Meals From the Heartland

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We need your help packaging life-saving meals for the hungry in Iowa, across the nation and around the world at the Meals From the Heartland packaging center in West Des Moines. Most people package over 400 meals during their two-hour shift, so you are making a huge difference in the lives of lots of children. We have a variety of shifts available Tuesday through Saturday each week. Individuals (ages 8-105), small teams and large groups are all welcome! Bring your friends, teams, coworkers and family. People work as a team to scoop dry food ingredients into bags, weigh and seal them and put them in boxes.

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Broadlawns Gift Shop

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Provide customer support in the gift shop.

Our gift shop will be a year old in November, so the employees are our primary customer base until we get the word out. They scan their badges for purchases which gives them a payroll deduct on all purchases.

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Gift Shop Volunteer

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Volunteer Description of Duties
Job Title: Gift Shop Volunteer

General Description:
Work as a cashier in the Medical Center’s Gift Shop.

Characteristic Duties:

May perform any of the duties listed below:
Interact with staff, visitors, and patients in helping them locate desired gift shop items.
Operate computerized register system.
Answer the phone.
Take payment for purchases and make changes when necessary.

Assist in stocking supplies when needed.

Assist in keeping the Gift Shop clean and tidy.

Provide directions and give non-medical information when requested.

Open the gift shop and run opening reports.
Close the gift shop, run closing reports, and call Security to pick up End of Day Tender Bag with sales receipts at end of day.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Ability to volunteer for a weekly 4-hour shift.
6-month commitment (non-consecutive).
Ability to communicate with people of all backgrounds.
Familiarity with principles of retailing.
Ability to count money and make change.

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Zoo Crew

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Zoo Crew – This is a special volunteer opportunity for youth ages 13-17 to get involved at the Blank Park Zoo! Participants will have the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of areas around the Zoo. This may include: assisting Summer Safari camp counselors, providing guests with directional and educational information about the Zoo, helping to keep the Zoo clean and volunteering during family friendly events! The goal of the Zoo Crew program is to foster personal responsibility, job skills, self-initiative and inspire conservation action for the next generation.

Applications are accepted now through March 1. For more information or to apply visit our website: https://www.blankparkzoo.com/support-the-zoo/volunteer/zoo-crew-details

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Picnic and Play Summer Meals Program

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Helping to set up, hand out meals, and clean up the site. All meals are packaged and served cold from a cooler. Volunteers hand out meals to anyone age 18 years and under and keep track of the number on a tally sheet. Volunteers may have a meal if they are under 18 years old. Games and toys will be provided in an activity wagon. Volunteers are encouraged to play and interact with children. Volunteers arrive 15 minutes before service time and may leave once the food and supplies have bee picked up. Total time is approximately 1.5 hours. We will operate this program everyday (06/05 – 08/09, excluding July 4-5) at six locations.

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RipRoar Youth Triathlon | Des Moines

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RipRoar Youth Triathlon is a kid’s triathlon series across the Iowa metro that puts on a fun event for kids of all ages.

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RipRoar Youth Triathlon | West Des Moines

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RipRoar Youth Triathlon is a kid’s triathlon series across the Iowa metro that puts on a fun event for kids of all ages.

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RipRoar Youth Triathlon | Johnston

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RipRoar Youth Triathlon is a kid’s triathlon series across the Iowa metro that puts on a fun event for kids of all ages.

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