Our Impact

As a leader, we unite the community to tackle tough challenges that create change for people and enrich the lives of people in the community. We do this through community collaborations and offering programming that addresses our community needs.



We organize VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to assist income-eligible  individuals in the community with completing their taxes. This service not only assists individuals but helps to bring money back into the community each year.

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211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs. 211 is a one-stop source of information for services.

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Transportation Program

The Benton County and Jones County Volunteer Centers works with volunteers to provide individuals with non-emergency transportation to medical appointments within their counties.


The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) provides free counseling and information to people with questions about Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance and claim filing.

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55+ Initiative

UWECI’s 55+ Initiative connects volunteers, 55 and better, with meaningful volunteer opportunities in our community. UWECI will help you connect to opportunities that you are passionate about.


In times of disaster, we have stepped up to be a leader in organizing volunteer efforts and finding effective solutions to support our communities’ in our greatest times of need.

Community Collaborations

It truly takes a village, we are proud to collaborate with other community leaders on many efforts that lead to a better Eastern Iowa.