Volunteer at ChildServe
Making a Difference
ChildServe has many volunteer opportunities to consider! We will match your skills and interests with one or more of the following opportunities as they are needed.
Great Life Champion
Great with kids? Make a difference by playing games, reading books, rocking infants, taking walks, among other important and fun activities.
Special Event Support
Help us bring our fun-filled events to life through event prep, set-up, or clean-up; running a game or activity, helping with check-in, and more.
Are you task-oriented and love to see a job well-done? Help various services through filing, data entry, assembling packets, making photocopies, preparing crafts, and more.
From landscaping to fundraising, we love hearing from professionals looking to donate their expertise across many fields.
Special Skills or Talents
Have a talent you’re looking to share? Put your musical gifts, dancing prowess, sewing skills, woodworking mastery, arts and crafts abilities to great use.
Group Volunteer Projects
Bring your team together to create
hand-tied blankets or home-made
cards, work on landscaping or special cleaning projects, or make an impact
with in-kind donations.
We welcome volunteers of all ages! However, children 13 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are interested in ongoing volunteering at ChildServe, please complete and submit the application..
If you are a group or company interested in volunteering at ChildServe, please complete and submit the application packet.
Have questions about volunteer opportunities at ChildServe? Reach out and contact us today! We are excited to hear from you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started as an individual volunteer?
Does ChildServe allow group service volunteer projects?
Yes! To become a group volunteer, fill out the online packet.
All volunteers must fill out the online packet, pass a background check, and agree to a minimum requirement of 20 hours in 6 months. We welcome volunteers of any age. However, children 14 years old and younger must be with an adult at all times.
Court-ordered service hours cannot be completed at ChildServe.
Where can I volunteer?
What tasks would I be doing at ChildServe?
Does ChildServe need any in-kind gifts?
Yes! We frequently use a variety of in-kind gifts for our programs and events:
- Craft supplies like new glue sticks, markers, crayons, contruction paper, pipe cleaners
- Wii, Xbox, and PlayStation systems and games (new or preowned)
If you have other gifts that you would like to donate to ChildServe, please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Kaylene Steele, at 515-331-8139 to find out if we have a space or need for it.
1915 Philadelphia Street, Ames, IA 50010
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
2350 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, IA 52241
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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.