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Montessori Children’s House – Fall Carnival

January 1-September 26 4:30PM - 7:30PM Montessori Children's House
Volunteers are needed at the Montessori Children's House Fall Carnival on Thursday, September 26 from 4:30p-7:30p. Volunteers will be helping with set-up, game stations, and clean-up. To volunteer please contact Denise Springer at The Montessori Children's House is located at 1505 42nd Street in WDM.
Montessori Children's House
Denise Springer
(515) 225-1073

How to sign up: email

Shift Times: 4:30-7:30pm

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Westridge – Movie Day

September 28-September 28 12-5:30pm Westridge Elementary
Westridge is having a movie night for students and families of the school. Volunteers are needed to help with supervising the students, walking to the restroom during movies, and cleaning up.
Westridge Elementary
5500 E.P. True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Lindsay Millang
(515) 779-7454

How to sign up: Contact email listed

Shift Times: Either all day 12-5:30pm Or 12-2:30pm 2:30-5pm

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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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Shepherd of the Valley – ESL Childcare Helper

September 3-May 14 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shepherd of the Valley Church
Volunteers are needed at Shepherd of the Valley every Tuesday and Thursday to help with childcare during ESL classes. Classes are held from 7:00p-9:00p and will run through the school year. Two volunteers are needed each evening to play games, distribute snacks, read books, and take attendance. Students may sign up individually or as a pair if they so choose.
Shepherd of the Valley Church
3900 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Angie Spann
(515) 556-6508

How to sign up: Students may sign up by emailing OR text at 515-556-6508

Shift Times: Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday evenings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Additional Information Please note that our first semester classes will end on December 12th. We will take a short break during the holidays and then resume again in January.