Valley High School – Tiger Tough Camp
Are you a Tiger athlete who enjoys weight training and conditioning? Volunteers ages 14 and above are needed to help with the Tiger Tough Camp, a junior high strength and conditioning program to be held at Valley High School in the weight room/fitness center. Volunteers will be helping incoming 7th and 8th graders with age appropriate exercises which include mobility, flexibility, core control, stability, running, upper and lower strengthening, power, agility, and plyometrics.
Valley High School Weight Room
3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
How to sign up: Use the Sign Up Genius link to find open volunteer spots. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AA4AC28A6FF2-tiger
Shift Times: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Volunteer Age Requirement 14
Community Education – Camp Kindergarten
Camp Kindergarten is a one week summer program for incoming kindergarten students to help them transition into school in the fall. For one week volunteers will assist the teacher and associate and will work, play, and interact with the students. Tasks may include helping with snacks and working and reading with small groups of children. Camp Kindergarten will be held July 15-19 at Crossroads Park and Crestview, and July 22- 26 at Clive, Jordan Creek, and Hilliside. Volunteers must be available to help each day of camp and can sign up to help one week or both. To volunteer use the Sign Up.com link https://signup.com/go/unSakvs. For more information contact Jessica Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org
WDMCS Elementary Schools
Various WDMCS Schools,
How to sign up: To sign up use the SignUp.com link provided
Shift Times: 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. daily for the full week.
VHS Booster Club – Concession Stand
Silver Cord volunteers are eligible to help in the various concession stands at Valley and VSW sporting events. Each time the concession stands are open a sports team is responsible for providing volunteers. To help fill the gaps (one) Silver Cord student can also volunteer in any shift that is not assigned to their own VHS/VSW team. Only One Student Per Shift Can Sign Up, No Pairs Or Groups.
Various Concession Stands
How to sign up: http://signup.com/go/ZVJcUKT
Shift Times: The shifts are two hours long and it’s fun to be a part of the action!
Additional Information Effective Immediately, The Only Concession Spots That Silver Cord Students Can Sign Up For Are Labeled Silver Cord Only. All Other Shifts That They Sign Up For Will Be Deleted. This Will Be For All Sports Seasons.
Community Education – Strengthening Families, Childcare Helper
Community Education is partnering with ISU Extension to offer Strengthening Families. Volunteers will be helping an adult with light childcare duties.
Clive Learning Academy
1600 73rd Street, Clive, IA 50324
How to sign up: Interested in helping? Sign up for one day or multiple days! To volunteer use the SignUp.com link: https://signup.com/go/Vsbvake
Shift Times: 9:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Volunteer Age Requirement 14-18
Additional Information Class will be held on Thursdays, June 13 -August 1 with no class on the 4th of July. Volunteers need to be in the classroom at 9:50 a.m. and stay until 12:15 p.m.
WDMCS School Community Relations – Summer Website/YouTube Updates
We need a student to help with website updates and caption updates on YouTube for the WDMCS communications department. This is an ongoing need.
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265
How to sign up: Students can email email@example.com or contact Laine, Alexandra, or Aaron in the SCR dept.
Shift Times: Over the summer students can volunteer anytime between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
Additional Information When submitting hours for this activity locate "WDMCS School Community Relations" in the drop down list in Silver Cord Online.
Community Education – Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed for several WDMCS Community Education summer classes including: Baking Academy (Stilwell) June 10-14, Be the Boss (Crossroads) July 8-12, Art Adventures (Valley Southwoods) and Preschool Creations (Crossroads) July 15-19, Science Exploration (Crossroads) July 22 -26, and Jump Strart (Crossroads) July 29-August 2.
How to sign up: Interested volunteers need to check the SignUp.Com link for additional information on each class.
Shift Times: Shifts are usually morning or afternoon and some shifts require help during the lunch hour. Volunteers must be available to help each day of class.
Volunteer Age Requirement If there is an age requirement it will be mentioned in the SignUp information.
Community Education – Jump Start Volunteer
Community Education is seeking the assistance of a Silver Cord student who is willing to serve as a one on one. The volunteer will be helping a 1st grade girl with a slight vision impairment and left side weakness. Duties include accompanying the child to her classes and assisting during lunch.
Crossroads Park Elementary School
1050 50th Street, WDM, IA 50266
How to sign up: signup.com or directly to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shift Times: There are two shifts. 8:45a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and noon - 4:15p.m. One volunteer can sign up for both shifts if interested.
Additional Information Jump Start is a fun-filled week of activities designed to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Each morning will be spent refreshing students math, reading, and writing skills, while the afternoons will be filled with art, computer skills, P.E. and science.
WDMCS – Tiger Enrollment Volunteers
Are you wanting to get a GREAT START on your 2019-20 Silver Cord hours? Consider volunteering as a greeter at one of the onsite Tiger Enrollment sessions! Interested students can sign up for one or multiple dates. Duties include greeting families and helping office staff as returning families seek assistance to complete their online Tiger Enrollment forms.
Various WDMCS district buildings
How to sign up: Check the SignUp.com link: https://signup.com/go/dwvLAQh
Shift Times: Various shifts starting July 17 through August 6
Additional Information If you are signed up to volunteer and you do not know the location of the school you are helping at you can either use Google Maps or call Joy at 633-5101 for more information.
VHS – Valley Tiger Launch (Back to School Registration)
Silver Cord volunteers will help with greeting students; photo ID's; distribution of chromebooks; distribution of PE clothing; tours of the building; and other various other tasks needed during Tiger Launch.
Valley High School
3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
How to sign up: Signup using the SignUpGenius link
Shift Times: August 6th- 9 a.m. -12 noon for set up (approximate end time) August 8th- 7:45 a.m.-3:30 pm August 9th- 10:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Volunteer Age Requirement Silver Cord: 14-18 years old; Additional adult volunteer opportunities
Additional Information Tiger Launch is the new name for Valley Registration.
Crestview – Kindergarten Round-Up
We are looking for silver cord students to kid-sit during Kindergarten Round-up at Crestview. Parents often bring children with them, which makes it difficult for the parents to concentrate on the information being presented. So, the parents will be in the building, but I am not sure what the set-up will be yet. If you can speak Spanish or Hahka it will be helpful, but not necessary.
Crestview School of Inquiry
8355 Franklin Avenue, Clive, IA 50325
How to sign up: Contact email.
Shift Times: Just one shift for an hour. 6PM-7PM.
Volunteer Age Requirement 16-18
Indian Hills – Tiger Launch (Back to School Registration)
Silver Cord Students will assist new and returning students and families pick up schedules and supplies and orient themselves to the building.
Indian Hills Cafeteria
9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive, IA 50325
How to sign up: Interested students should email Mrs. Andersen (email@example.com) directly to sign up for shifts. Students can sign in and out with Mrs. Andersen to receive instructions and volunteer credit.
Shift Times: Wednesday August 14, 3-5:30 PM or 5:00-7:30 PM. Thursday August 15, 8-11 AM.
Plymouth Place Senior Living – Tech Time
Are you good with computers, phone, i-pads, and tablets? Plymouth Place Senior Community, an independent living community for seniors, is looking for students to come and help at Tech Time. All you have to do is help the seniors with their electronic gadgets! Most tech questions will be very simple, like how to turn off/on WiFi or finding apps and using apps.
Plymouth Place Senior Community
4111 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA
How to sign up: To get on the schedule check out the open dates through the SignUp.com link: http://signup.com/go/sOyETTp or for more information contact Carla Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shift Times: Tech Time is on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00p -5:00p and Saturday mornings 10:00a to 12:00p throughout the school year.
Additional Information Interested volunteers need to be patient, have a heart for the elderly, and the ability to explain things very clearly.
Children’s Cancer Connection Blankets
The Children’s Cancer Connection is collecting blankets to send with kids to camp. Handmade polar fleece tie blankets for both boys and girls ages 5-18 are needed. Please put the blankets in a bag and drop off at the Valley Counseling center or the VSW main office.
Valley High School Counseling Center
Additional Information Two hours of Silver Cord Credit can be earned by purchasing the fleece, making the blanket and turning it in to Mrs. Bonus at VSW or her office in the VHS Counseling Office. 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. Blankets will not be accepted after May 31st. Blankets will again be accepted September 1st.