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Variety - the Children's Charity

    Variety Volunteer Opportunities 
Help Variety fulfill its mission of improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children by volunteering at one of our upcoming events!

December 2: Bikes For Kids - Prep Day

Variety has partnered with the Young President's Organization (YPO) to provide brand new bikes as well as Christmas presents to pre-selected families in need. Volunteers are needed to help load 11 bikes and 25 boxed bikes at Walmart in Windsor Heights (1001 73rd St) and unload them at the Wellmark YMCA downtown (5th  & Grand Ave). Some additional setup will be needed at the YMCA as well. Learn more and sign up here.

December 3: Santa Pub Crawl
 Spread the holiday cheer by volunteering at the   Santa Pub Crawl! Volunteers (ages 21+) are needed to act as bus captains. The event starts at Miss Kitty's and visits several establishments in Des Moines. Volunteers are encouraged to join in the festivities and dress up! Variety receives a portion of proceeds for providing volunteers. Learn more and sign up here.

January 13, 2017: Black Tie
Volunteers are needed to help set up for this fabulous Fire & Ice themed gala event! This entails setting up tables, silent auction, live auction pieces and decorating the venue. Learn more and sign up here.

February 18, 2017: Baconfest

Seeking volunteers (ages 21+) to bar tend, sell drink/food tickets, and hand out t-shirts at the Iowa Event Center. More details will be available in January, but shifts fill quickly, so reserve your four hour shift today. Variety staff will follow up with specific details in January. Variety receives a portion of proceeds for providing volunteers.
March 4 - 5, 2017: Telethon
The Variety Telethon is two days when local, national and  international personalities appear along with thousands of volunteers, individual donors and companies to raise funds and awareness for Variety and the children we serve. Telethon is broadcast live on We are Iowa Local 5 from the Grand Ballroom in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

Volunteers are the heart of the Variety Telethon.  We offer "behind the scenes" volunteer opportunities the weekend of our broadcast. Shifts are available throughout Telethon weekend, unless otherwise noted. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old; volunteers who are 14-15 are able to volunteer when accompanied by an adult. Opportunities include setup, logging, Go-To team, VIP pledge collectors, VIP placard makers, transportation drivers and coordinators and tear down. Learn more and sign up here.

On Going: Mascot Needed
Always wanted to be a mascot? Now is your chance!  Stanley J. Heart will be making  appearances throughout the year including children's event and community activities. If you are interested in being on our mascot roster, sign up here.

For questions, please contact Tiffany via email or phone, 515-243-4660.
Save the Dates for 2017!