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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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, reading to residents, playing games, doing puzzles, 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.


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


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.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering at the Village, please download, complete and return our volunteer application. If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact Brenna Bomgaars, Volunteer Coordinator, 712-324-5416 or brennab@villagenorthwest.org

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Summer of Service

Students 6th-12th Grade - June 10-July 26th (tailored to your schedule) - VNU Campus- Sheldon, IA

Opportunities include, helping with sports, daily curriculum outings (field trips), arts/crafts, campus church services and spending time with individuals served. All volunteers will be closely supervised by their designated "volunteer mentor".

You'll receive valuable experience in working with persons with disabilities, exploring careers and potential job opportunities, high school service hours and stand out on college applications and scholarships.

Contact Brenna Bomgaars for more information at brennab@villagenorthwest.org or 712-324-5416.

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