Making a difference in Jones County
The Jones County Volunteer Center’s (JCVC) mission is to engage people of all ages in volunteer services to meet critical community needs that impact and benefit citizens of Jones County while providing a high quality experience that will enrich the life of the volunteer. JCVC provides meaningful experiences for all volunteers.
Volunteers help with the following direct service programs in Jones County:
Elderly Outreach Assisted Transportation Program
Volunteers provide extra assistance to senior clients by transporting them to non-emergency medical appointments outside of Jones County.
Winter Weatherization Assistance Program
Volunteers in this program, in partnership with HACAP, provide simple winter weatherization solutions such as, window plastic, door and window weather-stripping, weather-stripping for window air conditioning units, outlet and electric plug draft stoppers, and new furnace filters, free for low-income and/or disabled homeowners in Jones County.
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Volunteers provide free counseling on Medicare and Medicaid, saving Jones County seniors time and money.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
Trained and certified volunteers provide free tax preparation for individuals and families with annual income less than $53,000.
Jones County Food Bank Assistance
Volunteers assist families visiting Jones County food pantries.
The difference made in 2014:
- Elderly Outreach Assisted Transportation Program provided 693 rides traveling more than 59,448 miles benefiting 189 Jones County residents.
- JCVC volunteers partnered with 23 Monticello High School Winter Academy students to provide winter weatherization solutions for 14 homes.
- SHIIP provided Medicare counseling to 126 clients saving them more than $36,800 collectively
- VITA helped 128 Jones County residents receive maximum returns. The program was able to net $181,599 in return money for Jones County residents.
For volunteer opportunities in Jones County:
Address: 105 Broadway Place. Suite 1 PO Box 455 Anamosa, IA 52205