GirlPower Peer Mentoring

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GirlPower is an initiative of the Chrysalis Foundation to help end violence toward girls in the  community. The project will bring healthy relationship awareness and education to young women  participating in Chrysalis After-School programs. Adventures in Social Drama Training is optional,  but encouraged.

Fall
•10+ training sessions after-school or sometimes on weekends to learn the GirlPower curriculum Spring
• Teach 1-2 four-week virtual GirlPower lessons at a local middle or elementary school (after school
hours, usually from 2:30-4:30 pm, one time per week)
• Meet 3-4 times with Project Coordinator to check-in and update

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Childcare for Grant Ragan PTO Meetings

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We are looking for two volunteers to provide childcare for people attending our PTO meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Dates are:

  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • January 3
  • February 7
  • April 4
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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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Can Play Athletic Programs

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Can Play increases the positive impacts on youth through the growth and evolution of adaptive and no-cost sports programs, giving underserved youth the opportunity to play and build self-confidence. No experience required! Sign up for the dates that work for you!

Courage Programs provide year-round activities for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability. See all Courage programs at https://signup.com/go/zQhAFDz.

Opportunity Programs provide free-of-charge athletic activities for children. See all Opportunity programs at https://signup.com/go/gZMOdUL.

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Des Moines Children's Museum

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Des Moines Children’s Museum relies on volunteers to help us provide an affordable and high quality experience for children and families that visit our museum. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their friends! You will help us tidy the museum and assist in our thorough cleaning procedures to keep everyone safe and healthy. We couldn’t provide children an exciting place to learn through play without our volunteers!

Students are welcome to show up and volunteer for two hours at any time during regular business hours! Sign-ups are also available:

  • Wednesdays between 3:30-6:30pn
  • Saturdays between 10:00am-4:00pm
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ENGin English Practice for Ukrainian Youth

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ENGin is a non-profit organization that pairs Ukrainian youth with English speakers for free online conversation practice and cross-cultural connection. Ukrainian students are ages 13-30, and volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers commit to a one-hour virtual meeting with their partner each week, for at least 10-12 weeks. Training is provided, but volunteers do not need to teach English or grammar. Just chat with your Ukrainian student!

Our mission is to improve Ukrainian youth’s spoken English and intercultural skills, leading to greater academic and professional opportunities. Each volunteer-student pairing is a thread tying Ukraine to the world, and will help create a generation of English-fluent, culturally competent young Ukrainians to rebuild our nation.

[Please note that student volunteers will need to track their service hours through ENGin and then the Silver Cord Program to get credit for this activity.]

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Shalom Community Outreach Program

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We are looking for volunteers to help with our Community Outreach Program for students of all ages who are refugees. Any time you could give will be a blessing to the kids. Choose the days that work for you. If you have any questions or would like to help, please email eugenekiruhura@yahoo.com or call 515-525-7801.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with others!

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Vince Meyer Preschool PTO Meetings

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On the first Monday of each month, the Vince Meyer (Preschool) PTO meets from 5:00-6:00pm. We are looking for students to provide childcare on site so more parents can attend. We have a “jump room” filled with toys and activities, as well as a bathroom and sink for hand washing and getting drinks of water. Meetings will be the following Mondays:

  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1

Please email lmount@waukeeschools.org to sign up!

Decoding Dyslexia Iowa Student Advisory Board

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Decoding Dyslexia Iowa is looking for a group of 5-7 students that will create our very first DDIA Student Board. Your mission will be to create a safe and welcoming environment for students to ask questions, and share their experiences with dyslexia (think: TikTok and other social media platforms). Meetings will take place virtually, once a month. Student board members will also have opportunities to earn volunteer hours working on small projects, with flexible hours.

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Discovery Parties at Des Moines Performing Arts

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Discovery Parties take place in the hour prior to a public performance in the Civic Center lobbies and are intended to provide young audiences and their families with interactive experiences that are culturally and/or thematically tied to the performance they will attend. Guests will be invited to explore, learn and create. Each Discovery Party is unique to the performance it precedes. Volunteers will be asked to greet guests (mostly youth and their families), provide directions, help with art stations (minimal “messiness” expected) and provide general assistance throughout the event.

The time commitment for volunteers is 2.25 hours + the performance time, which we hope you will stay and enjoy. 

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Break Time

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As a volunteer at Break Time, you will have an opportunity to make a loving impression on the kids who attend while having a lot of fun! By contributing to the success of Break Time, you allow single parents time for a much-needed break to recharge, and you show them that there are people who recognize their needs and want to contribute in helping to meet them. You have the opportunity to show love to a great group of kids by engaging them in a variety of activities like games, crafts, and snacks.

Break Times occur once a month and we will continue to add dates to our website as the year goes on.

Volunteers 18 and older are required to complete a background check prior to serving.

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Waukee Elementary Family Fun Night

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Waukee Elementary Fun Night is hosted by Waukee Elementary PTO to provide our families with Family Fun.
Different Carnival Stations will be held around the school.
Carnival Stations Include:
*Removable Tattoos- Help students put on Tattoos
*Bingo-Maintain the Bingo Cards, Call out Numbers, Hand Out Prizes
*Candy Bar Walk- Handle Starting and Stopping Music, Handing out Prizes
*Bounce Houses- Telling students when to enter and maintain a safe environment
*Food- Handing out slices of Pizza, cookies or popcorn
At the end of the event we ask that you stay to help clean up your station.

Walnut Hills PTO Meeting

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Walnut Hills PTO offers child supervision for those parents attending monthly PTO meetings. Silver Cord volunteers watch children in the media center/library – the same space where the parents attend the PTO meeting. Please email ptowalnuthills@gmail.com to sign up!

Future dates are:

  • Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, May 2

Discovery Party - 123 Andres

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Discovery Parties take place in the hour prior to a public performance in the Civic Center lobbies and are intended to provide young audiences and their families with interactive experiences that are culturally and/or thematically tied to the performance they will attend. Guests will be invited to explore, learn and create. Each Discovery Party is unique to the performance it precedes.

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Children's Volunteer for Healthy Dating 101 Workshop

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By volunteering to help care for the children of parents attending this workshop, you allow single parents to participate who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. You help provide them the opportunity to focus on exploring and absorbing this vital information related to healthy dating and relationships, knowing their children are well cared for. Additionally, you show single parents that there are people who recognize their unique needs and want to contribute in helping to meet them.

Volunteers 18 and older must complete a background check prior to the event.

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Discovery Party - Air Play

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Discovery Parties take place in the hour prior to a public performance in the Civic Center lobbies and are intended to provide young audiences and their families with interactive experiences that are culturally and/or thematically tied to the performance they will attend. Guests will be invited to explore, learn and create. Each Discovery Party is unique to the performance it precedes.

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Sensory Friendly Discovery Party - Air Play

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Discovery Parties take place in the hour prior to a public performance in the Civic Center lobbies and are intended to provide young audiences and their families with interactive experiences that are culturally and/or thematically tied to the performance they will attend. Guests will be invited to explore, learn and create. Each Discovery Party is unique to the performance it precedes.

Sensory-friendly performances are geared towards those on the autism spectrum, individuals with other sensory sensitivities and their families. These dedicated performances will contain all the joy of a typical theater setting with a few adjustments to help those in attendance feel more comfortable. This will include alterations to light and sound, a variety of seating options, an environment that will encourage movement and breaks when needed, ASL interpretation, and inclusive staff that will welcome guests from the moment they arrive. Families who do not require these accommodations are still welcome to attend.

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Summer Camp Jr. Counselor

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If you enjoy science and working with children and are 14 to 18 years old, volunteer as a Jr. Counselor! Get career-building experience assisting with science activities as you learn leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Earn an SCI membership after 40 hours of service!
Please note: A two-week commitment is required from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

https://www.sciowa.org/upl/downloads/library/junior-camp-counselor-description-2023.pdf

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Camp Invention Counselors

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Waukee will be hosting Camp Invention this summer at Timberline from June 19-23! Required training will be on Thursday, June 15. Our volunteer Leadership Intern program is an excellent opportunity to gain mentoring skills and leadership experience. Leadership Interns (aka counselors) work closely with camp participants to help them explore STEM concepts and become creative thinkers. Volunteers must commit to the entire week of camp and will complete a training session prior to camp. Click below to apply!

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