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Behind the Scenes or Office Volunteer Opportunities

ATEEC Interactive Learning Lab
201 N. Harrison Street, Suite 102
Davenport, IA 52801
Gina Howell, Education Coordinator
The Interactive Learning Lab is a place where learners of all ages can explore the basics of energy, how wind and solar power can contribute to energy creation, and how simple lifestyle adjustments can impact the environment. The Lab offers a variety of hands-on learning experiences for K-12 field trips, boy and girl scout troops, and after school programs.
As a Lab volunteer, you will have the option of guiding the students through exhibits, helping with the hands-on experiments, developing activities, or providing general office support.

*Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
5500 Lakeview Parkway
Davenport, IA 52807
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is an independent, non-profit organization that plays an integral role in the community’s health. Our mission: Provide world-class blood products and services to communities in need. Open volunteer positions include Plasma Packaging Laboratory Volunteers and new Street Team concept, a volunteer program dedicated to giving college students the opportunity to volunteer on their own time, in a variety of ways with a field and social marketing approach.

Pregnancy Resources
829 15th Street
Moline, IL 61265
We provide free and confidential pregnancy support for women in the community, especially those facing unplanned pregnancies. We offer many services ranging from free pregnancy tests to adoption referrals and parenting programs. We are looking for volunteers to help in our office and with special events.

Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre
1717 West 12th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804
The Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre has volunteer opportunities to fit every interest and any schedule. From working with people, or objects in our collections to painting and yard work, the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre is a great place to volunteer. . Contact: Beth Knaack at
Current opportunities include:

Virtual Reality Game: Calling all puzzlers! Put in volunteer hours at home by helping create virtual puzzles or brain teasers as part of a virtual reality game called "The Scott County Cornet Caper." Each month throughout 2012, a student volunteer is needed to create "clues" or puzzles that utilize facts and trivia about Scott County. Contact Kara Fedje at for more information or to sign up to create one month's puzzle.

KidToons Workshop Assistants: Every Saturday morning, young children and their families will come to the Putnam Museum to enjoy a short feature film in our Giant Screen Theater followed by activities. We are looking for volunteers to help the children during the activity portion of these sessions from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday. A new feature film and accompanying activities will be offered to families each month. Contact: Beth Knaack at

Quad City Animal Welfare Center
724 W. 2nd Ave
Milan, IL
Volunteers are a vital asset to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.  Volunteer Opportnuties include:  Adminstrative, Fundraising, Mobile Pet Adoptions, Nursing home visits, Fostering, Socializing with cats, Dog walking, Clinic and surgical assisting, Educatoin, and Special Events
Contact Stacey Teager:

Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-794-0991 x25
The Quad City Botanical Center is a private, non-profit organization that strives to foster an appreciation of our natural world through educational programs, display gardens, and special events. Nearly 10,000 people visit the Center each year for school field trips, adult group tours, and family workshops. We rely on dedicated and talented volunteers. Volunteers are needed in the departments of Education, Horticulture, Tourism & Recreation, Public Relations, and Office Management.

Trinity Healthcare
Trinity Hospitals need volunteers to do everything from work in the gift shop to helping with patientcharts. 
Contact: Betty Schaaf
(309) 779-7261

*Trinity Visiting Nurse & Homecare Association
Medical Records assistant for some clerical work: ongoing need.
Mary Jackson 309 779-7241 

United Way of the Quad Cities
3247 E 35 Street Court
Davenport, IA 52807
United Way is improving lives by supporting immediate needs and crating long-lasting changes to address the root cause of problems by focusing on Education, Income and Health and asking our community to Give, Advocate and Volunteer. United Way host a free , online volunteer matching on our website with more than 180 opportunities currently available.

WOW (Wide Open Weekdays)  
St. John's Lutheran Church
4501 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
(an easy walk)! Tutoring elementary aged children, helping with enrichment activities and FREE dinner each week. Contact *OR if you prefer behind the scenes work - consider creating a dinner team to provide dinner for the children and volunteers once per term. If you are interested in providing dinner (purchasing, cooking, serving, and cleaning up) contact Pastor Stacie Fidlar at 309-786-6333.

*Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport
Co-sponsor a community meal
When? The 3rd Wednesday of each month
What? Provide part of the meal for 150 people OR help with set up, serving and clean up, OR prepare games, crafts, music, drama for adults and children.
For more information, contact Janine Johnson - (563) 529 - 3767.

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