Food at First
Join a great group of individuals who help serve daily meals. FAF’s central focus is to help those who are not able to meet their basic need of food. The meal site is located at First Christian Church in downtown Ames. There is a need for six volunteers from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, to assist with packaging donations and manning the donation stations at the free market food pantry. To lend a helping hand, call Arti at (515) 292-8890.
Volunteers are needed to help distribute Senior Expo flyers in Story County. Ideal locations across the community include areas with high-visibility windows and bulletin boards. If you are able to assist, call Arti at (515) 292-8890.
Summer Enrichment 2018
Get involved with preventing food insecurity and the academic “summer slide” this summer. Early kindergartent though eighth-grade students participate in enrichment activities and feeding programs free of charge, and we need volunteers like you to make it possible. You can work directly with children, as food servers or as check-in volunteers working behind the scenes to ensure the success of the program. The program runs in Collins, Nevada and Ames during the months of June and July 2018 with both morning and early afternoon shifts available depending on the community. Volunteers working as classroom assistants must be comfortable interacting with children. For more information, call Arti at (515) 292-8890.
RSVP Volunteer Driver Transportation Program
You can make a difference in the lives of Story County residents by becoming part of a pool of volunteers who provide occasional transportation services. Priority is given to seniors needing rides to medical appointments. This service is provided entirely by volunteers who use their own vehicles. Specifically one or two more drivers for Nevada and Huxley are needed to help riders in those areas. Please call Lori at (515) 292-8890 for more information.
K-3 Summer Reading Buddies
Make a lasting impact this summer by being a reading buddy. Raising Readers in Story County coordinates a free six-week summer tutoring program to promote literacy skills for children finishing kindergarten through finishing third grade who need a little extra help over the summer to maintain their literacy skills. Every child signed up will be paired with a trained reading tutor and will meet twice per week to receive personalized reading sessions. These 45-minute sessions will be at convenient, supervised sites. Program runs June 11 to July 26. For more information, call Arti at (515) 292-8890.
For more information about RSVP, please visit our website - www.rsvpvolunteer.org, like our Facebook page - Central Iowa RSVP, or call (515) 292-8890 to set up a time to meet with us.