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Volunteer Opportunities

The following opportunities are accepting volunteers/registrations.

Please contact the organizer directly for more information or to register. (In some cases, links are provided.) This page will be updated on a regular basis so please check back for more opportunities!

Remote/Virtual Programs and Projects

Appointing a Power of Attorney - Webinar

Sponsored by Hope Wood JD, PLLC
Oct. 22, Noon - 1 p.m.

Get all of your questions answered about appointing a power of attorney.

The live lunchtime webinar will be hosted on Zoom .

Participants who register 24 hours in advance will receive a power of attorney form in advance of the presentation.

Open to all participants. Approved for 1 hour of Iowa Continuing Legal Education.

Attendees will learn the following:

  • How to appoint a power of attorney.
  • How to create a legally valid power of attorney document.
  • Available authority granted under a power of attorney.
  • Removal of a power of attorney.
  • Cross application of guardianships and conservatorships.

Information presented is drawn from Iowa Code Sections 144B and 633B.

All participation is free in honor of the Mark S. Cady Day of Public Service. 

Participation is limited to the first 100 registrations.

Register here.

Virtual Diaper Drive to benefit the Start Small Project - Sponsored by Drake Christian Legal Society and Health Law Society

Sponsored by Drake Christian Legal Society and Health Law Society
Now through the end of October

The Drake Law School Christian Legal Society and Health Law Society are hosting a virtual diaper drive to benefit the Start Small Project. The Start Small Project is a diaper distribution serving refugee and immigrant families in the Des Moines metro area. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted these families and the Start Small Project has been helping meet their needs in a big way!

Click here to see the Start Small Amazon wish list and to make a donation now.

Physical donations are also welcome. More information to follow.

Do you want to learn more about the Start Small Project? Find them on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Virtual Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa - Sponsored by McKee Voorhees & Sease, PLC

Sponsored by McKee Voorhees & Sease, PLC 

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, is hosting a virtual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa now through Oct. 22. 

Make a donation here.

Live Events - Des Moines area

Bill Riley Trail Clean-up Event

Sponsored by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Friday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-noon
Bill Riley Trail, Greenwood Park, Des Moines

OPPORTUNITY OPEN TO ALL.

Volunteers will remove invasive plants from the Bill Riley Trail at Greenwood Park. Equipment and tools will be provided.

Register here.

Halloween Hoops - Sponsored by Drake Public Interest Law Association

Sponsored by Drake Public Interest Law Association
Friday, Oct. 29,  5-7 p.m.

Drake Law PILA is looking for volunteers to help at the annual Halloween Hoops event. Volunteers will help at various stations or games for safe trick or treating with kids in the community. It is a very interactive volunteer event with the Drake Community and a lot of fun! Contact Clara Avenarius at clara.avenarius@drake.edu to sign up. 

 

 

Recreation Trail Cleanup - Whitfield & Eddy Law

Sponsored by Whitfield & Eddy
Birdland Marina, Des Moines
Friday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. - noon

Whitfield & Eddy attorneys, staff and other volunteers will hold a recreation trail clean up with Des Moines Parks and Recreation. 

Contact Marc Hollander at hollander@whitfieldlaw.com for more information or to volunteer.

   

Immigration Clinic - Sponsored by the Drake International Law Society, Drake Refugee Clinic, Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice, and EMBARC

Sponsored by the Drake International Law Society, Drake Refugee Clinic, Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice, and EMBARC
Saturday, Oct. 23
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Drake Legal Clinic, 2400 University Ave.

Drake’s Refugee Clinic is partnering with Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice and EMBARC (the Burmese refugee support organization) to hold an Immigration Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Volunteers will work directly with resettled refugees applying for green cards and/or review documents produced through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in preparation for naturalization.

Volunteers will need to bring a personal laptop.

Volunteer here.

Crafting for a Cause - Dorothy's House and Drake Law School

Sponsored by Dorothy's House and Drake Law School
Monday, October 25
Time TBA
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
8301 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale

Volunteers will work with project leader DeAnn McCue to create items that will be sold to benefit Dorothy's House at the annual Christmas with a Cause event. 

Contact Terri Howard at theresa.howard@drake.edu to volunteer.

FREE Clinic - Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney and Living Wills

Sponsored by Drake Law School and Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Friday, Oct. 22
Choose one of three sessions: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 4 p.m.
Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, 2400 University Avenue, Des Moines

Drake Law School will present a public clinic for financial and medical powers of attorney as part of the Cady Day of Service. The clinic will begin with a brief overview of the importance of having a financial power of attorney and medical power of attorney. At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will meet on-on-one with a Drake Law student to execute a simple version of power of attorney or living will documents.

The clinic will be held in the Courtroom at the Neal and Bea Smith Law Center. Sessions will be offered throughout the day.

Members of the public - Click here if you with to attend one of the clinics.

Law students and attorneys - Click here to volunteer to assist registrants.

LifeServe Blood Drive

Sponsored by Drake Law Delts
Friday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Carpenter Avenue - Cartwright Hall

REGISTER HERE.

Food Bank of Iowa - Food sorting and distribution

Sponsored by Drake Agriculture and Environmental Law Association
Oct 22, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Food Bank of Iowa, 2220 E 17th Street, Des Moines
Limit: 15 participants

Volunteers will help label, count and box food donations. 

REGISTER HERE.

Meals from the Heartland - Meal packaging - Drake Law Women

Sponsored by Drake Law Women
Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m.
Meals from the Heartland
West Des Moines

Volunteers will package food for distribution in Iowa and beyond.

PLEASE EMAIL JACQUE JUDICKAS AT  jacque.judickas@drake.edu TO SIGN UP.

Live Events - Outside of Des Moines

BETTENDORF - Free Clinic: Preparing and Using Powers of Attorney and Living Wills - Iowa Department on Aging and Milestones Area Agency on Aging

Sponsored by Iowa Department on Aging and Milestones Area Agency on Aging
Luther Manor
3118 Devils Glen Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Oct. 19, 10-11 a.m.

Join us for an in-depth conversation about power of attorney documents and how they can be used to bring clarity and guidance at any stage of life. Participants will be empowered to complete power of attorney forms themselves or may schedule a free consultation with a legal provider to complete the documents.

In honor of the late Justice Cady, THE PROGRAM IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing.

Reserve your seat by calling Milestones Area Agency on Aging at 855-410-6222.

Powers of Attorney and Living Wills Clinic flyer-Bettendorf

FORT DODGE - Loomis Park Trail Clean Up - Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church
Oct. 22, Noon - 1 p.m.

Member of First Presbyterian Church and friends will walk the trails at Loomis Park and clean up litter. Please meet in the parking lot by the shelter house/playground and wear sneakers and work gloves. Bags will be provided. All are welcome. Questions? Please call the office at First Presbyterian Church at 515-576-2091.

MARSHALLTOWN - Downtown Clean Up - Sponsored by the Marshall County Bar Association

Sponsored by the Marshall County Bar Association
Oct. 22, 3 p.m.

Volunteers will meet outside the Max Building to do some clean up in the downtown area. Depending on numbers, cleanup will include the area around the courthouse and temporary court facilities at the Max Bldg and Orpheum Theater.  If you have extra push brooms or tools for clean up, bring them along. We'll want to pick up trash, sweep sidewalks and curb gutters, and do anything else we see that needs done to improve the appearance of our downtown areas.    

Following the clean up, volunteers are invited to a mixer with hors devours and drinks compliments of the YLD at Wayward Social.


WASHINGTON, IA - Free Clinic: Preparing and Using Powers of Attorney and Living Wills - Iowa Department on Aging, Iowa College of Law Clinical Law Programs and HeritageArea Agency on Aging

Sponsored by Iowa Department on Aging, Iowa College of Law Clinical Law Programs and HeritageArea Agency on Aging
Immanuel Lutheran Church

Fellowship Hall
1226 East Washington Street
Washington, IA 52353
Oct. 21, 10-11:30 a.m.

Join us for an in-depth conversation about power of attorney documents and how they can be used to bring clarity and guidance at any stage of life. Participants will be empowered to complete power of attorney forms themselves or may schedule a free consultation with a legal provider to complete the documents.

In honor of the late Justice Cady, THE PROGRAM IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing.

Reserve your seat by calling Heritage Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-332-5934.

Powers of Attorney and Living Wills Clinic flyer-Washington

 
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