Volunteer Opportunities

BVU we try to give students multiple opportunities to learn and serve their community, nation and world.  Every year BVU students, faculty, and staff volunteer over 19,500 hours of service.  If you are interested in civic engagement you have come to the right place.

Listed below is a list of service opportunities in the community.

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A

All Saints Episcopal Church
8503 615 St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-1314

Alta Community Schools
101 W. 5th St.
Alta, IA
712-200-1331

American Red Cross
Siouxland Area Chapter
712-252-4081 (contact: Jean Grove)
4200 War Eagle Drive
Sioux City, IA 51109

AVID
Storm Lake Community Schools
712-732-8065

B

Boy Scout Troop 103
712-732-3653 (contact: Kurt Reis)
1207 Popular
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Bridge of Storm Lake
The Bridge Central Office
205 Flindt Drive, Suite 1
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
712-213-0195
volunteer@thebridgeofstormlake.com

Buddhist Temple
6018 Rothmore
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-8265

B.V. Cat & Dog Rescue League
1863 610th St.
Newell, IA
712-272-3709
bvcdrl@gmail.com

Buena Vista County Extension
824 Flindt Drive
Storm Lake, IA
732-5056

Buena Vista County Genealogical Society
712-732-4896 (contact: Kristin Watts)
221 W. Railroad
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Buena Vista County Historical Society
712-284-1704 (contact: Marjorie Nuelieb)
414 W 9th Street
Storm Lake, IA 51002

Buena Vista Manor Care Center
1325 Lake Ave.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-3254

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
712-213-8619 (contact: Mary Drey)
1525 W. 5th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Buena Vista County Democrats
712-776-2222 (contact: Matt Pearson)
1209 Spooner Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

 

C

Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault CAASA
PO Box 333, Storm Lake IA 50588 Telephone: 712-732-8120
Crisis Line: 877-362-4612
Contact is: Jenny Ahlers
Email: jenny@caasaonline.org

 

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocacy Program
Buena Vista County Courthous
Contact: Kathy Fritz
Phone: 712-749-5184
Toll Free: 866-295-5265
E-Mail: kathy.fritz@dia.iowa.gov

Catholic Charities
1709 E. Richland Ave.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-95597

Church Of Christ
225 East 6th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-1750

Church of Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
712 Iowa 110
Storm Lake, IA

Community Chest c/o Juvenile Court Service
712-749-2564 (contact: Cindy Kruse)
P.O. Box 394
Storm Lake, IA 50588

CommUnity Education
712-732-5711 (contact: Alex)
419 Lake Avenue P.O. Box 638
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Community Services Dept (CSD) Central Point of Coordination for BV County (CPC)
419 Lake Av.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5711

Compass Pointe
824 Flint Drive, Suite 104
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5126

Cub Scouts
712-732-6104 (contact: Sara Brown)
5577 110th Avenue
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Cub Scouts
712-732-7364 (contact: Ron Stevenson)
618 5th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

D

DARE
712-732-3938 (contact: Peter Erickson)
1212 W 5th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Department of Human Services
311 E. 5th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-749-2536


E

Education Association
712-732-1781 (contact: Rich Scheidel)
708 Clover Lane
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Elementary Tornado Academy  
Elementary School, Grades K-4, 
After School Program (paid positions available)
Time: 3-5:30pm
(contact: Lynn Redenbaugh) 712-732-8074

 

F

Fair Share of Storm Lake
712-732-3512 (contact: Betty Huston)
204 Grand avenue
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Faith Baptist
3rd St. & Lake Av.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-7822
Contact: Ryan Brandenberger

Faith, Hope, & Charity
712-732-5127 (contact: Sarah Babcock)
1815 W Milwaukee Avenue P.O. Box 243
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Faith United Assembly of God
1501 West Milwaukee Ave
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-2226

Friends of Storm Lake Public Library
www.stormlakepubliclibrary.com

G

Genesis Development
Contact: Sandra Pingel
1607 North Lake Ave
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5038

Girl Scouts of Lakota Council
1-800-798-8141 (Alternate Phone: 515-573-8141)
112 South 3rd Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Goodwill Industries
229 W Milwaukee Ave
Storm Lake, IA

Grace Lutheran
1407 W. 5th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5005
Contact: Rev. Steve Schulz

Grace Lutheran Pre School
1407 West 5th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5005

H

Habitat for Humanity
712-213-2003 (contact: Ed O'Toole)
P.O. Box 853
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Head Start/ Early head Start
9030 East 5th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-1358

Hope Evangelical Free
Contact: Pastor James Roland
2015 W Milwaukee
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-2887

I

Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center
Tutors for new English Language Speakers
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10am-1pm, 6-8pm
Contact Linda Helmke 749-5178 

Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center
Tutors for Developmental Reading and Writing students
One afternoon or evening a week
Contact Gretchen Miller 732-2991


Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center
Facilitator for English Language Conversation Groups for new Storm Lakers
One afternoon or evening a week
Contact Gretchen Miller 732-2991

J

Jehovah's Witness
525 Geisinger Road
Storm Lake, IA

K

Kinderschool
525 Oates St.
Storm Lake, IA
7120732-4372

Kiwanis, Beavers
712-749-2539 (contact: Sherry O'Bannon)
1116 Seneca Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Knights of Columbus
712-732-1180 (contact: Darla Stein)
1507 E Lakeshore Drive
Storm Lake, IA 50588

L

Lakeside Marina & Camp
96 Lakeshore Drive
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-7465

Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Contact: Dr. Chales Valenti-Hein
110 East 3rd St.
Storm Lake, IA

Lake Preservation Association
712-749-2420 (contact: Gary Lalone)
P.O. Box 224
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Lions Club
712-732-6269 (contact: Gene Mandernach)
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Lutheran Family Services of Iowa
1407 West 5th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-276-9000

Lutheran Hispanic Outreach
712-732-6620 (contact: Paul "Bo" Brink)
805 E 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

M

March of Dimes: Birth Defects Foundation
712-277-3370 (contact: Mary Bertram)
705 Douglas, Suite 612
Sioux City, IA 51101

Methodist Manor
1206 Shoreway Road
Storm Lake,IA
712-213-5923

N

New Directions
808 Michigan Street
Storm Lake, IA
712-213-7814

O

P

Partners with Youth
712-732-5056 (contact: Rhonda Christensen)
824 Flindt Drive, Suite 101 P.O. Box 820
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Prairie Lake Area Education Agency
Contact: Rhonda Christensen
824 Flindt Dr 3 105
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-2257

Q

R

Rebekahs #205
712-732-3424 (contact: Ada Marie Roberts)
5803 110th Avenue
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Rotary
712-732-1310 (contact: Chris Rasmussen)
P.O.Box 243
Storm Lake, IA 50588

S

Santa's Castle
Contact: Ron Stevenson
200 East 5th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-749-9247

Senior Citizens' Center
1628 E Lakeshore Dr.
Storm Lake, IA 50588
712-749-9247

Social Service
712-749-2536 (contact: Barb Smith)
Court House Annex
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Southeast Asian Christian Church
Contact: Bruce Lesemann
110 East 3rd St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-4420

St. John Lutheran Church
402 Lake Ave.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-2400

St. John Lutheran Pre School
171 630th St.
Alta, IA
712-284-2542

St. Mark Lutheran Church
1614 West 5th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5255

St. Mary's Catholic Church and School
School Website
312 Seneca Street
Storm Lake, IA

Storm Lake Area Hospice
712-749-2741 (contact: Char Jeppeson)
P.O. Box 309
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Storm Lake Community Schools
712-732-8060 (contact: Dr. Turner [Superintendent])
1416 North Michigan
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Storm Lake Early Childhood
419 Lave Av.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-8076

Storm Lake Elementary
1810 Hyland Dr
Storm Lake, IA

Storm Lake Middle School
1811 Hyland Drive
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-8080

Storm Lake High School
621 Tornado Drive
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-8065

Storm Lake Parks & Rec
401 Chataqua Park Dr
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-8027

Storm Lake United
119 W 6th St
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-3780

Summit Evangelical Free Church
100 South Main St.
Alta, IA
712-200-2200

T

TLC Animal Shelter
712-272-3553
Newell, IA
plarsen@rconnect.com


U

United Community Health Center
715 W. Milwaukee St
Storm Lake, IA
712-213-0109

United Methodist Church
211 East 3rd St
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5458

Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.
712-732-1757
620 Michigan St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588

V

W

Wee Care Preschool

Witter Gallery
712-732-3400 (contact: Ron Stevenson)
609 Cayuga
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
505 W Highway 7
Alta, IA
712-200-2321

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Y

Z

Zion Lutheran Church
1725 55th St.
Storm Lake, IA
712-732-5223