To add or edit information about your organization and volunteer opportunities, please contact social-work@uiowa.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

Address: 1556 South First Ave. Suite B
City: Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Person: Sarah Martinez
Phone: 319-338-3870
E-mail: ed@access2independence.org
Website: https://access2independence.org/
Clientele: Persons of all ages with disabilities and their families who live within Johnson, Cedar, Iowa, Washington, Linn, Jones, Benton, and Henry Counties. Also work with public officials, service providers, and businesses responding to the needs of persons with disabilities.
Services Provided:
Daily living skills, peer counseling, ADA and civil rights advocacy, help to locate community resources, transition from institution to community living, transition from high school to post-secondary, public education and outreach. Help people learn skills to live independently. Peer groups for skills development and recreational activities.

Address: 421 Melrose AVE
City: Iowa City IA 52246
Contact Person: Erin Nicholson
Phone: 319-354-1466
E-mail: alicesrainbowchildcarecenters@gmail.com
Website: https://www.arainbowcc.com/
Clientele: Anyone in the Iowa City community
Services Provided:
childcare before, during, and after school

Address: 3636 Westown Pkwy, Ste 204
City: West Des Moines
Contact Person: Sarah Lettow
Phone: (515) 369-2572
E-mail: sarah@alsaiowa.org
Clientele: Iowans living with ALS and their families
Services Provided:
The ALS Association Iowa Chapter serves people with ALS, caregivers and their families. Our service area is the entire state of Iowa. Below is a list of the services we provide to those we serve: • Home Visits • Information/Referrals • Education/Outreach • Equipment Loan Program • Communication & Assistive Device Program • Multidisciplinary ALS Clinics • Quality of Life Grant Program • Support Groups • Volunteer Program • Online Resource Guide • Caregiver Learning Lab • Research • Advocacy • Newsletter • Library

Address: 3500 Lower West Branch RD
City: Iowa City IA 52245
Contact Person: Leah Colbert
Phone: 319-351-3200
E-mail: iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com
Website: https://www.enrichinghappiness.com/
Clientele: Independent Elderly Assisted Living
Services Provided:
Assisted living for independent adults

Address: 3109 Old Hwy 218 S
City: Iowa City IA 52246
Contact Person: Dina Bishara
E-mail: info@bbbsjc.org
Website: http://www.bbbsjc.org/
Clientele: 5-18 year old youths
Services Provided:
one-to-one mentoring for youth, provided through a variety of community- and site-based programs designed to facilitate strong, long-lasting relationships between youth and their volunteer mentors

Address: 1556 S 1st Ave. Suite A
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Kim Hastings
Phone: 319-466-7455
E-mail: khastings@biaia.org
Website: https://www.biaia.org
Clientele: Individuals with brain injuries and their families
Services Provided:
Neuro Resource Facilitation for individuals with brain injury. To create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, education, research , and support.
Notes:

To volunteer for our 5k & Support Walk planning committee, please fill out this form: https://biai.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mcform&view=ngforms&id=2005156#/

Address: 605 Greenwood Drive
City: Iowa City, IA 52246
Contact Person: Bill Tester, Activity Director
Phone: 319-338-7912
E-mail: billt@briarwoodhcc.com
Website: https://www.briarwoodhcc.com/about-us/
Clientele: Frail elderly and handicapped requiring 24/7 care/assist, and short term rehab
Services Provided:
Intermediate and Skilled Care

Address: 2651 Roberts Rd (Main Location)
City: Iowa City, IA 52246
Contact Person: Chastity Dillard
Phone: 319-358-0438
E-mail: volunteer@ncjc.org
Clientele: Low-income residents in Johnson County
Services Provided:
After-school activities for K-12th graders, birth-preschool classrooms, youth cycling competitive and leisure program, teen groups, teenage girls program (G! WORLD) food distribution and nutrition program, recreational and educational groups, information and referrals, outreach visitations, parenting education, and counseling, community events.
Notes:

chastity-dillard@ncjc.org

Address: PO Box 418
City: Monticello IA 52310
Contact Person: Tobi Luetkemeier
Phone: 319-465-5916 ext. 2340
E-mail: tobi@campcourageous.org
Website: http://www.campcourageous.org/
Clientele: We serve adults and children with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs regardless of age.
Services Provided:
Provide exceptional year-round recreational and respite care opportunities for individuals with special needs and their families. Camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment.
Notes:

Volunteer Hours: The volunteer hours vary from each department:

Camp Counselors Summer hours are Sunday 2pm - Friday 2pm

Fall/Winter Monday 8am - Friday 2pm 

Respite Care weekend hours are Friday 5.30pm - Sunday 2pm

Administration hours are 8am - 4pm Monday - Saturday, Sunday noon to 4pm ( We will work with volunteers on the hours, volunteers can work a couple hours a day or all day.)

Maintenance/Facilities and Kitchen department could be hourly up to weeks

https://www.facebook.com/Camp-Courageous-Volunteers-894191364302321/

Address: 3720 Queen Ct SW, Suite 9
City: Cedar Rapids
Contact Person: Cindi McKee
Phone: 319-390-4161
E-mail: cmckee@careinitiatives.org
Clientele: People who are at the end-of-life.
Services Provided:
Care Initiatives Hospice is a non- profit which provides a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to delivering high quality, coordinated care with compassion, respect, and dignity to Iowans and their families living through serious illness and loss.

Address: 4515 Melrose AVE
City: Iowa City IA 52246
Contact Person: Sean Bucheit
Phone: 319-887-2701
E-mail: sbucheit@abbehealth.org
Website: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/residential-treatment.aspx
Clientele: Adults 18 and over with chronic mental illnesses.
Services Provided:
The mission of Chatham Oaks is to provide a continuum of care that includes safe, supportive, person driven residential treatment options to individuals with mental illness and/or disabilities improving quality of life and enhancing self-sufficiency to support the individual’s recovery process.

Address: 855 S. Dubuque St.
City: Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Person: Kate Klefstad, Clinical Services Manager
Phone: 319-356-6042
Website: https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/department-of-clinical-services
Clientele: Low-income families, pregnant women, children and adolescents, refugees
Services Provided:
Immunizations for Medicaid/uninsured/underinsured children and adults, pregnant women, and refugees. WIC, including nutrition counseling and education, food support, and breast feeding support and educational courses. Maternal Health program supports healthy pregnancies and births. Child Health program provides screenings, oral health care, and care coordination services.
Notes:

Spanish or French speaking is a plus.

Address: 1121 Gilbert Ct
City: Iowa City IA 52240
Phone: 319-351-2726
E-mail: admin@builtbycommunity.org
Website: https://builtbycommunity.org/volunteer/
Clientele: Anyone in need may contact the Crisis Intervention program; Johnson County residents are eligible for the Food Bank and Basic Needs Program
Services Provided:
Crisis Intervention via phone, chat and text; Food assistance (both mobile and at our main location); Basic Needs Program: Anyone in need may contact the Crisis Intervention program; Johnson County residents are eligible for the Food Bank, Mobile Pantry, and Emergency Assistance programs

Address: 5005 Bowling St SW Ste B
City: Cedar Rapids
Contact Person: Jill Venden, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 928-899-8546
E-mail: Jill.Venden@compassus.com
Website: https://www.compassus.com/
Clientele: Individuals and their families requiring End of Life care
Services Provided:
Hospice offers peace and comfort to patients and their families by reducing the stress, pain and other symptoms of a serious illness. Our mission is to ensure that physical, emotional, family and spiritual needs are met. Many believe hospice is expensive, only for the final hours of life or a place to go when there's no hope. None of these are true. Hospice is not about dying. It's about helping patients and their families live as well as they can when life expectancy is limited.

Address: 1120 University Capitol Center
City: Iowa City, IA 52242
Contact Person: Jo Butterfield
Phone: 319-335-0351
E-mail: civic@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.iowacivic.org
Clientele: Professional development for international visitors
Services Provided:
CIVIC coordinates people-to-people exchanges between international visitors and residents of eastern Iowa’s Creative Corridor. As a member of Global Ties U.S., CIVIC collaborates with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program to host current & emerging international leaders who work in both public and private sectors. By programming meetings between visitors and their professional peers, hosting home hospitality dinners, and sharing the rich culture of our community, CIVIC builds global ties locally.

Address: 2942 Brady Street
City: Davenport
Contact Person: Nancy Manion
Phone: (563) 323-3616
E-mail: nancy.manion@dia.iowa.gov
Website: https://childadvocacy.iowa.gov/you-are-casa
Clientele: Abused and neglected children
Services Provided:
Provide detailed perspective of abused and neglected children to assigned judge.

Address: 1213 Gilbert Court
City: Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Person: Christine Maust Beachy, MSW
Phone: 319-337-5924
E-mail: crowdedcloset.volunteer@gmail.com
Website: http://www.crowdedcloset.org/
Clientele: Local customers, donors, and volunteers
Services Provided:
Crowded Closet Thrift Shop processes and sells quality donated items to support Mennonite Central Committee, an organization responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice around the world.

Address: 1105 S. Gilbert Court #300
City: Iowa City IA 52240
Contact Person: Rose Cooney
Phone: 319-325-9223
E-mail: rose@dvipiowa.org
Website: https://dvipiowa.org/
Clientele: Victims of domestic violence and their children. Phone and one-on-one counseling are available for victims of battering and concerned other.
Services Provided:
Safe shelter, phone crisis counseling and information and referral (24 hours a day); short-term counseling/advocacy; information groups (8-week series); support group; community education. The DVIP is also involved in a coordinated effort to respond to victims and batterers involved with the courts because of mandatory arrest.

Address: 2210 9th St. #1
City: Coralville
Contact Person: Dorene Nott
Phone: 319-338-0515
E-mail: dnott@elderserviceins.org
Clientele: Seniors
Services Provided:
We provide hot meals to senior citizens in Iowa City, North Liberty, and Coralville, in a social setting or delivered to homebound seniors.

City: Cedar Rapids and Iowa City
Contact Person: Julie Jack
Phone: 319-560-5264
E-mail: juliej@stopdvsa.org
Clientele: Survivors of trauma, individuals with Mental Illness
Services Provided:
Trauma Informed Yoga for survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and other related traumas Clientele – Survivors of trauma, individuals with Mental Illness

Address: 1325 Ashley Drive
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Katie Dillon
Phone: 319-530-4729
E-mail: katie.dillon@shelterhouseiowa.org
Website: https://shelterhouseiowa.org/fairweather-lodge/
Clientele: People experiencing mental illness who are at increased risk of homelessness.
Services Provided:
Group sessions, Housing, Case Management, Employment, and in-house medical doctor and psychiatrist

Address: 1030 Cross Park Ave.
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Doreen Schlabaugh
Phone: 319-351-4860
E-mail: dschlabaugh@faithacademyiowa.org
Website: https://www.faithacademyiowa.org
Clientele: K-6 students (majority coming from low income homes, African American)
Services Provided:
Christian Elementary School affordable to all

Address: 1916 Waterfront Drive
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Human Resources (humanresources@fouroaks.org) and for Iowa City site volunteering/internships contact Nikki Hines (nhines@fouroaks.org). All volunteers and interns must apply online first at www.fouroaks.org.
Phone: 319-337-4523
E-mail: info@fouroaks.org
Website: https://www.fouroaks.org
Clientele: children, youth and families requiring crisis intervention, placement outside of the home, independent living skills, supervision, parenting skills, or day treatment
Services Provided:
Crisis intervention counseling, emergency residential services, assessment, education, recreation, behavior management, group and individual counseling.

Address: 2440 Towncrest Drive
City: Iowa City, IA
Contact Person: Barbara Vinograde
Phone: 319-337-4459
E-mail: volunteer@freemedicalclinic.org
Clientele: Medical Clinic Patients

Address: 26 E. Market St
City: Iowa City IA
Contact Person: Kelly Teeselink
E-mail: info@girlsontherun.org
Website: https://www.girlsontheruniowa.org/coach
Clientele: 3rd-8th grade girls
Services Provided:
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Over a 10-week period girls explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age and develop strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. Through it, they also make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each 10-week session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
Notes:

kelly.teeselink@girlsontherun.org

Address: 2220 9th St
City: Coralville IA 52241
Contact Person: Laura Lage
Phone: 319-354-7641
E-mail: contactus@handicateinc.com
Website: http://handicareinc.com/
Clientele: Children ages birth through third grade
Services Provided:
Child care with a wide population including children with special needs

Address: 401 6th Ave.
City: Coralville
Contact Person: Salina McCarty, Lucy Barker
Phone: 319-435-1075
E-mail: volunteer@housesintohomes.org
Website: https://www.housesintohomes.org
Clientele: Families and individuals exiting homelessness, domestic violence, and other crisis situations.
Services Provided:
Houses into Homes provides gently-used beds, furniture, and household items for families and individuals in the Iowa City, Iowa, area who are exiting homelessness, domestic violence, and other crisis situations. Our mission is to help people feel the comfort of home and to do so in a way that honors their experience and engages them with dignity. Houses into Homes is the only organization of its kind in Johnson County.

Address: 1451 Coral Ridge AVE
City: Coralville IA 52241
Phone: 319-625-6255
E-mail: volunteer@theicm.org
Website: https://www.theicm.org
Clientele: children and families
Services Provided:
interactive informal learning environment

Address: 3910 Napoleon Lane
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Lisa Bragg
Phone: 319-356-5295
E-mail: lisa-bragg@iowa-city.org
Website: https://www.icanimalcenter.org
Clientele: Adoptable animals
Services Provided:
We give homeless animals a second chance.

Address: 1025 Wade St
City: Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Person: Nora Heaton and Sarah Valiga
Phone: 319-351-5665
E-mail: volunteer@iowacityhospice.org
Website: http://iowacityhospice.org/volunteer/
Clientele: Terminally ill patients and their families
Services Provided:
The care of the patient is directed by the personal physician who works in consultation with the Hospice team. The Hospice staff evaluates the special needs of each patient and family and establishes a plan of care. A Hospice nurse works closely with the physician in the delivery of physical care, monitoring pain and symptoms control and making intermittent skilled nursing visits. A Hospice social worker provides supportive counseling. Referral to other agencies is arranged when specialized resources are needed. Pastoral care staff serve as liaison with the family’s own clergy and are available, when requested, to provide direct pastoral care. The support of the trained volunteers is a service offered to each patient and family to assist with a wide range of practical needs. Bereavement care is available to each family through a yearlong program managed by professional staff and supplemented with trained volunteers

Address: 202 12th St. NW
City: Cedar Rapids
Contact Person: Aaron Nord
Phone: 319-3621382
E-mail: anord@abbehealth.org
Website: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/residential-treatment.aspx
Clientele: Adults 18 and over with chronic mental illnesses
Services Provided:
The mission of Kingston Hill is to provide a continuum of care that includes safe, supportive, person driven residential treatment options to individuals with mental illness and/or disabilities improving quality of life and enhancing self-sufficiency to support the individual’s recovery process.

Address: 2200 Oakdale Road
City: Coralville IA 52241
Contact Person: DeEtte McCaw
Phone: 319-351-8440
E-mail: sdowd@careinitiatives.org
Website: http://www.careinitiatives.org/lantern-park-specialty-care
Clientele: Nursing home residents
Services Provided:
Nursing home and rehabilitation

Address: 501 East Pioneer Rd
City: Lone Tree, IA 52755
Contact Person: Emily Bryant
Phone: 319-629-4255
E-mail: ebryant@lthcc.com
Clientele: Elderly
Services Provided:
24 hour nursing care, assisted living, and assisted living for memory care

Address: 2049 120th St NW
City: Swisher, IA 52338
Contact Person: Maggie Elliott
Phone: (319) 330-9577
E-mail: volunteeratmiraclesinmotion@gamail.com
Website: https://miraclesinmotion.com/pages/volunteer
Clientele: Children and adults with special needs; military veterans
Services Provided:
Therapeutic riding classes for kids with special needs; hippotherapy

Address: 735 George Street
City: Iowa City IA
Contact Person: Brianna Becker
Phone: 319-466-3026
E-mail: bbecker@oaknoll.com
Website: https://www.oaknoll.com/volunteer
Clientele: Elderly
Services Provided:
Retirement Living and Health Service through LifeCare
Notes:

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Address: 2237 245 St
City: Delhi
Contact Person: Angie Gudenkauf
Phone: 563-922-2881
E-mail: agudenkauf@abbehealth.org
Website: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/residential-treatment.aspx
Clientele: Adults 18 and over with chronic mental illnesses.
Services Provided:
The mission of Penn Center is to provide a continuum of care that includes safe, supportive, person driven residential treatment options to individuals with mental illness and/or disabilities improving quality of life and enhancing self-sufficiency to support the individual’s recovery process.

Address: 730 Hawkins Dr.
City: Iowa City, IA 52246
Contact: AJ Richard, Family Program and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 319-356-3939
E-mail: ajrichard@rmhc-eiwi.org
Website: https://www.rmhc-eiwi.org/
Clientele: Families of children receiving medical care at the university children's hospital.

Address: 1116 Gilbert Ct
City: Iowa City IA 52240
Contact Person: Deirdre Scanlon, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 319-337-3725
E-mail: deirdre_ccanlon@usc.salvationarmy.org
Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/iowacity/volunteer
Clientele: Anyone in need
Services Provided:
Disaster & emergency services, crisis intervention, soup kitchen, Pathway of Hope (strengths-based case management for families), family supportive services, referrals, Christmas toys, and Thanksgiving Meals

Address: 1130 S Scott Blvd.
City: Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Person: Carissa Wemmie, LISW
Phone: 319-343-6789
E-mail: carissa.wemmieia@serenecarehospice.com
Clientele: Terminally ill patients and their loved ones
Services Provided:
We provide end of life care and services to those experiencing terminal illness. Volunteers are integral and valued members of the hospice team. They are matched to opportunities based on their unique strengths and interests.

Address: 429 Southgate Ave
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Anthony Forchetti
Phone: 319-338-5416 ext. 226
E-mail: volunteer@shelterhouseiowa.org
Website: https://shelterhouseiowa.org/
Clientele: People experiencing homelessness
Services Provided:
Emergency Shelter, Case Management, Job Lab, Drop-In Services

Address: 840 S Capitol St
City: Iowa City, IA
Contact Person: Katie Steingrabe
Phone: 319-337-3400
E-mail: katie@table2table.org
Website: https://table2table.org/volunteers/
Clientele: As Table to Table volunteers, we are the face of food rescue, the face of food security, and the hands and hearts that collect wholesome, edible food from donor organizations which would have gone to waste. We strive to get that saved food to our clients who help those in need throughout Johnson County and to be an example for food rescue growth.
Services Provided:
The mission of Table to Table is to keep wholesome, edible food from going to waste by collecting it from donors and distributing to those in need through agencies that serve the hungry, homeless, and at-risk populations.

Address: 2620 Muscatine Ave
City: Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Person: Mariah Simmons
Phone: 319-351-5017
E-mail: mariahsimmons@arcsei.org
Website: http://www.arcsei.org
Clientele: Adults and children with disabilities
Services Provided:
Respite, Consumer Directed Assisted Care, Job Coaching, Weekend Programming, Holiday Parties, Supported Community Living.

City: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City
Contact Person: Julie Jack
Phone: 319-560-5264
E-mail: juliej@stopdvsa.org
Clientele: Survivors of trauma, individuals with Mental Illness
Services Provided:
Trauma-Informed Yoga for survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and other related traumas

Address: 355 Iowa Ave. (Youth Center) 1700 S 1st Ave (Main Office)
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Meg Quigley
Phone: 319-338-7518
E-mail: meg.quigley@unitedactionforyouth.org
Website: https://bit.ly/uayvol
Clientele: 12-18 year old youth and their families primarily in Johnson County
Services Provided:
Youth counseling, arts, support groups, health education, crisis intervention, runaway intervention, substance abuse prevention
Notes:

All potential volunteers must fill out an application: bit.ly/uayvol; following application submission, an interview may be scheduled, followed by mandatory orientation.

Address: 730 S. Dubuque St.
City: Iowa City
Phone: 319-339-0804
E-mail: uptownbills2@gmail.com
Website: https://uptownbills.org/volunteers/
Clientele: all persons, especially those with different abilities
Services Provided:
coffee shop, soda fountain, Bill's Book Mart, community events center, music, theatre performances, open mic nights, meeting room for non-profit organizations, small businesses owned and operated by persons with disabilities, (Vintage Shoppe, Matt's Music, E-Commerce Center) community forum on abilities awareness.

Address: 1556 S. First Ave., Suite B
City: Iowa City
Contact Person: Sarah Martinez
Phone: 319-338-3870
E-mail: ed@access2independence.org
Website: https://access2independence.org/programs/visability/
Clientele: Residents of Iowa City 18+ with a disability
Services Provided:
VisAbility is an annual photovoice project that teaches individuals with disabilities in the Iowa City community photography for self-advocacy. Participants will take photos based on themes to share their disability experience in Iowa City related to inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Exhibitions of participants' work at the end of the program will be held in the community to promote community discussion. Information gathered from the program overall will be used to make policy recommendations to the City of Iowa City to improve disability experience.

Address: 321 North Hall, University of Iowa
City: Iowa City, IA 52242
Contact Person: Jen Knights
Phone: 319-335-1281
E-mail: jen-knights@uiowa.edu
Clientele: Students, staff, and members of the community
Services Provided:
Coffee shop, employs individuals with a disability, provides amenity for the School of Social Work, provides education around abilities awareness.

Address: 230 N. Clinton St.
City: Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319-335-1486
E-mail: wrac@uiowa.edu
Website: https://wrac.uiowa.edu/get-involved/
Clientele: All women and men
Services Provided:
Serve as a resource, action and education center to women throughout the community, counseling, youth mentor, bystander intervention training, leadership programs and more, while recognizing, accepting, and celebrating the importance of difference on race, class, age, sexual preference, physical ability, religion, or any other significant identity.

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