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An Emergency Snow Parking Ban is in effect for West Des Moines from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19. The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets in West Des Moines. During an Emergency Parking Ban, cars are subject to a $50 fine and/or towing. 



Volunteers 2016

"Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

The success of many programs and events at West Des Moines Human Services depends on the help of our dedicated volunteers.  Each individual who volunteers at West Des Moines Human Services has unique skills and life experiences to offer; all of which are necessary and valuable in meeting the needs of other individuals in the community. The volunteers at West Des Moines Human Services take pride in the work they do as a team making a difference in the community. If you have a few hours per week, we have a rewarding experience to offer you.  Volunteers are needed in our Food Pantry, Clothing Closet and at the front desk as well as for special events throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.  We would love to have YOU join our team!

Teen Volunteers - Students age 14 and older are welcome to volunteer in our Clothing Closet. We have daytime and evening opportunities available. Please click on the student web link below to view evening opportunities. To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. Daytime opportunities are Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4 pm - to sign up for daytime hours, please contact Mindy Hotovec at Melinda.Hotovec@wdm.iowa.gov. Note, these opportunities are not available to those in need of court-ordered community service hours.

STUDENTS - Clothing Closet Evening Sign-Up: www.volunteersignup.org/MCLPQ

 If you think you would enjoy becoming a part of our volunteer team and would like to learn more, please contact Mindy Hotovec at 222-3663 or Melinda.Hotovec@wdm.iowa.gov.

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

 CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM OUR 2018 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON!

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