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.
RSVP Volunteer Opportunities
Salvation Army 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
Mary Greeley Medical Center:
Caring Hands Volunteer: The Caring Hands Program uses trained volunteers to provide non-therapeutic hand massage to patients and/or family members at the William R. Bliss Cancer Center. The Volunteer will provide an opportunity for patients/family members to receive a voluntary, complimentary, hand massage using gloved hands, with gentle massage. Volunteers will introduce themselves and the service to the patient/family member. A minimum 6 month commitment is required. Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Contact 515-292-8890 for more information.
Intensive Care & Coronary Unit Information Desk: Duties include greeting guests; directing visitors and families to other areas; and serving as a check point for patient visits. Main contact is with family members and staff. Volumes vary with this assignment so it is great for those volunteers willing to help with clerical work or volunteers may read and volunteer students often are able to study when volumes are not high. Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m.
Contact 515-292-8890 for more information.
Patient Safety Program: utilizes trained volunteers for the enhancement of a safe environment for high risk fall patients through the inspection of the patient's environment, monitoring of staff compliance with fall prevention protocol, and reminding the patient of their role in fall prevention. The role of the volunteer is to visit patients who have been designated at risk for fall and document on a spreadsheet compliance with fall protocol. Shifts Available: 2-3 hour shifts available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 12 and 7 p.m.
Sterile Process Department (SPD): Assisting SPD staff with the preparation of linens used in the OR and OB which includes the removal of lint, folding according to a specific pattern and prepare for sterilization. Assisting with necessary minor cleaning and restocking of the workroom workstations, minor cleaning of surgical instrument containers, and assist in workflow of SPD as needed. Shift Available: 2 hour shifts available Monday and Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Call 515-292-8890
Food at First:
RSVP assists with two of the many shifts available each month. Volunteers are needed January 13th to prepare and serve food and again on January 23rd to repackage food and staff stations at the market place. Timings are from 3:30-6:30 PM. 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 those in need of transportation. Priority is given to seniors needing rides to medical appointments. This service is provided entirely by volunteers who use their own vehicles. 1-2 more Nevada drivers are needed to help riders in that area. Please call 515-292-8890 for more information.