MLK Day of Service 2015

THANK YOU!!! To all the volunteers, participants and agencies that made Martin Luther King, Jr. 2015 Day of Service a HUGE SUCCESS. Over 100 volunteers served at Habitat for Humanity, Mainstream Living, ACCESS Emergency Shelter, Project Linus and the Community Action Poverty Simulation. Over 75 items of nonperishable food was collected for the Cambridge Food Pantry.

Food Items will be collected all this week at the Volunteer Center and ISU Extension Office, in Nevada.

Thank you to our sponsors for their donations -- Walmart and Starbucks. We appreciate your commitment to supporting volunteering in our communities.

VCSC Campaign Updates!

Volunteering is a cornerstone for building a strong community.  Whatever your passion, volunteering generates new relationships, develops skills and cultivates happiness by building a strong and caring community. 

Through your essential support of the Volunteer Center of Story County, you join these efforts as a champion for strong and caring communities in Story County. In addition to finding volunteer opportunities through the Volunteer Center, your financial support is appreciated.

Check out the Volunteer Impact Report to learn about out all our programs that you could support and see the impact volunteers make in Story County! Your donation of even a few dollars makes a big difference for volunteer efforts in Story County! Thank you for all your support of VCSC programs and initiatives!

Announcing VCSC's NEW Volunteer In Action Award

There are so many outstanding volunteers throughout Story County, and the Volunteer Center wants your help to recognize them! We will recognize one outstanding volunteer a month on our website and in our newsletter, and they will receive a small token of appreciation from the VCSC. Nominations are due by the 3rd Monday of each month and can come from fellow volunteers, community members, or agencies. Nomination forms can be found at the bottom of the page.


The Volunteer Center of Story County and Iowa State University Student Activities Center are seeking nominations for the 2015 Story County Youth Volunteer Awards. Nominations are sought in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and community categories. Anyone under the age of 25 who has done outstanding volunteer service in the past year can be nominated. The deadline for nominations is Friday March 13th, 2015. A nomination form can be downloaded from the Volunteer Center Web site at, or is available by contacting the Volunteer Center of Story County at 515-268-5323. For information on event sponsorship, interested donors may contact Anne Owens at the Volunteer Center.

“The number of young community members volunteering their time in Story County is inspiring and deserves special recognition”, said Stacy Perlowski of the Volunteer Center of Story County. “The Story County Youth Volunteer Awards is an opportunity for us to thank and recognize these individuals for the outstanding services they have provided over the past year.”

An awards reception will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Sun Room of Iowa State University’s Memorial Union. Honored volunteers will receive an award signed by Governor Branstad.

For more information, contact Stacy Perlowski, Recognition Specialist at the Volunteer Center of Story County at 515-268-5323,, or Kevin Merrill, Coordinator of Leadership & Service at the ISU Student Activities Center at 515-294-4354,

Ashley Maurer,
Jan 19, 2015, 7:27 AM
Ashley Maurer,
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