Volunteer/Work Opportunities

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.


German American Heritage Center and Museum

The German American Heritage Center and Museum has volunteer opportunities available for students 16 and over. The museum documents the history of German migration to the Quad Cities in our permanent exhibit. In our two rotating galleries, we offer a glimpse into different aspects of German influence in arts and culture, present-day Germany, and additional historical topics. We also have an archive of historical objects and documents from Germany and immigrant families. Our museum plays an important role in telling the story of immigrants, and of Iowa history.

This opportunity would be especially good for students who have studied German, are interested in art, music, history, anthropology, or have a particular interest in the topic of immigration. Students will acquire customer service, retail sales, knowledge of the museum and its offerings, how to assist guests with accessibility needs, and will have access to museum staff to discuss the process of bringing in exhibits, maintenance, and basic museum business.

We are open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm. Our weekend shifts are great for when school is in session, and our shifts during the week are perfect for times school is on break. Your contact person is Jessica Gordon who can be reached at jessica@gahc.org or by calling (563)322-8844.