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Posted on: May 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Give Involved with Volunteer Opportunities

Pictures of people volunteering with special needs youth, kindergarteners, book sales

Check out upcoming volunteer opportunities with Waukee Parks & Recreation, Waukee Police Department and the Waukee Public Library! Whether you choose one option or do them all, you'll feel good about supporting the community. 

Help Youth with Special Needs Play Baseball

Have fun and enjoy the warm fuzzies of volunteering with Waukee Miracle League! As a buddy, you'll be partnered with a player with special needs to help throughout the game. You'll get to see joy on the faces of youth with special needs as they experience the fun of baseball. Sign up individually or as a group. Log some volunteer hours for your company or gather friends to volunteer together. It's even a great way to get out as a family to give back to the community! Kids as young as 14 can volunteer or younger kids can partner with a parent.

We are in need of volunteers for:

  • Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10 a.m. at Triumph Park Sign up here!
  • Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m. at Kiwanis Miracle League Field in Des Moines. Sign up here!

Help Incoming Kindergarteners Learn Safety Tips

The Waukee Police Department is hosting its annual Safety City program for incoming kindergarteners. A miniature city is set up as a way to teach students about street safety including pedestrian rules, traffic lights, crossing the street, window safety, seat belts, when to call 911, respect for authority, bullying and more. Volunteers are needed to work alongside PD staff as students complete. Kids as young as 14 can volunteer.

Sign up for one or more sessions here

  • Session 1 Mornings: June 12–16, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Session 1 Afternoons: June 12–16, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Session 2 Mornings: June 19–23, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Session 2 Afternoons: June 19–23, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Session 3 Mornings: June 26–30, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Session 3 Afternoons: June 26–30, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Serve on the Library Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees provides Applications are open through June 2 for Waukee residents. If you believe our public library serves an important role in the community, consider applying to join the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing Library policy, authorizing services provided by the Library and establishing the Library budget for the Waukee Public Library. Trustees are appointed by the mayor for a three-year term and meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Library. Apply at Waukee.org/TrusteeApplication.

Volunteer at the Library

The Waukee Public Library Foundation invites community members to volunteer at the upcoming Spring Book Sale, May 18-20. If you're able to help set up the sale, check out customers or donate baked goods, go to BookSaleSignUp to choose your shift. Direct questions to waukeeplfoundation@gmail.com.

Teen volunteers interested in helping out at the library can complete a volunteer application. Then contact Keri at kweston-stoll@waukee.org to sign up for orientation and shifts. It's a good way to earn silver cord hours.

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