Volunteer/Work Opportunities

Augustana Summer Academy

Augustana Summer Academy - get a jump start on their college credits!

Summer Academy is for rising high school juniors and seniors from July 12-Aug. 13, 2021. It's an opportunity to take fun, interesting virtual classes taught by Augustana College professors.

The cost for all classes is $220. Registration is open now and until June 15th.

Camp Wyoming - Staff/Volunteers Needed

Camp Wyoming (located in Jones County, Iowa) is in need of staff and volunteers this summer.

Summer staff: Current seniors in high school can work with us for the full summer or half the summer (staff training plus June 13-July 2 or July 11-August 1) as a Program/Kitchen Assistant. This is the perfect way to experience all of the behind the scenes at camp like setting up special programs, helping in the kitchen, leading activities, and filling in as a counselor when needed. This role allows students to be part of the camp community for a summer before taking on the full responsibilities of a counselor.

Female volunteers only: Our TTT (pronounced Tri-T) summer camp program serves close to 100 4th grade girls a week from under-privileged homes throughout Iowa. Volunteer counselors assist our camp staff and help lead the girls in activities like swimming, arts and crafts, kayaking, and games, as well as supervise them in their cabins at night. TTT Volunteers are needed the week of June 13-18. Volunteers must be current juniors in high school or older to apply.

Male and female volunteers: Our traditional summer camp programs serve children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17. These programs are religious in nature, so volunteers must be comfortable working and participating in a Christian program. Volunteer counselors assist our camp staff in caring for campers and leading activities like swimming, kayaking, archery, and Bible study, as well as caring for the campers at night. Volunteers are needed during the weeks of June 20-25, June 27-July 2, July 11-16, July 18-23, or July 25-30. Volunteers must be current juniors in high school or older to apply.

If you are interested in working or volunteering with us, email Stacie Hoppman at stacie@campwyoming.net or apply online at campwyoming.net.

Children's Cancer Connection

Children's Cancer Connection, located in Des Moines, connects families affected by childhood cancer by providing opportunities that encourage relationships and strengthen community. Check out flyer for volunteer opportunities

Empower House - Student Volunteer Opportunities

Empower House, a brain injury clubhouse of the Quad Cities, has opportunities for students to volunteer during events. You would help check in participants at their 5k in October, help clean up after an event, etc. For more information, call 563-232-1002 or email hello@empowerhouse.qca.org. Visit Empowerhouseqca.org for information on Empower House QCA.


Youth ages 13-19 can join Fresh Films to create 2 short film projects in 4 weeks from July 5-30. Participants will work in small groups to script, produce, film, and edit their pieces. They’ll even get a lesson in releasing and marketing their projects.

No film experience or special equipment required. Students just need an internet connection, a smartphone or tablet, and the desire to gain new film skills. Free. Virtual Summer program

Deadline for applications is June 15. Details and application: freshfilms.org/virtualsummer

Putnam - Summer Camp Volunteers

Here at the Putnam we would like to offer students the chance to work with us for our summer camps to get volunteer hours in. We have the following Summer Camps we are running and we would like to have student volunteers to assist.

  • Astro Camp Grades K-2 June 21st – 25th 9AM – 12PM
  • Flying High Camp Grades K-2 June 21st – 25th 1PM – 4PM
  • Invent & Innovate Grades 3 – 5 July 12th – 16th 9AM – 4PM
  • Zombie Survival Grades 3 – 5 July 19th – 23rd 9AM – 4PM
  • World Traveler Grades K-2 July 26th – 30th 9AM – 12PM
  • Magic School Bus Grades K-2 July 26th – 30th 1PM – 4PM
  • Ahoy Pirates Grades K-2 Aug 2nd – 6th 9AM – 12PM
  • Science of Superheroes Grades K-2 Aug 2nd – 6th 1PM – 4PM

It would best serve our needs if you could sign up for an entire week of camp. Here is a link to our Summer Camp page for descriptions of each camp.


STEMEd for Girls

Free STEMEd for Girls program for girls in grades 9-12, which includes six 1½- to 2-hour virtual sessions. STEMEd for Girls virtual camps will be held from July through August 2021. This program will help students gain confidence, have fun, get inspired—and join a national community of girls and women. If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact stem@aauw.org. Learn more

Tippie Virtual Gateway Summer Program

The Gateway Program is a free summer experience designed to increase understanding of business majors for high school juniors from backgrounds underrepresented in business. Get a sense of what you can do with a business degree. You will have the opportunity to engage with current Tippie business students, professors, alums, local business owners, and business professionals. Most importantly, you will get a head start on transitioning from high school to college. Free event - June 21-25. Tippie Virtual Gateway Summer Program. Watch the Gateway Program promotional video.