Volunteers really do make a difference!
Call: Melody Williams at (563)468-2329
Email: Volunteer Coordinator
Last year, volunteers contributed more than 11,000 hours of their own time to Family Resources. These volunteer hours add up to nearly $250,000 in labor costs the agency would have incurred without the contributions of our volunteers. In the struggling economy where our critical programs are suffering from state budget cuts, volunteers' commitment of time, talent and passion for our work could not be more important.
If you are interested in volunteering for Family Resources, we would be happy to talk to you. We have volunteer opportunities available in several areas of the agency. For more information, please select from the list below.
Family Resources Volunteer Opportunities
- Special events committees
- Ground maintenance assistance
- Corporate volunteer days
- Administrative assistance
- Teaching programs (art/music/sports) to youth
- Youth mentoring
- Crisis response to hospitals (Iowa and Illinois)
- Prevention education
- Crisis line advocacy
- Transporting clients
- Child care assistance
- Shelter advocacy
- Resume/job skills assistance
- Legal advocacy
A limited number of undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities are available at Family Resources. We are willing to customize the internship to fit college course requirements and professional interests of the intern. Internships are available in many of our programs, including Group Foster Care, Mental Health Services, and SafePath Survivor Resources.
Volunteers are invaluable members of the Family Resources team. Your help allows us to continue providing support to our children and families. Training is provided to program volunteers. The length of training varies depending upon the type of volunteer services you wish to provide.