How to Give Back to Your Community in Ankeny

  • A young male volunteer helps a young girl practice reading.
In 1940, Ankeny had a population of just 779 people. Today, more than 45,000 people live in town, according to the most recent census report. What’s more, this Des Moines suburb is still growing.

Growth brings opportunity—but it can also bring additional needs. And that’s where you—a potential volunteer—can help.

5 Ways to Give Back to Your Community in Ankeny

Whether you enjoy singing, gardening, organizing, or helping children, there’s a need for you to fill in Ankeny. Here are a few of the many volunteer opportunities available.

Volunteer for the Ankeny Community School District

Volunteers for the Ankeny Community School District help with clubs, activities, field trips, parties, and more. It’s the extra helping hands that add so much fun to the school year.

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister

No experience is needed to be a Big Sib as long as you know how to have fun and want to make a lasting difference in the life of a child. Right now, there are 202 children waiting to be matched with a mentor. A one-year commitment of at least four hours a month is required.

Adopt a Flowerbed

The city’s parks and public places have local volunteers to thank for their colorful summertime displays. Volunteers design their assigned flowerbeds, then plant and maintain them throughout the season.

Sing, Dance, and Entertain at a Senior Living Home

Can you sing? Dance? Play an instrument? All kinds of entertainers, including both groups and individuals, are invited to provide an afternoon of entertainment at local senior living homes.

Volunteer at the Library

Library volunteers must be at least 12 years old and help with tasks such as re-shelving books and helping at events. Interested? You’ll meet with the volunteer coordinator to coordinate a schedule that works for you.

About StorageMart

At StorageMart, we’re proud to be a part of the communities we serve. We’re also thankful to the many volunteers who help make them the wonderful places they are.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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