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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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Toys for Tots

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

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

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

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

The mission of Operation: New View Community Action Agency is to mobilize federal, state and local resources within Dubuque, Delaware and Jackson counties to focus on planning and operating programs designed to eliminate poverty by serving the needs of low-income people and providing them with the opportunities, motivation, skills, and knowledge to become self-sufficient and to reach their full potential.

Contact
Hobie Wood
Phone Number
(563) 556-5130 ext. 19
Email
hwood@operationnewview.org
Website Address
www.operationnewview.org
Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/Operation-New-View-Community-Action-Agency-281084832040120/
Volunteer Need 1
VITA Tax Preparer Volunteers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a free tax preparation program sponsored by the IRS; its focus is assisting eligible low-to-moderate income individuals and families in filing their taxes. Tax Preparer Volunteers responsibilities include: • Preparing taxpayer’s return. • Interviewing taxpayer to determine if all income, deductions and allowable credits are claimed. • Maintaining confidentiality of taxpayer information. No prior tax experience is necessary and training will be provided. Volunteer a few hours a week in Dubuque, Manchester, or Maquoketa. Flexible volunteer hours are available from January 25th - April 8th, 2016.
Volunteer Need 2
VITA Quality Reviewer Volunteer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a free tax preparation program sponsored by the IRS; its focus is assisting eligible low-to-moderate income individuals and families in filing their taxes. Quality Reviewer Volunteers responsibilities include: • Perform a quality review of returns prepared by volunteer tax preparers. • Timely review all tax returns for accuracy and completeness. • Maintain confidentiality of taxpayer information. No prior tax experience is necessary and training will be provided. Volunteer a few hours a week in Dubuque, Manchester, or Maquoketa. Flexible volunteer hours are available from January 25th - March 31st, 2016.
Volunteer Need 3
VITA Intake Interviewer Volunteer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a free tax preparation program sponsored by the IRS; its focus is assisting eligible low-to-moderate income individuals and families in filing their taxes. Intake Interviewer Volunteers responsibilities include: • Greet taxpayers and ensure that they have brought all necessary information. • Interview the taxpayer to complete the intake forms. Pass along competed forms to the site coordinator. No prior tax experience is necessary and training will be provided. Volunteer a few hours a week in Dubuque, Manchester, or Maquoketa. Flexible volunteer hours are available from January 25th - March 31st, 2016.
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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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Circles Initiative

Circles connects volunteer Allies with families wanting to make the journey out of poverty. These Allies share their time, friendship and talents to support individuals as they work to reach their goals. There are barriers that keep even the most motivated from achieving prosperity—but Circles breaks down these barriers by expanding opportunity and resources, so families can create and follow their paths to stability.

Every Tuesday evening Circles meets at Prescott Elementary School from 5:30-8:00PM. A donated meal is served, and volunteer-led childcare provided (volunteers may bring their children). After dinner, weekly programming takes place that covers areas including leadership development, soft skills training, financial literacy, peer support, SMART goal assessment, career planning, creating action to solve poverty, and much more. We welcome community groups and organizations who are interested in leading a program at Circles. Please email us for more details.

The Dubuque Circles Initiative is part of an innovative national movement that works to engage individuals and the community in resolving poverty. It encourages growth from people of all financial classes, so we can work together to create deep and lasting change in Dubuque.

Contact
Ermina Soler
Phone Number
563-690-6109
Email
Esoler@cityofdubuque.org
Website Address
http://www.cityofdubuque.org/1398/Circles-Initiative
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/DubuqueCirclesInitiative
Volunteer Need 1
Provide a meal and break bread with us. Our weekly meetings begin with dinner—and what better way to build community and friendship than by sharing a meal together. Every meal we serve is donated from generous groups and families such as yours. Cook the meal yourself, or have it catered. Donations are also accepted. We have 60-75 people in attendance each week. Meetings are every Tuesday night at from 6:00-8:30PM.
Volunteer Need 2
Inspire a child by helping in our Kids’ Corner! While their parents actively work toward their goals, our Circles kids get to hang you with you! Play, read, mentor and have a blast in our Kids’ Corner. Work with other volunteers and interns to provide a safe, fun and educational experience for the children. Meetings are every Tuesday night at from 6:00-8:30PM.
Volunteer Need 3
Allies needed! Allies build intentional relationship with families and individuals who want to get out of poverty. You will work side by side with a team of fellow Allies as you support someone working to reach their goals. Offer friendship, share your time, and offer your skills with someone who may not have a friend like you in their lives. Meetings are every Tuesday night at from 6:00-8:30PM.
Volunteer Need 4
Internships The Circles Initiative offers various student internships. These opportunities offer a valuable chance to build and hone career skills, while taking part in an incredible movement. Please email us for more information.
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The Mop Shop

The Mop Shop is the brain-child of Mindy and Missy Dalgarn who became aware of the need for cleaning supplies during the 2013 holiday season. They were surprised and saddened to discover that a significant number of county residents included “cleaning supplies” on their holiday wish lists hanging on the angel tree in the lobby of a local bank. In follow-up conversations with various community agencies, food pantries, and the regional food bank, it became clear that while the need was acknowledged, food pantries’ primary focus was, understandably, on the procurement and distribution of food. Based upon the premise that if people cannot afford food, they likely cannot afford cleaning supplies, The Mop Shop was created. Its most basic goal is to insure families possess the primary ingredients necessary to live in a clean, safe, and healthy environment, an environment that enhances an individual’s self esteem. With a donation of space from the Village of Elizabeth and a seed grant from The Pollination Project, The Mop Shop opened its doors in the Municipal Building last August. The shop is open every Monday, with the exception of holidays, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In just 6 months, nearly 250 clients and family members, from nine communities within the county, have registered. Clients need only indicate that they are “in need” and complete a one-time registration sheet. Operating as a NON 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The Mop Shop relies solely on the generosity and goodwill of local businesses, community organizations, churches, schools, family and friends. TMS received early support from Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, Timothy’s Table, Gasser’s True Value, the University of Illinois Extension, Galena Bible Church, and the employees at Premier Bank in Dubuque. Since then, The Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Galena has designated the third Sunday of every month as “Mop Shop Sunday,” Galena’s Taste of Home Cooking School donated $500, and the Galena Territory Association office staff, Apple River State Bank, friends and family made generous donations over the holidays. Most recently, 12 cases of mops and brooms were donated by the Libman Company, a $250 donation was received from Premier Bank, and the Jo Daviess County 4-H Federation is putting the finishing touches on a winter “Rag Drive.” Goals for 2015 include increasing the organization’s outreach, adding to its volunteer roster, partnering with the county transit system to provide transportation to clients, promoting TMS through social media and continued donation solicitation. While the local Mop Shop has continued to grow, it is the Dalgarns’ ultimate vision that THIS Mop Shop be the first among many and that it serve as a blueprint for others in the Tri-State area and throughout the nation. To learn more visit www.themopshop.org or find The Mop Shop on Facebook. For further information, please contact Missy Dalgarn at 815-776-0012 or melissadalgarn@hotmail.com

Contact
Missy Dalgarn
Phone Number
815-776-0012
Email
melissadalgarn@hotmail.com
Website Address
http://www.themopshop.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mop-Shop/906095086085959
Volunteer Need 1
TMS Volunteer-Mondays 10:30 am - 1:15 pm. Meet, greet, and register clients. Monitor and track cleaning supplies selected. Set one table and three chairs in the lobby area prior to opening and tear down at closing. This shop is very small - 8 X 13 feet. Please take the opportunity to view our website for pictures and additional information. We seek volunteers who are friendly, supportive, compassionate, respectful of others, and wish to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
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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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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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Helping Services for Northeast Iowa

For over 40 years Helping Services has been promoting the health and well-being of children and adults. We work to end domestic violence and child abuse; build healthy families, friendships, and relationships; and empower people to stop the future misuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Our teams provide presentations, research-based programs, trainings, and advocacy to work with community members in creating safe, nurturing, and healthy environments.

Contact
Erin
Phone Number
563-387-1720
Email
ecorradi@helpingservices.org
Website Address
http://www.helpingservices.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/helpingservices
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/helpingservices
Volunteer Need 1
Third Party Fundraiser | To keep our mission moving forward, we have a large fundraising goal each year. Luckily, local folks share in our goal to stop misuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. These folks host dinners, donate their birthday, or come up with other creative ways to raise dollars for that mission. We are excited to work with you. This form will help us work together: https://docs.google.com/a/helpingservices.org/forms/d/1P5GYZ41EPP_GQqk68R_HDMsmVdSBedu983wx_YeVNV4/viewform
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Opening Doors

Opening Doors is the non-profit organization that operates the Maria House and Teresa Shelter. Our mission is to offer hospitality and opportunity to women, alone or with children, who need emergency or transitional housing and related support services. Since beginning in 2000, Opening Doors has served over 2,400 homeless women and children.

Contact
Jessica Bleile
Phone Number
563-582-7480.
Email
jbleile@openingdoorsdbq.org
Website Address
http://www.openingdoorsdbq.org
Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/openingdoorsdbq
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteer Photographer-- needed for events such as our Opening Doors Dash on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Photographer needed on this date 8-10 am. Photographer will need to provide electronic files and rights to the images.
Volunteer Need 2
Volunteers needed for Trivia Night on Friday, March 6 at Clarke Univeristy. Various positions between 3-10 pm. Help includes registration, selling raffle tickets, scoring, running answer sheets between teams and scorer, etc.
Volunteer Need 3
Opening Doors Dash on Saturday, April 11 from 8am-11am. We will have a variety of volunteer needs at the race and with children's activities, contact jbleile@openingdoorsdbq.org for more information.
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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

The Iowa CASA program recognizes the importance of advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. The Iowa CASA program solely provides trained and qualified community individuals to advocate for the best interests of children who come before the court as a direct result of abuse or neglect as defined by the state child welfare laws. All Iowa CASAs must submit an application, provide three personal references, complete a personal interview with CASA staff, pass background checks, complete thirty (30) hours of pre-service training and take an Oath of Confidentiality with a Judge before being appointed to a case.

Contact
Kerry Brennan
Phone Number
563-538-4649
Email
Kerry.brennan@dia.iowa.gov
Website Address
https://childadvocacy.iowa.gov/staticpages/index.php?page=HoeferCoordinator
Volunteer Need 1
Court Appointed Special Advocates Upon completion of pre-service application and training requirements, CASAs are assigned to a case. CASAs meet with the child in person at least once every 30 days and gather information from professionals about the child and case in order to make informed recommendations to the Juvenile Court regarding the best interest of the child. Additional duties include: attending meetings, reading case file information, writing reports for court, and attending court hearings. CASAs average 8-10 hours per month working on a case. CASAs also obtain 12 hours of in-service training each year.
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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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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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Reach & Rise Mentor Program of the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, utilizing Christian principles, creates opportunities for growth, leadership, and empowerment for women, men, and youth by building healthy mind, spirit and body with emphasis on respect, responsibility, caring and honesty, and the elimination of racism and prejudices. The Reach & Rise Mentoring Program connects caring, responsible, dependable mentors with youth who lack role models & are in communities challenged by poverty, crime, single-parent households, or are facing other social issues.

Contact
Jennie Weber, Program Director
Phone Number
563-556-3371
Email
jweber@dubuquey.org
Website Address
http://www.dubuquey.org/
Volunteer Need 1
Reach & Rise is looking for responsible, caring adults (23yrs of age or older) willing to commit 1 year to help foster the healthy development and growth of youth. Mentors will participate in a 15hr training and submit to a background check. Mentors & Mentees receive on-going support from the Reach & Rise Director to help both individuals meet goals. Become a MENTOR; change two lives!
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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.