8th & College Connections
Put your English skills to work to help immigrants and refugees. If you are flexible, open to new people and experiences, and have language skills you would like to use to help an immigrant or refugee gain the skills needed for success in our community, please consider volunteering with the English Language Learners program of 8th & College Connections, located in Trinity Las Americas UMC at 1548 8th Street in Des Moines. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm and we offer instruction in levels Basic Beginner through Level 4. You will join a class as an assistant and, as you get comfortable, we will probably ask you to substitute. Teaching experience is not needed, but a welcoming spirit is. You will make friends with other volunteers and with your students and you will know that your contribution broadcasts care and compassion to people who really need that more than anything else. For more information, contact
Wendy Vasquez at 515-771-8656.
Click here to visit Bidwell-Riverside's "Volunteer Opportunities" page for an up-to-date list of current needs.
Children and Family Urban Movement
Click here to visit CFUM's Volunteer page, which contains listings of their current volunteer needs along with a wealth of information.
Click here to visit Hawthorn Hill's "Get Involved" page for both a list of volunteer opportunities and other ways to support their work in central Iowa.
West Des Moines UMC - Iowa State Fair Food Stand
West Des Moines UMC is inviting other churches to help staff the last remaining church-sponsored food stand at the Iowa State Fair. Click here for more information.