AHeinz57 at-home opportunity

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We are in need of volunteers to prepare newspapers to be used with litters of puppies in their kennels, at foster homes and at the Rescue. Newspapers and rubber bands are provided. Volunteers will pick up items in West Des Moines, prepare the papers at home, then return the completed rolls to West Des Moines. An instructional video will be texted to volunteers.

The papers need to be opened, removing half sheets and ads, then stacked to about 5/6 inches high. The stack is rolled into a tube and rubber banded. Volunteers must include a note on their completed bundles with their name and time spent before hours will be approved. To sign up, please contact Teri Nizzi Helt at 515-971-1919 or email Teri.nizzi@aheinz57.com and include your cell number.

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Rhythms of Grace Therapeutic Riding Center

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding service opportunity throughout the school year? Consider volunteering at our therapeutic horse riding program based in Dallas Center, just a quick 15-20 minute drive from Waukee! Interested? Check out our Rhythms of Grace Volunteer Opportunities flier for detailed information.

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Panora P.E.T.S. Saturday Shelter Volunteer

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We have a variety of volunteer needs at our Panora shelter! We are looking for students who can spend time giving extra attention to our cats and kittens. Volunteers can also work on special projects such as organizing supplies, light cleaning, painting, window washing, etc.

For students who are 18 (or younger if accompanied by a parent), we have an ongoing need for monthly assistance. Volunteers will typically help one Saturday a month from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Responsibilities include completing onsite pre-approved and scheduled adoptions, handling kitten intakes, administering medications, accepting donations, communicating with the public, performing assorted cleaning tasks, and interacting and socializing with cats and kittens. An experienced shelter attendant will be on-site to handle feeding, watering, and cleaning shelter functions and will provide assistance to volunteers as needed.

Please email panora_pets_volunteers@yahoo.com with any questions or to request a volunteer application!

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Living History Farms Fall Events

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  • Now – October 14: “American Farmer” exhibit host
    • American Farmer features portraits and interviews with farmers across the US. This is a great volunteer experience for those who are sensitive to heat (exhibit is located in a climate controlled building with available seating).
    • Volunteer as an Exhibit Host
  • October 1 : Applefest¬†
  • October 15-16, 21-23 and 28-29: Family Halloween
    • Help us celebrate a safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses in the 1876 town of Walnut Hill. Volunteer to hand out treats and assist with games at our saf, non-scary trick or treating event.
    • Volunteer at Family Halloween
  • November 12: LHF Race
  • Living History Farms is bringing back our annual off-road race, giving runners the opportunity to immerse themselves in rural Iowa landscapes and travel through history on foot.

All volunteer positions are available to those 16 years and older. Volunteers between the ages of 10-15 years are welcome when accompanied by an adult volunteer.

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Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo

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Help us celebrate Night Eyes, October 20-23 and 27-30! We are looking for volunteers who want to have fun and celebrate Halloween at the Zoo!

 Volunteer Age Requirement:  13 & Up!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Candy Runners
  • Treat Stations
  • Specialized costume characters
  • Zone Captains
  • Fun Zone Attendants

Shifts begin at 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. and run through 8:30 or 9:00 p.m.

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