Ames Police Department
If you are looking for a unique volunteer opportunity and to learn a new skill in an interesting environment, consider becoming a part of the Fingerprinting Team.The Ames Police Department offers fingerprinting to the general public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Training on how to take good prints is provided by police station staff. This opportunity requires a commitment of one to two shifts a month. Volunteers are also required to have a background check completed. For more information, call Lori at (515) 292-8890.
Bill Payer Program
If you enjoy helping with the tasks listed below then this is the right opportunity for you. Duties such as distributing weekly checks for the payee program, reviewing client bills, making copies of client bills, writing weekly stipend checks, preparing deposits for client accounts, scanning and filing documents, welfare checks on payee customers to monitor any changes to client statuses or other impending issues going on with the client, attend meetings as scheduled and other duties as assigned. Please call RSVP at (515) 292-8890.
Meals on Wheels of Story County
Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels to help deliver meals to Ames residents, using their own vehicle. Meal pick-up time is 10:45 a.m. Typical routes include five to 10 stops that are arranged as much as possible by geographic location. First volunteers stop at Mary Greeley Medical Center to pick up the meals in carriers and route information, deliver the meals and then return carriers to Heartland Senior Services. Volunteers may also choose to deliver meals to surrounding communities. Volunteers also serve as a safety check for clients and report any concerns to Heartland Senior Services staff for follow-up. To get involved, call Arti at (515) 292-8890.
Emergency Residence Project
The Emergency Residence Project is an organization that provides shelter and food to the homeless, and whenever possible, helps to prevent individuals from becoming or remaining homeless. Volunteers are needed for a variety of opportunities, including homeless prevention assistants, evening shelter assistants and meal preparation and cleaning. To learn more and get involved, contact Arti at (515) 292-8890.
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. FAF has several shifts throughout the month for volunteers. RSVP assists with two shifts each month. In August for RSVP, eight volunteers are needed to help with Market Place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 23. Volunteers able to assist with this shift please call Arti at (515) 292-8890.
Play at Reiman Gardens this summer. Reiman Gardens is looking for several friendly and energetic volunteers to help with various children’s education programs and workshops during the summer months. Volunteers will assist with setup and cleanup, deliver information and/or instruct various activities, including arts and crafts, storytelling, and other hands-on activities. Programs may include Plant Pals, Kids’ Story Time, Water Days and Homeschool Days. Other opportunities may be available throughout the season. Volunteers should be comfortable talking to and in front of groups and should be able to communicate clearly and effectively. Contact Arti at (515) 292-8890 for more information.
Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa
With its newly expanded facility, Habitat for Humanity needs a few more volunteers to help out. Office volunteers are needed in the afternoon to assist with admin duties, answering the phone, and mailings. Additionally, a few more volunteers are needed in the bigger store to provide customer service, deliveries and pickups of donated items, prepping donated items to sell, etc. Store hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The store is closed on Sundays and Mondays. If you are able to help out, please 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.