Written by Carmen Finken, Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps Program Manager with the UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education The Land & Water Stewards AmeriCorps members are excited to be launching a brand new, locally-led, volunteer water monitoring program for Black Hawk County, primarily the Cedar … Continue reading Land & Water Stewards AmeriCorps members create new initiatives through partnerships in Eastern Iowa
Brittany Freeman of St. Louis, Missouri studies Law, Politics and Society and Anthropology-Sociology (with a minor in Spanish) at Drake University, but she’s even busier outside academia. When she was applying for colleges just over a year ago, she received an email from Drake about … Continue reading AmeriCorps Spotlight: Drake First-Year Student Brittany Freeman
Written by Andrew Fiamengo, volunteer intern through Drake University’s Writing Internship Program I was brought onto Volunteer Iowa’s team as part of an internship program for Drake University to be the organization’s Service Enterprise Writing Intern. My job was to write case studies for Volunteer … Continue reading My Volunteer Iowa Experience
On Tuesday, April 17, Volunteer Iowa inducted Pam Wolter—hailing from Denver, Iowa—into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame for her efforts towards improving her local community. The root of Wolter’s service influence is impossible to pin down. As a self-starter, she basically looks for areas … Continue reading Hall of Fame Honoree: Pam Wolter
By Kay Wolfkill Community! Youth Concepts has a philosophy of matching mentors and mentees based on career aspirations to prepare youth for school, work and life. Cally and Angie share an interest in the medical field, but their mentoring relationship is so much more than that. Cally … Continue reading Full Circle
For Des Moines captives Harry and Terry Swanson, their “calling,” so to speak, came to them by chance.
Photo Above: Jeremy Deemer, back left, at his AmeriCorps service site hosting a youth basketball camp. By Kay Wolfkill, AmeriCorps VISTA Jeremy Deemer is an AmeriCorps Alum. He is also a student at Graceland University in Lamoni, an Executive Board Member with the Student … Continue reading AmeriCorps Alum, National Champion Gives Back to Youth Program He Once Attended