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

Women United - Child care Volunteers

Contact: Moriah at mmorgan@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. 

Raising Readers in Story County

Fall 2022

Contact: https://www.raising-readers.org/volunteers/fall-volunteer-opportunities/

Raising Readers in Story County is looking for tutors who will assist in promoting literacy skills for StoryPals and Reading Buddies this fall.

StoryPals is an innovative program for four and five-year olds, which uses the evidence-based dialogic reading method.  In dialogic reading, trained volunteers model reading books with questioning strategies and assist students into becoming the storytellers.

Reading Buddies provides FREE tutoring for children who are in first, second, and third grades in fall of 2022. Tutors will meet one-on-one with students for personalized reading sessions to help each child with their literacy skills.  These 45 minute sessions are held twice a week and supervised by RRSC site supervisors.


The Salvation Army Food Pantry


Contact: 515-233-3567 or Kathy Pinkerton at kathy.pinkerton@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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