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.
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.
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make Linwood Cemetery look beautiful
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
Our mission is to organize races, inspire people to run, and give back to our community.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Mission: To provide free and low cost clothing to those in need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To promote the building of community with respect for the outdoors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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