United Way Volunteer Opportunities

Community Impact Teams
Our Community Impact Teams are welcoming new volunteers to serve on each of our three teams:
Each team reviews and recommends programs for investments to improve the lives of people in our community. Duties include attending quarterly meetings, working cooperatively to make informed decisions, making recommendations to our Leadership Team, as well as other various duties. For more information contact Terrie Binneboese or Lori Twohig.

Campaign Volunteer Opportunities
A Loaned Executive participates in a one day training session to learn about United Way, tour partner agencies, and learn 'Best Practice' campaign techniques.  Each LE is responsible for confirming the support of five local businesses who have a medium-high level of support for United Way.  The training is held in early August and volunteers can expect to spend 2-4 hours/week through November, working with their accounts, speaking to businesses and employees, and collecting results. For more information contact Jenna Walsh.
Campaign Executive
A Campaign Executive is responsible for confirming the support of 5-10 local organizations who run low-key campaigns.  These volunteers participate in a one hour training session in late July and can expect to spend 1-2 hours/week through November contacting accounts and confirming support.  For more information contact Jenna Walsh.
United Way Special Events Planning Committee
Our Special Events Committee welcomes new volunteers to assist with planning the United Way Campaign Kickoff and A.S. Garretson Society Reception. This committee meets monthly May – September to plan the two primary events held by United Way during our annual fall campaign. Tasks include determining a theme, designing the invitation, food, decorations, and promotion. Meetings are primarily at noon at United Way.  For more information contact  Jenna Walsh.
Women's Power Lunch Committee
This committee of over 25 women welcomes any new volunteer who is interested in event planning. Our Women’s Power Lunch raises scholarships for single parents and is held each April. Volunteer roles involve assisting with media, decorations, menu choices, Power of the Purse raffle, VIP reception planning and assistance the day of the event. The committee meets monthly primarily November-April for one-hour noon meetings at United Way. For more information contact Jenna Walsh.

Agency Partner Volunteer Opportunities
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Be a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. It's easy! Your "Little" can join you for the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as: shooting hoops, playing board games, sharing a pizza, taking a walk in the park, attending monthly Big Brother Big Sister match activities, or simply spending time together and talking. Must be 16 years old. Individuals, couples, and families are welcome to volunteer.
Contact: Valerie Kovarna, 712-239-9890.
Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence
A variety of opportunities are available at CSADV ranging from helping in the shelter with childcare, fundraising, and office work. Volunteers who wish to work directly with clients must attend a 32-hour training for certification.
Contact: Stephanie Gerth, 712-277-0131

Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach
The Earned Income Tax Credit initiative is looking for volunteers to help prepare taxes for the upcoming tax season!
Contact Erica DeLeon, 712-258-5137 or Johna Platt, 712-224-1001
Every Classroom Counts
As an Every Classroom Counts volunteer, you will be placed in a classroom for the duration of the school year to assist with groups of students, individual students, and/or teachers on a week-to-week basis. You will be asked to work with students to improve their reading skills for 1/2 hour-1 hour per week.
Contact: Abbie Susie, 712-239-9890 
Girl Scouts
Community Chair: Work with local volunteers to ensure the delivery of programs to girls and support to volunteers in their geographic area. Assist with and recruit volunteers to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in Siouxland.
Council Trainer: You will have the opportunity to deliver adult training courses to Girl Scout volunteers. Background and/or experience with adult education is preferred, but not required. Also interested in individuals certified as First Aid/CPR trainers. Willingness to travel is a plus!
Session Facilitator: Lead groups of adult volunteer troop leaders and provide them with tools to proactively respond to girls who may be the target, the bystander, or the bully. Asking that volunteers, once trained, commit to leading five sessions during the next year.
Troop Leader/Co-Leader: Work directly with girls helping them to develop their leadership skills on an individual or a group basis.
Contact: Jessie Pratt, 515-278-2881
Mary J. Treglia Community House
You can help by being a VITA- tax preparer or greeter, training is held October through December and volunteers are needed January through April. Must be willing to learn computers and taxes!
Gardeners wanted! Mary J. Treglia Community House needs help with spring prep and fall clean-up in their community garden.
Contact: Erica DeLeon
Salvation Army
Work as a volunteer at the Thrift Store at 2330 Transit Avenue. While volunteering at the thrift store you will be asked to wear close-toed shoes for safety reasons.
Contact: Von Vandiver, 712-255-8836
Sanford Community Center
The Sanford Community Center has a great opportunity to volunteer as a tutor or help elementary children progress their reading skills. Volunteer hours are Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm. They are looking for 4-8 volunteers who are comfortable working with a diverse group of children.
Contact: Fitz Grant, 712-252-0581
Siouxland Cares
Serve as an adult advisor to the Sioux City Mayor's Youth Commission. Meetings are generally held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm. We are in need of 1 - 4 volunteers. If you enjoy kids, are able to relate to high school youth and are able to participate during the evening this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Contact: Linda Phillips, 712-255-3188 or 712-574-0225

Siouxland Center for Active Generations
Be a volunteer at the Stop & Shop Gift Shop or Sit & Sip Coffee Shop. Can volunteer Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Need to be able to make change, relate to older individuals, be flexible on days, and be outgoing and trustworthy.
Meal site cashiers are also needed. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Need to be able to make change, relate to older individuals, be flexible on days, and be outgoing and trustworthy.
Contact: Kerry Ruehle, 712-255-1729

Women Aware
Women Aware is looking for office helpers. Office assistance is needed anytime Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm. Basic computer skills are needed and information must be kept confidential. 
Contact: Katie Colling, 712-258-4174