Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities Description
Food Pantry Assistance Collect donations, unload trucks, stock shelves, distribute food
Home Delivered Meals Deliver meals to the homebound
Food Backpack Fill backpacks with food for low income students
Luther Cafe to Community Package unused cafeteria food for food pantry recipients
Winn. Farmers Market Money changer for individuals utilizing SNAP benefits so they can purchase fresh fruits & vegetables at the market
Nisse Noon Meal delivery Pick up food at hospital and deliver to Nisse
Pre-school or Head Start Story hours, craft activities, games, outdoor activities
Elementary One on one or small group activities
Middle School Tutoring
Walking School Bus Walk with children to school to provide a safe route to school
Before & After School Kid's Clubs, snacks, homework, sharing hobby
Blood Drives Assist with registration, escort and canteen duties at drives
Volunteer Reception Center Register spontaneous volunteers
Community Disaster Team Respond to local needs for a major community disaster
Tax Assistance File tax returns for the low to mid income & elderly
Tax Assistance Support Provide support services for the tax program such as a greeter, reminder phone calls, setting up appointments, mailing postcards
Advisory Council/Board Serve on non-profit advisory councils/boards
Alzheimer's Walk Help with preparation activities and on the day of the walk
Animals Work with Humane Society for Northeast Iowa
Clerical Serve as receptionist, file clerk and other office duties
Select & pack books for visually impaired served by Iowa libraries
English As Second Language Work on one one with adult English language learners to help them become more comfortable using English in their daily lives
Gardening & Prairie Assist with gardening activities at various locations
Genealogical/Historical Research & maintain historical data
Grantwriting Help write grants for area non-profits
Mailings Assist with large mailings for various non-profits
Museum Assistance Guide; assist with general upkeep, behind the scene activities
Nursing Home Visitor Visit and engage residents in activities at area nursing homes
Seed Savers Exchange Special events and Sort seeds for distribution to non-profits across the U.S.
Thrift Stores Assist in sorting and processing donations
Trail Count Usage Help count people using the trails in your county
Decorah VA Center Welcome Veterans to Center & clerical assistance
Thunder Rode, Inc. Veterans Helping Veterans Program, Theraputic horseback riding

Volunteer Stations

AARP Tax Aide Program
Aase Haugen Home
Allamakee Community Schools
Allamakee County Agriculture Extension D
Allamakee County Food Shelf
Alzheimer's Association
American Red Cross
Congregational United Church of Christ
Cresco Public Library
Crestwood Elementary
Decorah Community Schools
Decorah Genealogy Association
Decorah Park & Rec
Decorah Police Department
Decorah Public Library
Decorah VA Clinic
Depot Outlet, Inc.
Family History and Documents Center
Food Pantry at First Lutheran
Friends of the Decorah Public Library
Good Samaritan Society - Postville
Hawkeye Care Centers of Cresco
Helping Services for Youth & Families
Howard County Charitable Projects, Inc.
Humane Society of Northeast Iowa
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum
LifeServe Blood Center
Luther College cafeteria to community program
NE Iowa Community Action Corp.
NE Iowa Retired and Senior Volunt
Nisse Preschool and Kid's Place
Northeast Iowa 3A
Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center
Northgate Care Center
Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
Oneota Film Festival
Ossian Senior Hospice
Porter House Museum
Postville Community Schools
Postville Food Pantry
Resource Conservation & Development NEIa
Saint Benedict School
Seed Savers Exchange
Sunflower Child Development Center
The City of Decorah
Thornton Manor Nursing Center
Thunder Rode, Inc.
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum
Wellington Place Care Facility
Winn. Co. Emergency Management
Winneshiek Co Convention & Visitors Bureau
Winneshiek County Conservation
Winneshiek County Historical Society
Winneshiek County Public Health