Community Outreach Partner
In November and December, First Unitarian is partnering with Project Iowa, Project IOWA (Iowa Opportunities for Workforce Advancement) is a 501c3 non-profit that offers support and training opportunities to Iowans seeking a better career. They believe that everyone has something of value to offer and has the potential to improve their own lives no matter their circumstances or background. Project IOWA was established in 2012 with the mission to serve as a bridge between underemployed and unemployed persons seeking living wage careers and employers seeking workers, thereby transforming lives and benefiting communities. Project IOWA meets this mission by providing free career training and employment placement services to individuals who experience barriers to employment. Project IOWA works to create a long-lasting, sustainable impact on Central Iowans by placing individuals in livable wage employment. Project IOWA’s current standard is to place individuals in careers that pay between $13.00 and $16.00 an hour. Learn more
Project IOWA Graduation Ceremony – A Graduation Ceremony will be held on November 9 to celebrate the successes of its program participants. Create a moment that honors their accomplishments. This volunteer opportunity is great for a family and folks who are interested in celebrating with these graduates by creating a festive atmosphere. Looking for people to provide decorations or refreshments, decorate the room, set up refreshments, greet and handout programs, and entertain children.
“Home for the Holidays” Holiday Party – Graduates, participants and their families gather together on December 16 to celebrate past successes, the holidays and hope for the coming new year. Come and create a festive, warm atmosphere for the party and get to know members of our community at this time of celebration. This opportunity is good for a small group or family. Volunteers needed to provide seasonal refreshments, set up / take down decorations, and act as hosts to our guests.