Cedar Valley Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Cedar Falls recognizes how important volunteering is to our community. Volunteering gives each of us a chance to lead more meaningful lives by donating time, expertise and effort to help a worthy cause. Everytime we volunteer, we make our community better and contribute to local causes that reinforce our sense of life purpose. Studies have noted lower rates of cancer and heart disease, as well as reduced healthcare costs, among people who volunteer regularly.

While we are featuring the following organizations, a complete list of organizations in need of volunteers can be found here.

If you are a non-profit organization in need of volunteers, we want to hear from you! Please use this Cedar Falls Volunteer Opportunities form found here.

Tourism Volunteers

The Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau thanks every one that volunteers in our community including our board members and volunteers. Our volunteers are an important part of our organization. 

Potential volunteer opportunities include selling programs during Iowa High School Football Semi-Finals and Finals at the UNI-Dome; welcoming potential students and parents during UNI Visit Days; and staffing information booths at events such as the Eastern Iowa Sport Show and the Hawkeye Farm Show. Tasks involving walking, standing, and lifting are typical in this role.

If you enjoy promoting your community, meeting interesting people and just generally being welcoming, we’d love to add you to our ranks. To learn more, please contact us at 319-268-4266 or stop in any time.

Hearst Center for the Arts Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities can depend on our events and programs. We have several opportunities including:

For the Social Butterfly—Be A Hearst Ambassador!

  • Event Support for Concerts, Receptions, and Off-Site Festivals; for up to 4-hour shifts, volunteers can help our Programs Coordinator with event set-up and tear-down, serving refreshments for guests, assisting, and informing the public about The Hearst. Tasks involving walking, standing, bending, and lifting are typical in this role.
  • Front Desk Support; 2-hour volunteer shifts are available Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00pm and 3:00 to 5:00pm.  This opportunity is low-key and not task heavy but allows for friendly interaction with the public.  Those serving in this role should be willing to learn about all Hearst operations and programming to inform visitors, take messages from the public for staff, and monitor the galleries to ensure security of artwork on display.  Sight, hearing, speaking, and writing abilities are required.
  • Summer Camp Support; assist our educators behind-the-scenes with art activity prep and clean up.  Tasks may be indoors or outdoors and involve walking, standing, bending, and lifting.

For a Bit More Solitude—Serve As A Hearst Project Volunteer!

  • Gardening; this seasonal opportunity is a chance to commune with nature, monitor and weed/prune the Hearst Sculpture Garden. This role involves reaching, bending, and lifting.
  • Disaster Planning; this temporary project involves assisting staff with preparing and monitoring disaster mitigation kits and enclosures.  Tasks for this project require reaching, bending, and lifting.

For more information, email your inquiry to the.hearst@cedarfalls.com