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Why Volunteer at Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.?

  • Every year, well over 1,000 volunteers are helping UDMO to build stronger communities. 
  • You will help others and contribute to our community!
  • We may be able to help you meet the community service or internship requirements of a college course or certificate program.

What Volunteer Jobs Can I Help With?

  • Our Outreach offices in each county are always seeking individuals to help in the food pantry and with some clerical areas.
  • You could help in an early childhood classroom by reading to children or playing with children on the playground.
  • UDMO needs volunteers to be members of our health services advisory and multi-county board.

Who Can Volunteer?

  • Those with a true interest in giving back to their community. 
  • Most volunteer opportunities are for people 18 years of age or older. 

How Do I Get Started? 

Please begin by submitting a volunteer application below and we will be in touch. 

  • Be sure to tell us what type of volunteer work interests you in the description field.
  • When you volunteer, you will be required to sign a Volunteer Service Agreement and complete a brief volunteer orientation process. 
  • We conduct criminal background check screenings and may ask you to complete a full criminal background check, including fingerprinting, depending on the nature and extent of your volunteer activity.

Thank you for your interest in freely giving back to your community!

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