Equity, Diversity, Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Board

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This advisory board is integral in ensuring DMPA’s messaging and programming is representative of its community and continues to challenge and expand perspectives culturally and artistically. Members of this board play a vital role in helping DMPA learn how best to serve various aspects of our community. The social and educational benefits to participants are great in that they will work alongside other community members to help guide decisions and practices for DMPA as they pertain to EDAI.

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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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Walnut Hills PTO Monthly Meeting Childcare

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Watch a group of children while the parents are in a meeting down the hall to ensure children are safe. We are hoping for a couple of volunteers each month depending on amount of interest.

Meeting dates are Sept 5th, Oct 3rd, Nov 6th, Jan 9th, Feb 5th, March 5th, April 2nd and May 7th.  

Split the Pot Fundraiser

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The Iowa Wild hockey team has invited Adaptive Sports Iowa to be the recipients of the “Split the Pot” raffle that takes place at all home games throughout the 2023-24 season. The volunteers will assist in selling raffle tickets throughout the games up until the end of the second intermission. At that point, a drawing will take place and the proceeds raised during the game will be split between the winning ticket and Adaptive Sports Iowa. This is a tremendous fundraising opportunity for our organization that will have profound effects on our ability to serve our mission.

The system in place for the volunteers is extremely user-friendly. Each volunteer will have a wireless device that will print the ticket as well as update a real-time amount ticker on the scoreboard. Each volunteer will receive free admission into the game as a volunteer.

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Discovery Parties at DMPA

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There are THREE opportunities to volunteer this season. Using the signup form, you can select which ones you’re able to attend: Nov. 4, Feb. 17 and Apr. 20.

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, 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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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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Can Play Basketball

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We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2023 Opportunity Waukee Basketball program. Join 1st through 5th grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new basketball skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

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Can Play Dance

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We are looking for volunteer coaches for our 2024 Opportunity Waukee Dance program. Join 1st through 5th grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new basketball skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

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Becoming Catholic Childcare

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Offering childcare for adults attending a Becoming Catholic class Sunday mornings 9:30 until 11:30.

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Many Hands Thrift

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Volunteers are essential to the work that we are doing. We provide great volunteer opportunities for those looking for a powerful experience and a way to give back. We want to give you the opportunity to serve, grow, and become a part of our loving community while coming alongside us in our mission to Transforming Together, to be Love in Action, in a broken world!

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Big Chill Sport Stacking Tournament

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I am looking for people that will be able to help watch the competitors to make sure they are doing it the correct way. All volunteers will be provided training before the day of the event.

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City of Clive: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (Set-up ONLY)

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Help set up for Clive’s annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament (chairs, tables, scoreboards, etc.). This is ONLY set-up, on Friday, March 1st at Valley High School Gymnasiums, from 6-8pm.

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Clive 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Scorekeeper

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Clive Parks and Recreation is looking for 10 volunteers to help with the Clive 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 2nd. The shift would be from 7:30am-12:30pm. Volunteers will help with tracking score, directing patrons, etc.

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Taste of Trivia

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Tasks all associated with setup, event management, clean up of a chili cook off and trivia night for approximately 200 guests. Event runs from 4:45pm until 10:00 pm. Times are approximate.

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H.E.R.S. Volleyball Camp

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Join 3rd through 5th grade participants who are eager to have fun and learn new volleyball skills and techniques! Sign up for one date or come each day, whatever fits best into your schedule.

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Spring Break Activities

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Upcoming Volunteer Activities for Spring Break – March 12th to 16th
Winter Break is a family-friendly event offering interactive activities and entertainment. A variety of activities are available to guests during this week. Volunteers can assist with one shift or multiple shifts any day or days.

Camp Assistant, March 12th to 15th
(single full day (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or half day shifts (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm. Or 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. available)
Provide support to staff and assist with activities, provide guidance to campers as needed and help with clean-up. Theme for camp is ARTrageous! Some outside activity may be included so volunteers should dress for the weather. Background check is required for this position.

Drop-in Activities, March 12th to 16th
Shifts 10:45AM – 1PM and 1PM to 3:15PM
Welcome guests, process payment and assist with providing materials and keeping work spaces tidy as guests make an air plant home to take home. Available shifts for this activity are Wednesday 12/27 1PM – 3:30PM, Friday 12/29 10:30AM -1PM or 1PM -3:30PM and Saturday 12/30 1PM-3:30. This position requires Altru knowledge (payment processing system) or willingness to learn it.

Activities Tables, March 12th to 16th
Shifts 10AM – 1:30PM and 1:30 PM – 5PM
Role is fun for those who are outgoing and enjoy helping people learn. Volunteers serve as activity table leaders, engaging guests to learn about the Desert, Desert Products, Cacti vs. Succulents and Spine, Prickle or Thorn. Activities are easy to learn, and volunteers are provided information and talking points in advance. Day of, staff will touch base at the start of the shift to review the activity and answer questions.

Anyone that has previously volunteered can use their online Vic-Net account to sign up for these positions. If wanting to volunteer for just the one time event an application should be filled out online at : https://www.volgistics.com/appform/2096990006. If intending to volunteer on a continuing basis an application should be filled out online at: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/1325256960.

Twice Blessed Consignment Sale

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Hanging/organizing items for the sale and helping shoppers

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Spring Soccer

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This volunteer opportunity is for people who enjoy the game of soccer and can teach the basic rules and fundamentals. Great opportunity to connect and have fun with the kids.

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Kites on the Green

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Come help at this annual kite festival which includes public kite flying, professional kite flyers demonstrations, kids kite building, music and more! Lots of help is needed to make this event successful and multiple shifts are available. Among other things, volunteers may be asked to help kids/families build kites, assist at special activities, staff information or donation booths, etc.

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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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Science Center of Iowa Summer Camp Jr. Counselor

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The Junior Counselor role at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) is a vital role to the experience of the campers, providing a fun, safe and educationally-effective learning environment. Jr. Counselors will act as role models for campers, engaging and inspiring them along their journey of lifelong science learning. Taking advantage of the opportunities for personal growth as a developing leader in our community.
-Assist Camp Educators in facilitating curriculum and activities in the daily schedule
 Support Camp Educators with sorting, gathering and doing inventory of necessary supplies
 Serve as support during field trips and transition periods of camp, keeping campers respectful, quiet and on
time in their daily schedule
 Responsible for providing care and well-being of campers while participating in programs

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Day Camp Junior Counselor

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Expectations:
• Attend a group interview in April and a training session in May or early June.
• Read and regularly review all required training materials, especially the Junior Counselor Handbook.
• While volunteering, be a positive role model in what you say and do.
• Through your actions, behaviors, and speech, you will uphold and support the museum’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Code of Conduct when at Living History Farms.
• Follow, abide by, and comply with all policies and program guidelines, including safety regulations, cell phone and social media policies, camp dress code, and being on time for your scheduled shift.
• Be supportive of your lead counselor in their expectations for campers.
• Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information.
• Feel free to ask for assistance, help, or guidance from your staff camp counselor, Education Program Coordinator, or Department Director.
• Regularly check the Volunteer Trello Board for important announcements, training resources, reading materials, and general museum information and updates.

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Safety City

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Each Safety City volunteers are paired with one or two children going into Kindergarten. Our sessions run for five days and meet 2.5 hours each day with morning and afternoon sessions available. The volunteers mentor their assigned kindergartners through several safety lessons and assist them with different activities throughout the week. Waukee Police Officers facilitate the class and lead everyone in a fun, healthy, safe environment.

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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Camp Invention

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– Earn 40 volunteer hours and strengthen college, scholarship or job applications.
– Mentor and inspire elementary and middle school children to be creative and to never give up.
– Improve leadership and communication skills through interactions with parents, mentorship and time management skills.
– Learn entrepreneurial and intellectual property concepts through the lens of invention and innovation.