Volunteering at YSS
Volunteers are special individuals who give without asking anything in return. Please consider sharing your time and talents to help youth in your community.
- Activity Leaders
- Outreach Workers
- Arts and Recreation
- Peer Support
- Youth Workers
- Child Care
- Special Events
- Internships, Practicums and Service Learning
YSS is happy to assist students at all levels of education with opportunities to learn about the various programs and career opportunities with in the organization. Internships, Practicums and Service Learning opportunities are available in almost every program.
Please indicate the nature of your volunteer experience on your volunteer application. A link to the application is provided below.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities for large and small groups on an ongoing basis or as a day of service can be arranged.
Some positions can qualify for community service hours. Please ask the Volunteer Coordinator for more information about this program.
How To Apply
Please download and complete the application available here.
Volunteer Coordinators are located at the Jacobson Youth and Family Center, at 420 Kellogg Avenue in Ames or at the IHYC, Buchanan Center, at 1219 Buchanan Street in Des Moines.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (515) 232-4332 ext. 4451 or Contact Us for questions or more information.