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

 Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau:

 Iowa Games: Volunteers are needed Friday July 30th to help with packet pick up. The first shift at 10am is for setting up the packet pick up area. Shifts are 10a-12p, 12p-3p, 3p-6:30p. All shifts are indoors. Call RSVP for more information and to get signed up! 515-292-8890

 USA Track and Field: Volunteers are needed Friday July 23rd to help with packet pick up. This will be outdoors, under a tent. Shifts are 7a-11a, 11a-2p, 2p-5p. Two volunteers are needed for each shift. Call RSVP for more information or to get signed up 515-292-8890

United Way of Story County: 

Grab and Go Lunches: Volunteers are needed to help distribute bagged meals for kids and families participating in this summer meal option through Ames Community Schools. Dates are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10:50-11:45 or 11:45-1:00. Program runs through end of August. 

Food for Thought: Volunteers needed to help with Nevada’s summer literacy enrichment program Monday through Thursday 8a-12:15pm. Shift are minimum of one hour and the program runs now through July 22nd. 

Various dates and times are available for both opportunities.  

Please call Linda at RSVP (515)292--8890 to get connected today!

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.

 

Thrift Store:

The thrift store in Story City is seeking volunteers to help with working at the register, helping the customers, pricing items, staging floor displays etc… Shifts are Friday mornings from 10am-1pm and Saturdays from

either 9am-noon or noon-3pm.

If you are interested in this opportunity call the

RSVP office at 515-292-8890

Reiman Gardens:

NEW-- Gardening an Oasis:  Volunteers come together to plant materials and to maintain various garden spaces at Reiman Gardens. Volunteers socialize with other gardening enthusiasts and learn new gardening techniques and skills from garden staff. Volunteer activities may include planting, weeding, mulching, pruning, and other seasonal garden maintenance. A green thumb or prior experience is not required! 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 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.

Salvation Army:

Volunteers needed for the Food Pantry & Doing the Most Good Market from 12:30 to 3:30. The Pantry is open Monday-Friday.  You can choose one day or multiple days to volunteer.   Your role is to prepackage the food for our guests.  This will mean bending, lifting and walking to accomplish this role.  When/if there is a lull, you can help in other areas like stocking shelves, cleaning up the spaces, etc. 

Contact RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information on this volunteer opportunity.

Habitat for Humanity: 

The Ames store is looking for volunteers Tuesday-Saturday between the hours of 10a-4p to help at the register. Any amount of time put in during those days would be appreciated. Please contact RSVP at 515-292-8890 for more information.