Volunteering can add a purpose to your life and give you the wonderful opportunity to serve others. You can make a valuable contribution to our community by becoming a volunteer.

There are many volunteer opportunities at Village Northwest Unlimited where we depend on volunteers to work with our staff to help enrich the lives of adults with disabilities and fulfill our mission to provide Purpose, Privacy and Dignity for all people.

Treasure Chest
The Treasure Chest offers a variety of quality, clean, and gently used clothing for the whole family. Over 80 volunteers share the responsibilities of pricing and sorting donated merchandise, display and running the iPad register. All proceeds from the sale of items directly benefit those served at the Village.

Residential Living                                                                                                                                       Volunteers help directly or indirectly as people with disabilities develop their leisure skills and assist in completing projects.  May include playing games, doing puzzles, reading, etc. Must be at least 14 years of age. You can select the time you want to volunteer, any time is appreciated. Mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and for as little as 30 minutes each time. Volunteers must remain under supervision of staff.

Literacy Program
Volunteers work one-on-one with an individual who may benefit from personal help with their literacy skills.

Our Village owned business, Northwest Produce, operates a 15,200 square foot green house growing 2,800 tomato plants. Vine-ripened chemical free tomatoes are sold and marketed through area grocery stores April-November. Volunteers assist in the production of tomato crop by planting and transplanting, as well as other greenhouse duties.

Volunteers would assist on yard work projects and clean up around the Village campus. Another important job includes sometime mowing.

Volunteers are asked to assist on special projects within the office, as well as work with mailings.

VNU partnered with S4S in 2009 to provide hope for those in need by processing and facilitating the donations of shoes that are delivered. Residents and volunteers receive the donated footwear, sort it into specific categories and prepare for shipment to S4S's main outreach distribution center.

Follow this link to upload a volunteer application: /uploads/files/volunteer-application.pdf

For more information contact:

Samantha Waterstone
Volunteer Coordinator

Village Northwest Unlimited
330 Village Circle
Sheldon, Iowa
Phone: (712) 324-5416                                                                                                                                        Email: samanthaw@villagenorthwest.org

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