Link Associates values and relies on volunteers, partnering with our staff to enrich the lives of individuals living and working in our community with greater life challenges.  Link Volunteers have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to meet the varying needs of the consumers we support and our multiple facilities.  There are many opportunities to be involved directly with consumers, or within the organization, based on your interests. Time involvement will vary based on each volunteer’s schedule and availability. Opportunities can be scheduled on a one-time basis or as an ongoing volunteer opportunity.

 

 

Individual Volunteer: 

Supporting over 1200 consumers, Link Associates offer options to volunteer with consumers in day programs, Link’s community based leisure and recreation program, or residential programs.  Volunteers are also needed to assist with indirect services supporting the organization’s operations. Opportunities are available across the greater Des Moines metropolitan area.
 
Volunteer opportunities are numerous and ever-changing and include:

Special Olympics Coach

Mentor for a Special Olympics Athlete                

Special Event Support for dances, themed events and fundraisers

Community Art Connections as an artist or assistant

Special Projects

Field Trip Aide                        

Adult Day Program Companion for arts and crafts, reading, wellness programs

One on One Buddy Match                                    

Clerical and Office Support

Facility Care and Repair of consumer’s homes and day program facilities

 

To get started complete the Volunteer Application and send to: 

Adria Smith, CTRS

Leisure Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

1452 29th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Email: adriasmith@linkassociates.org or Call:  515-262-8888 ext 207

 

 

Youth Volunteer:

 

Leadership. Experience. Opportunity. These are just a few of the rewards young people gain from volunteering with Link Associates. Participating in any one of the many volunteers opportunities provides the opportunity for individual growth while having FUN!             
 
Youth groups or individual volunteers are welcome!


 
Youth Volunteer opportunities are numerous and ever-changing and include:

Mentor for a Special Olympics athlete 

Assist with Special Events for dances, themed events and fundraisers

Community Art Connections as an assistant 

Special Projects

Day Program Companion for arts and crafts, reading, wellness programs

Clerical and Office Support                                      

Facility Care and Repair of consumer’s homes and day program facilities

 

To get started complete the Youth Volunteer Application and send to: 

Adria Smith, CTRS

Leisure Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

1452 29th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Email: adriasmith@linkassociates.org or Call:  515-262-8888 ext 207

 

Group/Corporate Volunteers:

 

Our group/corporate volunteer program will provide the opportunity to make a significant contribution in the lives of individuals living with intellectual disabilities and the programs that support them.  Opportunities will be tailored to the group’s interest and availability. 

Group/Corporate Volunteer opportunities are numerous and ever-changing and include:

Mentors for a Special Olympics Athlete or Scrimmage a Team               

Special Event Support for dances, themed events and fundraisers

Community Art Connections as assistant

Special Projects

Field Trip Aides                                      

Adult Day Program Companions for arts and crafts, reading, wellness programs                   

Clerical and Office Support

Facility Care and Repair of consumer’s homes and day program facilities

 

To get started contact:

Adria Smith, CTRS

Leisure Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

1452 29th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Email: adriasmith@linkassociates.org or Call:  515-262-8888 ext 207

 

 

Volunteer Training:

 

First Aid

Handouts

Class Video

Test

 

Intro to ID/DD

Handouts

Class Video

Test

 

Universal Precautions

Handouts

Class Video

Using a Gait Belt Safely and Effectively

Test

 

 

 

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