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National Speech and Debate Association

January 1-December 31 National Speech and Debate Association
Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help prepare honor society mailings and certificates for students and coaches participating in speech and debate across the county. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity.
National Speech and Debate Association
401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines, IA

How to sign up:

Shift Times: This is a flexible volunteer opportunity.

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West Des Moines Lions Club – Volunteer Webmaster

January 1-December 31 Advantage Financial Services
The West Des Moines Lions Club is looking for a student or students to help keep the local Lions Club website up to date. Duties will include working with Lions Club International on building and enhancing the website and showcasing the local clubs activities, pictures, and upcoming events.
Advantage Financial Services
(555) 555-5555

How to sign up: To be considered for this position please contact Mike Hammen, Club President, at

Shift Times: The hours for this volunteer opportunity are flexible and the work will be done at Mike Hammen’s office, Advantage Financial Services, 1776 22nd Street, West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Iowa Lutheran Hospital-Volunteer Program

12/31/19 2:00 pm Iowa Lutheran Hospital Unity Point Health
Unity Point Health-Iowa Lutheran Hospital-Volunteer Program gives high school students an opportunity to volunteer in a hospital. Volunteer duties might include making health folders, talking with patients, making floral arrangements and delivering flowers, magazines, and beverages to patients.
Iowa Lutheran Hospital Unity Point Health
700 E University, Des Moines, IA 50916

How to sign up: To be considered for this opportunity please visit the Unity Point-Iowa Lutheran Hospital-Volunteer webpage:

Additional Information For more information please contact Brad Fuglsang.

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Beaverdale Estates Retirement Community – “My Story” Interviews

12/31/19 2:15 pm
Beverdale Estates is seeking volunteers to work with seniors for a project titled: "My Story". This would involve interviewing residents one on one helping them capture their life stories to put together for their families. They would also like the possibility of capturing interviews of the residents on video and/or taking photos of the residents. Interviews would be conducted during business hours, they are open 7 days a week.

How to sign up: Email Katie at

Additional Information A brief orientation is required before being assigned to a resident.

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Operation Christmas Child-Shoe Box Room

12/31/19 3:00 pm Operation Christmas Child - Shoe Box Room
Volunteers are needed year-round to prepare the gifts for the annual collection which occurs each year the third week of November. In addition, volunteers may assist in or host community and church “packing parties” where items are pooled together and gifts are packaged corporately. Hundreds of hours are spent locally preparing items for inclusion in the boxes for these events in and around central Iowa. Candy needs to be bagged. Soaps and washcloths need to be bundled together. Pencils need to be sharpened. School supplies, toys, and stuffed animals need to be gathered. Boxes need to be wrapped.
Operation Christmas Child - Shoe Box Room
Urbandale, IA
Heather Rowley

How to sign up: Sign up for project work or to organize a packing party by calling or emailing Heather Rowley.