The Community Space is a centralized location where resources for service and volunteer opportunities can be provided. These opportunities are available for students and student groups with or without prior experience in service. That means, if you have never participated in in-service events, we are more than happy to help guide you through the process of getting started. If you have prior experience with service and volunteering but would like to expand your participation further, this is a great opportunity to brainstorm and establish new relationships with community partners.
To get started, we encourage you to begin by setting up an advising appointment. Volunteer advising appointments consist of a one on one virtual meeting through zoom with one of our Office of Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement team members. Through this session, students will be able to express special interests in service opportunities, discuss the means of service, and get connected with community partners and non-profit organizations. In discussing local service opportunities, we would like to take into account your schedule, interests, and any other factors to ensure you enjoy and feel supported through your experience as an avid servant leader. Under the current climate of Covid-19, many in-service opportunities are limited, and others canceled until further notice. Many non-profit partners are continuing to provide remote opportunities.
United Way of Johnson and Washington counties is continuously updating their website with new and continuing service opportunities. UW has also included a tab within the portal dedicated to serving the community amongst Covid-19. This tab is labeled “Covid-19 Volunteer Response.” To access the United Way Volunteer Portal, click HERE.
To schedule an appointment or for related questions regarding the availability of opportunities, please e-mail Lindsey Meyer, Volunteer Coordinator in The Office of Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement at Lindsey-Meyer@uiowa.edu or schedule an advising appointment HERE.