110 Crystal Street
Ames, IA 50010
STORY CITY OFFICE
503 Elm Avenue
Story City, Iowa 50248
515-733-4448 (fax #)
STORY COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer to lead assembly of RSVP's quarterly newsletter at the Story City RSVP office. Approximately 2-hours per session.
Call (515) 733-4917 for more information.
CALL (515) 292-8890 TO VOLUNTEER OR GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
THESE VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS.
HOLIDAY CHEER!! Reiman Gardens is currently recruiting volunteers with holiday cheer for our first annual holiday light show, Winter Wonderscape! Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the show and with staffing the event. Show set up starts around the first week of November (exact dates/times to be determined) and take place weekdays during regular business hours. Staffing for the light show is on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings starting December 3 through January 2 (no light show on Christmas). Both setup and staffing takes place outdoors, shifts are 2-3.5 hours. Get two complimentary tickets to the show each time you volunteer! Call RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.
Origami: Do you love origami? Reiman Gardens loves origami so much they are incorporating hundreds of origami sculptures into one of their rotating Conservatory displays around the 2021 holiday season. We are looking for volunteers to create these sculptures! Paper and instructions will be provided. Contact RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.
Pumpkin Stencils: Each fall Reiman Gardens hosts a popular community event, Spirits in Gardens. The featured attraction during this event is an astounding display of hundreds of carved pumpkins lit against the evening sky. They are looking for volunteers to create new designs to add to their stencil collection. Designs currently include American icons, animals and nature, cartoons, creatures and monsters, famous people, movies, phrases and internet memes, musicians, television, video games, and traditional pumpkins. Designs must be family-friendly and no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches. Contact RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.
One in three Americans ages 65 and older are scammed, losing $36.5 billion annually to financial exploitation, criminal fraud and caregiver abuse. The Iowa Insurance Division (IID) is requesting help from RSVP in implementing their Fraud Fighters Program. Volunteers will conduct presentations to educate community members (primarily targeting seniors and retirees) on types of fraud, provide prevention tips to avoid fraud, and provide resources to assist you if you are a victim of fraud. Training and all presentation materials for volunteer presenters will be provided by IID staff. To learn more contact RSVP at 515-292-8890
Habitat for Humanity:
The store in Ames has reopened and is following Covid-19 safety guidelines. They are looking for volunteers to help Tuesday-Saturday between the hours of
10 AM - 4 PM. Any amount of time put in would be appreciated.
Please contact RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.
Food Pantry/Doing The Most Good Market Attendants- Looking for volunteers to help with food pantry and market pantry Monday - Thursday between 12:45 to 3:30. Volunteers will meet and greet families, direct them through the Pantry and Market and assist with sorting, shelving or restocking needs. This job requires standing, lifting (20lbs) and kneeling. A cheerful attitude and ability to respect the confidentiality of all those who visit the Salvation Army is a must. The Salvation Army encourages volunteers who can work on a consistent basis.
To learn more contact RSVP at 515-292-8890
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is searching for dedicated volunteers for its Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP). Volunteer Ombudsmen will receive free training to become certified volunteers who visit local long-term care facilities and advocate for residents’ rights. This includes visiting with residents about their quality of care and quality of life in the facility and seeking to resolve any of their concerns in cooperation with the facility. This unique and rewarding opportunity requires a minimum commitment of three hours per month. To learn more contact RSVP at 515-292-8890
Food at First:
RSVP assists with two of the many shifts available each month. Volunteers are needed every month on the second Monday to prepare and serve food from 3:00- 5:00 PM and again on the fourth Thursday from 3:00-6:00 to repackage food and staff stations at the market place. Thursday shifts are done outside in the parking lot at this time. If you are interested in helping with these or other shifts, call 515-292-8890.
RSVP Volunteer Driver Transportation Program:
You can make a difference in the lives of Story County residents by becoming part of a pool of volunteers who provide occasional rides to individuals for essential services such as medical, dental, and vision appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles. Drivers in Nevada area are especially needed. Please call 515-292-8890 for more information.