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Youth 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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley
130 W 5th Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Davenport is an AmeriCorps site. Learn more at The Campus-based program of BBBS is a one-to-one mentoring program that matches a Little (child 6-12) with a Big (college volunteer). The commitment is for one school year, during which students meet twice a month on campus.

Boys and Girls Club
406 7th Street
Moline, IL 61265
The Boys and Girls Club seeks to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Volunteers can help with our mission by teaching classes, mentoring, tutoring, etc.

Broadway Presbyterian Church
710 23rd Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Survival English for refugees
Mon-Wed 10am-12pm
Tutoring for refugee children grades 1-12
Mon-Wed 4-6pm
*Tutoring for GED students
Self Development of People: Refugees beginning an internet gift catalog/printed catalog. Assistance is needed in teaching gift making, productivity

Casa Guanajuato 
Do you speak Spanish?  Are you looking for a long-term volunteer project?  Are you flexible, easy-going?
Consider volunteering with Casa Guanajuato!  Casa Guanajoato is THE service agency that the local Hispanic community uses when they are in need of interventions or referrals.  
If you are interested in volunteering to provide clerical support on a regular basis (weekly), please contact Dr. Araceli Masterson at

Christian Friendliness Association
3928 12th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
At YouthHope our primary focus is the underprivileged children and teens of our area, yet we serve the whole community with our outreach programs. We currently operate youth centers in Rock Island and Moline, as well as Camp YouthHope in New Windsor, IL. Each of our facilities offers a safe retreat from drugs, gangs, and other negative influences that are prevalent in our society today. Our centers have holistic programs that include tutoring, spiritual guidance, recreation, and job training.

Family Museum
2900 Learning Campus Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722
The Museum works with families and their children (targeted age 2-8 years old).
The Museum is a place for children to play and learn. Volunteers are needed to help in the Corner Store and the Visitors Service Center. Other options include helping with classes and special events or working with the children and families who visit our exhibits.

Family Resources, Inc. Violence Intervention Counseling Services
805 W. 35th Street Suite 200
Davenport IA 52806
The Violence Intervention Counseling Services of Family Resources, Inc. provides free victim advocacy to persons experiencing domestic/partner abuse and sexual assault trauma. We provide crisis intervention, counseling, legal advocacy, children’s services, shelter care, and education. We also provide extensive volunteer advocate training to individuals who are interested and available to commit to assisting victims of abuse.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and  Western Illinois
2011 Second Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of Girl Scouts, from troop leaders, to teaching girls skills to helping with one-time events. Internships are also available.

Girl Scouts Outreach Program
2011 Second Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
The Girl Scout Outreach Program works with under-served or at risk girls in our council.  Trained staff, volunteers and community partners bring the Girl Scout leadership experience directly to girls in kindergarten through fifth grade at schools and community centers.
Contact Missy Sweeney at

Just Kids Early Care & Education Centers
Lindsay Bayer  P: (309) 787-6303 x219
We are a child development non-profit serving 250 families within four locations. We have programs for infants through school-agers and we are always looking for volunteers to conduct special activities for our students. Areas of involvement include, but are not limited to: 

  • Visiting Readers – Sharing a picturebook with our students
  • Visiting Musicians – Sharing a musical talent
  • Visiting Artists – Theater and fine arts
  • Visiting Sport Specialists – Giving instruction and demonstrations
  • School-age Homework Assistants
  • Field Trip Assistants
  • Work Days – Help make improvements to our facilities
  • Special Events Assistants

New Kingdom Trail Riders
Main office located at South Park Mall
4343 16th Street
Ste. #305
Moline, IL 61265

Riding facility located at Friendship Farm
15711 13th Street
Milan, IL 61264

New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) is a non-profit founded by Christian horse owners committed to helping people with disabilities.  The therapeutic horseback riding program known as "Mounted Achievers" provides an alternative type of physical therapy and rehabilitation to the mentally and physically handicapped of the Greater Quad City area and surrounding communities.
Besides working in the arena with the horses and riders, other volunteer opportunities include horse care, stable maintenance and special event assistance. Volunteer training provides an individual with the skills and confidence to successfully participate in the Mounted Achiever's program.

Project NOW, INC.
418 19th Street
Rock Island, Il 61201
Project NOW, INC is a private non-profit corporation founded in 1968 to address issues affecting those living in poverty. Head Start uses volunteers to read to preschool age children and landscape playgrounds. The Senior Center delivers meals to the elderly and volunteers are needed as office help and meal site assistance.

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 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.

South Park Presbyterian Church
1501 30th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Youth Drop-In Center
Monday – Friday after-school tutoring and mentoring for 7th & 8th graders.

Spring Forward Learning Center
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
2324 18th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 
Seeking mentors to work with elementary aged students - Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 – 5pm and Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30.
Contact Katie Colbrese

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.

University of Illinois Extension
4-H Positive Youth Development
321 W. 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Would you like to gain valuable leadership skills?  Would you like to make a difference in a child's life?  Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H program. They are the organizers, teachers, and counselors who make the program available to youth. Utilizing volunteers effectively can assure the success of the local program. Positive youth development research shows the importance of caring adults in the lives of young people.  University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development takes great pride in the quality of its adult leadership.  Opportunities are available to work with Military Families, Special Interest Clubs and After School Programs.

Youth Hope
3928 12th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Established in 1936, Youthhope is a parachurch ministry whose purpose is to bring hope to low-income kids, teens, and their families. We offer tutoring, employment training, recreation, Bible studies, camp experience through our camp, and a food pantry. Our volunteer needs include by aren’t limited to: small group leaders, maintenance and grounds, Bible studies, after school tutoring, sports leagues, and business training. YouthHope allows kids and teens to have life-changing experiences outside of the small world in which they live. We are committed to reflect and teach Christian Values and ethics as we meet the physical, emotional, mental, and social needs of low-income youth.

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.


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