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Explore, Engage and Serve. The Volunteer Fair is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the many volunteer options here in our community. A wide range of service organizations will be present to share information on how they serve the community and how you can get involved. The Volunteer Fair was inspired by the Common Read of Wine to Water, by Doc Hendley, who will be on campus in November. The theme volunteerism also will be incorporated into course work as NIACC increases the focus on Service Learning in the curriculum. This event will be held Tuesday, September 27th, from 10 am – 2 pm on the NIACC Campus in the Activity Center.
Blue Zones Project
By taking an environmental approach to well-being improvement, we have an opportunity to create real change in communities. This kind of change sparks people’s deepest desires to live well while giving them the tools to do so.
These tools are based on nine healthy lifestyle habits shared by the people living in the original Blue Zones® areas. Called the Power 9®, they help people live healthier and happier longer. These nine small, easy steps fit into a few categories and can be practiced anywhere. They include Moving Naturally, Right Outlook, Eating Wisely and Belonging. People in Blue Zones areas have enjoyed greater well-being and longevity for generations—and now you can too!
Visit bluezonesproject.com to learn more and take the personal pledge to start on your journey to well-being.
Campus Ministry (NIACC)
The mission of Campus Ministries at NIACC to help students explore the world in light of God’s plans and purposes for them as they learn, grow and make a difference in the world. Campus Ministry at NIACC provides a great opportunity for you to meet new people and to form meaningful relationships. Club activities include weekly large and small group gatherings, an annual retreat and mission trip, Bible studies, worship, prayer, fellowship and local service and outreach projects.
Carpentry Student Association (NIACC)
CASAs are recruited to serve in all 99 Iowa counties.
Central Gardens of North Iowa
- Community Education: Volunteers bring our comprehensive community education programs to schools and the general public.
- Transportation: Crisis Intervention Service volunteers help transport women and children to the shelter, to and from job interviews, doctor appointments and other meetings or appointments.
- Court Advocacy: Crisis Intervention Service volunteers will support victims at court hearings for domestic abuse, sexual assault, and survivors of homicide victims and will provide a presence for Crisis Intervention Service in the courtroom.
- Child Care: Child care during court, job interviews, group sessions.
- Board of Directors: Volunteers on the board of directors are responsible for setting the agency’s policies and raising funds to help provide current services and expand service offerings.
- On-Call Rotation: Respond to domestic abuse and sexual assault crisis.
- Special Projects: Participate and plan special projects.
- Assist with public awareness and education events.
Applications are available online, email CIS@CIShelps.org, or call the volunteer coordinator at 641-423-0490.
- Direct client service, with victim counselor training provided
- Interpreting services
It is our mission to enable older Iowans to live with the maximum dignity, well-being, and independence possible.
Our goals are to enable our constituents to:
- Make informed decisions
- Easily access home and long-term care options
- Remain in their homes as long as possible with a high quality of life
- Stay active and healthy
- Promote and experience an ongoing safe environment
Elderbridge offers multiple ways you can volunteer to help your friends and neighbors, including but not limited to: Senior Medicare Patrol, Home Meal Delivery Volunteers, and Advocacy Volunteers.
For more information on Elderbridge and how you can help local seniors, stop by one of our 4 offices in Mason City, Fort Dodge, Spencer or Carroll and speak with one of our representatives. Or follow the link below to see our website.
*Volunteering at Elderbridge can be a great resume builder and experience for students considering careers in social service, elder care, and advocacy/promotion of social issues.
Friends Of The 457
The Friends are in need of tour volunteers for weekends on the Rotary Cannonball and to help maintain the Cannonball Gardens.
Good Shepherd Health Center
Habitat for Humanity
Address: 517 1st Street NW, Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone & Fax: 641-424-8978,
Service Area: Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties.
Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank
Heritage Care Center and Rehab
The heart of our mission is the operation of our pet adoption center in Mason City, IA.
There are many ways you can be a part of our mission; Volunteering, donating, foster care, and animal socializing are just a few of the many ways you can show your support for the Humane Society of North Iowa.
Our 6600 square foot facility houses almost 100 displaced, unwanted, and stray animals all looking for new homes.
We hope you will come visit us soon!
IOOF Home and Community Therapy
Iowa Senior Medical Patrol
Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol advises you to Protect, Detect, and Report….
Protect your personal information to shield yourself from identity theft and financial scams. Guard your Medicare card and Social Security card just like your checkbook and credit cards. Don’t carry them with you unless you expect to need them that day. Identity theft can lead to Medicare fraud.
Detect mistakes or potential fraud by tracking your medical services and look for:
- Something billed twice
- A service you did not receive
- A medical provider you didn’t see or wasn’t involved in your care
Report by asking your provider to explain the claim. If you aren’t satisfied with the assistance you receive, contact Iowa SMP at 1-800-423-2449.
Life Long Learning Institute
For only a $99 membership fee, members have access to 2 consecutive semesters of classes. The Fall semester is from September-December, and the Spring semester is from January- May. Each semester offers more than 40 classes to choose from.
Call 422-4358 for more information.
Life Serve Blood
Each year, thousands of people in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota give selflessly of themselves by making a blood donation with LifeServe Blood Center. Through this simple act, donors create the vital link between life-giving blood and the hospital patient who needs it.
Every two seconds, someone, somewhere needs blood. The rarest type is the one not on the shelf when a patient needs it. At LifeServe Blood Center, we strive to help these people every day; therefore we need donors every day. We need neighbors helping neighbors and people who want to make an impact on a local level.
Check our website to find a blood drive near you or come in to our Mason City Donor Center. www.lifeservebloodcenter.org
Lime Creek Nature Center
Visitors will enjoy an impressive variety of mounted animals on display in the center, along with several aquarium displays of reptiles, amphibians, and fish. There are numerous natural resource displays and “hands-on” learning opportunities for all ages. Surrounding the Lime Creek Nature Center are 450 acres of mixed species floodplain forest, ponds, and grasslands that comprise the Lime Creek Conservation Area. The Winnebago River flows gently through this diverse area, which is listed as a prime wildlife watching site in Iowa’s Wildlife Viewing Guide.
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
The World’s Largest Service Club Organization
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet. Our motto is “We Serve” and that is what we do best in a variety of different ways and venues. Find out more about the Lions and join us in serving the needs of others.
Mason City Jaycees
Meetings are held once a month (each 4th Tuesday) at 6 pm in the Heritage Room of First Citizens Bank at 2601 4th ST SW in Mason City. (The Heritage Room is best reached through the southeast door of the bank.) Member or not, everyone is welcome to join us! Feel free to come to a meeting and get to know our organization! Another great way to get more familiar with the Jaycees is to like our Facebook page, which we update frequently.
Mason City Volunteer Center (MCVC)
Learn more or fill out a volunteer application at www.masoncityvolunteercenter.com.
Mason City Volunteer Services
Mason City Volunteer Services offers all kinds of opportunities, from one time opportunities to ongoing programs. If you are interested in learning more about Mason City Volunteer Services, please contact Drew Verstegen at 641-421-3372 or email email@example.com.
Mason City YMCA
When you volunteer at the Y, you can experience membership benefits! Check out our website at masoncityymca.org or call 641-422-5994 to learn more.
Mason City Youth Task Force
There are two types of mentoring:
- Individual mentoring- One mentor and one youth are matched (same gender) may meet at school or outside of school. A one year commitment is required.
- Team mentoring- a perfect opportunity for friends, family members, or co-workers to volunteer together outside of school. 2-3 adults may be matched with 2-4 youth. A one year commitment is required.
Mercy Medical Center
Music Man Square
The Music Man Square is visited by over 50,000 people yearly. They’ve come from every state in the United States plus several other countries. Volunteering at The Square provides a wonderful opportunity to meet people and tell the story of one of Mason City’s native sons, Meredith Willson, world renowned composer and writer of “The Music Man”.
Volunteers at The Square are able to set their own hours and training is provided to get you started. You may tell the story of Mr. Willson in his Boyhood Home or The Square itself, including his museum. Another popular place to volunteer is the gift shop or ice cream parlor.
Ways to contact The Square to get started: call 424-2852 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for your interest.
NAMI North Iowa
Nora Springs Care Center
North Iowa Community Action
Oakwood Care Center
Volunteers play a vital role in Village services. There are so many opportunities available, with flexible hours to meet your interests and needs. You may be interested in finding a meaningful way to spend your time, or maybe you need a project for a service group.
We’ve listed just a few of the volunteer opportunities available. If you’re interested in sharing your talents or want to find out more ways to be of service to your community through Opportunity Village, please visit our website at www.oppvill.org or contact Jennifer Pinske and email@example.com
Volunteer Opportunities Available
- Working at the Village General Store in Clear Lake or Fort Dodge or Tried and True Boutique in Mason City
- Helping with special events
- Lending expertise in your special talent
- Assisting at the Children’s Autism Center.
- Helping with maintenance projects
- Assisting with Spiritual Life activities
- Much more!
Relay for life
Wright on the Park
Volunteers are our back bone. One vital role is giving docent-led tours of the Historic Park Inn. Visitors come from all 50 states and around the world to visit this historic land mark. It is great opportunity to meet people from around the world and share Mason City’s unique history. Docents are able to choose their own schedule and receive detailed training and educational information.
Our volunteers also serve on various committees, plan exciting events like our Murder Mystery, assist in writing grants, work in our gift shop, and help with office needs. We have great opportunities to become involved in the local community.
While we welcome volunteers in all of these areas, one of our greatest needs right now is for volunteers to serve on the education committee.
Youth for Christ