Upcoming Events

We took an hiatus from blogging, but we’re back and ready to get people volunteering this spring!

We want to let everybody know about a couple of our upcoming events.


First, Stash the Trash is March 29th. We use around one thousand community members to pick up trash to get Ames looking good for spring and summer. Last year we collected 1.94 tons of garbage. That’s 3,880 pounds of garbage. Now that the snow has (finally) melted we can see the trash that has accumulated over the (horrible) winter. 

Sign up at vcstory.org to help us Stash the Trash!

Next up is our Story County Youth Volunteer Awards. In celebration of National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day, the Volunteer Center of Story County and Iowa State University Student Activities Center will recognize the volunteer efforts of young people in Story County. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 28, 2014. An awards program and reception will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in the Sun Room of Iowa State University’s Memorial Union.

Please nominate a volunteer group or individual you know in Story County under the age of 25 for their outstanding volunteer service in one of the following categories:

  • Elementary school student or group
  • Middle school student or group
  • High school student or group
  • College student or group
  • Community volunteer or group

 Award recipients will be notified by Friday, April 4th, and invited to the April 29th awards program to honor their outstanding volunteer work. They also will be featured in local media stories

Click here for the nomination form, or download the Microsoft Word document at the bottom of this page. All forms can be sent to the Volunteer Center of Story County.

Last year’s winners:


For more information about either of these events go to our website or call us at 515-268-5323.


About volunteerstory

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

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