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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 Many of the spotlights are one-time events and may contain information that is no longer current.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.

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Apr, 2015 Story City Shape-Up 5k & Viking Games
The Salvation Army
Rosedale Shelter Awareness Donation Drive
Mar, 2015 Exercising Your Character
Story County Youth Volunteer Awards Due March 20
Shindelar Beautifies Davenport Parks for 25 years
Spotlight A Volunteer Here!
Feb, 2015 In The Spotlight – Riverview Center
Jan, 2015 Part-time Job Opportunity: RSVP Coordinator In Jefferson County
MLK Day Of Service
Dec, 2014 Call For National Conference Workshop Presenters
Iowa Volunteer Hall Of Fame Deadline Extended
Oct, 2014 National Food Day
In The Spotlight – Cedar Valley Friends Of The Family
Sep, 2014 Connect For A Cause
STORY! Festival
9/11 Day Of Service & Remembrance - Operation Gratitude
Aug, 2014 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
Jul, 2014 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
Jun, 2014 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
May, 2014 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
Apr, 2014 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
Mar, 2014 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
Feb, 2014 50 Faces Of Volunteerism: Andrew McCalley
Stash The Trash 2014
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)
Jan, 2014 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)
Outreach, Inc., Medical Mission Trip, March 2014
Dec, 2013 MLK Day 2014
Dubuque National Service Partnership (Nonprofit Collaboration Award).
Bob Hellman, Waterloo (Outstanding Volunteer Or Service Manager Award).
UNI MLK Day Of Service 2014
Nov, 2013 Club HOpe, Maquoketa (Outstanding Volunteer Or Service Program Award).
2013 Nonprofit Board/Staff Leadership Award
Families Helping Families Of Iowa (Nonprofit Spotlight Award)
In The Spotlight – Sing Me To Heaven Foundation
Oct, 2013 Bell Ringers For The Salvation Army
Floyd Winter - What's Your 50
Sep, 2013 Improve Education: Volunteer With Children
Winter Weatherization 2013
In The Spotlight – RSVP
Aug, 2013 Help Adults Learn English At Catherine McAuley Center
Provide Healthy Produce To The Hungry!
In The Spotlight - Ridgeway Place Assisted Living
Jul, 2013 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
Jun, 2013 Hickory Grove Triathlon
Become A Play Pal At The Family Museum!
Feed The Hungry; Make World Record
In The Spotlight - Pet Pals
May, 2013 Cornbelt's Quad Cities Distance Classic
Interpretive Naturalist At Nahant Marsh
People's Community Health Clinic
Apr, 2013 Cleanup And Greenup (Tree Planting)
King's Harvest Soup Kitchen
Mar, 2013 Operation Threshold
Feb, 2013 Project Prom
Davenport Snow Angels
Jan, 2013 Tell Your MLK Day Story
North Star Community Services
Dec, 2012 Résumé reviewers: MLK Day of Service
Newel Post Adult Day & Respite Services
NewAldaya Lifescapes
Nov, 2012 National Remember Our Troops Campaign
Mallard Point Retirement
Oct, 2012 Make a Blanket to Make a Difference
Bell Ringing For The Salvation Army
Make-a-Wish Foundation
In The Spotlight - The Job Foundation
Sep, 2012 UnitedHealth HEROES Grant -- Deadline: October 15, 2012
Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center
Alzheimer's Association - East Central Iowa Chapter
Aug, 2012 Civil War Days Volunteers
Iowa State University Extension Of Black Hawk County
Volunteers Needed For Floatzilla!
Jul, 2012 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
Jun, 2012 Help With The Czech & Slovak Museum Grand Opening
Watershed Festival
Help Improve Education by Volunteering!
Juneteenth Festival
Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition
Ride the River
4th Annual College Creek Clean-Up
Hawkeye Valley Area Agency On Aging
May, 2012 Grout Museum District
Family And Children’s Council
Apr, 2012 2012 Global Youth Service Day
Department Of Human Services
Exceptional Persons, Inc.
Mar, 2012 GYSD: Tree/Shrub Planting And Marsh Clean-up
Clarke County Volunteer Fair
Country View
Mini Dance Marathon At SCC
VEISHEA Service Day/Stash The Trash
Story County Youth Volunteer Awards
Cedar Valley Hospice
Feb, 2012 10,000 Hours Show Celebration Announcement!
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau
Jan, 2012 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
Dec, 2011 Environmental Clubs Come Together To Recycle
Care Initiatives Hospice
DVC- Youth Connect
Boys & Girls Club Of Black Hawk Co.
Nov, 2011 Holiday Volunteering
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
Oct, 2011 Royal Neighbors Of America
Make A Difference Day
Sep, 2011 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
Aug, 2011 Freedom Quilts - Celebration, Solidarity And Rememberance
Volunteer In The Beautiful Outdoors
Glow For The Red Cross
National Veterans TEE Tournament
Kids On Course pilot begins!
Jun, 2011 Help With Great River Days!
Habitat For Humanity Event
Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kate-Mitchell Elementary Community Garden
Seeking "Iowan Of The Day" For The Iowa State Fair
May, 2011 Test Community Spotlight
Blues & BBQ
Happy Fest
Race Volunteers For The Wild 5, 5k Run/Walk
Apr, 2011 Create A May Basket For Waypoint!
Vote For the LIVE UNITED Volunteer Awards!
Mar, 2011 Davenport Needs Help Filling Sandbags Today
Become A Tour Guide At The History Center!
Emergency Volunteer Center Trainings
Feb, 2011 Volunteer Administrators' Network Conference
Help Children at Tanager Place!
Jan, 2011 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
Nov, 2010 Calling All Families: Volunteer And Receive A Free Ticket!
Volunteer With TAP!
Nominate Your Heroes!
Holiday Guide
Oct, 2010 Cardinal And Gold (and Green) Pride Goes Nationwide
VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Youth Service Project
Sep, 2010 Emergency Volunteer Center Training
Reggie's Sleepout
Aug, 2010 Aging Services - Volunteer Chore Program
Sustainability Advocates Wanted!
Jun, 2010 Offutt AFB Disaster Exercise
Volunteer For FRY FEST!
Apr, 2010 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!
Mar, 2010 Interested In Hosting International Visitors?
Sign Up For The VAN Annual Conference!
Earth Day Work Day
Feb, 2010 National Final Of The Academic Decathlon Volunteers Needed
Earth Day At Coralville Lake
Jan, 2010 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”
Dec, 2009 Skilled carpentry volunteers needed
Clinton's Community MLK Day Celebration
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast In Dubuque
Nov, 2009 H1N1Clinic Volunteers
Oct, 2009 Make A Difference In The Community Of Muscatine
Sep, 2009 2009 Humana Starlight Award Program
Aug, 2009 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!
2009 AAU Junior Olympic Games
Jun, 2009 FRY FEST 2009
Culver/Judge Summer Of Service Initiative
Dec, 2008 MLK Day Of Service
Nov, 2008 Celebrate International Human Rights Day
Oct, 2008 Reggie's Sleepout
Sep, 2008 YWCA Week Without Violence
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance And AARP Tax-Aide Program
Gulf Coast Volunteers Needed
Aug, 2008 Drake University Head Start Is Recruiting Community Representatives
ELI Supported Programs
Jul, 2008 Heritage Carousel Flood Volunteer Thank You
Flood-Related Information
Jun, 2008 Volunteer To Fill Sandbags
Jan, 2008 Kidsfest Needs Volunteers!
Dec, 2007 4th Annual Walk For Clean Air
Nov, 2007 Lessons In Life For Hardines, Health & Fitness
Aug, 2007 Healthy Connections' Registration
Jul, 2007 Bake Sale
Feb, 2007 The Arc March
Aug, 2006 United Way's 2006 Campaign Kickoff
Jan, 2006 Bowl for Kids
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