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Volunteer Opportunities at the University of Iowa
The members of the Hancher Guild provide support for cultural and educational activities, foster community interest, and host visiting artists, among other activities. Many retirees are on the rolls. Working hours are flexible. The Hancher main office (335-1130) will direct volunteers to the current president of the Guild.
Web site: http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/
Volunteers welcome visitors, conduct tours, and staff the museum shop. Tour guides interpret Iowa history as it relates to the University and the Old Capitol Building. Tours may be given for the general public, civic groups, pre-schoolers, elementary, high school and college students. Training is provided. Contact the Old Capitol Museum (335-0548).
Web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~oldcap/
Volunteers welcome visitors to the museum, assist in the Museum Gift Ship, help with receptions and special events, and lead tours for schools and public groups. All necessary training is provided, and hours are very flexible. Contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator, Sarah Horgen (319-335-0606).Web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA). There are many opportunities to get involved at the UIMA, including: participating in the UIMA Docent Program; helping to plan; prepare; and execute Museum fund-raising events; exhibition openings, receptions, and other special activities; performing general office assistance; and greeting guests at special events and programs. For more information on volunteering with the UIMA, visit the web site at http://uima.uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-1727.
This is an invitation...to become involved! Help support patients, families, faculty and staff through Volunteer Services at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Every single volunteer has the opportunity to make a difference. Activities are virtually limitless with nearly 100 different volunteer positions to choose from, with or without direct patient contact. Visit with a lonely patient, cuddle a baby, share resources from the Patients' Library, act as a docent to the large collection of artwork, tutor a child, play the piano, act as an ambassador from our community to people from across the state of Iowa, the nation, even the world. We have the perfect spot for you! Please visit our website for information: http://www.uihealthcare.org/Volunteers
Mission: The Community-Based Learning Program prepares students
for community leadership and citizenship. In doing so, CBLP
helps connect students, faculty members and staff with
communities, responds to community needs and opportunities, and
serves as a portal to the University for community organizations
seeking student involvement.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
ELDER SERVICES, INC. RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
Services, Inc. RSVP connects people to purpose! RSVP recruits
and links persons 55+with volunteer opportunities that meet
critical community needs and provides a high quality experience
that enriches the lives of the volunteer and those they serve.
The RSVP philosophy promotes older adults as a rich resource
because they learn new skills or share their unique knowledge
and talents with people of all ages.
Web site: http://www.rcjc.org
The Senior Center has a variety of additional volunteer opportunities, both long and short-term. Start a club or lead an activity group; provide health insurance counseling to seniors; supervise evening and weekend activities at the Center; produce videos of Senior Center programs to broadcast on cable TV; join a committee to help with program planning, community outreach, communication, or fundraising; and much more. Volunteers are essential to the operation of the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. To get involved, contact the Community Outreach Specialist, Emily Light, at 319-356-5224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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