The best thing about volunteering is that it appeals to every type of person. No matter what interests you, whether it be the arts, sports, or education, there are numerous amounts of volunteer opportunities in a seemingly infinite amount of fields. The act of volunteering also gives a person the chance to be part of something bigger, something greater than their own life. By giving up some much needed time to help out, the rewards and memories are ones that will be nearly impossible to ever forget. If you are having trouble finding the right volunteering opportunity for you, do not fear. Below are some events around the Quad Cities that would be more than happy to have your help:
Bettendorf Children’s Museum
2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: (563) 344-4155
The children’s museum devotes their time to inspire, connect, and strengthen the community by enriching the lives of children today and expanding their capacity to shape their future.
-Guest Services: Greeting visitors, answering questions/phone calls, take admission
-Corner Store Sales Associate: Assist with customer sales, create displays, organize merchandise
-Office Assistant: Clerical duties
The Museum also offers other experiences related more closely to education, such as a summer camp and Play Pals, which gives an individual the opportunity to work with kids.
For more information, follow the link provided and print out the required volunteer application.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley
2942 Brady Street Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: (563) 323-8006
The Big Brothers Big Sisters hope to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The group, which is the country’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentor work, aims to make sure every child has success in their life. The facts speak for themselves: 46% of kids involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters are less likely to use illegal drugs and 52% are less likely to skip school.
To get involved, click the link and get started!
1715 2nd Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (563) 793-1213
Established in 1970, Quad-City Arts focuses on the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts. They hope that everyone in surrounding cities will be engaged in diverse opportunities in the arts and humanities. Throughout the year, fundraisers and other programs take place, thus making a need for active volunteers.
Fill out the form on the link below to become part of the arts!
Scott County Family YMCA
606 West 2nd Street Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: (563) 322-7171
The Scott County Family YMCA strives to create a positive and proactive development for every citizen in their community. More than half a million individuals across the country donate their time to various YMCAs. Now you could be one! By volunteering in activities that will help build healthy lifestyles, you can assure yourself of putting smiles on the faces of the people you work with.
To get involved, check out their volunteer page:
For a more comprehensive list with more volunteer opportunities in the Quad Cities, visit the link below.