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Cedar Valley volunteer opportunities

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Waterloo-Cedar Falls has a volunteer rate of 39.6 percent, which places it in sixth place nationwide in medium size cities. The state of Iowa is ranked fifth nationally in volunteerism. Call or visit the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at
272-2087 or access www.vccv.org for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Valley!

Here are several opportunites:

• The Aspire TRP Camp Hope is a day camp being offered August 4 - 8 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Buddies are matched with individuals with disabilities to assist them with activities. Activity Leaders lead activities, Group Leaders assist with keeping the group engaged in activities and are responsible for keeping the group together. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome.

• The Friends of Hartman Reserve Nature Center are putting on their 3rd annual Hartman Eco-Triathlon which is a kayak, mountain bike, and trail run race. This event acts as a fundraiser for the Nature Center. There are a variety of jobs that need to be filled on August 8th (Race Day Set-Up) from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and August 9th (Race Day) from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Times are flexible. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome.

• Iowa Green AmeriCorps would like to invite the public to a full-scale weatherization of the Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum on August 4th from 2 - 6 p.m. The project will include sealing duct work, cracks around doors and windows, and minor insulation to make the historical society more energy efficient. Participants are asked to wear old clothes, and bring a spare caulk gun if possible. Participants will help lower the historical society's energy bills and environmental impact, and will learn how to do the same in their own home. Volunteers age 18 and over are welcome.

• The Cedar Falls Radio Emergency Club needs volunteers to help sell goodies at Watermelon Days in Dike. Opportunities exist August 15th throughout the day. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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