Volunteer Opportunity: Ames Repair and Care



This volunteer opportunity is for people who enjoy doing physical work outside and want to help strengthen the community in Ames by keeping the city looking great.

Ames Repair and Care is a program that was built from a partnership between the City of Ames and the Volunteer Center of Story County in 2009. The goal of the program is to provide assistance to those who would not otherwise be able to maintain their residences due to age, disability or lack of financial resources. Volunteers provide assistance to residents who have been issued citations or just need some help maintaining their property to keep our city looking great.

Volunteers are asked to help with tasks such as:

  • removing yard debris
  • trimming trees and shrubs
  • controlling weeds, removing snow
  • minor painting jobs, and repairing
  • installing exterior hand and guardrails

Residents can volunteer as individuals, groups or as neighborhoods.

This program brings city residents together with the shared desire for a strong community and a clean city.

To apply for assistance: contact the City of Ames for an application.

To Volunteer: contact the Volunteer Center of Story County. We will ask for information about your skills and availability.


About volunteerstory

The Volunteer Center of Story County inspires, educates and mobilizes volunteers to address community needs in Story County.

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