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SHOVEL UP DUBUQUE

Shovel Up Dubuque helps connect volunteers willing to shovel snow for people who are elderly or incapable of shoveling their own driveways. Call 563.663.5442.

Contact
Kerrie
Phone Number
563.663.5442
Email
shovelupdbq@gmail.com
Website Address
http://shovelupdubuque.weebly.com
Facebook Page
Shovel up Dubuque
Volunteer Need 1
people 60+ or people incapable of shoveling their own driveways and sidewalks
Volunteer Need 2
Anyone interested in volunteering to shovel. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome to help.
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Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Contact
Angela Ventris
Phone Number
8007980833
Email
AngelaV@GirlScoutsToday.org
Website Address
2466 Pennsylvania Ave
Volunteer Need 1
Design Your Future, October 22, 2016 from 3:30pm - 8:00pm at the Dubuque YMCA/YWCA- This event provides the opportunity for middle school girls to develop leadership and mindfulness today to feel confident in their choices for the future. We are looking for 5-15 volunteers to help lead sessions on mindfulness, confidence and careers and assist with general program management (such as assisting with check in and guiding groups to stations).
Volunteer Need 2
Girl Scout Career Rally- November 19, 2016 from 8:30am - 12:15pm at the University of Dubuque. 200 girls in grades K-5 will have the opportunity to explore a variety of careers through hands on activities and interactive sessions. We are looking for 5-15 volunteers who are knowledgeable and interested in leading activities for girls based on their career (we'll work with you on the activities!). We are also looking for volunteers to assist with general program management (such as assisting with check in and guiding groups to stations).
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Rotary Club of Dubuque

Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women from the greater Dubuque area united with over 1,193,000 Rotarians in 161 countries. We provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world. As one of nearly 30,000 Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Club of Dubuque is proud of its dedicated members who volunteer their time and effort toward creating a better future for their families, their professions and community.

Contact
Steve Geisz
Phone Number
563-690-3233
Email
info@dubuquerotary.org
Website Address
http://www.dubuquerotary.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubOfDubuque?fref=ts
Volunteer Need 1
Join as a volunteer member.
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Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of Dubuque

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque was founded in 1931 as a non-profit, social service organization in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The organization serves 30 counties in Northeast Iowa and is part of a national social services network through Catholic Charities USA working to reduce poverty, strengthen families and empower communities. We offer a wide variety of programs that strive to provide help and create hope for the individuals in our society who are in the greatest need. We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.

We Believe:

People can recover, reclaim and transform their lives. All people have unique strengths. Every person deserves a warm, safe and affordable place to call home. Family is the foundational structure of society and must be supported. Community provides a key to helping people achieve well-being. All people should have access to affordable health care, jobs that pay a livable wage, and economic security to plan for the future. Our mission is deeply rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teachings.

Contact
Agnes Kress
Phone Number
319-272-2080
Email
a.kress@dbqarch.org
Website Address
https://www.catholiccharitiesdubuque.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/CatholicCharitiesDubuque/
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/CharitiesDBQ
Volunteer Need 1
Jail & Prison Ministry: Mentor A one-on-one, supportive relationship between a mentee working to develop and succeed, and an individual sharing knowledge and experience to help the mentee define and achieve his/her goals. Mentoring relationships are based on trust and respect.
Volunteer Need 2
Jail & Prison Ministry: Circle of Support and Accountability Member or Circle Leader An ancient dialogue practice that creates a safe space to discuss difficult topics. The Circle builds trust, relies on honesty and respect, and encourages speaking from the heart. Together, the group celebrates successes and achievement of goals
Volunteer Need 3
Jail and Prison Visitation:Visiting with inmates to offer a ministry of presence and companionship, possible opportunities for Bible study, faith sharing, and worship, depending on the facility
Volunteer Need 4
Housing: Visiting Companions Help provide companionship for a senior citizen or disabled adult in our Ecumenical Tower Affordable Housing property. Individuals, or small groups may visit residents and visits may last anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. We have identified residents who may enjoy and benefit from a regular visitor and we will work with you to identify your interests in order to best ensure a good match for your weekly visit.
Volunteer Need 5
Housing:Afternoon Movie Host Every forth Thursday of the month Ecumenical Tower hosts a “Movie Night” in the afternoon for our senior citizen and disabled adult residents. Volunteer “Hosts” (or “Co-hosts”) are needed to help run this fun event!
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Dubuque Oktoberfest

Since it’s creation, Dubuque Oktoberfest has been 100% volunteer run and has donated 100% of its profits to Camp Albrecht Acres. Situated on forty acres of beautiful woods north of Dubuque, IA, Camp Albrecht Acres is a year round facility dedicated to counseling, supporting and entertaining special needs children and their families. It is completely funded by private grants and donations; Dubuque Oktoberfest is proud to be the largest event in the Tri-States directly funding the camp.

Contact
Karen Cavanagh
Phone Number
563-585-3031
Email
kcavanagh@premierbanking.com
Website Address
www.dbqoktoberfest.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/dubuqueoktoberfest
Volunteer Need 1
Friday Sept 18, 2015: Set up from 6pm-9pm
Volunteer Need 2
Saturday Sept 19, 2015: Set up from 8am-11am; Multiple event volunteers needed from 10:30am-2pm, 2pm-5pm, and 5pm-8pm
Volunteer Need 3
Sunday Sept 20, 2015: Tear down from 8am-11am
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Linwood Cemetery

Make Linwood Cemetery look beautiful

Contact
Connie Perry
Phone Number
563-582-1289
Email
constance @linwoodcemetery.us
Website Address
www.linwoodcemetery.us
Volunteer Need 1
planting flowers on May 12th & 13th 2016 8am to 5pm
Volunteer Need 2
putting up flags and flag pole on May 25th 2016 and taking them down on June 1st 2016
Volunteer Need 3
We need weed eaters all summer
Volunteer Need 4
watering flowers once a week
Volunteer Need 5
Other duties as needed to beautify the cemetery.
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IMOM- Iowa Mission of Mercy

The Iowa Mission of Mercy is a two day, free oral health care event where patients receive quality dental care provided by dental professionals supported by hundreds of lay volunteers.

500 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a free dental clinic on September 23 & 24, 2016 at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa!

There are two shifts available each day: Thursday, 8:00 to noon and noon to 5:00 pm (set up day); Friday and Saturday clinic shifts, 5:30 a.m. to noon and 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (depending on position); Saturday afternoon/evening 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (tear down).

Breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided for volunteers each day. Special dinner events are planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and, although they are free of charge to volunteers, there is a cost to Iowa MOM. Please make a reservation to attend. We are not able to accommodate special dietary needs.

All volunteers will be provided with one Iowa MOM t-shirt to wear.

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER: https://secure.dwebware.com/iowadental/mission_form.cfm

Phone Number
800-828-2181
Email
www.iowamom.org
Website Address
http://www.iowadental.org/events_calendar/iowa_mission_of_mercy.cfm
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/DBQIMOM2016/?fref=ts
Volunteer Need 1
Medical Professionals: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurses aids, nursing students, medical students
Volunteer Need 2
Pharmacy Professionals: Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students
Volunteer Need 3
General Volunteers: Clinic set up and tear down, volunteer and patient registration, patient escorts, interpreters, data entry, patient interviewers, volunteer and patient food and beverage, clinic maintenance (clean up), child care volunteers.
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Mississippi Valley Running Association

Our mission is to organize races, inspire people to run, and give back to our community.

Contact
Rob Harbin
Phone Number
563-213-1376
Email
rtharbin33@gmail.com
Website Address
www.mvradubuque.com/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Mississippi-Valley-Running-Association-MVRA-205604062785603/
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/mvradbq
Volunteer Need 1
Working various jobs at race events
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Dream Center

The Dubuque Dream Center is a Community Outreach Center committed to mobilizing youth and families to build on Dr. King’s Dream of transforming communities by embracing, empowering, and unifying those who live there. We strive to inspire vision and purpose through Impacting Youth, Strengthening Families, and Building Community.

The Dream Center’s long term vision includes holistic initiatives to benefit the entire community. However, initially the Dubuque Dream Center will initiate our vision to Impact Youth.

Our essential youth impact structure will include Academic Initiatives, After School Programming, and Career Assessments, goal setting, and accomplishments.

The Dream Center will provide structured programs and activities where youth and teens build relationships with caring adults, have a safe place to belong, and participate in value driven programs and activities.

Contact
Nellie Kimble
Phone Number
(563) 258-1886
Email
nelliek67@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.dubuquedreamcenter.com/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/dubuquedreamcenter/
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/dbqdreamcenter
Volunteer Need 1
There are three primary ways you can get involved with the Dream Center. You can volunteer by being an 'in your life' mentor in one of our activities. You can serve meals and be a meal mentor. Or you can get involved in the academic center where you can tutor, mentor, and help kids academically. You can also donate meals, serve meals at the Dream Center, or donate funds. To sign up for a date for serving meals please go to the Meal Train For Dubuque Dream Center, (https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/390le8).
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Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin

Family Connections is a non-profit organization funded through local and state grants, local fundraising, and donations. We are an organization that works for the betterment of children and families and we provide a number of services to families, child care providers, and local communities in and around Southwestern Wisconsin

Contact
Sabrina Earl
Phone Number
608-348-2846
Email
connections@familyconnectionsswwi.org
Website Address
www.familyconnectionsswwi.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/familyconnectionsswwi
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteers are important to every component of our programs and services. Parents and others who have participated in activities and programs are encouraged to volunteer their time and expertise. Some of the volunteer opportunities include: Parent to parent volunteer Childcare during programs Co-facilitator of group activities Library assistant Office assistant Activities leader Parent advisory member Provide transportation
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Girl Scouts of Wisconsin- Badgerland Council

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council, Inc., is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to provide Girl Scouting in south-central and southwest Wisconsin.

Badgerland Council serves girls in the following 21 counties: Buffalo, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth counties in Wisconsin plus northern Winnebago County in Illinois, Houston County in Minnesota, and Allamakee County in Iowa.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council serves more than 7,000 girls and 2,000 adult volunteers and mentors from all socio-economic, ethnic, racial, religious, rural and urban populations.

The vision of Badgerland Council is to be the preeminent leadership organization for girls in south-central and southwest Wisconsin.

Contact
Maggie Kleisath
Phone Number
608-237-1177
Email
kleisathm@yahoo.com
Website Address
http://www.gsbadgerland.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/gsbadgerland
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/GSBadgerland
Volunteer Need 1
Be the role model she'll always remember. As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made—those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts.
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Southwest Opportunities Center

Southwest Opportunities Center (SOC) offers a variety of programming options from employment opportunities to socialization, recreation and community connections to meet a wide spectrum of interest levels and abilities. Our goal is to assist each individual in meeting their specific needs to support personal growth and development.

SOC provides services to persons with disabilities regardless of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or arrest or conviction record.

Contact
Brandi Kamps
Phone Number
608-723-6659
Email
bkamps@socinc.org
Website Address
http://www.socinc.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Southwest-Opportunities-Center-Inc-107614002615328
Volunteer Need 1
Whether you can spare a few hours every now and then, on a weekly basis or even a daily basis, Southwest Opportunities Center (SOC) has plenty of opportunities to match your talents and interests to our agency and the individuals that we serve. Here are just a few of the opportunities available: Bowling Recreation Trips/Outings Baking Crafting Scrapbooking Music Enrichment Fundraising Events Thrift Store
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Friends of the Library

FRIENDS is an organization of interested citizens who desire to promote the services of the James Kennedy Public Library and who work together to strengthen its various programs.

As FRIENDS of the James Kennedy Public Library, we conduct book sales, help with library programs, interpret needs of the library to the community, and provide volunteer service.

When you become a FRIEND of the James Kennedy Public Library, you’ll have the year-round satisfaction of knowing that your willingness to be a FRIEND enhances library services for the entire community.

Contact
Shirley Olberding
Phone Number
563-875-8740
Email
friends@dyersville.lib.ia.us
Website Address
http://www.dyersville.lib.ia.us/friends-of-the-library
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/James-Kennedy-Public-Library-80816266262/
Volunteer Need 1
The FRIENDS of the Library Membership Drive has begun! This is a great way for you to make a positive impact on educational opportunities in Dyersville and the surrounding communities. Membership dues for individuals ($5), families ($10), organizations ($20), and golden ($50) are very reasonable yet, when combined, they enable us to support programs that the library budget alone cannot absorb. Download a membership form or pick one up at the library.
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Platteville Community Arboretum

Our mission is to provide a non-profit, community-based arboretum for the purposes of education, recreation, conservation, and the encouragement of cooperation within the Platteville commuity

Contact
Ric Genthe
Phone Number
(608) 348-3349
Email
pca@plattevillearboretum.org
Website Address
http://www.plattevillearboretum.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/plattevillearboretum/
Volunteer Need 1
The PCA is truly a community effort, as all activities, projects, and maintenance are fully supported by community volunteers, donations, and memberships. Become a member TODAY!
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Platteville Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects.

Contact
Bev Johansen
Phone Number
608-348-6628
Email
plattevillekiwanisclub@gmail.com
Website Address
http://plattevillekiwanisclub.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/PlattevilleKiwanisClub/
Volunteer Need 1
Join! This truly is an exciting time to be a part of Kiwanis. Clubs are increasing their service to children and communities worldwide and reporting thousands of success stories. We are raising funds to support many local, national and international causes, and so much more! Yet, there are children who need our help. The most effective way to reach these children is through expanding the Platteville Kiwanis Club membership.
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Knights of Columbus Dubuque

All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.

Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.

Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

Contact
Chaplain -- Fr. Mark Murphy
Phone Number
563-588-2011
Email
kcmccaffery@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.KofC510.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/KofC510/
Volunteer Need 1
Join! Why you should become a Knight of Columbus? If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our top-rated insurance program to protect your family. These are just some of the reasons to become a Knight. We are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor. The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight. From charity for worldwide causes, to helping closer to home with volunteer activities, to a top-rated insurance program that protects those closest to you, the Knights makes the most of its brotherhood.
Volunteer Need 2
Knights of Columbus need volunteers for their Thursday bingo nights. Volunteers receive free soft drinks and food for their service.
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Catholic Daughters of America

The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world. Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

Contact
Shirley Gaul
Phone Number
563-875-8870
Email
shirleygaul@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.catholicdaughters.org/
Volunteer Need 1
Join Catholic Daughters: Why Join? In addition to opportunities at the local and national level for fellowship with other Daughters who pursue our mission of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and dignity for all, Daughters experience the opportunity to give and receive. By giving of your time, talent, ideas, knowledge, dedication, and enthusiasm, you'll receive spiritual enrichment, leadership skills, affirmation, community, broadened horizons, and a marked sense of accomplishment. Daughters also receive SHARE, the award-winning, quarterly magazine of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
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Platteville Jaycees

The Platteville Junior Chamber (Jaycees) are an organization dedicated to providing young persons between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools necessary to building life skills and success, while giving back to the community at large. We provide our members with tools in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections. We give back to the community through a variety of programs and fundraisers.

Contact
Jarred Altfillisch
Phone Number
(815)281-0357
Email
altfillisch15@hotmail.com
Website Address
www.plattevillejaycees.tripod.com
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Platteville-Jaycees-107910912577898/
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Platteville Food Pantry

The food pantry is located in the lower hallway, here at the Lutheran Church of Peace, and is run by a volunteer board along with volunteers from various churches within the community who distribute food each Thursday.

The food pantry provides supplemental food to low-income families and individuals who live in the Platteville school district and relies on the generous donations from local individuals and businesses.

Contact
Andrea Drossler
Phone Number
608-778-8572
Email
plattevillefoodpantry@hotmail.com
Website Address
http://www.lutheranchurchofpeace.org/what-s-happening/plattevillefoodpantry
Volunteer Need 1
Please consider picking up a few items for the pantry on your next shopping trip. Canned meats, butter, eggs, cheese are always appreciated in addition to canned fruits, vegetables, cereals, pastas and boxed meals.
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Jamison Museum Association

The mission of the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums is to continue in the pursuit of excellence in the areas of regional and mining history. To achieve that purpose, the museums are commissioned to be a custodian of the past; to interpret the rich lead and zinc mining heritage of the region, as well as to preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts that define Southwest Wisconsin.

Contact
Eric Fatzinger
Phone Number
608-348-3301
Email
museums@platteville.org
Website Address
http://mining.jamison.museum/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/MiningJamisonMusuems
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/MRJMuseum
Volunteer Need 1
Tour Guides Volunteer guides help lead tours and educational activities for K-12 schools and youth groups, primarily in the Rollo Jamison Museum exhibits.
Volunteer Need 2
Curatorial Volunteer Curatorial volunteers work directly with the objects in our collection, helping with cataloging, data entry, photography, and other projects.
Volunteer Need 3
Special Events Volunteers at special events greet and count visitors, play traditional games with families, and any number of other things. If you like to work with people this job is for you!
Volunteer Need 4
Volunteer Leadership Opportunities Jamison Museum Association Board Jamison Museum Association Board members lead the 501(c)3 nonprofit Jamison Museum Association that organized in the 1980s to support the Rollo Jamison Museum through fundraising and volunteerism. Today they are active in exhibit development, assist with special events, and work in a wide range of activities. Museum Board A board committee of the City of Platteville, the Museum Board sets policies for all aspects of the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums relating to maintenance, staffing, public utility, and the disbursements of monies belonging to the Museum Fund. Ad Hoc Committees Periodically staff, the Museum Board, and the Jamison Museum Association Board put together ad hoc committees that include community volunteers to work on special projects such as fundraising, special events, and new initiatives.
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Boy Scouts of America Blackhawk Council

The Blackhawk Area Council is chartered by the national council of the Boy Scouts of America to serve local (and potential) chartered organizations in the following counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago, Grant, Green, and Lafayette.

The Council serves 18,000 youth in 12 counties in northwestern Illinois and southwest Wisconsin.

Contact
Jared Carlin
Phone Number
815-397-0210
Email
nick.geinosky.scouting.org
Website Address
www.blackhawkscouting.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/BlackhawkScouting
Volunteer Need 1
Scouting volunteers come to Scouting from a variety of backgrounds and experiences—plumbers, lawyers, housewives, teachers, doctors, janitors, and scientists—all involved in leading youth to become responsible, caring, and competent citizens. Whether you wish to volunteer your time with elementary school-age boys or middle and high school-age youth, the Boy Scouts of America has a volunteer opportunity that is right for you. In addition to the reward of working with youth, through volunteering for Scouts you will: Develop a greater level of pride in your community. Have the opportunity to demonstrate moral and ethical decisions. Build a closer bond with your children and other children in the community. Become a better role model image for youth in your community. Develop a more personal relationship with God. Through volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, you will work with youth to build a better future for everyone.
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Platteville Thrift Shop

Our Mission: To provide free and low cost clothing to those in need.

Contact
Ginny Berg
Phone Number
608-348-7947
Email
ginnyberg@live.com
Website Address
http://plattevillethrift.tripod.com/index.html
Volunteer Need 1
Operate the cash register.
Volunteer Need 2
Sort donated items.
Volunteer Need 3
Stock the floor.
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Inclusive Dubuque

Inclusive Dubuque is a peer-learning network of partners committed to supporting an equitable and inclusive culture to meet the economic and cultural needs of our diverse community. The network organizes people, identifies opportunities and takes action to challenge and change social and economic structures.

Contact
Katrina Neely Farren-Eller, Ph.D. TitleInclusive Dubuque Coordinator
Phone Number
563-588-2700
Email
katrina@dbqfoundation.org
Website Address
http://www.inclusivedbq.org/
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Habitat for Humanity of Jackson and Dubuque

About Habitat for Humanity Dubuque/Jackson County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity (Name) is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have asimple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

All are welcome. Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Contact
Eric Veltstra
Phone Number
563-556-2195
Email
habitat@habitatdubuque.org
Website Address
http://www.habitatdubuque.org/index.htm
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/DJCHFH
Volunteer Need 1
In addition to the current build, volunteers are always needed for other ongoing Habitat building projects, especially on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, please call our office at (563) 556-2195, Monday through Friday between 9 am and noon.
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Presentation Lantern Center

At Presentation Lantern Center visitors are greeted by staff and volunteers. They receive a tutor with whom they study English; they learn practical life skills to use in a new country; they meet many people from other countries of origin; they share their stories and cultures; and they experience so much more … and all are blessed by their coming. Presentation Lantern’s mission is to offer hospitality, educational opportunities and advocacy to adult immigrants, especially women, who are striving to better their lives. Opening its doors on November 13, 2002, the center makes a difference in the lives of immigrants. Numerous friends, partners and donors have helped us become known in the greater Dubuque community. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Presentations, Dubuque, Iowa, the center is a nonprofit organization.

Contact
Sarah Gieseke
Phone Number
(563) 557-7134
Email
giesekesj@gmail.com
Website Address
https://presentationlanterndbq.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/PresentationLanternDubuque
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/LanternDBQ
Volunteer Need 1
Become a tutor of English language learners.
Volunteer Need 2
Companion children while their parents study English.
Volunteer Need 3
Assist newcomers in developing “life skills” in a new culture, such as cooking, shopping and direction-determining.
Volunteer Need 4
Celebrate with students and other volunteers at social events.
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Dubuque Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Family Center envisions a welcoming Dubuque built on a foundation of understanding and collaboration across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups committed to producing engaged families and community members. The Center serves as an inviting and safe place for community members, stimulates connections, and provides programs to foster civic engagement and social and economic success. The Multicultural Family Center builds unity out of diversity.

Contact
Sarah Petersen
Phone Number
563-582-3681
Email
speterse@cityofdubuque.org
Website Address
http://www.mfcdbq.org/index.cfm
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/MulticulturalFamilyCenter
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/mfc_dbq
Volunteer Need 1
MFC Tutor We're looking for adults to tutor youth during the school year! Tutors will be paired with a child (grades 1st-12th) and meet with them at the MFC weekly. To become an MFC volunteer, please fill out the "MFC Adult Volunteer Application" and the "MFC Volunteer Background Check" and return the completed forms to the Multicultural Family Center. Volunteers are required to pass a Criminal History Background Check through the City of Dubuque prior to their first day of service. Applications can be found at http://www.mfcdbq.org/getinvolved/volunteer.cfm
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Hillcrest Family Services

Hillcrest Family Services enhances the lives of children, families and adults in need by teaching skills and providing information and resources. We advocate on their behalf and work collaboratively with local communities to provide a range of quality and innovative services. We share a historical relationship in our service to others with the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Phone Number
563-583-7357
Website Address
http://hillcrest-fs.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/HillcrestFS
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/hillcrestfs
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Dubuque County Right to Life, Inc.

DCRTL is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and fostering respect for human life from conception to natural death. We educate the public about the dangers of abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. We work on efforts which recognize the personhood of all children, born and pre-born, the aged, and the handicapped. We work toward the total protection of every pre-born baby, regardless of how the child was conceived or whether he or she may have a disability.

Contact
Marian Bourek
Phone Number
563-556-5960
Email
mbourek@dcrtl.org
Website Address
www.dcrtl.org
Facebook Page
Dubuque County Right to Life, Inc.
Volunteer Need 1
Office Assistance
Volunteer Need 2
Staff our educational exhibit booths at various community events
Volunteer Need 3
Speakers. Must first complete a comprehensive Speaker Training course offered thru' our office
Volunteer Need 4
Peaceful protesters at abortion facilities
Volunteer Need 5
Judges for our various contests (essay, speech, posters, etc.)
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Rotary Club of Southwest Wisconsin-Platteville

Rotary Club of Southwest WI/Platteville’s mission is to unite business and professional leaders and build goodwill throughout the community and the world. Our club supports college scholarships, youth international exchange, local community projects such as Rountree Branch Trail, and Rotary International.

Contact
Holly Clendenen
Phone Number
6087326909
Email
Plattevillerotaryclub@gmail.com
Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Southwest-WIPlatteville-1405211516407019/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Southwest-WIPlatteville-1405211516407019/
Volunteer Need 1
Members
Volunteer Need 2
Community service projects
Volunteer Need 3
Fundraisers
Volunteer Need 4
Youth exchange volunteers
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Just Add Water

The people of Flint Michigan have been poisoned by toxic water and are in need of support.

We are going to collect 1,000 cases of bottled water and hygiene supplies before the end of the month and take it all out to Flint on March 5th in a Hirschbach semi.

If everyone in our community donated even just one case of water we could really do something amazing for the men, women and children of Flint.

Lowe’s Home Improvement is selling pallets of water (60 cases) for $240. If you or a business buys a pallet, we can keep them there until we load the truck at the end of the month.

Contact
Josh Jasper
Phone Number
563-581-2850
Email
josh@resourcesunite.com
Website Address
https://www.resourcesunite.com/
Volunteer Need 1
Donate water/hygiene supplies. (can be dropped at our office or we can pick up)
Volunteer Need 2
Take some of these flyers and help us spread the word. Everyone in the community should be given the opportunity to help.
Volunteer Need 3
Drive out to Flint with us and volunteer for the weekend
Volunteer Need 4
Drive out to Flint with us and volunteer for the weekend
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Camp Albrecht Acres

It is the mission of Camp Albrecht Acres – To provide a unique environment to those with special needs. This mission encompasses many recreational opportunities for those with special needs. A central part of CAA’s programming has always been the overnight camp during seven weeks each summer. The goal of the summer camp is to continually offer quality programming to all campers and introduce new programming that will allow campers to be challenged regardless of their abilities. Summer Camp also provides a much needed respite for the families and/or caregivers for the week that their loved ones are at camp. This service is as important as providing a week of fun for the campers.

Contact
Eric Veltstra
Phone Number
(563) 552-1771
Email
office@albrechtacres.org
Website Address
http://www.albrechtacres.org/aboutus.html
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/CampAlbrechtAcres
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Toys for Tots

The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and give those toys as Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in the Dubuque area as a message of hope to the youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Contact
Bryce Parks
Phone Number
563-590-3840
Email
bryce@dubuque365.com
Website Address
http://dubuque-ia.toysfortots.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/DBQToysForTots/
Volunteer Need 1
Toys for Tots will need volunteers that will be assisting in the transportation and storage of toys.
Volunteer Need 2
Volunteers will be needed to help out in our local warehouse.
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Hope House Catholic Worker

Hope House is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, one of hundreds located throughout the world, but you don’t need to be a Catholic or even Christian to live here. Catholic Workers provide food, clothing and shelter because Jesus Christ did and told his followers to do it, too. Catholic workers do not receive wages for their service to the poor. We respect the dignity of each individual who comes for help and try to build community – or brotherhood – among those who live here. Ordinarily, guests are expected to be at our evening meal, to participate in weekly meetings and recreation, and to contribute to the upkeep of the house.

Contact
Tom Johnson
Phone Number
(563) 582-9079
Email
dbqcatholicworker@gmail.com
Website Address
http://stmaryplatteville.org/wp/index.php/pastoral-care/hope-house/
Volunteer Need 1
How you can help. We welcome your prayers, gifts of money, food, furnishings, linens, clothing and skilled services such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Volunteer to prepare and serve one of our evening community meals. Stand in solidarity with poor people when they voice their concerns.
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Worthington Sportsmen’s Club

To promote the building of community with respect for the outdoors

Contact
Paul Pape
Phone Number
(563) 875-7551
Email
pajeha1112@hotmail.com
Website Address
https://sites.google.com/site/worthingtonsc2/
Facebook Page
Worthington-Sportsmens-Club-Inc
Volunteer Need 1
Grounds keeping (grass cutting, brush clearing, tree pruning)
Volunteer Need 2
Maintenance (painting, road leveling, general cleaning)
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Student Mentoring Dubuque Community Schools

Student mentoring in the Dubuque Community School District is defined as a one-to-one relationship between a youth and an adult that occurs over a prolonged period of time. The mentor provides consistent support, guidance, and concrete help to a student who is in need of a positive role model. Students involved in the mentoring program may be going through a difficult and/or challenging situation, a period of life in which they need extra support, or they may simply need to have another significant adult present in their life. The goal of student mentoring is to help students involved in the mentoring program to gain the skills and confidence to be responsible for their own futures.

Contact
Joe Streit
Phone Number
(563)552-3656
Email
jstreit@dbqschools.net
Website Address
http://www.dbqschools.org/district/programs/student-mentoring/
Volunteer Need 1
An adult interested in becoming a student mentor must be someone who will be a positive influence in a child’s life. The most crucial role for a student mentor is to be an adult who has time for a child, who cares about that child, who believes in that child, and is committed to a long term relationship with the child. It is very important to know that the relationship between the mentor and the student may be the ONLY stability the child knows, and the only time anyone spends quality time with the child. Therefore, the district asks that a student mentor spend a minimum of one hour every other week with their child. This relationship between the student and mentor takes place during the school day at the child’s school.
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Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board Inc.

The mission of the DCCB is to enhance the quality of life of our citizens by providing quality outdoor recreation facilities, environmental education, and by promoting the long-term protection of Dubuque County’s natural resources and heritage.

Contact
Allie Schmalz
Phone Number
5635566745
Email
allie.schmalz@dubuquecounty.us
Website Address
13606 Swiss Valley Rd
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Swiss-Valley-Nature-Center-61528026098/?ref=hl
Volunteer Need 1
Weekend Volunteer: Swiss Valley regular staff work throughout the week or programs during the weekends and we sometimes need help to keep the Nature Center open on the weekends. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whole day shifts or half day shifts are available. Volunteers are trained in greeting visitors, answering phones, and the general procedures in opening and closing the Nature Center.
Volunteer Need 2
Special Service Groups Volunteer: Swiss Valley Nature Center works with area groups on larger land and facility management projects. Such groups include: Boy/Girl scouts, local churches, friends groups, schools, and more! Tasks could include tree planting, construction of wood duck or blue bird houses, or invasive species management.
Volunteer Need 3
Land Management:  Habitat Restoration: Staff will provide safety equipment and an opportunity to maintain Dubuque County Conservation areas as well as teach volunteers techniques that can be implemented on their own property. Techniques will include invasive species removal, tree planting, trail maintenance and more!  Trail Ambassador: Volunteers act as a liaison for Dubuque County Conservation to the public and provide trail maintenance. Possible duties include: trash collection, pruning woody vegetation, informing staff of items needing attention such as downed limbs, washouts, graffiti, social interactions with trail users, and more!  Maple Syruping: Work with staff to tap maple trees or monitor the evaporator and watch the sap turn into syrup!
Volunteer Need 4
Volunteer Naturalists: Over 20,000 students receive environmental education each year at Dubuque County Conservation areas. These visits provide students with a unique field experience taught by both staff and trained volunteers. A desire to learn more about nature and a willingness to share your enthusiasm and knowledge with students is all that is needed to be a volunteer naturalist. Prior experience is not necessary since training is provided.
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Bell Tower Theater

To provide a high-quality and dynamic community program of live theater, education and events for residents of and visitors to the Tri-State Area.

The purpose of the Bell Tower Theater is:

• To present high-quality live theater productions to audiences of all ages for their entertainment, cultural education and inspiration.

• To supplement theatrical productions with other quality performing arts experiences resulting in year-round entertainment offerings for people in the Tri-State Area.

• To provide affordable opportunities for the development of artistic talents of youth and adults.

• To provide an opportunity for youth and adults to express and manifest their talents as performers, musicians, technicians and support staff.

Contact
Miki Robinson
Phone Number
563-588-3377
Email
mrobinson@belltowertheater.net || info@belltowertheater.net
Website Address
www.belltowertheater.net
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/BellTowerTheater/
Volunteer Need 1
Ushers for performances--Volunteer ushers assist patrons in finding their seats and help ensure the safety of all of our audience members. Plus, they get to see the show for free.
Volunteer Need 2
Costume Crew--We are always looking for people to create, repair and organize costumes.
Volunteer Need 3
Tech Crew--For people interested in the backstage portion of theater: lights, sound, spotlight, stage management, set building.
Volunteer Need 4
Props Crew--This crew is responsible for finding and/or creating the props we use in our shows.
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Crisis Intervention Service

Crisis Intervention Service is unique in that we are the only agency in the Dubuque area that provides services to the community specific to survivors of homicide victims. Our advocate works with the family and friends of the victim providing them with support in a number of areas. A few of these services include counseling, legal support through the criminal justice system, accompaniment to meetings and court proceedings, information and referral, community education, and community support groups.

Contact
Brooke Martin
Phone Number
563-580-7181
Email
Brooke@CIShelps.org
Website Address
www.CIShelps.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crisis-Intervention-Service/269894346224
Volunteer Need 1
Food-Crisis Intervention Service is in need of individuals or organizations who would be willing to provide prepared meals or food donations for the victims families as they attend legal court proceedings. The prepared food can either be picked up directly from you by the families advocate or can be dropped off at the court house the day of the trial.
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Mentor Dubuque

We recruit adult volunteers and match each adult with a youth in the community who is in need of a mentor. Our youth live in Dubuque and Jackson counties. Each mentor-mentee match is asked to meet for a couple of hours twice a month. Matches do things like play catch, go hiking and fishing, go out for pizza, do crafts, and a variety of other fun activities. Research shows that children with a mentor are more confident in their school work performance, less likely to skip school, less likely to begin using illegal drugs and alcohol, and get along better with their families.

Contact
Amberai Sindlinger
Phone Number
563-845-0768
Email
amberai.sindlinger@hillcrest-fs.org
Website Address
http://hillcrest-fs.org/services/youth-mentoring/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/MentorDubuque/
Volunteer Need 1
Mentor - Men and women are need to mentor each month with a community youth. You and the mentee will decide how to spend your time together which may include activities such as shooting hoops, picnicking at the park, or going to the library. Staff is available for support and supervision. We ask for a one year commitment. 4-5 Hours/Month
Volunteer Need 2
Host an Event - Mentor Dubuque is always looking for individuals/groups to organize an activity for mentors and mentees to attend. Examples of past events include cooking classes, holiday-themed parties, fishing day and Zumba classes. Open to new ideas too!
Volunteer Need 3
Bowl Dubuque - This is our biggest annual fundraiser and is held every year in April. Get a team of five together and raise money. Then come to the bowling alley for a party and silent auction. Follow us on Facebook for information.
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Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of Dubuque

We Believe:

People can recover, reclaim and transform their lives. All people have unique strengths. Every person deserves a warm, safe and affordable place to call home. Family is the foundational structure of society and must be supported. Community provides a key to helping people achieve well-being. All people should have access to affordable health care, jobs that pay a livable wage, and economic security to plan for the future.

Contact
Agnes Kress
Phone Number
319-272-2080
Email
a.kress@dbqarch.org
Website Address
https://www.catholiccharitiesdubuque.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/CatholicCharitiesDubuque/
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/CharitiesDBQ
Volunteer Need 1
Jail & Prison Ministry: Mentor
Volunteer Need 2
Jail & Prison Ministry: Circle of Support & Accountability Member
Volunteer Need 3
Jail & Prison Ministry: Jail and Prison Visitation
Volunteer Need 4
Housing: Visiting Companions
Volunteer Need 5
Housing: Afternoon Movie Host
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Northeast Iowa Council – Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

The Scout Oath states: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Contact
Melissa Neuhaus
Phone Number
5635564343
Email
melissa.neuhaus@scouting.org
Website Address
www.scoutsiowa.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/BSANEIC/
Volunteer Need 1
Unit Leaders Unit leaders help guide youth in their Pack, Troop, or Crew. Unit leaders work directly with the youth conducting meetings and planning activities. These are year long positions, with a variety of hours.
Volunteer Need 2
Merit Badge Counselors Work with youth on earning specific merit badges that you may have expert knowledge of. Meet with youth to verify they have met requirements or teach a course. Hours vary and can be set by your schedule.
Volunteer Need 3
Property Maintenance Help maintain the youth camps (C.S. Klaus and Camp Burton). Projects include mowing grass/ground maintenance, plumbing, electrical, excavation, general carpentry, auto mechanics, HVAC, engineering, architectural, forest management, or metal fabrication. These volunteers would be needed on a project by project basis.
Volunteer Need 4
Special Event staff Help run special events for youth, and fundraising events for adults. Tasks could include setting up items the day of the event, registration tables, running activities at events and more. These volunteers would be needed on the day of events and could be included on event committees if they want.
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Asbury Eagles Club

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.

Contact
Daniel Moore
Phone Number
708-822-7786
Email
dmoo13@hotmail.com
Website Address
2360 Wintergreen Dr.
Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/AsburyEaglesClub
Volunteer Need 1
Burger Night Helpers - We need help setting up, taking orders, running food, cooking, and cleaning up before, after and during our burger night events.
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Iowa Safety Identification Program

We provide safety identification materials to participants and their families which may be used in the event the participant becomes missing. In addition to providing these materials which are designed to be used by law enforcement agencies nationwide, we also provide awareness and prevention through education.

Contact
Chris Stechman
Phone Number
5635646250
Email
mason@stechman.net
Website Address
2511 WINDSOR AVE
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/IA.Child
Volunteer Need 1
Incorporation Specialist. We need assistance with navigating the various legal aspects of incorporating within the state of Iowa as well as potentially establishing a non-profit tax status such as 501(c)3 or other appropriate designation.
Volunteer Need 2
Fundraising Guru. While we have been able to make initial strides to establish events within the Dubuque and surrounding areas, we are in need of additional funding to purchase needed equipment and supplies. These purchases will allow for additional events to be held as well as continue to grow the area in which we are able to provide our service and create a positive impact.
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Foster Care Review Board

Foster Care Review Boards (FCRB)The Iowa Foster Care Review Board Program (FCRB) recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to serve on local community boards working to improve how permanency is achieved for Iowa children placed in foster care. AS many as 50 local boards meet monthly to review the status of children who have been removed from their parents. Advisory recommendations in the child’s best interests are provided by the boards to the Court and other system officials.

Contact
Kerry Brennan
Phone Number
563-538-4649/ Cell 563-568-1049
Email
kerry.brennan@dia.iowa.gov
Website Address
https://childadvocacy.iowa.gov/
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Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

Our mission is to bring awareness to the mental health community and to aid in the fight against suicide. We want to bring more resources to help our community who maybe dealing with these issues or who may know someone who is dealing with this.

Please join us on November 5th, 2016 at the Peosta Rec Center for the annual suicide prevention walk. To learn more how you can get involved, please visit: www.afsp.org/walk

Contact
Amanda Garber
Phone Number
563-231-0199
Email
endthestigma11@gmail.com
Website Address
www.afsp.org/walk
Facebook Page
Out of the Darkness Dubuque Walk
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Dubuque County Fair

The Dubuque County Fair Association, a non-profit organization, is a community resource that exists to educate and promote the culture and heritage of Dubuque County, while uniting urban and rural communities in celebration.

Contact
Jamie Blum
Phone Number
563-588-1406
Email
jblum@dbqfair.com
Website Address
www.dbqfair.com
Facebook Page
Dubuque County Fair
Volunteer Need 1
Annual Fair
Volunteer Need 2
Fundraiser during the year
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Four Mounds

Four Mounds mission is to preserve the natural, architectural and historical resources of the Four Mounds estate. We also look to educate with hands-on opportunities for youth and our community and serve through leadership, stewardship, and innovative partnerships.

Contact
Marie Fitzgerald
Phone Number
563-556-1908
Email
inn@fourmounds.org
Website Address
http://www.fourmounds.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Four-Mounds-Foundation/117941151565375?sk=photos_stream&tab=photos_albums
Volunteer Need 1
Mowing Grass - our Mounds is a beautiful respite and mowing the grass is something that’s needed on an almost full-time basis for 6 months a year. Whether it's once a week or once in a while, we could use your help.
Volunteer Need 2
Industrial Maintenance - We have a variety of buildings and vehicles that need maintenance. We know there are folks out there with the skills to help maintain our plumbing, air conditioners, boilers, vehicles and systems.
Volunteer Need 3
Woodshop - Have you seen ours? It’s pretty awesome! Refinishing furniture, fixing a screen door, or crafting a new piece of trim on our molder.
Volunteer Need 4
Gardening - We have many beds scattered throughout our site. Help us with the kitchen garden, or pick one of the other beds. If you are a master gardener... help us manage our beautiful Rock Garden. There’s lots to do so long as it rains!
Volunteer Need 5
Event Planning - Great for the organized and energetic person! We have many events (or projects) where we could use the assistance following through or leading up to our goals.
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Shalom Spirituality Center

Shalom Spirituality Center is a sacred space in a peaceful environment. The word “shalom” is a Hebrew word in Scripture that means peace. Shalom offers a great variety of individualized and group retreat opportunities and programs for persons of all ages, cultures and religious affiliations. Programs and retreats integrate spirituality in mind, body and heart. Programs exist for spiritual growth along with a prayerful environment for deepening one’s prayer life. Other emphases include: support and renewal for married persons, widowed and divorced and inter-generational groups such as grandparents/grandchildren; creating awareness, educating and supporting dialogue regarding different cultures and social issues; support and education for those who are in the grieving process; prayer opportunities such as Taize Prayer and Centering Prayer; promotion of physical and mental well being such as Tai Chi and Yoga; spiritual direction, a labyrinth and meditation garden, and relating to the arts — music and writing. A wellness center for therapeutic massage and healing touch is available for all attendees. Religious, nonprofit, civic, education, business and professional groups may rent the Shalom facility for meetings, staff/board retreats, spiritual gatherings, etc. (a few hours, a day, overnight or longer). Four conference rooms with a variety of sizes and decors are available to accommodate groups of 10-50. The chapel offers flexible seating for groups up to 130 people. Fifty-five private bedrooms (some double occupancy) and can sleep up to 75 people). Shalom’s food service department can accommodate your group’s snack and meal needs. (Special dietary needs can be accommodated.) Shalom’s atmosphere of spirituality and peacefulness attracts many groups and they return annually because they enjoy hospitality, central air conditioning, free wi-fi, reasonable rates and more. Background: Shalom Retreat Center was established in 1989 as a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis and is included under the Sisters of St. Francis’ 501(c)(3) status. The building was constructed in 1881. In 1989, it became Shalom Retreat Center. The center is located adjacent to an 81-acre prairie and has many safe walking paths. In 2014, we changed the name of our Center from Shalom Retreat Center to Shalom Spirituality Center because the board and staff felt the word, “spirituality” describes our ministry in the 21st century. Shalom offers a significant amount of assistance for those unable to afford the full cost of a given program or retreat through contributed services and reduced fees. Shalom also keeps its fees very affordable. Shalom offers seekers an experience of place. The spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare and the Sisters of Saint Francis offer a stillpoint to an increasingly chaotic world. Shalom holds out an alternative to the stress and shifting sands of today’s living, and instead focuses retreatants on living lives of faith and deepening spirituality, which is life-giving and lasting.

Contact
Dana Weitz
Phone Number
5635823592
Email
dweitz@shalomretreats.org
Website Address
http://www.shalomretreats.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/shalomretreats
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/shalomretreats
Volunteer Need 1
We have several scheduled retreats this summer where we will need volunteers to help with dishes. This is typically about 1.5 hours per meal. Volunteers are generally scheduled about a week in advance. This would be for dishes (run through machine): July 17th Supper 5:15 || July 18-22 Breakfast 7:45, Lunch 11:45, Supper 5:15 || July 23 breakfast 7:45 || August 5th Supper 5:15 || August 6th Breakfast 7:45, Lunch 11:45, Supper 5:15 || August 7th Breakfast 7:45, Lunch 11:45 || August 12th Supper 5:15 August 13th Breakfast 7:45, Lunch 11:45, Supper 5:15 August 14th Breakfast 7:45, Lunch 11:45
Volunteer Need 2
Shalom Meditation Garden flower gardener plant, water, and weed flower beds. April 30 - Oct. 1, 2016. 6 - 8 hours per week.
Volunteer Need 3
Shalom South Patio and Hosta Plant flower gardener: plant, water, and weed flower beds/pots. April 30 - Oct. 1, 2016. 6 - 8 hours per week (includes hostas by south patio and where grotto used to be).
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AARP Foundation Dubuque Tax-Aide

Every year, AARP Tax-Aide helps millions of low- to moderate-income taxpayers get the credits and deductions they deserve. Tax-Aide in Dubuque has been operating for 30 years. Currently there are two sites, one at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 18th and White Streets and one on the west side of Dubuque at the Hills and Dales Lifetime Community Center. In 2015, volunteers helped prepare over 2000 tax returns for area residents. As a result, almost $3 million of federal and state tax refunds flowed into the local economy. Started in 1968 by four volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is now the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation program. Nationally, in 2013, over 35,000 volunteers worked at nearly 5,000 Tax-Aide community-based sites in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It helped 2.6 million people navigate complicated tax codes, receive proper credits and deductions, and file their federal, state and local tax returns. This help is more critical than ever as the U.S. tax code has become increasingly complicated. Older and low- to moderate-income people who use AARP Foundation Tax-Aide face particularly difficult tax situations: * Many older taxpayers are unaware of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or believe they don’t qualify for it. One of the most important forms of income support for low-income workers, the EITC reduces tax liability and can generate a refund. * Retirees accustomed to the short 1040EZ often face new provisions and complex forms to determine the taxable portion of their retirement income, different standard deduction amounts, permissible health care deductions, and, if they sell their house, treatment of capital gains. * If the spouse who has always handled taxes dies or becomes incapacitated, the other spouse may be unsure of how to proceed. Ready and able AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code. With their help, taxpayers received $1.3 billion in refunds and more than $244 million EITCs. By using AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, these low- to moderate-income taxpayers also avoid preparation fees and pitches for high-interest tax credit or refund loans.

Email
DubuqueTaxAide@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/get-involved/
Volunteer Need 1
IF YOU'RE GOOD WITH NUMBERS, BE A TAX VOLUNTEER. You'll work with taxpayers directly, filling out tax returns and helping them seek a refund. Experience isn't necessary - we'll train you on the latest tax preparation forms and software. For more information, email DubuqueTaxAide@gmail.com.
Volunteer Need 2
IF YOU LOVE WORKING WITH PEOPLE, BE A CLIENT FACILITATOR. You'll welcome taxpayers, help organize their paperwork, and manage the overall flow of service. For more information, email DubuqueTaxAide@gmail.com.
Volunteer Need 3
IF YOU SPEAK A SECOND LANGUAGE, YOU'RE URGENTLY NEEDED! We have a big demand for bilingual speakers. Dedicated translators who can assist our volunteers are also welcome. For more information, email DubuqueTaxAide@gmail.com.
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Runde Auto Group

Runde Auto Group is proud to offer the Community Support Truck for use by area nonprofits. This Chevy cube truck has a 16-foot cargo box and is outfitted with a Tommy Liftgate. Multiple organizations in the area have used this vehicle, including Toys for Tots, Dubuque Community Food Pantry, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Ginter Family Thanksgiving Dinner, American Heart Walk, Dubuque Rescue Mission, and more. If your organization is interested in using the Runde Community Support Truck, please call Amanda at 866-735-5200 to check for availability. We require a copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Contact
Amanda Munger
Phone Number
815-747-3011
Email
amunger@rundeautogroup.com
Website Address
http://www.rundeautogroup.com
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/RundeAuto
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/RundeAutoGroup
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