Northeast Iowa Food Bank
WHAT: Help combat hunger! Nearly 1 in 7 northeast Iowans go to bed hungry. Each year, 40,000 people (including 16,000 children and 4,000 seniors) receive food assistance from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Volunteer opportunities include office assistance, packing meals, stocking shelves, driving delivery trucks, and working at a Kids’ Café site.
CONTACT: northeastiowafoodbank.org 319.235.0507
Habitat for Humanity
WHAT: Dramatically change the lives of an entire family! Decent, affordable housing breaks the cycle of poverty, improves health, physical safety and security; increases educational and job prospects grows a sense of stability and dignity and frees up money for other essential needs. Serving opportunities provide chances to build relationships with the soon-to-be homeowners as you work alongside them to paint, roof, frame and more.
CONTACT: heartlandhfh.org 319.235.9946
Boys & Girls Club
WHAT: The Boys & Girls Club of Black Hawk County offers young people what they need and want most - adults who respect and listen to them and a fun, safe place to go after school. Serving opportunities range from playing sports in the gym, mentoring, tutoring, helping in the kitchen and playing card games to providing fun, three-week classes. Invest in the future of our community!
CONTACT: cedarvalleyclubs.org 319.234.2839
WHAT: Succeeding in school is vital to succeeding in life, and kids need consistent adults in their lives encouraging them along the way. Call your local elementary or secondary school and ask about classroom volunteer opportunities such as aiding teachers or mentoring.
WHAT: Almost half of the pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. Alternatives Pregnancy Center walks alongside women experiencing unplanned pregnancies, helping them understand their options and providing physical and emotional support. Volunteer opportunities include sorting baby clothes, housekeeping and client advocacy. Help encourage moms!
CONTACT: alternativescenter.org 319.232.5683
WHAT: MICA is a non-profit organization serving children and families in central Iowa specializing in Head Start, child nutrition, family development and housing services.