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Volunteers attacking the toughest situations


Dealing with an unexpected pregnancy is sometimes a scary situation. The volunteers with Birthright are there to take those uneasy questions.

Michelle Henny may just be answering the phone, but to the person on the other end it means the world.

"I really noticed no matter how old a woman is, there is still concerns and questions when they come in about pregnancy or where can I get help for this," said Henny.

Henny's been volunteering for Birthright in Cedar Falls for about a year now. Birthright provides support for women who may be going through an unplanned pregnancy. Henny says when she started volunteering there she was nervous, but knows she really is helping.

"It felt really good afterwards just to know that if she would have needed anything I could have been prepared to help her. It's just a great feeling to be knowledgeable and I could help someone who needed it."

The University of Northern Iowa senior is majoring in physiology and family services making this volunteer opportunity perfect for her.

"Besides the fact that it looks really good that you have done something with your time, it's just really rewarding. Being able to help other women who may need something or just to feel good about what you are doing."

The Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley has numerous opportunities to volunteer.

Here are just a few.

-Back to School Project needs volunteers to register families in Black Hawk County to receive new school supplies Monday through Friday, June 13 until July 29. Volunteers age 18 and over are welcome.

-The Cedar Valley Derby Divas need volunteers for ticket sales window, will call window, ticket takers and merchandise table for a roller derby bout on June 11 from 5:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Volunteers age 18 and over are welcome.

-The Cedar Valley Volunteer Emergency Club needs volunteers to assist with the Sturgis Falls Celebration from Friday, June 24th through Sunday, June 26th. Opportunities include providing traffic control for several events including a short parade late Friday afternoon, the main parade on Saturday morning and the half marathon Sunday morning. Volunteers age 18 and over are welcome.

-Aspire Therapeutic Riding Program needs volunteers for the Sturgis Falls Parade on June 25 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome.

For more opportunities go to www.vccv.org


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