Click the drop down below for a list of current volunteer opportunities!

Women United - Child care Volunteers

Contact: Jerri Baumeister at jbaumeister@uwstory.org or fill out the form below and select Women United

Do you like working with children? Sign up to play with and provide care for a group of children, infants through elementary school age while their mothers attend financial education workshops. Volunteers will assist children with basic care needs and provide play supervision. Toys and materials provided. 

Reading Buddies Volunteer Tutor

Summer 2022

Contact: Jerri Heid at jerriheid@gmail.com or Diana Claus at di1512@hotmail.com

Raising Readers in Story County is looking for tutors who will assist in promoting literacy skills in a free tutoring program for students entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade by:

  • Participating in Reading Buddies training
  • Attending assigned sessions at a determined site
  • Reading through lesson plans and becoming familiar with materials before each session
  • Filling out observation forms at end of each session
  • Communicating with site supervisor when questions arise
  • And more!


The Salvation Army Food Pantry


Contact: 515-233-3567 pr Cari McPartland at cari.mcpartland@usc.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army needs an array of volunteers to help stock, sort, and more at their pantry located at 703 E Lincoln Way in Ames. Call or email Cari for more details!


MICA Food Pantry


Contact: 515-956-3333 or Abra Dougherty at abra.dougherty@micaonline.org

MICA needs an array of volunteers to help stock, sort, and more at their pantry located at 125 S 3rd Street in Ames. Call or email Abra for more details!



Every year, UWSC coordinates a county-wide volunteer event in conjunction with our campaign kickoff, which is held the Friday after Labor Day. The effort is designed to bring awareness to the agencies and programs in Story County that work diligently year-round to improve our community, as well as encourage the spirit of volunteerism and the important role we all play in making Story County a better place for all. UWSC partners volunteers with agencies around the community to fulfill projects that will help improve programming. Visit our Day of Caring site for more info!

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