Whether you are heading back to Ames for the summer or just looking for a new way to serve, check out the following Summer Third Place opportunities!
Raising Readers Summer Program
K-3 Reading Buddies | June 19-Aug 3
Befriend and influence children through a summer program designed to help prevent children in Ames and Nevada from losing academic ground during the summer months! Volunteers (ages 14 and older) commit to volunteering at least twice a week at their designated time for 45 minute sessions with their student. All volunteers will be trained by Raising Readers of Story County staff before the program starts.
Food at First
Third Sunday each month | 3:30-5:30p or 5:30-7:30p
Food at First prepares recycled food to feed anyone who is hungry on a nightly basis. When students leave for the summer, Food at First notices! Help fill the gaps left by student organizations by signing up to serve in Cornerstone’s regular spot on the third Sunday evening of the month, or by going straight to the Food at First website to serve according to your schedule. Volunteers must be 5th grade or older to be in the kitchen.
Habitat for Humanity
306 Wellons Drive | Ames
Help build a home for a family in need through Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers work Saturdays throughout the summer. No special skills are required! Contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-232-8815 for specific dates, times and tasks.