Guest submission by Maddison Lange, current Miss Muscatine titleholder One of the major misconceptions people have about volunteering is that only one avenue is available to help others. Yes, giving your time is very important and you can help and impact many people, but you … Continue reading The Many Avenues of Volunteering
Volunteer Iowa is excited to introduce Kris Ranney as a new Commissioner! Kris joined the Commission back in July, and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator with Hospice with Heart in Council Bluffs, IA. Kris shared with us that one of the greatest pleasures in her … Continue reading Welcome to the Commission Kris Ranney!
Nominated by Payton Whiteaker with Iowa Legal Aid Tell us a little about the volunteer: Sandra Madsen traveled the world before she made a 16-year-long commitment at the HELP Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aid. “We tell our life stories in a linear fashion, but … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Sandra Madsen
Guest Submission by Madi Wilson, former Volunteer Iowa Intern Most individuals would probably agree that internships are both exciting and intimidating. They are filled with new people, places and priorities. Paid or unpaid, internships give students an opportunity to practice their skills and thrive in … Continue reading I Witnessed How Volunteerism Makes a Difference in the World – an Intern’s reflection
This year, Volunteer Iowa sought a new Commissioner to represent the Iowa Association of Fostergrandparent and Senior Companion Programs, and felt lucky when Crystal Meier said ‘YES’! Crystal has already been working side-by-side with our team in her role as the Director of National Service … Continue reading Welcome Crystal Meier to the Commission!
Nominated by Payton Whiteaker with Iowa Legal Aid Tell us a little about the volunteer: Dora is originally from Bogota, Colombia and moved to Dubuque 17 years ago with her husband. She enjoys living in Dubuque because it is very green and a good community … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Dora Serna
Guest Submission by Matt Lash, former Volunteer Iowa intern News releases, social media planning and creating a communications/style guide. These things were not the top three projects I expected to be working on when I applied for the Public Relations/Marketing internship with Brianne at Volunteer … Continue reading Unexpected Projects Lead to a Confirmation of the Future – An Intern’s Perspective