110 Crystal Street
Ames, IA 50010
STORY CITY OFFICE
503 Elm Avenue
Story City, Iowa 50248
515-733-4448 (fax #)
STORY COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
CALL (515) 292-8890 TO VOLUNTEER OR GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
THESE VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS.
RSVP/Heartland Senior Services Grocery Delivery Service:
Delivery Volunteer: Volunteers will be needed to assist elderly/homebound/disabled Story County residents with grocery delivery. Orders are placed by clients and drivers will pick up orders from one of several grocery stores in the county, then deliver to the door or just inside the door of client homes. Volunteers use their own vehicles but may be reimbursed for mileage. Volunteers must have a working cell phone and be willing to have a background check conducted.
Personal Shopper Volunteer
(for clients who do not have access to a computer/device and internet):
Volunteers will be matched up with grocery delivery client(s) and provide technical assistance in getting an online account set up and/or assist the client in placing online grocery orders (this could possibly be done with the client over the phone). Volunteers must have a computer, device, or smart phone with internet access
and willing to have a background check conducted.
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.
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 9:00-4:30. Perfect for individuals and couples. To learn more contact RSVP at 515-292-8890
Habitat for Humanity:
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.
Suncrest Home Health and Hospice:
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.
Food at First:
Want to support a local food bank working hard to keep Story County families fed? RSVP assists with two of the many shifts available each month. We are currently seeking volunteers for the second Monday to prepare and serve food from 3:00-5:00 PM and again on the fourth Thursday to repackage food and staff stations at the market place from 3:00-6:00pm. If you are interested in helping with these shifts,
call RSVP at 515-292-8890.
Overflow Thrift Store:
Volunteers needed in the North and South stores. Shifts are Tuesday-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. The biggest need at both stores is register help, but other opportunities include: Bin Pricing/Stocking, Electronics testing, Electronics Pricing, Clothing Sorting, Clothing Hanging, Clothing Stocking, Toys processing, Shoe processing, Special Price processing and Donation sorting.
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.