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Volunteer Opportunities
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."   - Aesop

The City of Pella offers many ways to get involved in the community. Opportunities vary by season, but we can always use the help of those in the community who want to give of their time. If you don't see an opportunity listed below that fits your skills and interests, please feel free to contact Community Services

Long-term Opportunities

Recreation Program Coaches

The City's recreation programs rely on volunteer coaches to train and mentor youth. Pre-season clinics are provided to coaches to enhance knowledge of the game and provide  
 Time Commitment:  2-3 hours per week for 8 weeks
 Dates Needed:  Soccer & Flag Football run mid August - early October
   Basketball runs November - December for Boys and January - February for Girls
 Basic knowledge of the game; Ability to work with children
 Background Check:  Required

Art Center Volunteers
 Time Commitment:  As much as desired
 Dates Needed:  Varies
 Basic knowledge of various art media; Ability to work with children
 Background Check:  Required

Tulip Planters
 Time Commitment: As much as desired
 Dates Needed: Mid October - mid November
Ability to stoop and squat for extended period; Willingness to get dirty
 Background Check: Not required

Library Volunteers
The Pella Public Library has several volunteer opportunities. Time commitments and necessary skills vary. If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please contact Library Director Mara Strickler via email or at 641.628.4268.

Donations of supplies and money are always welcome. Scholarship and trust funds are in place and utilized for various City programs. A current Art Center supply list can be found here. Please recycle! The Art Center instructors are highly creative individuals and can turn anything into art!