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Sports World

Sports World sends professional athletes to share personal life experiences with students, helping them to recognize the consequences of their choices while challenging them with a message of hope. Our focus at Sports World is to help students see the value of making positive choices in their life. We are also here to come alongside teachers and administrators, reinforcing what they are already teaching. Our focus is not to create shame for making bad decisions, but to show students they can choose a better way. As our tagline says… “You’re not born a Winner; You’re not born a Loser; You’re born a CHOOSER.” ™

Contact
Carrie Miller
Phone Number
563-582-9778
Email
eventsmadefun@gmail.com
Website Address
sportsworld.org
Volunteer Need 1
Driver needed
Volunteer Need 2
community awareness
Volunteer Need 3
community awareness
Volunteer Need 4
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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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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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Two by Two Education

Since 2005, Two by Two has developed research-based, character education curricula based on 21st Century education standards – the skills children need to succeed in work, school and life. Character education is a national movement creating schools and communities that foster ethical, responsible and caring young people by modeling and teaching good character through emphasis on universal values.

Contact
Kristin Woodward-Vaassen
Phone Number
(563)513-0059
Email
info@twobytwoeducation.org
Website Address
http://www.twobytwoeducation.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/twobytwoedu
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/twobytwoedu
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteer! Your support is crucial to bringing Two by Two character education into classrooms and communities. Year-round mission support, event sponsorship, cause-related marketing, and general donations provide critical funding for materials and services that help grow our character education initiatives. Whether it’s once a month, once a week, a few hours everyday, or just at special events; we want to include you in our mission! Please contact info@twobytwoeducation.org or call 563.513.0059 for more information.
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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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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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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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Foster Grandparent Program

Project Concerns Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) enables children with special needs to achieve improved physical, mental, emotional, and social development while providing Senior Citizens an enriching and rewarding volunteer experience. Through the program, seniors 55 and older volunteer to mentor elementary school students on their reading skills. Foster Grandparents not only strengthen the community by providing valuable youth services, but by building bridges across generations and strenghtening the Dubuque Community.

Contact
Jamie Covell
Phone Number
(563)588-3980 ext. 114
Email
fgpcoordinator@project-concern.org
Website Address
http://project-concern.org/cms-view-page.php?page=foster-grandparents
Volunteer Need 1
Foster Grandparent Volunteers: Work with students aged 3 - 11 at various daycare centers, elementary schools, preschools, and community centers. Identified students work one-to-one or in a small group with the volunteer to practice literacy and math skills. Volunteers become mentors to the students they work with and develop meaningful relationships throughout their time together.
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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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Dyersville Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

Research shows that proficiency in reading by the end of third grade enables students to shift from learning to read to reading to learn, and to master the more complex subject matter they encounter in the fourth grade curriculum. Most students who fail to reach this critical milestone falter in the later grades and often drop out before earning a high school diploma. Yet two-thirds of U.S. fourth graders are not proficient readers, according to national reading assessment data. This disturbing statistic is made even worse by the fact that more than four out of every five low-income students miss this critical milestone.

Although schools must be accountable for helping all children achieve, providing effective teaching for all children in every classroom every day, the Campaign is based on the belief that schools cannot succeed alone. Engaged communities mobilized to remove barriers, expand opportunities, and assist parents in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities to serve as full partners in the success of their children are needed to assure student success.

Contact
Jessica Pape
Phone Number
563-920-9206
Email
jpape1112@gmail.com
Website Address
http://www.dyersville.org/grade-level-reading
Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/dyersvilleGLR
Volunteer Need 1
Help at Family Literacy Night on February 17th from 6-7:30 PM at the Dyersville Social Center. Volunteers will help serve a free meal, give out books, and organize families. This would be great for any ages-especially those interested in education or child development!
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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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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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Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Junior Achievement fosters the future success and economic health of young people and the communities in which they live. We do this by providing hands-on elementary and secondary programs focused on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Through these programs and the support of businesses and individuals, JA reinforces the relevancy of schools’ curriculum and empowers young people to own their economic success.

Contact
Cassie Druhl
Phone Number
309-736-1630
Email
cassandra.druhl@ja.org
Website Address
www.jaheartland.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Junior-Achievement-of-the-Heartland-202819716414517/timeline/?ref=hl
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/JAHeartland
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteer in your local school to reinforce important life skills that help students prepare for success in the real world. The volunteer activity takes place in a classroom setting and consists of 5-7 weekly visits for one-hour per week. Junior Achievement matches volunteers with local classrooms and provides the training and materials needed for a fun and engaging learning experience.
Volunteer Need 2
Volunteers are needed to help at our fundraising events. Activities may include pre-event and post-event set up and take down; checking in participants; selling raffle tickets; and assisting guests at the event. The time commitment will vary based on the event, but is limited to a one-day volunteer experience.
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Clarke University Enactus

Clarke University Enactus’ mission is to help improve the lives of our community in a sustainable way by using our business skills and knowledge.

Contact
Mary Hemm
Phone Number
5635886365
Email
Mary.Hemm@Clarke.edu
Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/ClarkeEnactus
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/ClarkeEnactus