Days for Girls

Volunteers are needed to assemble kits for Days for Girls. These are reusable feminine hygiene kits sent to women and girls in need. Skills needed: ability to cut, iron, sew, and/or organize or assemble kits. Where: United Methodist Church in Cresco When: Volunteers meet monthly on the first Tuesday; During the school year, they meet … [Read More]

Northeast Iowa Community Action

There are several opportunities available at this station: Christmas Program: Volunteer will assist with disbursing gifts to families who meet qualifications for Christmas giving program. Heating Assistance: The volunteer will assist applicants who are filling out applications for energy assistance. This may include checking to make sure that the client has all required paperwork before … [Read More]

Howard County Charitable Projects

Volunteers will assist with various duties at The County Store and/or Store Next Door. Duties will include the following 1. Customer Service 2. Operation of cash register 3. Processing of donations Where: Cresco When: Ongoing

Mentoring – Helping Services for Northeast Iowa

Several types of mentoring opportunities are available to help youth who would benefit from spending time with an adult mentor. The youth are ages 5-16 and have been pre-selected as someone who would benefit from this opportunity. 1. Traditional Mentor*: Volunteer will be matched with a child who has similar interests and will meet with … [Read More]

Headstart – Northeast Iowa Community Action

Nurture children age 3-5 years old in a preschool setting. May include one on one or small group reading, playing games, art projects etc. Training and orientation provided by classroom teacher before beginning classroom activities. Where: Cresco, Decorah, Waukon and Postville When: During the school year (summer programs available at some locations)  

Crestwood Elementary

There are two volunteer positions available at this station: 1. Reading Buddies: Volunteers will read with and to children in the kindergarten, first, second and third grade classrooms. This one on one time with students will help them to learn & practice reading which will boost their skills and confidence in their reading ability. 2. … [Read More]

Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation

Two opportunities are available at this station: Docent/Guide – Provide 1 1/2 hour tour of Boyhood farm, schoolhouse, and birthplace. Grounds person – Hoeing, pulling weeds,  painting, clearing brush, landscaping, cleaning Where: Between Cresco & Protivin When: Ongoing; Ground sperson job hours are flexible. Museum Hours: 1st Saturday of the month from 10 am-4 pm … [Read More]