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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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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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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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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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Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman

The mission of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of individuals residing in long-term care by investigating complaints, seeking resolutions to problems and providing advocacy with the goal of enhancing quality of life and care.

Iowa’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is responsible, through federal and state law, for advocating for residents and tenants of long-term care facilities, including nursing facilities, residential care facilities, assisted living programs and elder group homes.

The Office strives to fulfill this responsibility every day by working to resolve complaints that impact the health, safety and welfare of residents and tenants, as well as by informing residents and tenants of their rights.

Contact
Cairn Reisch
Phone Number
5157253340
Email
Cairn.Reisch@iowa.gov
Website Address
iowaaging.gov/VOP
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteer Ombudsman Location: Local Long-Term Care Facility Key Responsibilities: • Make regular visits (at least once a month for a minimum of three hours) to a long-term care facility. • Advocate to protect the rights of long-term care residents. • Observe, listen, and interact with residents and identify concerns. • Aid and empower residents in resolving concerns • Submit summary of work to program on monthly basis Qualifications: • Over the age of 18 • Required to pass criminal history and abuse registry checks • Willing to serve as a Certified Volunteer Ombudsman for at least 9-12 months Time Commitment: • 12 hours of pre-service training including classroom training, telephone interview, self-study, and consultation to become certified. • After certification, a minimum of three hours per month for 9-12 months.
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St. Stephen’s Food Bank

St. Stephen’s Food Bank mission is to work in partnership with local non-profit organizations by distributing cost effective food recovery services to those in need.

Contact
Kathy Hutton
Phone Number
563-557-7474
Email
Kathy@ststephensfoodbank.org
Website Address
Http://www.ststephensfoodbank.org
Volunteer Need 1
Fundraising and community outreach events
Volunteer Need 2
Sorting and moving food product in the warehouse
Volunteer Need 3
Cleaning of the warehouse
Volunteer Need 4
Picking up donated product from local donors
Volunteer Need 5
Handy people with skills
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NAMI Dubuque (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of millions of Americans living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI Dubuque is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and serves as Dubuque’s Voice on Mental Illness for those in the tri-state community whose lives are affected by mental illness. We are located in the Schmid Innovation Center at 900 Jackson Street and share space with a number of other nonprofit organizations, together known as the Millwork Collective and dedicated to improving the lives of those in need in our community. NAMI Dubuque is a nonprofit and 100% volunteer organization and all of our services are open to the public and free of charge. NAMI’s cornerstones are support, education, and advocacy. We offer three different education courses for those with mental illness as well as for their families and caregivers. We also offer two monthly support groups, one for those with the lived experience of mental illness and one for their families and caregivers. In addition we offer monthly educational meetings featuring guest speakers, documentaries, etc. NAMI’s advocacy efforts focus on ensuring a healthcare system that provides fair and equal access to treatment for all of those in need. NAMI is committed to raising awareness of mental illness and combatting the relentless stigma surrounding it. NAMI offers the understanding that only those with the lived experience of mental illness can provide. People living with mental illness deserve a community that supports them and their families in their recovery. Mental illness devastates the lives of so many in our community and NAMI Dubuque exists to provide the support, education, and advocacy needed by those affected by mental illness.

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Contact
Diane Bucko
Phone Number
563-580-8653
Email
dmbucko@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.nami.org/sites/dubuque
Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/NAMIDubuque
Volunteer Need 1
Office Volunteers: Volunteers needed to greet visitors; answer and direct phone calls; inventory educational materials; sort mail; prepare mailings; assist with various other office tasks.
Volunteer Need 2
Board of Directors: NAMI Dubuque is in need of someone with a financial background to serve as Treasurer beginning in January 2016. The treasurer will monitor revenues and expenses and ensure maintenance of complete and accurate accounting of all funds received and disbursed, produce a monthly financial statement of income and expenses, and present the records of NAMI Dubuque for audit at such times as required by NAMI National and the State of Iowa. The Treasurer will also chair the Budget and Finance Committee.
Volunteer Need 3
Instructors for NAMI Signature Education Courses: Training for instructors is provided by NAMI on various dates at sites throughout the state. Training is paid for by NAMI Dubuque. Eligibility for training as an instructor requires that either you or a family member is living with a mental illness. Volunteers are needed to train as instructors for these three education courses: NAMI Family-to-Family, NAMI Peer-to-Peer, and NAMI Basics.
Volunteer Need 4
Facilitators for NAMI Support Groups: Training for facilitators is provided by NAMI on various dates at sites throughout the state. Training is paid for by NAMI Dubuque. Eligibility for training as a facilitator requires that either you or a family member is living with a mental illness. Volunteers are needed to train as facilitators for these two support groups: NAMI Family Support Group and NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group.
Volunteer Need 5
General Volunteers are needed to: Staff a NAMI table/booth at community outreach events; distribute NAMI literature and event flyers; offer technology/website/social media assistance; assist with special events; assist with monthly meetings; act as liaison with youth in the community; assist with fundraising activities; assist in advocacy efforts such as writing/calling legislators, etc.; serve on committees under the direction of the Board of Directors.
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Area Residential Care

Area Residential Care was founded in 1968 by a group of parents and other interested parties. From its inceptions, Area Residential Care’s purpose has been to provide community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization has grown over the last 40 years to to serve an average of 250 people annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in the Dubuque, Dyersville, and Manchester communities. Through these programs, Area Residential Care helps people with disabilities become active, participating members of the communities in which they live and work.

Contact
Amy Schauer
Phone Number
5635567560
Email
aschauer@arearesidentialcare.org
Website Address
http://www.arearesidentialcare.org
Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/arearesidentialcare
Twitter Page
http://twitter.com/AreaResCare
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday 9-2:30 pm to work directly 1:1 or in small groups with Area Residential Care consumers.The hours/amount of time will be determined by the volunteer and the program Director. Volunteers are needed to lead craft activities, provide entertainment such as music, play board games, and much more. For more information please contact PR & Marketing Director, Amy Schauer 563-557-4743.
Volunteer Need 2
Volunteers are needed at the Corporate and Community Games on Friday, June 24 various shifts from 3-10 pm and clean up Saturday, June 25 from approximately 8-noon. This fundraising event is silly games for a serious mission. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including instructing teams on how to play the games, scoring, selling raffle tickets, cleaning up, and more. This is a great opportunity for groups as we need nearly 100 volunteers! Contact PR & Marketing Director, Amy Schauer 563-557-4743.
Volunteer Need 3
Volunteers are needed for Dubuque Area Baconfest on Thursday, October 6 from approximately 4-9 pm. Various volunteer positions available including registration, raffle ticket sales, and more. Contact PR & Marketing Director, Amy Schauer 563-557-4743.
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CAPABLE Volunteer Co.

Mission Statement: To connect adults who have physical, medical, or mental health challenges with volunteer opportunities and to make a difference in their lives, in our community, and in the world. Vision: People with challenges, ages 20-65, will use their abilities to be self-confident, contributing members of our community. The focus will be on their abilities and what they can accomplish. The community will receive many hours of productive service. Everyone will enjoy diverse companionship in a respectful and accepting environment. CAPABLE volunteers serve throughout the community as well as create items at our weekly workshop which are donated to silent auctions for other organization’s fundraisers. There is also an annual service trip to global organizations/individuals. CAPABLE stands for Caring, Active People Achieving Better Lives Everyday.

Contact
Julie Schulte
Phone Number
563-663-2593
Email
capablevolunteer@gmail.com
Website Address
capablevolunteer.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capable-Volunteer-Co/
Volunteer Need 1
CAPABLE Volunteer: Must have a physical, medical, or mental health challenge, ages 20-65, who wants to volunteer at a site in the community, at our weekly workshop, or at special events. (Approximately 2 hours/week; flexible.)
Volunteer Need 2
Development and Marketing Coordinator: Any age/situation, who wants to help with program development, community education, and fundraising. (Approximately 4-6 hours/week or 'as needed.')
Volunteer Need 3
Drivers: Must have driver's license and insurance, who wants to help our volunteers get to their volunteer site, our workshop or special events. (Approximately 2-4 hours/week or 'as needed.')
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Clare Cares

Building friendships to end bullying and making our community a better place is something that is important to me and I hope it’s important to you too. The first Clare Cares project was to put a Buddy Bench on my school’s playground to help end bullying. The community has been so awesome with support that together we are able to put more than 25 Buddy Benches on playgrounds throughout the tri-state area. I knew I needed to do more to sustain my mission and to involve more kids and community members so that’s where Clare Cares monthly Buddy Play Dates began. At each event we come together, have fun, build friendships and do a give back to the community. Please join me in spreading my mission of changing the world by building friendships and making our community a better place.

Contact
Clare Vosberg
Phone Number
563-581-8921
Email
clarebear@clarecares.org
Website Address
http://www.clarecares.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/clarecaresdbq
Volunteer Need 1
Assist with Clare Cares Buddy Play Dates: help plan, organize, advertise and attend the monthly Buddy Play Dates
Volunteer Need 2
Help spread Clare Cares mission by helping to promote Clare Cares and involve more kids and community members
Volunteer Need 3
Interested in being on a sub-committee for other Clare Cares projects? Let us know! We are always looking for like minded individuals who want to change the world by building friendships.
Volunteer Need 4
Are you a business or organization that would like to help? We are always looking for hosts for our Buddy Play Dates and community give back projects that we work on.
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Camp Courageous

All people, regardless of ability level, have the right to opportunities found in the world around them. Individuals with disabilities, as well as their families, should experience year-round recreational and respite care activities in a camp setting. Camp Courageous of Iowa provides this needed service to all. The camp provides opportunities for social and personal growth within a supportive environment. Campers learn to try a variety of creative and challenging activities and experience success. Campers develop enhanced self-esteem which carries over to work, home, or school environments. Camp Courageous was founded in 1972 when forty acres of land was donated for the sole purpose of establishing a camp for the disabled. In 1973 five buildings were built from donated labor and materials. By 1974 the camp was ready for its first campers, which totaled 211. Today the camp is open year-round and has over 150 acres of land with 16 buildings. Annually, Camp Courageous serves thousands of individuals with disabilities ranging in age from 1 to 105. Camp Courageous was built and continues to operate on donations, without government assistance, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fund-raisers. What this means is that everything that is given to the camp goes directly to benefit the campers.

Contact
Shannon Poe
Phone Number
319-465-5916
Email
spoe@campcourageous.org
Website Address
http://campcourageous.org/
Volunteer Need 1
Visitor Center Volunteer-Volunteers are needed to staff the Visitors Center on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm. We need dependable, responsible, friendly folks who would be willing to answer phones, sell items in the camp store, accept donations and give occassional tours of camp. Training would be provided for all of these tasks. Please contact Shannon Poe (spoe@campcourageous.org) or Becky Melchert (bmelchert@campcourageous.org) with any questions, or to get signed up to help! Call 319-465-5916.
Volunteer Need 2
Open House Volunteers- The last Sunday in April and September Camp Courageous hosts a breakfast and open house. Volunteers are needed to cook pancakes (Sept.) and omelets (April), serve tables, park cars, help in the kitchen and more. If interested please contact Shannon Poe at spoe@campcourageous.org
Volunteer Need 3
Back to School Festival-On Tuesday, September 16, from 10am to 2pm, Camp Courageous will be hosting the 24th annual Back to School Festival. Special education students from around eastern Iowa are invited to camp to play games, swim, ride the train, dance and more. Volunteers are needed to run carnival games, do face painting, pop popcorn, and help with other activities. Volunteers would work from 9:30 to 2. If you have questions or would like to sign up to help, please contact Shannon Poe at spoe@campcourageous.org or at 319-465-5916 ext. 2320.
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Dubuque Bike Coop

Our mission is to build community by utilizing bicycles to promote healthy living and wellness along with environmental sustainability. We are a volunteer-run non-profit operating under the 501(c)(3) status of the Dubuque Rescue Mission. We accept donated bicycles, repair them, and check them out to members of the community. Bikes are checked out for a period of three months. Deposits typically range from $50 to $100, depending on the quality of the bike. At the end of the three month period, if the patron returns the bicycle in similar condition, the full deposit minus a $25 shop fee will be returned. The bicycle is then tuned up to be checked out again. If the patron chooses to keep the bicycle beyond the three month check-out period, the bicycle’s City of Dubuque license will be transferred to the patron, and the bike is theirs to keep. Volunteer mechanics meet Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 6-8pm at the Coop space located at 2206 Central Avenue. Both experienced bike mechanics and those who would like to learn the art are welcome. Bike checkouts occur on a weekly basis and once per month at the downtown Farmers Market during the summer months.

Contact
Rob Williams
Phone Number
(319) 621-4455
Email
dubuquebikes@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.dubuquebikecoop.org/
Volunteer Need 1
General volunteers - people to help with the day-to-day operations: taking in donations, organizing bikes/parts, talking with patrons, assisting with bike checkouts, learning/repairing bikes.
Volunteer Need 2
We would love to have a volunteer take over as webmaster: updating our website and posting information to social media.
Volunteer Need 3
Database administrator: create and maintain a database for our bikes and volunteers.
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ARK Advocates

ARK Advocates is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of family members, self advocates and community members. In addition to advocacy, we have expanded our service to include providing financial assistance, respite care and an adaptive equipment lending library free of charge to those in our community who are in need. ARK provides support to individuals from high functioning to medically fragile, including those with complex physical and/or cognitive needs.

Contact
Aulanda Krause
Phone Number
563-556-1785
Email
akrause@arkadvocates.org
Website Address
http://arkadvocates.org/
Volunteer Need 1
Fundraising and marketing Volunteer: Help ARK with fundraising and marketing to gain awareness and raise money in our community. Join the event committee for one of our two fundraisers each year. Help plan and organize the event. This person can also assist with exploring other possible fundraising activities for the organization.
Volunteer Need 2
We are looking for volunteers for our event, the Roll & Sole-a-Thon, Saturday, April 30. We are looking for volunteers to help with: Set up crew-- 9-10:30 am set up tables, chairs, heavy lifting of cones, etc. Bike Leaders-- Group meeting the week before, meet Saturday at 10:30, Leave at 11am. People stationed throughout the route to provide support as needed with safety, pass out water and to take pictures. Clean up crew 1 pm- pick up cones and flags, 2 pm tables, chairs, etc. Your help is appreciated. Thanks for your support.
Volunteer Need 3
Volunteer Coordinator: Help ARK stay organized by managing potential volunteers and communicating with them when there are events needing volunteers.
Volunteer Need 4
Respite Coordinator: Looking for a volunteer to help facilitate respite events for individuals with special needs 3-12 and 13-21. ARK usually has 6-12 events per year. This person would find available space and volunteers to participate in the events.
Volunteer Need 5
Join the ARK Board: Do you have a passion for helping people with special needs? Consider joining our board to help with decision making of our organization and leading our events. We meet one Tuesday evening per month.
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Project Concern

Project Concern educates and empowers those in need by providing personalized information and lasting solutions. The 211 call center provides individualized referrals and serves as the community’s Homeless Hotline. 211 is free, confidential and available 24/7. Project Concern’s Homeless Coordinator provides case management to clients who need immediate shelter and who are working towards independent living. The Shelter Plus Care program provides supportive services and permanent housing for those who are homeless with disabilities. The Foster Grandparent Program engages low-income seniors in the community in volunteering at local schools, reading with children. Project Concern strives to connect people to services, promote self sufficiency, provide information and advocacy, and encourage involvement.

Contact
Amy Hendricks
Phone Number
563-588-3980
Email
financeco@project-concern.org
Website Address
http://project-concern.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pcdbq
Volunteer Need 1
211 Operator - Volunteers complete a training in order to be able to answer 211 calls anytime Mon-Fri (8-4) and provide information and referrals directly to those in need. A committment of 2 hours per week is requested with this volunteer opportunity.
Volunteer Need 2
Foster Grandparents - If you are 55 or older and enjoy working with children, please contact Project Concern to apply for the Foster Grandparent Program. Volunteers receive a stipend of $2.65 an hour for their service.
Volunteer Need 3
Receptionist/Clerical - The receptionist is the first person individuals meet when they enter Project Concern! Project Concern is looking for a warm, welcoming and out-going individual to help with receptionist duties Monday-Friday. Agency hours are 8am-4pm. Tasks include answering phone calls and directing clients to the proper department, greeting walk-ins and assisting staff with various administrative projects
Volunteer Need 4
Special Projects - Please share your interests and skills with us in order for us to identify a project for you to assist us with.
Volunteer Need 5
Fundraising Committee - if you would like to help with the planning or implementation of an agency fundraiser, please contact us.
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Hills & Dales

Hills & Dales is recognized in Northeast Iowa as a leader and advocate for people with disabilities. The organization values a quality of life that enhances dignity, upholds rights and encourages choices. Hills & Dales maintains a focus and emphasis in serving people who have significant disabilities and who are medically fragile. Programs and Services: -Residential services with 24-hour nursing -Vocational/paid work program for adults -Community-based services which include: Respite, Supported Community Living, hourly support in apartments, Group Respite, and summer day program -Day Habilitation to enhance daily life skills (grocery shopping, volunteering, etc.) -Autism programs (Building Meaningful Lives Pilot Home) -Inclusive Childcare Center and preschool -LifeTime Program and congregate meals for seniors -Therapy Programs which include; music therapy, pet therapy, etc. -Intergenerational programs for people of all ages and abilities

Contact
Carol Boge
Phone Number
563-556-7878
Email
cboge@hillsdales.org
Website Address
http://www.hillsdales.org/site/
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteer to participate in various one-on-one or group activities with the individuals at our residential center, childcare center, or community center.
Volunteer Need 2
Volunteer at an agency sponsored event such as: Fall Picnic, Christmas Pageant, Fall Fun Night, Easter Egg Hunt, Back to School Bash, Special Holiday Congregate meal, etc.
Volunteer Need 3
Volunteer at special events such as: Golf Outing, Halloween Harvest, Challenge Day, Snowball Winter Dance, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Volunteer Need 4
Building and grounds improvement projects.
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Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging coordinates services for individuals to help them maintain the independence they desire. Services we provide include option counseling, case management, meal programs, caregiver support, respite services, consumer protection, evidence base health programs, advocacy, and recreation and education programs. We serve the following counties in Iowa: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Jackson, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama, Winneshiek.

The Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and the Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center, divisions of Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, help provide education and assistance to empower seniors and caregivers to protect personal information. These programs serve all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Contact
Kim Hinz
Phone Number
319-874-6863
Email
khinz@nei3a.org
Website Address
http://www.nei3a.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northeast-Iowa-Area-Agency-on-Aging/132556579921
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/NEI3A
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the city of Dubuque Monday through Friday, no weekends or holidays. There are 7 meal routes a day with 2 volunteers working each route, one to drive and one to take the meals to the home. Each route had approximately 25 to 30 deliveries and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Meals are picked up at 10:30 a.m. at Alverno Aprtments at 3525 Winsdor Avenue in Dubuque. Coolers are returned to the same location when delivery is completed.
Volunteer Need 2
Volunteer/Volunteers needed to help with paperwork. Duties include taking meal reservations, submitting meal numbers, answering the telephone, and greeting volunteers. This position could be filled by one person or different people each day. Times are flexible but would like to have a person start at 8:30 a.m. and work for 3 to 4 hours Monday through Friday.
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Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Operated through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Green Iowa AmeriCorps is a community service program. Our organization was founded in 2009 to address conservation and sustainable usage of energy resources in several Iowa communities as they struggled to rebuild from the devastating floods of 2008. Since the start of the flood recovery, Green Iowa AmeriCorps has been an active community partner. Members are trained as energy auditors and contribute to a comprehensive home energy program. Other involvement in the community includes deconstruction projects, creating energy educational programs for all ages, and assisting in the development of energy-related community outreach events. With the addition this year of the new site in Fairfield, we now have six sites spread throughout Iowa in Black Hawk, Dubuque, Jefferson, Linn, Polk, and Winneshiek counties.

In 2010 Green Iowa AmeriCorps was listed as one of the most innovative AmeriCorps programs in “Transforming Communities through Service: A Collection of 52 of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps Programs in the United States” by Americas Service Commissions and Innovations in Civic Participation. Chosen from 1,100 State Service Commission programs, Green Iowa AmeriCorps was selected for our weatherization and energy audit services. According to the publication, these services produce a lasting community impact by “providing residents with reduced utility bills and the education to become more conscious of energy use. This will enable Iowans to reduce overall demand for power and promote an energy-independent state.” In addition, we were recognized for our collaborative efforts with other service programs and for potential of program replication.

Contact
Annette Crady
Phone Number
563-690-6032
Email
acrady55@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.greeniowaamericorps.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/GreenIowaAmericorps
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/GreenIowaAC
Volunteer Need 1
We are always looking for volunteers to help with different projects throughout the year related to sustainability. We have one in particular we need volunteers for on Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Dubuque Rescue Mission Garden for Dubuque's 1st Annual Summer Sustainability Fair.
Volunteer Need 2
*Pizza~ Help prep, make, take orders and donations at the pizza stand.
Volunteer Need 3
*Recycle/Compost~ Stand by the recycle/compost areas to educate/help people on what to recycle and compost.
Volunteer Need 4
*Fair Games~ Be in charge of running a fair game and giving out prizes.
Volunteer Need 5
*General Volunteering~ Set up/take down event, flyering neighborhoods, be available during the event for general volunteering.