Past Community Spotlights
The changing "Spotlight" is used to reveal the diversity of community events.
We provide the history of spotlights for reference. Many of the spotlights are one-time events and may contain information that is no longer current.
Nonprofit agencies wishing to have their events added as a Community Spotlight should read this information.
||9/11 Day Of Service & Remembrance - Operation Gratitude
In The Spotlight – Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
||Disaster Volunteer Of The Year Nominations Due Oct. 15
September 11 National Day Of Service And Remembrance
Walk For Wellness/Race For Recovery
National Grassroots Radio Conference
What's Your 50?
In The Spotlight – NewAldaya Lifescapes
||AAU Junior Olympic Games Volunteers
Bix Registration Volunteers Needed
AAU Junior Olympic Games Volunteers
Walk To End Alzheimer's
UNI Graduate Continues to Promote Service
In The Spotlight – Cedar Falls Tourism And Visitors Bureau
||College Community School District's Volunteers Embrace What's Your 50
AmeriCorps Leads To Alumni's Rewarding Career In The Nonprofit Sector
Student At Keokuk High School Shows Dedication To Service
AmeriCorps Member Finds Career Path During Service
Cedar Rapids Native Helps Others Make Healthy Choices
AmeriCorps Alums' Service Experience Transfers to Skills as a State Park Ranger
AmeriCorps Member Empowers Survivors Of Domestic Violence With Financial Literacy
Third Generation 4H Volunteer Continues to Serve
Yale Law Student Reflects On Her AmeriCorps Service With Iowa Legal Aid
||In The Spotlight – Iowa Northland Regional Council Of Governments
Coe College Students Spends College Career Uplifting Others
'Giving Back' Is Core To AmeriCorps Alumna's Life
Job Opportunity -- RSVP Director In Ottumwa Iowa
Ames Summer Feeding And Enrichment Program
Rock Rapids Volunteer Provides the Needed Extra Attention To Help Kids Learn
Former Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member Empowered By Service
Senior Companion Volunteer Helps Seniors Stay In Their Home
Alum Continues To Promote The AmeriCorps Spirit Of Service
AmeriCorps Member Preserves Iowa Wildlife And Native Prairies
Volunteer transports those unable to drive to medical appointments
Alum's Service Year Bridges Education And Career
Jumpstart School Physicals
In The Spotlight – Cedar Valley Bicycle Collective
New Foster Grandparent Has Big Impact In Ft. Dodge
||AmeriCorps Alum's Service Comes Full Circle
Be A Lifesaver!
Alton Resident Uses Accounting Skills To Help Others
National Service Shaped Alum's Career Path And Personal Life
Seeking Youth Ambassadors for Nat'l Child Awareness Month
An Alum's Dedication To National Service Continues After AmeriCorps
“Getting Things Done” Is A Way Of Life For DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew
Global Youth Service Day 2014
2014 Iowa Volunteer Hall Of Fame Inductees
Iowa Wesleyan Student Committed To Service
||Albia Resident Volunteers With 4-H To Help Youth Excel
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Kevin Coriolan
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Norma Jean Perry
Iowa AmeriCorps Member of The Month: Samantha Wittrock
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Andrea Scott
||50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Andrew McCalley
Stash The Trash 2014
Guymon Selected As Spotlight Volunteer For February
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Damon Hines
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Todd Gilligan
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Rosemary Beach
University Of Northern Iowa Center For Urban Education (UNI-CUE)
||50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Stephanie Brewer
Volunteer Iowa Day At The Capitol Announced!
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Michelle Dutton
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Bonnie Alley
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Jeri Boyd
50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Pride In Community Appearance (PICA)
January 2014 Spotlight Volunteer Of The Month
Outreach, Inc., Medical Mission Trip, March 2014
||MLK Day 2014
Dubuque National Service Partnership (Nonprofit Collaboration Award).
Konnections Groups Are November Spotlight Volunteers
Bob Hellman, Waterloo (Outstanding Volunteer Or Service Manager Award).
UNI MLK Day Of Service 2014
||Club HOpe, Maquoketa (Outstanding Volunteer Or Service Program Award).
2013 Nonprofit Board/Staff Leadership Award
Jeri Boyd - Spotlight Volunteer Of The Month
Families Helping Families Of Iowa (Nonprofit Spotlight Award)
In The Spotlight – Sing Me To Heaven Foundation
||Bell Ringers For The Salvation Army
Floyd Winter - What's Your 50
In The Spotlight – Salvation Army
||Improve Education: Volunteer With Children
Winter Weatherization 2013
In The Spotlight – RSVP
||Help Adults Learn English At Catherine McAuley Center
Provide Healthy Produce To The Hungry!
In The Spotlight - Ridgeway Place Assisted Living
||Rollin On The River July Spotlight Volunteer
June Spotlight Volunteer Of The Month
Be The Youth Voice For Davenport!
2013 ISC Men's Fastpitch World Tournament
School Supply Drive - First Day
Volunteer At RAGBRAI
Ames Repair & Care
In The Spotlight - Phelps’s Youth Pavilion
||Hickory Grove Triathlon
Become A Play Pal At The Family Museum!
Volunteers Needed For Mississippi River Power 100
Feed The Hungry; Make World Record
In The Spotlight - Pet Pals
||Spotlight Volunteer Of May 2013
Be The Change. Volunteer!!!
Cornbelt's Quad Cities Distance Classic
Interpretive Naturalist At Nahant Marsh
People's Community Health Clinic
||Cleanup And Greenup (Tree Planting)
National Volunteer Week
King's Harvest Soup Kitchen
Kick Off For The Volunteer Center
Davenport Snow Angels
||Tell Your MLK Day Story
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Of SERVICE
North Star Community Services
||Résumé reviewers: MLK Day of Service
Newel Post Adult Day & Respite Services
||National Remember Our Troops Campaign
Mallard Point Retirement
||Make a Blanket to Make a Difference
Bell Ringing For The Salvation Army
In The Spotlight - The Job Foundation
||UnitedHealth HEROES Grant -- Deadline: October 15, 2012
Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center
Alzheimer's Association - East Central Iowa Chapter
||Civil War Days Volunteers
Iowa State University Extension Of Black Hawk County
Volunteers Needed For Floatzilla!
||Volunteerism Conference: Serving Dynamic Communities
Give Back With Waypoint's Back 2 School Drive
Iowa Heartland Habitat For Humanity
Seeking Host Families For 2012-2013 School Year
FRY fest 2012
House Of Hope
||Help With The Czech & Slovak Museum Grand Opening
Help Improve Education by Volunteering!
Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition
Ride the River
4th Annual College Creek Clean-Up
Hawkeye Valley Area Agency On Aging
||Grout Museum District
Family And Children’s Council
||2012 Global Youth Service Day
Department Of Human Services
Exceptional Persons, Inc.
||GYSD: Tree/Shrub Planting And Marsh Clean-up
Clarke County Volunteer Fair
Mini Dance Marathon At SCC
VEISHEA Service Day/Stash The Trash
Story County Youth Volunteer Awards
Cedar Valley Hospice
||10,000 Hours Show Celebration Announcement!
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau
||Michelle Obama To Visit Iowa On Feb. 9 -- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Cedar Falls Historical Society
ISU Volunteer Week - January 16 -19
Dr. King's America-MLK Day Event
MLK Day Of Service - January 16
Catholic Worker House
||Environmental Clubs Come Together To Recycle
Care Initiatives Hospice
DVC- Youth Connect
Boys & Girls Club Of Black Hawk Co.
Thanksgiving Feast At The Machine Shed
Volunteer Opportunities With Kids On Course.
ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program
Brighten The Day Of An Iowan Troop By Writing Letter
||Royal Neighbors Of America
Make A Difference Day
||House Of Hope
Dress For Success Quad Cities
Emergency Volunteer Center Training
Gold Coast Home Tour
Extreme Makeover Home Edition In Iowa!!!
Sunday, September 25th Unity Fest
Iowa Children's Museum MOVE IT! DIG IT! DO IT!
9-11 National Day Of Service And Remembrance
||Freedom Quilts - Celebration, Solidarity And Rememberance
Volunteer In The Beautiful Outdoors
National Veterans TEE Tournament
Kids On Course pilot begins!
||Help With Great River Days!
Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kate-Mitchell Elementary Community Garden
Seeking "Iowan Of The Day" For The Iowa State Fair
||Test Community Spotlight
Blues & BBQ
Race Volunteers For The Wild 5, 5k Run/Walk
||Create A May Basket For Waypoint!
Vote For the LIVE UNITED Volunteer Awards!
||Davenport Needs Help Filling Sandbags Today
Become A Tour Guide At The History Center!
Emergency Volunteer Center Trainings
||Volunteer Administrators' Network Conference
Help Children at Tanager Place!
||Horizons 2011 Meals On Wheels Lunchbox
UW Now HIRING Volunteer Program Specialist
A MLK Day Volunteer Opportunity In The Dubuque Community
Johnson County MLK Day Opportunities (Throughout January)
Help Prepare Applesauce At Camp Courageous!
MLK Day Give Care * Warmth * Art Urbandale Public Library Event
Volunteer And Serve On MLK Day, January 17, 2011
Special Olympics Bowling Tournament Volunteers Needed
||Calling All Families: Volunteer And Receive A Free Ticket!
Volunteer With TAP!
Nominate Your Heroes!
||Cardinal And Gold (and Green) Pride Goes Nationwide
VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Youth Service Project
||Emergency Volunteer Center Training
COAT DRIVE AT KINNICK STADIUM ON 9/11
||Aging Services - Volunteer Chore Program
Sustainability Advocates Wanted!
||Offutt AFB Disaster Exercise
Volunteer For FRY FEST!
||Meals On Wheels
Volunteer At The United Way IL5K Run/Walk And Fun Run
National Volunteer Week Is April 18-24!
14th Annual Iowa Children's Water Festival is May 13
3rd Annual Shelter Awareness Day Is April 24!
||Interested In Hosting International Visitors?
Sign Up For The VAN Annual Conference!
Earth Day Work Day
||National Final Of The Academic Decathlon Volunteers Needed
Earth Day At Coralville Lake
||DMU's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Black History Month Celebration
Fairfield Volunteer Center's MLK Day Collection Drive
DMU’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. /Black History Month Celebration
21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – “Iowans Carrying On The Dream”
||Skilled carpentry volunteers needed
Clinton's Community MLK Day Celebration
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast In Dubuque
||Make A Difference In The Community Of Muscatine
||2009 Humana Starlight Award Program
||Extraordinary Volunteers Have A Chance To Win $1,000!
Learn A Unique Natural Building Technique
Eldora Disaster Assistance
Cedar Valley Habitat For Humanity NEEDS Volunteers NOW!
||VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO REPLACE DAMAGED PLAYGROUND IN PARKERSBURG
2009 AAU Junior Olympic Games
||FRY FEST 2009
Culver/Judge Summer Of Service Initiative
||MLK Day Of Service
||Celebrate International Human Rights Day
||YWCA Week Without Violence
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance And AARP Tax-Aide Program
Gulf Coast Volunteers Needed
||Drake University Head Start Is Recruiting Community Representatives
ELI Supported Programs
||Heritage Carousel Flood Volunteer Thank You
||Volunteer To Fill Sandbags
||Kidsfest Needs Volunteers!
||4th Annual Walk For Clean Air
||Lessons In Life For Hardines, Health & Fitness
||Healthy Connections' Registration
||The Arc March
||United Way's 2006 Campaign Kickoff
||Bowl for Kids
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