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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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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Pop Top Collecting for Ronald McDonald House

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Collect Pop Tabs from soda cans and more to help provide funds for the Ronald McDonald House.

1200 pop tabs will be equivalent to ONE Silver Cord hour. If working with a friend that hour will be split if submitted.

Must deliver pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House and fill out the pop tab form located at the house to receive verification from the charity.

Must email a picture of the pop tabs submitted to the organization to kobrien@waukeeschools.org.

Downtown Farmers' Market

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The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines returns to the Historic Court District on Saturday, May 4, 2024. It runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. – Noon (May – September) and 8 a.m. – Noon (October). The Market supports farmers, growers and artisan food entrepreneurs from all around the state of Iowa. The Market offers a variety of attractions and activities including shopping for fresh produce, eggs, meats and more, eating breakfast, enjoying the atmosphere, meeting with family and friends and live entertainment.

Volunteer Information:
-Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt to wear during their shift(s) at The Market!
-Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old when they report for their shift. If you are unable to fulfill your shift, please let us know as soon as possible.
-Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and keep in mind that we will be outside.
-You are responsible for personal items. Please make sure items are carried with you during your shift.

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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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Still in Need - Science Center of Iowa Summer Camp Jr. Counselors

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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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TL Garden Space Summer 2024

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TLS Garden Space Summer 2024

Hello TL Silver Cord Students-If you are looking for hours this summer, volunteer to help maintain the TL Garden Space. You can email: ncannon@waukeeschools.org or sign up at TL Garden Space sign up sheet.

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Hope WDM Preschool Craft and Lesson Prep

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We need help prepping crafts and lesson plans for the teaching staff. We use the summer to prep materials for the school year. Prepping includes, tracing, cutting, drawing, copying, etc. Hours are flexible – when you contact me we can make a plan to see what works best for both of our schedules.

Valley Junction Farmers Market Ambassador

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Volunteers will begin the day with walking the district taking vendor attendance. Each volunteer will have a link to the market map and FAQ to use on their phones or have a printout of the information. Each volunteer will wear a t-shirt that says, “ASK ME,” and stay visible on 5th street for attendees to ask questions related to the farmers market. This is a fun opportunity, so signing up with friends is highly encouraged!

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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.

Hands on History Camp

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Students will help campers at a variety of hand-on history camp activities. You will assist with check in and pick up daily, and make sure the students are safe when handling knives, making fire, etc. You will be expected to engage with students and assist them, but not perform their tasks. Each camp is 1 week, Monday-Friday, from 8:45-12:15. Camps are the weeks of June 10, July 8 and August 12, and you will sign up for 1 full week. Commitment is 3.5 hours/day x 5 days.

Can Play Opportunity Summer Programs

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Students will be assisting to run our programs and coach kids through learning a new sport or improving their athletic skills and abilities.

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Summer Camp Assistant

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Camp Volunteers provide support to staff and assist with activities, provide guidance to campers as needed, help to prep activities and/or with clean-up for a 5 day camp. Volunteers may be teen or adult volunteers age 14 or older. A background check is required for this position. Volunteers may commit to multiple weeks.

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JA BizTown in a Day

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JA BizTown in a Day is offered 4 days (June 18, 20, 24 and 26) and we are needing High School Helpers to help watch over the students and ensure that they are staying on task and answer any questions they might have. The students will be participating in the BizTown experience and High School helpers will be assigned a storefront where they will be asked to lead meetings and help guide students as they need throughout the day. Training will be provided prior to students arriving and lunch will be provided for any volunteers.

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National Junior High Finals Rodeo

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National Junior High Finals Rodeo will be in town from June 20 – 23, 2024. This event brings approximately 1,200 middle school students from 43 states, 5 provinces in Canada, Australia, and Mexico and we are looking for volunteers in multiple areas. Assist with check – in, stall assistance, vet check, and more.

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Fourth of July Concession Stand Volunteers

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Work in the concession stand to serve customers.

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Fourth of July - Field Crew Volunteers

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Crew members will work together to flip fields between games : water the field with sprinklers, rake around all bases, rake and tamp the pitching mound and batter’s box, drag the field (must be 16 to drive the field drag), chalk all lines, fill chalk and gas as needed.

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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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Independence Day Celebration-July 3 & 4

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Each year, Waukee hosts a celebration of our nation’s independence. Visit Centennial Park on July 3 and 4 for the annual parade, inflatables, live music, tournaments, fireworks and more!

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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.

2024 Summer Iowa Games

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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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Clive Festival

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A variety of opportunities are available such as (bounce houses, clean-up crew, Kids For Art Show). Must be 18+ to register for ID Station or Beverage Tent.

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ASAP Summer Arts Camp #2

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Volunteers may sign up for as many days as they like. Serve as studio assistants, helping set up the work space, replenish supplies, help kids with their arts activities, clean up, and load out each day. Work takes place outside and under park shelters. Wear clothes that can get dirty, and bring a water bottle if possible. Check in each day for your specific assignment. Studio options include painting, sculpture, nature art, drumming, flags, and more. No arts experience required.

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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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37th Annual A Shot in the Dark Night Golf Charity Event

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We are looking for approximately 32 volunteers to serve as hole monitors. Hole monitors help keep the golfers on course through the challenges of night golf. Your help would be needed from 7pm to approx. 10pm. All holes have two volunteers assigned per hole. If you would like to be paired with another volunteer, please include that persons name in the comment section. Both volunteers do need to complete the sign-up. If you do not sign up with anyone, we will pair you with another volunteer.

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