AMES OFFICE

110 Crystal Street 

 Ames, IA  50010

515-292-8890

515-292-9202 (fax#)

STORY CITY OFFICE

503 Elm Avenue 

Story City, Iowa 50248
515-733-4917
515-733-4448 (fax #)

STORY COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

RSVP--Ames:

CALL (515) 292-8890 TO VOLUNTEER OR GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

 

THESE VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS.   

NEW

NEW Fellows Elementary School: Fellows Elementary in Ames, is excited to announce they will have their traditional Fellows Fair this year on Friday, May 20th! Families and students will celebrate a successful year with food, exhibitions, a talent show, raffle, games and prizes. This event requires lots of helping hands and shifts between 9am-9pm. If you are interested in this Fun affair, please call RSVP at 515-292-8890

 

Reiman Gardens:

NEW Plant a Row for the Hungry: Volunteers are needed to gather excess produce from vendors at the Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays from 12-1:30 and deliver to Reiman Gardens. Volunteers are also needed on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30am to help weigh Saturday’s donations, package them up, and then distribute to various food pantries in the Ames. Call RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.

NEW Youth and Family Docent: Volunteers are needed to guide family and school program tours throughout various stations within the gardens. Training is provided to volunteers by education staff on grade-level appropriate content to be shared during tours. Tour shifts are available Monday-Friday.

Call RSVP for more information 515-292-8890

Butterfly Wing Docents; Volunteer among the butterflies! Volunteers are needed to help with monitoring the space to ensure that USDA regulations are followed, and the butterflies are contained within the exhibit. These volunteers, also known as Butterfly Wing Docents, interact directly with the public answering questions about the butterflies and plants in the exhibit. All new Butterfly Wing Docents are required to attend one training session. Prefer 2-hour commitments with both weekday and weekend opportunities available between 10:00-6:00. Perfect for individuals and couples. To learn more contact RSVP at 515-292-8890

 Raising Readers:

Raising Readers in Story County is looking for volunteers who are interested in tutoring students and promoting early literacy skills. Volunteers will need to complete a background check and attend a training session. For more information and to get involved call RSVP at 515-292-8890

Habitat for Humanity:

  Volunteers needed to help provide customer service, help with showroom arrangement, cleaning and organizing.  Donation assistants are needed to help sort and prep the donations. Store hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

9am – 3pm, Thursdays 10am – 6pm. Shifts are preferred to be 4 hours. For more information, please call RSVP at 515-292-8890.

Suncrest Home Health and Hospice:

Letter Writers:  Here’s an opportunity to make a difference by writing letters to hospice patients during this time of isolation. Suncrest Home Health and Hospice in West Des Moines is currently looking for people to write letters or send cards to patients. So many are feeling lonely and need something to look forward to.  Contact RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.

Hospice Pet Visits: If you have a dog with a friendly demeanor and up to date vet records Suncrest would enjoy having you bring them to visit patients. Dogs do not need any certifications, just be well-mannered and always remain on a leash.

Call RSVP for more information at 515-292-8890

Fidget Blankets: Suncrest is looking for volunteers to make fidget blankets to help Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients who become agitated, refocus on something else. Blankets should be lap size and have 5-7 eye catching activities (zippers, pockets, velcro, ribbon, etc). No small objects that could be choked on please!

Call RSVP to get involved with this opportunity 515-292-8890

Overflow Thrift Store:

Volunteers needed in the North and South stores.  Shifts are Monday-Friday 10-6 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of a two-hour shift of during those time frames. 

For more information, please call RSVP at 515-292-8890.

RSVP Volunteer Driver Transportation Program:

You can make a difference in the lives of Story County residents by joining a pool of volunteers willing to provide occasional rides to individuals for essential services such as medical, dental, and vision appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles. Drivers in the Nevada area are especially needed.

Please call RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.