Northwest Youth Football

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Northwest Youth Football is a non-profit, developmental program with the goal to encourage football participation through high school and beyond. We provide age-appropriate games for youth in kindergarten through 7th grade. We are looking for students who can assist our program in a variety of ways! We will pay for youth volunteers to be coaching certified through the USA Football League. We also need volunteers to help with reffing, keeping score, running clocks and cleaning up after sessions. Not all positions require football experience! Please email kristisue2000@yahoo.com for more details and to sign up!

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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

Click below to apply!

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Kiwanis Miracle League Angels in the Outfield

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Kiwanis Miracle League provides children and adults with physical or mental challenges a safe and spirited environment where they can hit, run, and catch on a baseball field. Every player is matched with a “buddy” to help with hitting, catching, fielding, or throwing the ball, and to provide encouragement and assistance as needed. Buddies provide safety first; they enthusiastically play baseball with their special player; and encourage the player to have fun!  Buddies will receive a brief orientation – no experience required!

Sign up below! Visit Kiwanis Miracle League for more information about volunteering.

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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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Can Play Saydel Volleyball

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This is an 8-week long session teaching basic volleyball skills. Participants can look forward to developing several of the lifelong values we discuss at the beginning of practice, as well as developmental skills and gameplay that will help them grow on and off the field.

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Can Play Des Moines Volleyball

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This is an 8-week session focusing on basic volleyball skills. Participants can look forward to developing several of our lifelong values that we discuss at the beginning of practice, as well as developmental skills and gameplay that will help them grow on and off the field.

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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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Johnston Community Ed Athletic Programs

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Looking for volunteer opportunities in sports? Main duties are to assist the Program Leader with setting up equipment, instructing kids in how to play in a safe/positive environment, and cleaning up when done.

 

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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Can Play Urbandale Courage Soccer and Flag Football

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We are looking for volunteers for our Courage Urbandale soccer and flag football program Saturday mornings. Join participants who are eager to have fun and learn new soccer and flag football skills and techniques! Volunteers will come dressed and ready for physical activity and will participate in fun fitness games and exercises with our participants, who have special needs and/or chronic health issues. Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

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Photographer for Woodland Hills PTO Events

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Woodland Hills PTO is coordinating several events, and we are looking for students to help take pictures! Volunteers would capture the excitement and energy of each event and then upload photos to a shared folder for Woodland Hills staff to access. Upcoming events include:

  • Friday, September 30: Run for the Hills, during school day (student would need open block)
  • Friday, October 7: Dunk Tank, during school day (student would need open block)
  • Friday, October 7: Family Tailgate, from 4:00-7:000pm
  • Date to be determined: Glow Party

Please email Haylie Steffensmeier at hsteffensmeier@waukeeschools.org if you can assist with any of these events!

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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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!

Waukee YMCA Youth Volleyball

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We are looking for students with some knowledge and passion for volleyball or working with youth to assist with our introductory volleyball league. Email zach.elsbecker@dmymca.org if interested!

Raccoon River Rally

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A variety of shifts are available for students interested in helping at the second annual Raccoon River Rally! Volunteer needs include setup and tear down and assisting with registration, bike ride, cardboard boat races and more!

Raccoon River Rally is a fall festival celebrating WDM’s community and outdoor recreation. Attractions for the event also include live music, a vendor fair with fun activities for kids, beverage tent and food trucks.

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Shuler Fall Fest

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Shuler PTO is looking for volunteers to help at our Shuler Fall Fest! Please reach out to ambersar@outlook.com if you’re available to help.

Waukee Public Library Fall Programs

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The Waukee Public library seeks volunteers who enjoy working with elementary-aged children to assist with a variety of programs in October. Volunteers will also help with room set-up or clean-up. D

ates are:

  • Friday, October 14 (3:45-5:15pm) – Craft program
  • Saturday, October 15 (9:45-11:30am) – Pride event
  • Wednesday, October 19 (2:00-4:00pm) – STEAM stations

Please visit https://signup.com/go/KLzQarO to sign up or e-mail Keri at kweston-stoll@waukee.org if you have any questions.

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Radiant Elementary Fall Tailgate

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We are hosting our Fall Tailgate and hope to have student volunteers help man the event! Responsibilities could include overseeing bounce houses, helping sell pizza, reffing/regulating soccer and basketball games and more.

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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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Waukee YMCA Truck-or-Treat

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Truck-or-Treat is a family-friendly event for the whole community, with opportunities to explore emergency vehicles! We are seeking volunteers to help make this a successful event. Please review the available slots below!

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Can Play Opportunity WDM Basketball and Dance

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We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2022 Opportunity West Des Moines Basketball and Dance program. Join 1st through 6th-grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new basketball and dance skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

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SCI Spooky Engineering Challenge

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The Science Center of Iowa is excited to prepare for the annual Spooky Science Event! We are looking for a group of students to combine a passion for engineering with the spooky season to create a giant spider web spanning the Upper Founders Hall. Students will have an opportunity to meet each other over FREE pizza and soda as they strategize and execute their plan to web the oval opening on Sunday, October 23 from 4pm-6pm.

This is a great opportunity to meet other students that share a passion for engineering or just love science! Challenge yourself and make a difference with us as we continue our mission of engaging and inspiring Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning!

Who: Students ages 14-18 years old

What: Create a giant spider web and engineer a way to span it across Upper Founders Hall.

Where: The Science Center of Iowa

When: Sunday, October 23 from 4pm – 6pm

Why: Because you want other kids to be inspired by science, and you want to make the biggest spider web in all the land.

How: email volunteer@sciowa.org to sign-up!

Childcare for Shuler PTO Meeting

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Shuler PTO is seeking volunteers to provide child care during our October PTO. Free pizza will be provided. Please reach out to ambersar@outlook.com if you’re available to help.

Can Play Opportunity Waukee Basketball and Dance

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We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2022 Opportunity Waukee Basketball and Dance program. Join 1st through 5th-grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new basketball and dance skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

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Reggie's Sleepout

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Join us in the fight to end youth homelessness in Iowa! We need more than 50 volunteers throughout this event, where participants sleepout on the field at Drake Stadium for one night and learn more about this critical cause. Volunteer positions include assisting with set-up/tear down, serving in the food tent, and more. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Reggie’s Sleepout is a great individual or group volunteer opportunity!

Visit ReggiesSleepout.org for more information about the event!

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German Samstagsschule

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We provide a fun and immersive environment for kids- preschool through 9th grade – to learn, improve, and practice the German language! During the classes we explore different themes while playing games, reading stories, making crafts and doing a number of fun activities and projects.

We would love to welcome volunteers, currently enrolled in the German language program at their high school, who would enjoy practicing their own German language skills while helping our students! We are looking for student volunteers who would enjoy assisting our instructors in our younger classrooms, helping setting up classroom activities and projects, and supporting the instructor throughout the lessons. Volunteers can choose the dates that work best for them. Email katrinnayak@gmail.com to sign up.

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Can Play Opportunity Clive Basketball and Dance

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We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2022 Opportunity Clive Basketball and Dance program. Join 1st through 6th-grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new basketball and dance skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

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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:

  • Tuesday, January 10
  • Monday, February 6
  • Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, May 2