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Great Galena Balloon Race

The Great Galena Balloon Race raises $$ each year for Juvenile Diabetes research and for kids to attend Camp Hertko Hollow a camp for kids with diabetes. The event features hot air balloon races, live music, a balloon glow and lots of fun for all ages.

Volunteers receive a cool limited edition balloon race t-shirt and food/bev tickets for helping out!

Contact
Jake Dregne
Phone Number
815-281-2661
Email
jakebot@sbcglobal.net
Website Address
www.greatgalenaballoonrace.com
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Great-Galena-Balloon-Race-119260748103927/
Volunteer Need 1
Friday June 17 - event staff - selling tickets, t-shirts, helping with parking, etc.
Volunteer Need 2
Saturday June 18 - event staff - selling tickets, t-shirts, helping with parking, etc.
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Stonehill Franciscan Services

Vision Statement “In the spirit of St Francis of Assisi we commit to provide quality health and wellness services as we respond to changing needs.”

Contact
Sandy Collins
Phone Number
563-690-9635
Email
scollins@stonehilldbq.com
Website Address
www.stonehillDBQ.com
Volunteer Need 1
Pastoral Care Volunteer: primarily social opportunities to support our residents. There are also volunteers needed for services.
Volunteer Need 2
Activities Volunteer: This is a wide variety of things from cards, games, painting nails, outings, providing music, teaching an art class to helping with events.
Volunteer Need 3
Dietary Volunteer: Sitting and eating with residents, making their meal time social again
Volunteer Need 4
Assisi Village Volunteer: Independent and Assistant living volunteer who work with the residence in activities, outings, sharing a talent, gardening, etc.
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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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Family Advocates

Family Advocates is a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of sexual assault and family/partner abuse. Family Advocates serves residents of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties through offices in each county.

Contact
Darlene Masters
Phone Number
608-348-9674
Email
grantco@familyadv.org
Website Address
www.familyadv.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/FamilyAdvocatesInc
Volunteer Need 1
Direct: Volunteers who ARE working directly with clients. Direct volunteers in the following areas must complete a maximum 4 hour training course. The training covers areas such as crisis intervention, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Qualifications: an interest in issues of violence, community activism, and human rights; able to advocate for women, children, and families; crisis intervention, flexibility, honesty, integrity, and confidentiality. Requirements: Must volunteer a minimum of 20 hours, excluding training & orientation. If a volunteering for college credit, must commit to the full semester.
Volunteer Need 2
Indirect: Volunteers who ARE NOT working directly with clients. Indirect volunteers work in the following areas after they have received a brief orientation of Family Advocates, Inc. as well as information on domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Qualifications: Positive work ethic, organization skills, basic cleaning skills, flexibility, honesty, integrity, and confidentiality. These are some of the areas in which Family Advocates, Inc. utilizes volunteers. If you would like more information please call 608-348-5995 extension 0.
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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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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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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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Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Iowa Chapter

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Contact
Alexandra Barton
Phone Number
563-589-0030
Email
abarton@alz.org
Website Address
alz.org/greateriowa
Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/greateriowaalz
Twitter Page
twitter.com/ALZIowa
Volunteer Need 1
We are in need of volunteers to help with the Dubuque Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, Sept. 10. We have a volunteer interest form available on our walk website, act.alz.org/dubuquewalk. Most positions will be 2-3 hours in length and everything is wrapped up by noon on that Saturday. Here are specific positions we are looking for: Food volunteers: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Promise Garden tent volunteers and planters: 7:30-10 a.m. T-shirt pick up volunteers: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Route Monitors: 8-10:30 a.m.
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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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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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Crescent Community Health Center

Crescent Community Health Center is a local medical and dental clinic providing basic (primary) medical and oral health care.

Our doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists and other staff offer high-quality and affordable care to anyone needing a medical and/or dental home. Our philosophy is to make you, the patient, the center of care and a partner in your treatment. The cost of our services for uninsured patients are figured on a sliding fee scale and discounted based upon the household income and size. We serve individuals and families who are uninsured, underinsured and those with various types of insurance. Patients from any area are welcomed to our practice. We are conveniently located at 1789 Elm Street in the Washington Neighborhood and across the street from Eagle Country Market.

Contact
Angela Petsche
Phone Number
(563) 552-8080
Email
apetsche@crescentchc.org
Website Address
http://www.crescentchc.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/CrescentCHC
Volunteer Need 1
Patient Advisory Group Crescent will be establishing a Patient Advisory Group made up of dental and medical patients already established at Crescent. The role of these volunteers will be to serve as an informal mechanism for involving patients and families in policy and program formation and improvement.
Volunteer Need 2
Delivery Volunteers are always needed at Crescent CHC to assist in the delivery of services. Some projects may be hours in length or project based. Volunteers may assist with the patient portal system coming in August 2014 and delivery of patient satisfaction surveys.
Volunteer Need 3
Pre-Screening Assistant Assistance with pre-screening in mass enrollment for the Affordable Care Act between November 2014 to February 2015.
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Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation

Compass to Care ensures children, whose parents have a financial need, can access life-saving cancer treatment. We carry out this mission by paying for all travel arrangements to get these children from their homes to the hospital for cancer treatment. These expenses include: airfare, bus fare, car rental, gasoline, lodging, parking fees, taxi fees, train fare, and/or tolls. Compass to Care’s beneficiaries are: Children under the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with cancer, and who are currently in an active cancer treatment. Children whose parents demonstrate a financial need. Children who live in and are traveling within the contiguous United States.

Contact
Christine Rapp, Program Manager --- Michelle Ernsdorff, Founder
Phone Number
Christine: 563-231-0458 --- Michelle: 312-515-9490
Email
Christine: assistant@compasstocare.org --- Michelle: michelle@compasstocare.org
Website Address
http://www.CompassToCare.org
Facebook Page
http://www.Facebook.com/CompassToCare
Twitter Page
http://www.twitter.com/CompassToCare
Volunteer Need 1
Office Volunteers: Compass to Care seeks volunteers to come to our Dubuque office each month to help with any projects that need attention. This may include writing thank you notes, making calls to our donors, or anything that needs to get done. Have an hour or two? Join us in the beautiful Schmid Innovation Center! Volunteers can signup on our website, http://compasstocare.org/current-volunteer-opportunities/
Volunteer Need 2
Compass to Care at Dubuque Farmer's Market. Are you an early riser who loves being outside? Then we need you! Compass to care will be manning a booth at the Dubuque Farmer's Market on August 27, 2016 and we need several bright-eyed, enthusiastic people to help us promote Replace the Lace, Dina Dolls and Compass to Care, and of course, accept donations! Three 2-hour shifts are available. If you have questions, please contact Christine in the Dubuque office at 563-231-0458 or assistant@compasstocare.org. Location: 13th & Iowa- Booth B. 1st Shift: 8/27/2016, 6:30 AM-8:30 AM. 2nd Shift: 8/27/2016, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM. 3rd Shift: 8/27/2016, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM. Please signup on our website, http://compasstocare.org/current-volunteer-opportunities/
Volunteer Need 3
Calling all Jazz fans! We are manning a booth at Dubuque... And All That Jazz on Friday, September 2, 2016. If you love outdoor festivals, live music (The Lonely Goats), and promoting Compass to Care, then this is the opportunity for you! We need several volunteers in 2-hour shifts throughout the evening to help promote Replace the Lace, the Dina Dolls and Compass to Care, and of course, accept donations! Questions? Contact Christine in the Dubuque office at 563-231-0458 or assistant@compasstocare.org. Location: Under the Town Clock at 7th & Main. We are sharing a booth with Dubuque Main Street. The booth is located just north of the stage area - the perfect location for showing off our gold shoelaces and Dina Dolls! 1st Shift: 9/2/2016, 4:00 PM -6:00 PM. 2nd Shift: 9/2/2016, 6:00 PM -8:00 PM. 3rd Shift: 9/2/2016, 8:00 PM -10:00PM. Please signup on our website, http://compasstocare.org/current-volunteer-opportunities/
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UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital

Volunteers are an integral part of Finley. In fact there are hundreds of volunteers who support the hospital. If impacting the lives of Finley patients interests you, a volunteer position at Finley may be the opportunity for you.

Contact
Jolene Koopmann
Phone Number
563-589-2643
Email
jolene.koopmann@unitypoint.org
Website Address
http://www.unitypoint.org/dubuque/volunteer.aspx
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/UnityPointDubuque
Volunteer Need 1
We are looking to expand our volunteer base with good workers and outgoing individuals who want to make a positive impact on our hospital and patient care. We are currently looking for volunteers to work in the following areas: Customer Service Representatives, Mail Delivery, Senior Health Insurance Information Program(SHIIP), Rehab Unit Host, Summit Unit Host, Information Desk, Patient Transporter, Eucharistic Minister, Homecare, Human Resources, Marketing, Summit Unit Host, Surgical Waiting Room, Music Therapy, and Pet Therapy. Volunteer Services meets with each applicant to discuss their experience and talents to find the best volunteer match for the volunteer and the hospital.
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Relay For Life Dubuque

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Contact
Kelly Nielsen
Phone Number
5635139569
Email
kelly.nielsen@cancer.org
Website Address
https://relayforlife.org/dubuqueia
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Relay-for-Life-of-Dubuque-IA
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/DubuqueRFL
Volunteer Need 1
Bring the Fun: Individuals in this role build the fun, lead the strategic development, and execute of all Relay activities to ensure that participants have fun, are engaged, and enjoy their experience both at the event and through every interaction they have with Relay For Life. Individuals in this role possess strong leadership and mentoring skills and are comfortable representing the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life. This volunteer would be asked to attend the one hour Team Meeting twice a month.
Volunteer Need 2
Relay Activities: Individuals in this role are creative, organized, and know what it takes to have a good time. Additionally, individuals in this role are comfortable cultivating relationships with various and vast groups and organizations in the community that are willing to contribute to the implementation of creating a dynamic and exciting Relay For Life event. This volunteer would be asked to attend the one hour Team Meeting twice a month.
Volunteer Need 3
Online and Social Communications: Individuals in this role are an online voice and connector to the community’s Relay For Life event. They are comfortable in using a variety of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Relay Nation, forums, etc.) and are willing to learn ways to support and engage Relay participants through the online fundraising website. This volunteer would be asked to attend the one hour Team Meeting twice a month.
Volunteer Need 4
Community Champion: Individuals in this role are a voice and outward-facing champion for the Relay For Life event in their community. They are outgoing and willing to speak to groups and individuals about Relay For Life, with the goal of bringing more exposure, people, and fundraising to the event. This volunteer would be asked to attend the one hour Team Meeting twice a month.
Volunteer Need 5
Youth Champion: Individuals in this role are a voice and outward facing champion for the Relay event within the youth market in their community. They are outgoing and willing to speak and build relationships with schools and youth-based groups about the event with the goal of engaging youth in cancer awareness, education, and fundraising activities to grow Relay For Life participation and income. This volunteer would be asked to attend the one hour Team Meeting twice a month.
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Jo Daviess County Relay For Life

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. Celebrate – During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they’ve overcome. Remember – We remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. Fight Back – The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

Contact
Jane Holland
Phone Number
815-238-6010
Email
hollandcamp19@mac.com
Website Address
http://relay.acsevents.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeJDC
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/RelayForLifeJDC
Volunteer Need 1
Start a New Team and begin to recruit and organize a team of friends, family members, and coworkers. There is no minimum number required to form a team.
Volunteer Need 2
Become a Committee Member. Get involved with the JDC Relay For Life event by joining the event committee. Committee members ensure everything is organized, from recruiting and motivating teams and sponsors to planning ceremonies.
Volunteer Need 3
No matter how many hours you have available, we need your help. Volunteers can help stuff envelopes or set up the day of the event.