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Do you know anyone looking for a great intern/field placement opportunity? United Way has available openings for the following positions: 

-Community Impact and Volunteer Engagement
-Resource Development and Marketing
-Grant Writing
-Graphic Design

The great thing about these positions is you get to experience in each area! 

Please share this great opportunity with others. To learn more contact Jessica Bleile at: 
jessica.bleile@dbqunitedway.org
 


Dubuque Days of Caring is
coming up on April 27,
2018. For more information 
on how to volunteer your 
time, please click here for 
more information.
Read Across America
Women UNITED celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday by recruiting over 60 celebrity readers and volunteers for Read Across America to read to over 1,200 children across 9 schools. "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" was read to the classes and Women United provided the book, activities and bookmarks for the students and one lucky student in each classroom got to take the book home. Thank you to all who volunteered for this great event!
Upcoming Events:
-Take Back the Night
-National Volunteer Week
-Dubuque Days of Caring
-Dubuque on the Move
-ARC Games
-America's River Fesitval
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
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Area college students participated, not only in one day of service, but days of service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students made fleece tie blankets and service projects for area non-profits to give back to the community. 

Loras students created fleece tie blankets and did a service project for the Dubuque Rescue Mission. 

University of Dubuque students created fleece tie blankets, did an item drive, and toured Almost Home. 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Operation: New View and AARP are providing sites for for qualifying individuals and families through VITA. Appointments can be madeuntil April 10, contact 211 to set an appointment with Operation: New View or visit the AARP site allowing walk in appointments.


 
Volunteer Management Tip! 

Set up your Get Connected agency profile and 
keep your volunteer needs and events updated 
so volunteers can find you easily.


United Way is very pleased to offer Get Connected, which 
is generously funded by the Volunteer Generation Fund, 
as the latest way we give our neighbors the opportunity to care
 for one another. We sincerely hope you enjoy using Get 
Connected to give back!



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Mentor Dubuque

Mentor Dubuque is looking for adults to volunteer as a mentor to a youth living outside of Dubuque. Mentoring is playing in the park, shooting hoops, eating pizza, etc. We ask mentors to spend about 4-5 hours each month with their mentee. Staff are available to support the match. There is an option to mentor a child with your partner (couple matching).

Sherrill area: We are looking for two men interested in mentoring.

Bernard area: We are looking for one man interested in mentoring.

St. Donatus area: We are looking for one woman interested in mentoring.

Maquoketa area: We are looking for three men and one women interested in mentoring.

**Mentors must be 18 years or older
Before and After School Volunteers

These before and after school academic programs for students in grades K-5 offers students assistance with homework, helps in building character, promotes healthy exercise options, and provides student driven academic enrichment opportunities to help students become well-rounded. The academic enrichment opportunities may include but are not limited to the following areas: art, culture, science, technology, logic, movement, sports and outdoor activities.

St. Mark also is in need of mentors who are committed to spending time and developing a relationship one-on-one with the same student over an extended period of time. Mentors meet with their assigned mentee a minimum of 30-60 minutes per week (4 hours per month) during our regular program hours at the school sites for the duration of a school year.

Reach & Rise Mentors

Reach and Rise Mentoring Program is a national YMCA program designed to match caring adults with area children in order to help them reach their full potential. 

Volunteers are needed to serve 1 on 1 as caring, guiding, and responsible mentors for children ages 9-17 in the Dubuque community. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and complete 17 hours of training over a 6 week time period. Matches meet 1-3 hours once per week for at least 12 months. During this time frame, consistent support will be given to mentors as they and their mentees work to build a relationship that fosters healthy growth and development through goal setting. 
GET CONNECTED CORNER
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." 
-Winston Churchill