By: Russell White, AmeriCorps VISTA Member with the Iowa Mentoring Partnership For more than 40 years, YSS has remained committed to positively impacting the lives of children, youth and families, giving what many have never experienced—opportunity and hope for a brighter future. YSS seeks to create a world … Continue reading Lawful Good
Nominated by Crystal Engstrom with the Iowa Child Advocacy Board in Mason City Tell us a little about the volunteer: Mary Murray has lived in Osage for 17 years. She first encountered the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program when a family member adopted a … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Mary Murray
By: Russell White, AmeriCorps VISTA Member Co-authored: Amanda Martin, Assistant Director of Community Engaged Learning at Drake University “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, chairman and … Continue reading The Power and Impact of Mentoring
Nominated by Crystal Engstrom, Iowa Child Advocacy Board in Mason City Tell us a little about the volunteer: Pat is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Iowa Child Advocacy Board. He advocates for abused and/or neglected children who are in the … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Pat Mackin
Nominated by Crystal Junge, Raegan’s mother Tell us a little about the volunteer (brief bio -student/profession, location in Iowa, etc.): Raegan is 13 years old. She has been aiding in disaster relief efforts all across the United States since the age of six. She supports … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Raegan Junge
By: Russell White, AmeriCorps VISTA Member with the Iowa Mentoring Partnership Co-authored: Tori Babe, Match Support Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Midlands has for more than 50 years operated under the belief that inherent … Continue reading A Tremendous Trio
Volunteer Iowa is excited to welcome Barb Westercamp as one of our new Commissioners this year! We recognize just how amazing all of our Commissioners are, so we thought it would be important for you to know how amazing they are too! It takes dedicated … Continue reading Welcome to the Commission Barb Westercamp!