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Atlas

ATLAS (Attaining Truth, Love and Self-Control) is a Christ-centered ministry that provides personal development services to individuals and families who are hurting for a variety of reasons. ATLAS is not a counseling agency but works with other professional counseling and support organizations in cases where professional assistance is needed. ATLAS works with churches and resource organizations to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people.

More  information at http://www.atlasgroupltd.org
 
322 Central Ave NW Orange City, IA 51041
 
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
  • On call child care
  • Cleaning and upkeep of facility
  • Mentoring for high school age clients
  • Any number of other possibilities!

Bethany Christian Serivces

Bethany Christian Services is a not-for-profit, pro-life Christian adoption and family service agency. Bethany is a widely known adoption agency, but their Christian care extends to people struggling with unplanned pregnancies, infertility, and a multitude of other challenges. Bethany Christian Services’ mission is to manifest the love of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services.

More information at http://www.bethany.org/nwiowa
 
123 Albany Avenue SE Orange City IA 51041
 
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
  • Help with special events

Bibles For Missions

Bibles for Missions Thrift Centers raise funds in support of the Bible League mission to place Scriptures around the world. The Bible League works with local churches in more than 60 countries, training indigenous Christians to lead Bible studies. Many places in the world have no local churches, so they train Christians to establish new ones. The Orange City Bibles for Missions Thrift Center raises funds for Haiti. The volunteers of Orange City are making an impact on this spiritually-needy society by putting Bibles in the hands of people who are desperate for them.
 
 
116 Second Street NW Orange City, IA 51041
 
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
  • Sort and organize at the store
  • Pick up furniture and deliver to Bibles for Missions

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children ages 6 through 18 with mentors in professionally supported one-on-one relationships. Community- based mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship. One-on-one time is spent between the volunteer and the young person doing the activities they both enjoy.  The volunteer can spend time each week or every other week depending on their schedule.
More information at www.bbbsa.org
 
400 Central Avenue NW  Orange City, IA 51041
 
Ongoing  Volunteer Opportunities
  • Become a mentor

The Bridge

The Bridge is the first rural transitional housing for women and children who are homeless or near homeless in the rural counties (Sioux, Plymouth, Osceola, O'Brien, Lyon) of northwest Iowa. The Bridge was created to meet a gap in services in this service area. The Bridge is a non-profit, faith-based transitional living program for women and children (age 12 and under) who have experienced poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness.
 
 
P.O. Box 323  Orange City, Iowa 51041
 
On-going Volunteer Opportunities
  • Childcare
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Cleaning and Organizing
  • Shifts at Hands Around the Plains

Community Health Partners

Community Health Partners provides public health services to the residents of Sioux County.  Its mission is, “Partnering to promote and protect the health of all residents of Sioux County through advocacy, education and prevention.”  Services include the Healthy Families home visiting program for new parents to educate parents about the health and development of infants and young children, the Coalition for Healthy Sioux County, school health services and tobacco prevention programs to promote positive healthy behaviors, radon and lead prevention programs to raise awareness of possible risks of environmental exposure, communicable disease investigations to prevent spread of illness and an immunization program to provide vaccinations to children and adults.
 
More information at http://www.siouxcountychp.org
 
211 Central Ave SE  Orange City, IA 51041
 
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
  • Regular office work hours

Family Crisis Center

Family Crisis Centers provides many services to victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault. All services are provided free of charge to women, men and children. All information is kept confidential. Services may be short-term or long-term depending on the needs of the victim. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include safe shelters, advocacy, and counseling. Family Crisis Centers are also active in educating the community about domestic abuse.
 
 
On-going Volunteer Opportunities *special training is needed for volunteering at FCC*
  • Shelter Monitors
  • Office and fund raising help
  • Crisis Hotline

Habitat for Humanity

Siouxland Habitat for Humanity seeks to build lives as well as houses. Through the houses we build, hope is restored and lives are changed as the cycle of need is broken. By investing time, money materials, and their expertise, Habitat volunteers, donors, organizations, businesses and professional trades gain new relationships, which extend far beyond what is imagined.  Habitat brings together people from all walks of life, with varied skills and economic backgrounds.
 
 
1150 Tri-View Ave Sioux City, IA 51103
 
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
  • Help with building projects
  • Sort and organize at ReStore

Hands Around the World

Hands Around the World is a fair trade store run solely on volunteer hours. Fair trade business practices advocate the payment of a fair wage to every artisan, safe working conditions, environmental protection and sustainability.  This way of doing business can lead to education, health care, and hope for the future.  Hands Around the World features a wide variety of goods from coffee and tea to tablecloths and journals. All of the items are handcrafted and many of the items are made from recycled materials.
 
* website of one of HAW’s providers*
 
104 Central Avenue Orange City, IA 51041
 
On-going Volunteer Opportunities
  • Monthly retail shift
  • Help with special events
  • Host a fair trade coffee tasting

Zestos

 Zestos Inc. is a faith based, non-profit organization committed to sharing a taste of the Lord's goodness by caring for the physical and spiritual needs of others, with a special focus on those lacking even the basic necessities of life.  Their focus is on INCREASING awareness of needs in the community, GATHERING resources by contacting businesses and individuals, DISTRIBUTING resources to those in need, and PROVIDING a community helpline to guide those in need.

 

805 Hwy. 10 West

Orange City, IA

 

712.441.3201

zestos@frontier.com

 

Ongoing volunteer opportunities:

  • help repackage food to be distributed
  • help at or attend monthly community meals
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Opportunities for Education Students: These volunteer experiences count for most multicultural and tutoring hours required for education students. Check with your professor to make sure the experience will count for your specific class before you sign up.

Homework in the Hub: ACT Tutoring

Come to Homework in the Hub and tutor area high school students through an ACT prep book. Training will be provided the week before the session starts.
  • 1.5 hr commitment every week of the session
  • Choose to tutor either math and science or English and reading.
Contact Charlotte Richards at charlotte.richards@nwciowa.edu for more information or fill this form out: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QvZ60_wqgVuoBX_xxug8yYqb1CTCXB65Fn3N5ARc0UQ/viewform

Kid's Connection


Kid's Connection is an after school program held at First Reformed Church in Orange City and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from the end of the school day until 6pm.
  • College students needed to supervise free time and help with homework.
  • Dates and times for volunteering are flexible. 
  • Opportunities for ELL tutoring are available. 
http://www.frcoc.org/index.php?page=introducing-kids-connection

Kid's Zone/The Zone

Kid's Zone and The Zone are after-school programs at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center.
  • Kid's Zone is for children in K-4th grade and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays after the school day until 5:30. 
  • The Zone is for those in 5th-8th and meets on Mondays and Wednesdays after the school day until 5:30.
  • Volunteers are needed to play with kids and help with homework.
  • Dates and times for volunteering are flexible. 
  • Anyone with knowledge of Spanish is encouraged to volunteer. 
  • The program starts on the 27th of September and continues throughout the school year. 
For more information, check out http://www.frcsc.org/Kidzone.cfm
 The Owl's Nest at the Sioux Center Library can use your help mentoring a child and showing them the value of reading!
  • The Owl’s Nest Program is a mentoring program designed to encourage children to read, offering a supportive environment to develop strong literacy skills, and most importantly, make reading fun!
  • The Owl’s Nest Program  pairs a volunteer with a student who needs extra help with reading.
  • The volunteer meets with their Little Owl at least once a week at Sioux Center Public library.  
  • The Owl’s Nest Program helps to increase awareness and use of library resources, services and programs.
Get a volunteer form from Charlotte Richards or the library's website at http://www.siouxcenter.lib.ia.us/services/for-kids/owlsnest 
The Banquet
CASA
Compass Pointe
Heritage House Nursing Home
Hope Haven
Justice For All
Landsmeer Retirement Community
The Living Center
Love INC
Mid-Sioux Opportunity
Orange City Area Health System
Orange City Food Pantry
Pioneer Memorial Home
Seasons
Sioux City Gospel Mission
Special Olympics
If you need more information or want to set up a service project please contact
 
Kendall Stanislav
Coordinator of Justice & Service Ministries
kendall.stanislav@nwciowa.edu

Northwestern is pleased to be recognized for its commitment to service by the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Northwestern Has been awarded Honor Roll for 6 years in a row.