WHS Love to Volunteer Fair

On February 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Waukee High School will host its 3rd Annual Love to Volunteer Fair. The fair will host up to 45 local non-profit organizations. Waukee high school students will be invited to visit with each attending non-profit and learn about possible volunteer and Silver Cord opportunities.

The fair is organized by the Waukee Silver Cord and School-to-Work Programs. The purpose of the Waukee Silver Cord Program is to instill within the students the importance of community service, and encourage students to be accountable for investing in their own education and in the community on a regular basis during their school years.  Silver cords are worn at the graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of students who actively participated in community service during their time at Waukee.

“This has been a great event for our students over the last two years and our visitors have been able to gain many volunteers for their organizations,” Mindi Heitland, School-to-Work Coordinator, said.

2013 LOVE to Volunteer Participants:

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
American Cancer Society
American Legion Auxiliary
American Lung Association
Animal Rescue League
Bidwell Riverside
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
Brenton Arboretum
Community Youth Concepts
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Des Moines Arts Festival
Des Moines “I Have a Dream” Foundation
DMARC Food Pantry
Edgewater Retirement Community
Everybody Wins! Iowa
Gigi’s Playhouse
Iowa Health Hospice
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers
Katie’s Crusaders
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Link Associates
Living History Farms
Lupus Foundation of America
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Meals from the Heartland
Mosaic
National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
National Kidney Foundation
Panora P.E.T.S.
Salisbury House
Soles 4 Souls
South Middle School
Urbandale Food Pantry
Waukee Area Christian Services
Waukee Area Historical Society
Waukee Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Family YMCA
Waukee Parks and Recreation
Waukee Police Department (Safety City)
Waukee Public Library

 

For more information about Silver Cord please go to: www.waukeeschools.org/communityeducation.

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Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701