One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need.

Here's the latest list of volunteering opportunities in the Cedar Valley.

  • Hartman Reserve Nature Center is hosting a 5k and 10k snowshoe race followed by a winter picnic and family fun hike on Saturday, January 28 from 7:30 am - Noon. Volunteers are needed to help with parking, race registration, timing the race, and helping rent out snowshoes.
  • January 28 marks the 125th birthday of one of the most famous authors of the 20th century, JRR Tolkien. Assistants are needed to help celebrate the author through some of his greatest stories at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. at the Grout Museum District.
  • Peoples Clinic is building a network of supporters to join a subcommittee in educating policy makers and elected officials of the importance of improving individual and community health through informed policies and legislation. Volunteers 14 years and older are welcome.
  • The Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s Kid's Café seeks volunteers to deliver warm meals to youth Monday through Thursday at 3:00 p.m. The route takes an hour to an hour and a half to complete.

Call or visit the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at 272-2087, information@vccv.org or www.vccv.org for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Valley!