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 that fits your skills and interests, please feel free to contact Community Services directly.

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 to 3 hours per week for 8 weeks

Dates Needed: Soccer and Flag Football run mid-August to early October Basketball runs November to December for Boys and January to February for Girls

Skills: 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

Skills: 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

Skills: 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 Mara Strickler 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 (PDF) is available . Please recycle! The Art Center instructors are highly creative individuals and can turn anything into art!