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 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. 

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!

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.

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