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. Scroll down to find descriptions of volunteer opportunities and to sign up as a volunteer.

New Volunteers:  If you have not volunteered with us before, please complete our New Volunteer Registration Form found at the link below.  Once we’ve received your completed form, we will contact you to schedule a tour and sign you up for your first volunteer shift.

Existing Volunteers: Click on the link below to sign up for a volunteer shift with us.  You will receive an email confirming your date, time, and selected volunteer role.  Two days prior to your volunteer shift, you will receive an email reminder.

Youth/Silver Cord Volunteers:  The Grocery Transporter role in the Food Pantry and the Garden Helper role in the Garden are the current youth volunteer roles.  Please complete the New Volunteer Registration Form if you have not volunteered with us before.  Responsible youth ages 14+ can serve on their own.

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

Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities

Food Pantry Team

The Food Pantry team has direct contact with clients. After client has been checked in by staff, volunteers assist with the selection of groceries, escorting client to the Clothing Closet and/or Anytime Food Room and helping to transport groceries to client’s vehicle when needed.  Other tasks include weighing donations, sorting and stocking inventory, general food pantry clean up, and organization.

Anytime Food Room Team

The Anytime Food Room is where our daily rescued food is made available to guests.  Responsibilities include stocking shelves and refrigerator, checking guests in by zip code and guiding them through the process including setting limits, keeping the room and back storage area organized and clean.  This position has direct contact with clients.  This is a great family volunteer opportunity.

Greeting Team

The Greeter role is responsible for welcoming all guests who enter our doors.  Greeters offer assistance, provide guests with Food Pantry or Anytime Room ticket and alert other team members that a guest has arrived.  This is mainly a sitting position.  Bring a book.

Grocery Transport Team

The Grocery Transporter role involves taking a 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. 

WACS Clothing Closet

Clothing Closet Volunteer Opportunities

Clothing Closet Assistant

Onsite at Waukee Area Christian Services, the Clothing Closet Assistant guides monthly clients through the process, removing selected clothing from hangers, counting items and bagging.  In between client visits, you’ll keep the Clothing Closet organized, clean and supplied with inventory.

Clothing Donation Sorter

Clothing Sorters work offsite at the donation center in the lower level of Burn Boot Camp to accept, sort, and organize donations of clothing received.

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

Food Pantry - Community Garden

The Fruitful Vine Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Team

The Fruitful Vine Garden team is most active during the growing season, typically May – October. 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.

Free Medical Clinic Volunteer 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.

Physicians

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

An active, unrestricted license in Iowa is required.

School Snack Pack Volunteer Opportunities

Packing Team

The Packing team meets weekly and assembles snack packs for students in preschool through high school throughout Dallas County.  The program runs during the school year.  All ages welcome!

AMAZING SUPPORT IN 2021

FOOD PANTRY

75+ volunteers serving 5200+ hours

COMMUNITY GARDEN

57+ volunteers serving 1,200+ hours

HEALTH CLINIC

10+ volunteers serving 500+ hours

Gala 2022 Can Sculpture Voting!

School Supply Donation Drive

Let’s help kids in our community start the school year ready to learn!

Please donate to our school supplies drive.

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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