Volunteer Leadership Directory

Interested in getting involved in the community? United Way created a snapshot of organizations seeking skilled volunteer for task forces, committees, and boards. A great tool to connect employees with leadership volunteer opportunities. Determine the length of time you are able to commit, and then find the skill set you are hoping to bring to an agency.

Opportunity Types

Find a meaningful volunteer opportunity that matches your passions, skills, and time. Once you find a match, call or email the organization to see how you can help.

Skill Areas

  • Strategic Planning
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Governance
  • Legal
  • Diversity/Inclusion
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Communication/Marketing
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Operations

African American Museum

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa. 

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

LaNisha Cassell, lcassell@blackiowa.org, 319-862-2101 ext 223

Aging Services, Inc

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health

Enhance the lives of older adults by providing services and resources to assist them in remaining independent.

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Lindsay Glynn, lglynn@abbehealth.org, 319-398-3644

Alzheimer’s Association

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health and Education

Eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

Area Substance Abuse Council, Inc.

United Way’s Focus Areas: Financial Stability, Health, and Education

Provide accessible, comprehensive substance abuse services delivered with dignity, respect, and proefessionalism to reduce the impact of substance abuse disorders. 

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Adam Lau, alau@asac.us, 319-390-4611

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health, Financial Stability, and Education

Empower choices for life through Christ-centered education and support. 

Chelsey McDill, chelsey@bridgehavencr.org, 319-390-4611

Chelsey McDill, chelsey@bridgehavencr.org, 319-390-4611

Chelsey McDill, chelsey@bridgehavencr.org, 319-390-4611

Chelsey McDill, chelsey@bridgehavencr.org, 319-390-4611

Chelsey McDill, chelsey@bridgehavencr.org, 319-390-4611

Chelsey McDill, chelsey@bridgehavencr.org, 319-390-4611

Bur Oak Land Trust

Protect and conserve natural areas to enrich and engage current and future generations. 

Catherine McAuley Center

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health, Financial Stability, and Education

Offers hope and opportunity through basic education for adults and transitional housing for women.

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Paula Land, paula@cmc-cr.org, 319-731-0450

Cedar Rapids Metro Parkinson’s Association

United Way’s Focus Areas: Financial Stability, and Education

Provide education, referral, & support to people with Parkinson’s, their care partners, & families in the Cedar Rapids area. 

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Mobilize resources and relationships that empower our Library to deliver innovative programs and services. 

Cedar Valley Humane Society

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Building healthy relationships between people and animals, and eliminating cruelty, abuse, and overpopulation of animals through education, adoption services, and inspiring compassion for all living things. 

City of Cedar Rapids

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, and Health

The Cedar Rapids City Council appoints hundreds of community volunteers to serve as members of the City’s various boards, commissions, committees and task forces.

Bridget McMenomy, b.mcmenomy@cedar-rapids.org, 319-286-5060

Board or commission membership requires varying qualifications. Most terms for board and commission members are appointed in late spring or early summer.
Access more information at bit.ly/cityofcr.

Ecumenical Community Center Foundation (ECCF)

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, and Health

Sharing ministries of humanitarian care and service with the surrounding neighborhoods.

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Robin Switzer Brunner, admin@ecc-cr.net, 319-362-4284

Families Helping Families of Iowa

United Way’s Focus Areas: Financial Stability, Health, and Education 

Meet the needs of youth who have been abused or neglected to allow them to have the same chance as their peers to be healthy and productive citizens.

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Melissa Carlson, melissac@fhfia.org, 319-294-9706

Feed Iowa First

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Financial Stability

To combat food insecurity by growing food & farmers.

Foundation 2 Crisis Services

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health 

Offers crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages.

Elisabeth Kissling, ekissling@foundation2.org, 319-362-1170

Elisabeth Kissling, ekissling@foundation2.org, 319-362-1170

Elisabeth Kissling, ekissling@foundation2.org, 319-362-1170

Gems of Hope, Inc.

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health 

To bring hope to cancer patients and families. 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health, Financial Stability, and Education

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

His Hands Free Clinic

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health

Bringing glory to God by meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those without adequate resources. We strive to treat patients with the dignity and respect that they deserve as children of God.

Dawn Brouwers, Dawn@hishandsclinic.org, 319-862-2636

Dawn Brouwers, Dawn@hishandsclinic.org, 319-862-2636

Dawn Brouwers, Dawn@hishandsclinic.org, 319-862-2636

Dawn Brouwers, Dawn@hishandsclinic.org, 319-862-2636

Harmony School of Music

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Provide high-quality and student-centered music training, creating a joyful musical experience for the family, and sharing the beauty of music with the community.

Jessica Altfillisch, jessica@harmonycr.org, 319-540-7798

Jessica Altfillisch, jessica@harmonycr.org, 319-540-7798

Jessica Altfillisch, jessica@harmonycr.org, 319-540-7798

Jessica Altfillisch, jessica@harmonycr.org, 319-540-7798

Jessica Altfillisch, jessica@harmonycr.org, 319-540-7798

Jessica Altfillisch, jessica@harmonycr.org, 319-540-7798

Jessica Altfillisch, jessica@harmonycr.org, 319-540-7798

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

United Way’s Focus Areas: Finacial Stability and Health

Instill hope, change lives, and strengthen communities by providing life-changing services to underserved populations.

Indian Creek Nature Center

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Financial Stability

Promote a sustainable future by: Nurturing individuals through environmental education, providing leadership in land protection and restoration, & encouraging responsible interactions with nature. 

Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio’s mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and professional development in the ceramic and glass arts. 

Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance

Promote the varied cultural activities of its partner organizations and to nurture a sustainable cultural community. 

Iowa Humane Alliance

The mission of Iowa Humane Alliance is to forge partnerships and develop programs to reduce animal shelter admissions and end euthanasia as a form of population control.

Iowa Legal Aid

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, and Health

Make hope, dignity, and justice available to low-income Iowans through legal assistance and education that protects fundamental rights, basic necessities, and access to the judicial system; challenges policies and practices that harm low-income persons; and empowers clients to advocate effectively for themselves and their communities.

Iowa National Guard Family Readiness Group

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health

To ensure families are prepared for the military lifestyle. 

K9COLA: Citizens for Off-Leash Areas

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health

Support & promote safe off-leash areas in & around Cedar Rapids. 

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kelly Ennis, kelly@k9cola.org, 319-535-2670

Kids First Law Center

Give children a voice in custody and divorce conflicts by providing focused legal representation and services for kids.

Jenny Schulz, jenny@kidsfirstiowa.org, 319-739-5426

Jenny Schulz, jenny@kidsfirstiowa.org, 319-739-5426

Jenny Schulz, jenny@kidsfirstiowa.org, 319-739-5426

Jenny Schulz, jenny@kidsfirstiowa.org, 319-739-5426

Jenny Schulz, jenny@kidsfirstiowa.org, 319-739-5426

Jenny Schulz, jenny@kidsfirstiowa.org, 319-739-5426

Kirkwood Foundation

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Support student success of students at Kirkwood.

Let Me Run Eastern Iowa Corridor

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Inspire boys to be themselves, be active, & belong. With a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running, the program encourages boys to develop their psychological, emotional & social health, in addition to their physical health.

Linn Area Mountain Bike Association

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Build a community of cyclists who create mountain biking adventures. 

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Michelle Barker, lamba07@gmail.com, 608-535-9901

Linn County Early Childhood Iowa

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Provide & support quality education, health & social services through community collaboration, for families with young children in Linn County.

Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, and Health

Miracles in Motion fosters personal achievement by providing diverse equestrian activities with therapeutic, educational and recreational benefits for persons with disabilities. 

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. 

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, lerhardt@NCSML.org, 319-362-8500

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stabiltiy, and Health

To provide basic necessities such as food & clothing to those in need.

Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

United Way’s Focus Areas: Financial Stability and Health

Offer a space where people of all faiths and cultures are invited to experience interior growth, peace, and transformation through connection with Earth, Self, Others and the Source of All Being. 

Jenifer Hanson, jhanson@prairiewoods.org, 319-395-6700

Jenifer Hanson, jhanson@prairiewoods.org, 319-395-6700

Jenifer Hanson, jhanson@prairiewoods.org, 319-395-6700

Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Create value & make a difference in our local community by enriching the lives of participants & audience members with quality theatre productions, inspiring children to get involved in all aspects of theatre, & creating awareness & support for community causes.

Southeast Linn Community Center

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, and Health

Serving children, seniors, and the economically disadvantaged of Lisbon and Mount Vernon.

Nicole McAlexander, nicole.selcc@gmail.com, 319-455-2844

Nicole McAlexander, nicole.selcc@gmail.com, 319-455-2844

Nicole McAlexander, nicole.selcc@gmail.com, 319-455-2844

Nicole McAlexander, nicole.selcc@gmail.com, 319-455-2844

Nicole McAlexander, nicole.selcc@gmail.com, 319-455-2844

Nicole McAlexander, nicole.selcc@gmail.com, 319-455-2844

St. Vincent de Paul

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Provide help while maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those we serve. Our purpose is to fulfill the two great commandments: love of God and love of neighbor. 

Tanager Place

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Provide services to children & families that inspire, empower & heal. 

The Arc of East Central Iowa

United Way’s Focus Areas: Health

Empower people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work, and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

Anne Armknecht, aarmknecht@arceci.org, 319-365-0487

The History Center

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Provide a unique community resource that preserves and shares the stories of our past and connects people of all ages to the present and future of Linn County.

Alicia Ramsden, office@historycenter.org, 319-362-1501 ext. 109

Alicia Ramsden, office@historycenter.org, 319-362-1501 ext. 109

Alicia Ramsden, office@historycenter.org, 319-362-1501 ext. 109

Alicia Ramsden, office@historycenter.org, 319-362-1501 ext. 109

Alicia Ramsden, office@historycenter.org, 319-362-1501 ext. 109

Alicia Ramsden, office@historycenter.org, 319-362-1501 ext. 109

United Way of East Central Iowa

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, and Health

Unite the caring power of communities to invest in effective solutions to improve people’s lives. 

Sue Driscoll, sue.driscoll@uweci.org, 319-398-5372 ext. 822

Sue Driscoll, sue.driscoll@uweci.org, 319-398-5372 ext. 822

Sue Driscoll, sue.driscoll@uweci.org, 319-398-5372 ext. 822

Sue Driscoll, sue.driscoll@uweci.org, 319-398-5372 ext. 822

Sue Driscoll, sue.driscoll@uweci.org, 319-398-5372 ext. 822

Sue Driscoll, sue.driscoll@uweci.org, 319-398-5372 ext. 822

Sue Driscoll, sue.driscoll@uweci.org, 319-398-5372 ext. 822

Waypoint

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education

Inspire people to move forward. 

Willis Dady Homeless Services

United Way’s Focus Areas: Financial Stability

Provide shelter & prevention services to the homeless & near-homeless. 

WRAP (Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program)

United Way’s Focus Areas: Financial Stability and Health

Provide timely home access to people in need. 

YMCA Camp Wapsie

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Put Christian principles into practice through programs that build health spirit, mind, & body for all.

Paul Denowski, denowski@crmetroymca.org, 319-435-2577

Paul Denowski, denowski@crmetroymca.org, 319-435-2577

YPN

United Way’s Focus Areas: Education and Health

Your Family is Our Family. Let’s grow up, together.

Alejandro Pino, apino@ypniowa.org, 319-364-8909

Alejandro Pino, apino@ypniowa.org, 319-364-8909

Alejandro Pino, apino@ypniowa.org, 319-364-8909