Many believe that a meaningful life is not complete without the fulfillment that comes from helping others.
If you're ready to take your commitment to the community to the next level, while meeting new people and gaining new experiences, UNITED 55+ is for you!
- Meet other active adults and stay engaged in the community
- Get to know people in the community you might not otherwise meet
- Get help finding volunteer opportunities that suit your interests and schedule
- Keep updated on volunteer events and other news in a monthly newsletter
- Get reimbursed for your mileage
- Make an impact on local nonprofits and the central Iowa community
Questions? Contact Lynne Melssen, RSVP 55+ Director, at email@example.com.
Literacy kits are used in elementary schools and at early childhood centers to help inspire a love of learning and reading. Employees say making literacy kits is a meaningful break in their workday while connecting with their fellow co-workers.
Show people in central Iowa how much you care and how much they matter by writing a note of encouragement. We will share your messages with our partner organizations.
Not New Shop
If you enjoy working with the public while helping provide a valuable service to the community, then volunteering at the Not New Shop thrift store is for you! We are looking for customer service-oriented individuals to assist customers with purchases, sorting and pricing donations, displaying merchandise, and keeping the shop in order. Our volunteers really have fun! Store location is 705 E. University Ave. on the east side of Carver Elementary School. Store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday (10– 1 p.m.) Contact Ginny Kerr via email to learn more about volunteering.
You can help local low-income families by volunteering to provide free income tax preparation.
As a VITA volunteer you will be provided with the training and materials you need to become IRS certified. Volunteer greeters and Spanish translators are also needed to welcome taxpayers and make sure they have the paperwork they need. Not adding new volunteers until Fall 2021.
Medical appointments, dental visits, trips to the pharmacy or grocery store - these are all challenges for seniors and adults with disabilities who don’t have access to transportation. Using your vehicle, volunteers provide transportation and conversation to those in need. Opportunities include Grimes and Urbandale.
More information coming soon!