When I first began this internship, I knew I valued volunteerism and I knew I could write, so a blogging position with Volunteer Iowa seemed pretty fitting. My expectations were slight—with little specific direction from my supervisor, I basically had free range to write what … Continue reading Final Reflections from a Blogging Intern
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
As an active community volunteer for over 45 years, Dev Kiedaisch has had plenty of time to allocate her service to varying sectors of her local community—including education, literacy, and civil rights.
Dr. James Bell, after beginning his work in family practice in 1986, quickly noticed that certain demographics in his Cedar Rapids community were not receiving the health care access they needed.
By Kay Wolfkill April is Autism Awareness Month. Youth Experiencing Success (YES) has a Mentor, a special education teacher that goes above and beyond for her mentees on the autism spectrum. Lisa Gray got involved with YES in 2016 when one of her students moved to … Continue reading Above and Beyond
Maya was nominated by one of our AmeriCorps VISTA members who interviewed her for an Iowa Mentoring Partnership feature story. Tell us a little about the volunteer: -Senior at Roosevelt High School -Has volunteered one hour a week to read to children since 2016 -Participated … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Maya Miller
Submitted by: Molly Anderegg, RSVP of North Central Iowa Director From the Perspective of a Volunteer: One RSVP Volunteer who is making strong connections with the students he mentors is Jack Gannett, a Reading Coach at Lincoln Intermediate School in Mason City. Jack states, “At … Continue reading RSVP: Building Strong Connections as a Reading Coach