Volunteer Opportunities

Stuff the Bus Book Drive

May 12, 11:00 am
Event For:
Adults
Organization:
Athene, Shazam, and United Way of Central Iowa
Contact:
Vanessa Sedrel
Email:
vanessa.sedrel@unitedwaydm.org
Phone:
(515) 246-2504
Help Central Iowa kids succeed by hosting a Stuff the Bus book drive! Research shows having access to books leads to higher reading scores and, ultimately, a better chance of graduating high school. Sign up and we’ll provide you with the tools and messages to easily host a book drive. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Safety Around Water

May 14 (all day)
Location:
South Suburban YMCA
Event For:
16 and UP
Organization:
South Suburban YMCA
Contact:
Alyssa Proffitt
Email:
alyssa.proffitt@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 285-0444
The South Suburban YMCA is committed to helping the kids in Des Moines learn how to swim and be safe in and around water. We are looking for volunteers to help teach kids how to stay safe. Please contact Alyssa Proffitt to volunteer. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Court Appointed Special Advocate

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Polk County
Event For:
18+
Organization:
Iowa Child Advocacy Board-CASA
Contact:
Carrie Phelps
Email:
carrie.phelps@dia.iowa.gov
Phone:
(866) 469-2522
CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children under the court's jurisdiction.

Courage League Sports 2020 Spring Programming

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Various community buildings
Event For:
Age 14+
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Kelsey Schroder
Email:
kelsey@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4021
Every evening CLS has volunteer opportunities throughout the DSM area. Our volunteers are paired with a buddy for classes to offer assistance as needed. Each night we do a variety of activities from fitness, to sports, to music and movement.