Approved Organizations/Opportunities

Below is a global listing of organizations and activities that have been preapproved and can be found in the drop-down box when submitting your hours for credit online. DO NOT submit an individual preapproval form for any of the following organizations or activities.

AAU Junior Olympic

ABC Mission

After School Arts Program

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Association – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Amanda the Panda

American Lung Association-Fight for Air Climb

Americans for Prosperity

Animal Rescue League

Animal Rescue League – Leprechaun Chase 10K


Barnes and Noble – Mr. Pate:Forever Books for Kids

Best Buddies-Parties

Bethany Family Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bidwell Riverside

BizTown – Junior Achievement

Blank Children’s Hospital – Festival of Trees

Blank Park Zoo – Zoo Crew

Blessman Ministries – Optical Outreach

Booster Pak Clean Up and Preparing for School Year

Booster Pak – Summer Assembly

Booster Pak – Weekly Pak and Cart Prepration

Boys and Girls Club of Iowa

Calvin Community

Camp Melody

CASA – Des Moines Arts Festival

Catch Des Moines – National Junior High School Rodeo Finals

Catholic Charities – St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter

Catholic Worker House – Food Store

Central Iowa Aquatics Swim Club

Central Iowa Shelter and Services

Children and Families of Iowa

Children and Families of Iowa – Kidsfest

Children and Families of Iowa – Princess Parties

Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection – Concours d’Elegance

City of Clive – Clive Festival

City of Clive – Green and Sustainable Clive

City of Clive- Walnut Creek Clean-up – Green and Sustainable Clive

City of Windsor Heights – 4th of July Parade Activities

City of Windsor Heights – Windsor Wonderland

Clive Elementary – Ice Cream Social

Clive Elementary – Back to School Night

Clive Elementary – 6th Grade Celebration

Clive Learning Academy – Holiday Bazaar

Clive Public Library – Puppets and Pizza

Community Education – Art Adventures

Community Education – ESL Childcare Helper

Community Education – Heart Connection

Community Education – Jump Start

Community Education – Preschool Palooza

Community Education – Safety Town

Community Education – Science Exploration

Community Education – Sneak Peek

Community Education – Summer Adventures in Learning

Community Youth Concepts – Moving

Connection Cafe

CoOpportunity Health – Iowa State Fair

CoOpportunity Health – KidsFest

Cops Against Cancer – BBQ Fundraiser

Courage League Sports

Crestview Elementary – Childcare Helpers

Crestview Elementary – Conferences

Crestview Elementary – Family Fun Night

Crestview Elementary – Monster Mash

Crestview Elementary – PTC No Garge Sale

Crestview Elementary – Olympics Fun Night

Crestview Elementary – Summer Library

Crossroads Park Elementary – Chess Club

Crossroads Park Elementary – Open House Mini Concert

Crossroads Park Elementary – PTO Events

Crossroads Park Elementary – Spirit Day

Cystic Fibrosis – Great Strides Walk

Dam to Dam

Day Camp Adventures – Summer Program

Deerfield Retirement – Prom Photos

Des Moines Art Center – Day of the Dead Celebration

Des Moines Art Festival

Des Moines Marathon

Des Moines Marathon – Salvation Army Water Station

Des Moines Playhouse

Des Moines Rowing Club – Head of Des Moinse Regatta

Des Moines Swimming Federation – Birldland Invitational

Des Moines Swimming Federation – Regional Swim Meet

Des Moines Triathlon

Des Moines University – JumpStart School Physicals

DMACC Foundation – Wild West 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

DMARC – Move the Food

DMARC – Red Barrel Program, Food Pantry, Network Warehouse, Sack Saturdays

DMMHA’s Family Self – Sufficiency Community Celebration

Downtown Community Alliance – Wonder of Words

Downtown Farmers Market – Winter Market

Drake Relays – Hy-Vee Road Races

East High School IHSSA

Easter Seals of Iowa-Camp Sunnyside events

Easter Seals of Iowa – Guns N Hoses

Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa (EDCI)

Eddie Davis Center

Every Family Rocks! Music and Movement Festival

Everybody Wins Iowa – Color Vibe 5K

Everybody Wins Iowa – Dr. Seuss Spectacular

Fairmeadows Elementary – Carnival

Fairmeadows Elementary – Lego Bricks Club

Faith Lutheran Church – Vaction Bible School

Faith Lutheran Church – Mission Trip

Food Bank of Iowa

Freedom for Youth

Friends of Aaron Michael – Turkey Trot

Fury Friends

Grace Lutheran Church – Vacation Bible School

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Greater Life Community Church – Trunk or Treat

Great Outdoor Foundation

Habitat for Humanity

Healthiest State Initiative – Hy-Vee Whole Health Expereice

Healthiest State Initiative – Iowa State Fair

Help a Heart – Super Hero Heart Run

Help a Heart Support Group

Heritage Carousel in Union Park

Hillside Elementary – Baskball Club

Hillside Elementary – Carnival

Hillside Elementary – Childcare

Hillside Elementary – Ice Cream Social

Hillside Elementary – Knitting and Crochet Club

Hillside Girls Club

Hillside PTO meeting Child Care Helpers

Historic Jordan House – Ceremony Set-up

Historic Valley Junction Foundation – Gallery Night

Historic Valley Junction Foundation – Holiday District Decorating

Hospice of Central Iowa – HCI Giving Tree

Hubbell Elementary

Hy-Vee Triathlon


Indian Hills – Registration

Indian Hills – Sam LeMar Blood Drive

Indian Hills – Scoreboard Timers

Iowa Ag Summit

Iowa Games

Iowa Senior Games

Iowa Senior Olympics

Iowa State Fair – Art Attack

Iowa State Fair – Little Hands on the Farm

Iowa State Fair – Sew In

Iowa State Fair – Parade

Iowa Youth Rugby – State Finals

ISU Extension and Outreach Polk County – County Judge Assistant

Jordan Creek – Book Fair

Jordan Creek Elementary – Computer Club

Jordan Creek Elementary – Pancake Breakfast

Jordan Creek Elementary – Science Club

Jordan Creek Elementary – Tiger Cubs Fun Night

Jumpstart School Physicals (DMU)

Katie’s Crusaders – Waukee Festival

Katie’s Crusaders – Walk Run

Kiwanis Miracle League – Angels in the Outfield

Life Serve Blood Center

Living History Farms – Family Halloween

Living History Farms – Halloween Night

Living History Farms – Jr. Counselor

Lutheran Church of Hope Des Moines

Lutheran Church of Hope – Fall Festival/Trunk n’ Treat

Lutheran Church of Hope – Homeless Ministry

Lutheran Church of Hope Johnston Grimes

Lutheran Church of Hope – Mission Trip

Lutheran Church of Hope – Outreach Night

Lutheran Church of Hope – Respite Night

Lutheran Church of Hope – Taste of Hope

Lutheran Church of Hope – Vacation Bible School

Lutheran Church of Hope – Daddy Daughter Dance

Make-A-Wish Foundation – Jolly Holiday Lights Clean-up

Make-A-Wish Foundation – Jolly Holiday Lights and Tour de Lights

Make-A-Wish Foundation – Star Sponsor Mailings

Maple Grove Church Community Center

March of Dimes – March of Babies

Martin Luther King Banquet

Meals from the Heartland

Meals from the Heartland – Annual Hunger Fight

Meals from the Heartland – Spring Break Hunger Fight

Meals from the Heartland – Student Challenge

Meals from the Heartland – Student Leadership Board

Meals from the Heartland – WDM Packaging Center

Montessori Children’s House – Fall Carnival

Montessori Children’s House – Trunk or Treat

Montessori Children’s House – Peace Festival

Montessori Children’s House – Winter Wonderland Event

Music Under the Stars

My Angel Foundation – C.A.R.E. Run and Walk in Waukee

Neighbor to Neighbor Foundation

NextGen Climate

Night Eyes at the Zoo

Opportunity on Deck

P.E.O. Fundraiser Breakfast

Phenix Elementary – Childcare for Parent Meeting

Phenix Elementary – Conference Gym Time

Planet 7 – Indian Hills Junior High

Planet 7 – Stilwell Junior High

Point of Grace Church – Nursery Helper

Polk County 4H – One Million Pillowcase Challenge

Polk County Conservation – Iowa Outdoor Expo

Principal Golf Classic

Purple Stride Iowa 5K Walk and Family-Friendly Run

Operation Christmas Child

Race for the Cure

Race for Hope 5K Run/Walk

Reach Out and Read – Art Booth at the Des Moines Art Festival

Reach Out and Read – Read Bike Run

Ruth Harbor

Sacred Heart – Mission Trip to Africa

Salisbury House – Iowa Humanities Festival

Salisbury House- Mysteries of the Castle

Salisbury House – Shakespeare on the Lawn

Salisbury House – Holly and Ivy

Salisbury House – Summer Garden

Salvation Army – Breakfast Casseroles

Salvation Army – Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army – Red Kettle Run

Science Center of Iowa – Lego Qualifier

Science Center of Iowa – Mini Maker Faire (Labor Day)

Science Center of Iowa – Spooky Science Party

Science Center of Iowa – Summer Camp Volunteer

Science Center of Iowa – Winter Camp Junior Counselor

Scleroderma Foundation

Shepherd of the Valley – Early Learning Center Help

Shepherd of the Valley – Ice Cream Social

Shepherd of the Valley – Servants Quest Meal

Shepherd of the Valley – Vacation Bible School

Shepherd’s Flock – SOV Twice Blessed Consignment Sales

Silver Cord – Clean-up Crew for Adopt a Street Program

Sky Walk Golf Classic – First Tee Benefit

Sparks Program Tutoring – EMBARC

Special Olympics Iowa – Ames

Special Olympics Iowa – Polar Plunge

St Boniface – Vacation Bible School

St Francis of Assisi – Fish Youth Ministry

St Francis of Assisi – Vacation Bible School

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Cancer Walk

St Theresa – Mission Trip

St Theresa – Parish School

St Theresa – Vacation Bible School

St Timothy’s – Community Garden

State Historical Museum – Tour Guide

State Historical Museum – Weekend Museum Ambassador and Information Desk

State Historical Museum – Special Event Volunteer

Stilwell Junior High –  Drama Department

Stilwell Junior High – Intramural Program

Stilwell Junior High – Mock Trial Peer Coach

Stilwell Junior High – Registration

Susan G. Komen – Office Assistant

Training Resources

Unity of Des Moines – Spirit Seekers Fair

Upwards Sports Flag Football League – Valley E-Free Community Center

Urban Bicycle Food Ministry – Burrito Rides

Urbandale Girls Recreational Association – Softball

Valley Chruch: The Respite Event/Hand in Hand

Valley E Free Church – Serving Saturdays

Valley Junction – Earth Day in the Junction 5K Run/Walk

Valley Music Departments

Valley United Methodist – Vacation Bible School

Variety Club of Iowa – Bikes for Kids

Variety Club of Iowa – Color Run

Variety Club of Iowa – Telethon

VHS – After Prom-Event Setup

VHS – Archery Club – Junior Coaching

VHS – Archery Club – Tournament Help

VHS – Booster Club – Concession Stand

VHS – Basketball Camp

VHS – Choir Music Accompanist

VHS – Conferences

VHS – Cross Country Tom Karpan XC Invitational

VHS – Dance Marathon/Children’s Miracle Network

VHS – Debate Tournament

VHS – Design Studio FROZEN Model Clinic

VHS – Grounds Clean-up

VHS – Iowa College Fair

VHS – Math/Science Teachers’ State Conference

VHS – Peer Study Hall

VHS – Rugby Club

VHS – Special Needs

VHS – Transition Night

VHS – Valley Fest

VHS – Valley Voices

VHS or VSW Band

VHS or VSW Choir

VHS or VSW Orchestra

VHS/VSW PTO – Cookie Event

VSW/VHS Conferences – Student Directory Sales

VHS/VSW – Registration

Valley After Prom – Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble

Vine Street Children’s Center – After School Volunteer

Vision Soccer Academy

Walnut Creek YMCA – Girls on the Run 5K

Walnut Creek YMCA – Swim Meets

Walnut Hills UMC – Burmese Garden

Waukee Area Arts Council

WDM Fire Fighters Association – Egg Hunt

WDM Girls Softball – Holiday Park Clean-up

WDM Human Services – Clothing Closet

WDM Human Services – Cookies and Carols

WDM Human Services – Friendship Connection

WDM Human Services – Homework Helper

WDM Human Services – Holiday Adopt a Family

WDM Human Services – Holiday Food Basket

WDM Human Services – School Supply Distribution

WDM Historical Society – Jordan House

WDM Library – Family Fun Night: Valley Junction

WDM Library – Monthly Group Service Project

WDM Library – Summer Reading and Children’s Program

WDM Parks and Rec – Mayors Bike Ride

WDM Police Department

WDM Public Arts Commission – Opening of the Sculpture Park

WDM Rotary – Juice Stand at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market

WDM Soccer Club – Premier Games

WDM Girl’s Softball

WDM Parks and Rec – Halloween Hoopla

WDM Soccer Club – Mini-Kicker

WDM Soccer Club – Cubbies

WDM Soccer Club – Jr. Coach for Recreation Soccer practice

WDM United Methodist – State Fair Stand

WDMCS – Summer Enrichment Adventures (SEA)

WDMCS – Summer Champs

Webster Elementary – Carnival

Webster Elementary – Family Fun Night

Wesley Acres – Musical Entertainment

Western Hills Elementary – Carnival

Western Hills Elementary – Drama Production

Western Hills Elementary  – Friday in the Garden

Western Hills Elementary – Trunk or Treat

Westridge Elementary – All School Tailgate

Westridge Elementary – Art-Rageous

Westridge Elementary – Back to School Prep

Westridge Elementary – Bookfair

Westridge Elementary – Play

Westside Track Club

Windsor Heights – Oktoberfest

Windsor Heights Police Department – Safety Heights

Winter Warmth Drive

Wonder of Words Festival

Woodland Creek Retirement Community

Woodland Elementary – Carnival

World Food & Music Festival

YMCA – Girls on the Run

Z-3 Triathlon Flatlands Tri