VOLUNTEER

Make a Difference

Your involvement with Waukee Area Christian Services will enrich your life with rewarding moments of service as well as foster relationships with people in need. Descriptions of volunteer opportunities and links to sign up as a volunteer are listed below.

If you have not volunteered with us before, please complete our Volunteer Information Form found at the link below.  Once we’ve received your completed form, we will contact you to schedule your first volunteer slot.

Existing Volunteers Signup Note: You will receive either an email confirming your date, time and selected volunteer role or a request to reschedule due to a particular time slot being full.

Food Pantry - Community Garden

Food Pantry and Clothing Closet Opportunities

Pantry Team

The pantry team has direct contact with clients. Volunteers assist clients with the selection of groceries and helping them to their vehicle. Other tasks include weighing donations, sorting and stocking inventory, general food pantry clean up, and organization. This position takes place during open business hours.

Anytime Room Team

The Anytime Room is where our daily rescued food is made available to clients any day of the week we are open.  Responsibilities include stocking shelves and refrigerator, checking clients in by zip code only and guiding them through the process, keeping the room and back storage area well organized and clean.  This position has contact with clients.  This is a great family volunteer opportunity.

Greeting Team

The greeting team is responsible for greeting and assisting all guests who enter the pantry.  Greeters help all guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Youth Volunteers

The Grocery Transporter role is our current youth volunteer opportunity.  The overall role is to transport the client’s groceries from downstairs out to the parking lot and into the client vehicle to complete a dignified shopping experience.  This position will also help with inventory, recycling, general clean up and shelf stocking. Responsible youth ages 14+ can serve on their own.

Clothing Closet Team

The Clothing Closet Assistant guides monthly clients approved to shop for clothing through the process, removing selected clothing from hangers, counting items and bagging.   In between client visits, volunteer keeps the Clothing Closet organized, clean and supplied with inventory.    Clothing Sorters work offsite at the donation center in the lower level of Burn Boot Camp at 625 Ashworth (right off the triangle) accepting, sorting and storing donations of clothing received.

Waukee Students

Volunteering at WACS is a great opportunity for students to earn hours towards the Silver Cord program.

LOVE TO SERVE!

Volunteer 10 hours in any of the various opportunities, and you will receive this comfy “LOVE TO SERVE” t-shirt!

Food Pantry - Community Garden

Community Garden Opportunities

Garden Team

The Fruitful Vine community garden team is most active during the growing season, typically March – November. Projects include soil preparation, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. This is a great opportunity for families, groups or organizations to serve together as a team. No experience necessary. All ages welcome.

Personal Gardens

If your garden is experiencing a bountiful harvest and is producing more food than you can use, please consider donating the extra food to WACS Food Pantry.

We accept fresh produce donations during food pantry hours.

WACS Clothing Closet

Clothing Closet Opportunities

Shopper

Onsite at Waukee Area Christian Services, you’ll guide clients through the process of selecting clothing items.

Clothing Donation Sorter

Meets offsite and Burn Boot Camp to accept, sort, and organize clothing donations with a team of volunteers.

Burn Boot Camp
650 Ashworth Drive, Waukee, IA
(Please use the side door)

Health Clinic Opportunities

Receptionist

Receptionists are responsible for gathering basic information from patients and preparing the patient files.

Nurses (LPN, RN)

Nurses gather patient intake information and assist in the provision of basic primary care services.

An active, unrestricted license in Iowa is required.

Lead Nurses

The lead nurse is responsible for overseeing the nursing volunteers and assisting the physicians when needed. This position also orients new nurse volunteers, supports patients’ needs during clinic hours, follows up with agencies (lab, medications, referrals, etc.), and maintains paperwork.

An active, unrestricted license in Iowa is required.

Physicians

Physicians are the heart of the Waukee Area Christian Free Clinic and they are integral to its success. They provide basic primary care services to patients.

An active, unrestricted license in Iowa is required.

Weekend School Snack Packs

Packing Team

The packing team meets weekly and assembles snack packs for Waukee students in elementary through high school.  The program runs during the school year.  All ages welcome!

Additional Opportunities

Prayer Team

This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals, families or groups. The best thing about prayer warriors is that they are equally effective praying at Waukee Area Christian Services or in the convenience of their own home! Our onsite Prayer Warriors are available during both the Food Pantry and Free Clinic open hours.

We have seen many answered prayers take place in the lives of our clients that we can only attribute to faithful prayer. Many clients are in need of prayers for provision, well being and hope.

AMAZING SUPPORT IN 2020

FOOD PANTRY

55+ volunteers serving 3900+ hours

COMMUNITY GARDEN

57+ volunteers serving 1,200+ hours

HEALTH CLINIC

10+ volunteers serving 500+ hours

Gala 2022 Can Sculpture Voting!

The 2022 Gala is Almost Here!

Invitation to 2022 Gala. Text reads: You are invited to Creating Connections Gala Fundraiser. Friday April 29. Westview Church, 1155 SE Boone Drive, Waukee, IA. 5:00 PM SOcial, Food & Entertainment. 5:30 PM Program & WACS Open House. RSVP by April 25. $25 per person.

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