Volunteer

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 
The house volunteer position could be filled by an adult, college or high school volunteer. House volunteers spend time with residents by reading, visiting, playing games, painting nails, etc.

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

Greenhouse
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.

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

Transportation
Volunteers assist with picking up contracted work items and delivering them to Northwest Enterprises.

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

The Imagine Art Room
VNU's Fine Arts program allows residents to express themselves through art, while also receiving therapeutic benefits. Volunteers would help and encourage residents on their art.

Soles4Souls
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



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