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FAFSA Certification Training with Iowa College Access Network

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Contact: Lee Chhen Stewart at storyccan2019@gmail.com

Story County College Access Network (SCCAN) wants to identify volunteers across Story County to assist students and families with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Research has found that FAFSA completion assists students and families in better understanding the financial support that post-secondary can provide in the decision making process of how to pay for training certifications, community colleges, and four year colleges. FAFSA assistance trained volunteers will be asked to participate in Story County wide FAFSA completion events and activities in the future.

Sponsored by Story County College Access Network (SCCAN) with funding support from Iowa College Aid.


Ames Community School Grab & Go Meal Distribution

Monday, Wednesday, Friday slots available June 14 - August 13

Shift 1: 10-11:45am 

Shift 2: 11:45am-1:15pm

Ames Middle School

Contact: Malai Amfahr at mamfahr@uwstory.org for exact shift dates available

Volunteers will report to the school location and distribute bagged meals for kids and families participating in this summer meal option.


Nevada Summer Program Lunch Volunteers

Monday, Thursday slots available June 14 - July 22 

10:45am - 12:15pm

Central Elementary, Nevada

Contact: Malai Amfahr at mamfahr@uwstory.org for exact shift dates available

Volunteers will serve lunch to students in the Nevada Summer Learning Program. Duties include serving, wiping tables, and helping staff with supervising the room.


Ames Summer Enrichment Program Breakfast Supervisors

Monday - Thursday slots available June 14 - July 22

7:30 - 8:15am 

Meeker Elementary, Ames

Contact: Malai Amfahr at mamfahr@uwstory.org

Volunteers will supervise children while they are eating breakfast in the cafeteria until the teachers take them to their rooms at 8:15am.


Women United

June 29, July 6, 13, 20

8:15 - 11:15am 

Meeker Elementary, Ames

Contact: Jerri Baumeister at jbaumeister@uwstory.org or call 515-268-5142

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. Preference given to volunteers who can help all four dates.

Annual Opportunities:

Mailing Volunteers

From July-September, UWSC utilizes volunteers on a weekly basis to help prepare campaign mailings. These volunteers fold letters as well as stuff, label, and seal envelopes.

Day of Caring

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 works with the Volunteer Center of Story County to partner volunteers to agencies around the community to fulfill projects that will help improve programming. Visit our Day of Caring site for more info!

If you are interested in volunteering for the United Way as a mailing volunteer or would like to be included on the email list for Day of Caring, please indicate your interest below and complete our volunteer form.