Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been matching mentors with children for more than 35 years in Johnson County. Our volunteers meet with children at school or in the community for activities and friendship. We match adults with children who will benefit from the attention of a caring adult friend. We work to introduce each volunteer to a child with whom they can form a lasting, positive connection. Volunteers and families are enrolled by trained professionals, and relationships receive ongoing support from professional staff.

3109 Old Hwy 218 S
Iowa City, IA 52246
United States

Bur Oak Land Trust

To protect and conserve natural areas to enrich and engage current and future generations. Volunteer opportunities at the office and on the properties. Your financial support helps Bur Oak Land Trust in it's conservation mission. We are also looking for speaking opportunities to share who we are, what we do, and why it matters. Call or email for further details!

5 Sturgis Corner Dr. #1250
Iowa City, IA 52246
United States

Johnson County Task Force on Aging

Volunteers serve on the Johnson County Task Force, which is part of the Heritage Area Agency on Aging. Our role is to: support and advocate for the interests and needs of seniors; promote policies to address those needs, particularly with community-based responses; promote community programs and services that empower older Iowans to age in the home they choose; and present programs and forums for seniors.

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Heritage Area Agency on Aging
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States

Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) Registry

The STAR Registry is a database of Iowans age 50 and older who are interested in volunteering for research studies at the University of Iowa. Older adults are typically under-represented in scientific research, making study results less helpful to the older population. STAR was created to: • facilitate the inclusion of older adults in UI research studies • help increase the quantity and quality of research relating to older adults STAR matches research volunteers with studies for which they are likely to qualify, using information provided by each volunteer.

Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

United Way of Johnson & Washington County

The United Way of Johnson County works to build a stronger community by identifying and prioritizing health and human services needs and mobilizing resources to effectively meet them. The Iowa City Area Volunteer Center programs are designed to get people involved in the community. Our online database has hundreds of volunteer opportunities in our community. Click on the "Volunteer Now" button to look through the opportunities.

1150 5th St Suite 290
Coralville, IA 52241
United States

VA Medical Center Volunteer Program - Iowa City

We've listed some of the ways you can volunteer below. However, if you have special skills to offer, please call us so we can discuss how you can best use your talents to help our patients. Volunteer Van Drivers Help pick-up outpatients receiving chemotherapy, dialysis, radiation therapy, and other outpatient appointments. To fill this role, you must have a current drivers license and automobile insurance and pass a physical exam. Information Desk Volunteer Help patients and visitors with information and clinic locations.

601 US-6 W
Iowa City, IA 52246
United States

Solon Senior Advocates

Our mission is to promote senior's mobility, sociability, and entertainment to support independence. We schedule monthly bus trips (contact [email protected] for current schedule), an exercise program, monthly Seniors and Single Householder meetings, monthly Meal and a Movie, shorter trips in our Mini-Bus, plus a monthly newsletter published in the Solon Economist and North Johnson County Newspaper. NOTE: There is no website available for this service, please email [email protected] or phone 319-624-2710 or 319-430-8655.

P.O. Box 99
Solon, IA 52333
United States

Shelter House

Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. We began in an old home in Iowa City with a capacity of 29 sleeping spaces including beds, couches, and mats on the floor. Today, Shelter House operates a 70-bed emergency shelter in addition to four homes and an apartment building through which we provide 47 permanent supportive housing units.

429 Southgate Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States