VHS – Girls and Boys Cross Country Meet at VSW
The annual Valley Girls & Boys Tom Karpan Cross Country meet will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at Valley Southwoods. With over 1800 runners visiting from all over the metro many volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. Duties include filling water cups and handing out post race drinks and snacks to runners. There is also a need for help cleaning up campsites and course tear down after the event is over.
Valley Southwoods Athletic Fields Near Parking Lot
625 South 35th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
How to sign up: Signup.com link: https://signup.com/go/aQnhLiV Students may sign up for one or two shifts. PLEASE, only sign up for the noted SILVERCORD spots. The other spots listed are for parents.
Shift Times: 4:00pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Additional Information Parking is difficult as the lot fills up fast. PLEASE, leave time to park and walk to the water station. If the parking lot is full, students may park at the Learning Resource Center/Library and walk up to the event, or find a spot on residential streets. Students should come to volunteer station first to sign in, then report to water station. They are both located near the finish line, by the VSW parking lot.
Clive Learning Academy – PTO Meeting Childcare
Two Silver Cord students are needed during 2019-20 Clive Learning Academy PTO meetings. Duties include watching and playing with children in the media center or cafeteria while parents are in a room nearby. Children's ages could range from infant to fifth grade. Dates needed are September 17, November 19, February 18, and May 19. To volunteer use the sign up link: http://bit.ly/2lJLq4h
Clive Learning Academy
1600 73rd St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
How to sign up: Through the Sign Up Genius link
Shift Times: 6:45pm - 8:30pm
VHS – Debate Tournament Mid-America Cup
The Valley Debate Tournament (“Mid-America Cup”) is scheduled for the weekend of September 21-22, 2019. This is the largest fundraiser for our Valley Debate team. We are expecting around 500 students, coaches and judges from all over the country at this year’s tournament. We're in need of student volunteers to help with concessions. Shifts are located at Valley and Southwoods and consist of concession and cleanup help. To volunteer use the SignUp.com link. For more information check out the WDM Valley Debate Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WDMValleydebate/
Valley High School and Valley Southwoods
How to sign up: Interested volunteers can use the SignUp.com link: https://signup.com/go/wYcPcEF
Shift Times: Refer to the SignUp
Jordan Creek – Fall Carnival
We need volunteers to help us run different stations at our family carnival and tailgate. Stations include face painting, cake walk, tattoos, pumpkin decorating, carnival games, and much more. Please help make our event a success!
Jordan Creek Elementary School
4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
How to sign up: Signup.com: https://signup.com/go/ADiincS
Westridge – Movie Day
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.
5500 E.P. True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
How to sign up: Contact email listed
Shift Times: Either all day 12-5:30pm Or 12-2:30pm 2:30-5pm
Stilwell – Football Chain Gang Member
Sideline volunteers are needed at the Stilwell football games. Duties include moving the chains that are used to show the distance needed to obtain a new set of downs. No experience is needed just a willingness to pay attention to the game and an ability to quickly realign the chains whenever the offense gets a first down.
VHS Tiger Field
Tiger Field at VHS or Valley Stadium, West Des Moines, IA
How to sign up: Use the SignUp Genius link for the Stilwell games. There is a separate sign up for Indian Hills game.
Additional Information Stilwell/Indian Hills GAME: Students interested in being a member of the Chain Gang for the Stilwell/Indian Hills football game scheduled for October 15th can sign up through the Indian Hills Chain Gang sign up: http://bit.ly/2ZixhxO
Indian Hills – Football Chain Gang Members
Sideline volunteers are needed at the Indian Hills football games. Duties include moving the chains that are used to show the distance needed to obtain a new set of downs. No experience is needed just a willingness to pay attention to the game and an ability to quickly realign the chains whenever the offense gets a first down.
Tiger Field or Valley Stadium
Tiger Field at VHS or Valley Stadium, West Des Moines, IA
How to sign up: Use the SignUp Genius link to reserve your time slot!
Additional Information When you sign up check the location of the game. Games on September 16 and October 8 will be held at the VHS Tiger Field. The game on October 15 is the Stilwell/Indian Hills game and will be at Valley Stadium.
VHS Sports – Valley Soccer Clinics, November – March
Volunteers are needed to help with the WDMCS Recreational 5 Week Winter Soccer Clinics for boys and girls ages 7-12. Duties include working with students on soccer drills, improving foot skills, and overseeing small games. Students with knowledge of the game of soccer are encouraged to volunteer. There are four different sessions to choose from. Times are TBD. If interested in volunteering contact Coach Haffar at email@example.com
1050 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
How to sign up: Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shift Times: Session 1: Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Crossroads Park Gymnasium •Session 2: Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & Jan. 4, 11 at Crossroads Park Gymnasium •Session 3: Saturdays, Jan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1, 8, 15 at Crossroads Park Gymnasium •Session 4: Saturdays, Feb. 22, 29 & March 7, 14, 21 at Crossroads
WDM Community Education – Volunteer Adventures
Volunteer Adventures offers opportunities for elementary students to serve the community after school. Opportunities include making homeless kits, painting kindness rocks, and making pet blankets for animal shelters. Volunteers will be helping with set-up and clean up, working with students during the activity time, and then walking students to Kids West or to the door for parent pick up. Fall Volunteer Adventures will be offered at Clive, Crestview, Crossroads, and Western Hills.
WDMCS Elementary Schools
various schools in the district, WDM, IA 50265
How to sign up: Sign-up through the link on this page.
Shift Times: Clive: September 17 and November 5. Crestview: October 8 and December 10. Crossroads: September 24 and November 12. Western Hill: December 17.
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
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.
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.