Girls on the Run – Junior Coach
Find community, become a leader, and make an impact as a Girls on the Run Junior Coach! High school girls age 16 to 18 are invited to apply to be a Junior Coach in our community. Participating in this program enables high school girls to serve the next generation and can provide training, experience, and service credit. High school girls can benefit by being part of something meaningful.
Hillside Elementary or Jordan Creek Elementary
948 73rd St., West Des Moines, IA 50265
How to sign up: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/2E7W6TQKJBA6HOP
Shift Times: Jordan Creek 4-5:15 PM twice a week Hillside Elementary M/Th 5:30-6:45 PM
Volunteer Age Requirement 16-18
Des Moines Children’s Museum – Museum Volunteer
You will help us keep the museum tidy and assist in our thorough cleaning procedures to keep everyone safe and healthy. You will also get opportunities to interact and play with children and their families. As a nonprofit we are striving to provide an affordable place for families to go and keep our costs down with your help. Volunteers are required to wear masks and are encouraged to volunteer with friends. The Des Moines Children’s Museum is located at Valley West Mall.
DSM Childrens Museum in Valley West Mall
1551 Valley West Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50226
How to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084da8a72ba5f58-volunteering Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Text 515-419-6482
Shift Times: Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday 9:30 to 11:30 11:30 to 1:30 1:30 to 3:30 Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 11:30 to 1:30 1:30 to 3:30 3:30 to 5:30
Volunteer Age Requirement 14 and up
2020 WDMCS Silver Cord – Des Moines Rocks!
On the Des Moines Rocks Facebook page there is a "forms" link which will take you to directions on how to paint rocks. May sure you take a picture of your rock and download it when you submit your hours online.
neighborhoods, walking trails and bike paths
Additional Information Des Moines Rocks is supported by community members, young and old, sharing joy and kindness by painting and hiding rocks to bring smiles to others in our community since 2016. Check out the Des Moines Rocks Facebook page or go to Pinterest for rock painting ideas.
Food Bank of Iowa – T-Shirt Totes Needed
As Food Bank of Iowa mobilizes to meet the increased need for food we are in need of bags to support the mobile pantries and school distributions that have adapted via drive thru models.
Students can work on this at home
2220 E 17th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316
How to sign up: Students can make T-Shirt totes at home and drop them off at the Food Bank of Iowa. Parents can be listed as the contact person and can approve the hours through Silver Cord online.
Additional Information TShirt Bags must be washed in hot water and detergent before dropping off at Food Bank of Iowa (2220 E. 17th St Des Moines IA 50316)
Courage League Sports – Sports Buddies
Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreational facility that offers year-round programming for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability. By adapting the pace, equipment, or nature of an activity, Courage League can provide a safe and accessible environment where participants can go at their own speed. Apply to Volunteer! Be a teammate: Partner up with one or two kids/adults and assist them during a game or practice Lead as a coach: Coach a competitive league in basketball, soccer, volleyball or baseball – to name a few! Be a teacher – Lead group fitness classes for kids, their families and adult participants. Examples include yoga, dance, kickboxing and much more! Other opportunities include: personal training, special event support, office assistant, carpentry and painting.
How to sign up: Fill out our volunteer interest form provided with the link below. https://www.courageleaguesports.com/volunteer/
Shift Times: Most evenings from 4:30-6 PM and Saturday mornings from 8:30-10AM
Volunteer Age Requirement 14 years old minimum
AHeinz Pet Rescue – rolling newspapers for rescued pets – papers provided!
This is perhaps one of the easiest volunteer jobs ever! Rolls of potty-training newspapers are needed for puppies in foster care. A volunteer from AHeinz57 will drop off a stack of newspapers and rubber bands for you, and pick them up when you are done. All you do is roll the papers up! There is a short video available to teach you exactly what to do.
How to sign up: Contact Teri Nizzi at email@example.com or 971-1919.
Children’s Cancer Connection Blankets (August – May)
During the school year WDMCS Silver Cord collects tie blankets for The Children’s Cancer Connection. Handmade polar fleece tie blankets for both boys and girls ages 5-18 are needed.
Valley High School Counseling Center
Additional Information Two hours of Silver Cord Credit can be earned by purchasing the fleece, making the blanket. Students can make one blanket a month. PLEASE note: in order to get credit you must remember to cut off the salvage of the fleece as well as make sure you knot the strips (not just tie them once). To learn how to make a blanket please review the attached directions.