fall 2017 internships provide an opportunity to make a difference and receive valuable experience with an outstanding youth wellness program.


Program Management Intern:

The Program Management intern reports to the Program Manager and supports the day–to-day activities of Girls on the Run, including communications, operational efforts and community relations.

You Will:

Recruit and coordinate the Program Support Team (described below), a team of substitute coaches Moderate the coach Facebook page and support communication with coaches Develop and implement a volunteer recruitment campaign for 5K running buddies Conduct site visits to Girls on the Run sites in assigned territory Assist with tasks related to Girls on the Run events including LUNAFEST, Coach Appreciation and the celebratory 5K Serve as a substitute coach as needed

You Are:

A positive role model Tech savvy, including Microsoft Office, data management, and email Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously Flexible, adaptable, dependable and personable A fun-maker!

This Position Requires

Previous experience as a Girls on the Run coach or volunteer helpful, but not required Ability to travel within assigned territory using a personal vehicle Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds Availability at least 10 hours/week with at least some hours in the afternoons during practice times

Note that a background check and references will be required. Internship is unpaid, but can be used for college credit. Must be able to assist with occasional night and weekend events.

For consideration for a Fall 2017 internship, please send a resume, cover letter and two references by July 31, 2017 to Esther Baker, Executive Director, at info@girlsontheruniowa.org.

 

 

Agency: Girls On The Run Of Eastern Iowa
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Dec 8, 2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 52244
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Drive cancer patients to their treatment appointments

Become a volunteer driver with the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program and provide rides as requested from cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Most rides take place during the hours of 7AM-6PM, Monday through Friday. The frequency of requests and times vary daily depending on how many patients need a ride at any given time. Every volunteer driver donates their time and gas - and can decide how often to provide rides, when, and how far! This is a very flexible and meaningful program - which can be lifesaving for cancer patients who have no other transportation options.

Volunteer drivers must have:

* A current, valid driver’s license and between the ages of 18-84 
* A good driving record
* Access to a safe and reliable vehicle 
* Proof of adequate automobile insurance

Every volunteer must clear a background check and take an online training to help prepare them for their new role. To learn more visit cancer.org/drive or call 1-800-227-2345!

Agency: American Cancer Society
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 52242
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Grow, Give, and Eat: Learn to Garden!

Want to learn how to grow food and get involved in your community? Join our crew at Growing Together Garden on Thursdays 4:30-6:30 PM. All participants learn to grow food by helping take care of our learning garden and everyone who helps can take home a share of the harvest! Learning at Growing Together Garden helps keep the garden beautiful and functional for our other educational events; and, you get to taste and enjoy fresh veggies you helped grow!  Thursdays 4:30-6:30 PM Learn to grow food by helping plant, maintain, and harvest our shared growing space! Drop in anytime and stay as long as you can on any or all Thursdays until the end of October 2017. All ages welcome and no garden experience necessary.(Experienced volunteers can help others learn).

Questions?

Contact Volunteer and Garden Coordinator, Ilsa DeWald (garden@northlibertycommunitypantry.org) or (319) 626-2711

Agency: North Liberty Community Pantry
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Oct 26, 2017
Zip Code: 52317
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Open Volunteer Times

These are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 3:30-6 PM. Feel free to come volunteer for the whole time or part of the time as your schedule allows. These times are lead by an experienced volunteer and/or staff member. Our upcoming Open Volunteer dates are 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25 and so on for 2017. 
Volunteer work usually includes stocking shelves, organizing clothing, sorting donations, and helping clean.   Until the end of October, we have a Garden volunteer option as well! Join us at an Open Volunteer Time and volunteer in the Pantry or in the Growing Together Garden.
Agency: North Liberty Community Pantry
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 52240
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: In-House Volunteer

Are you interested in a meaningful volunteer opportunity, where you can support the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House? In-House Volunteers are essential to our mission. We rely on our volunteers to help keep the Ronald McDonald House a clean, warm, and welcoming place for our families. Volunteer duties include cleaning, laundry, errands, preparing guest rooms, sorting donations, driving the shuttle van to/from the hospital (optional), and helping with special events. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers are asked to commit to one regular three-hour shift per week.

Shifts are available between 9 AM - 9 PM. Attendance reliability is required.

If interested please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Lexie Lindner (llindner@rmhc-eiwi.org or 319-356-4417).

 

Agency: Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 52246
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Looking to help the environment? Help with property conservation!

Bring a friend and work together to help with property conservation! Invasive species removal and cutting up/hauling downed trees, clearing underbrush. Contact Seth at seth@buroaklandtrust.org and Patricia at patricia@buroaklandtrust.org for more information. We have a number of properties that need volunteers to work on cleanup! To check out the current workday opportunities to see if they fit in your schedule, click here: http://www.buroaklandtrust.org/volunteer-on-a-property/ 

Agency: Bur Oak Land Trust
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 52245
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Volunteer at the office to help our mission of conservation!

Office work includes helping with mailings, folding brochures, office organization 

Agency: Bur Oak Land Trust
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 52244
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Library Display volunteer

Use your artistic skills to promote Bur Oak Land Trust! We have flyers that can be hung at library displays - and we need someone who will contact libraries in the area for criteria on displaying materials, and then picking up flyers and displaying them and updating them as new flyers are created. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Bur Oak Land Trust and become our liaison to the community through the public libraries. 

Agency: Bur Oak Land Trust
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 52244
Allow Groups: No