The mission of the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is to promote and support effective volunteerism and to serve as the resource and coordination center for volunteers and community partnerships.
Volunteer Center Of Cedar Valley In The News!
Quite often when people think about travel they consider it within the context of their lives. Thoughts go to family vacations, a visit to the lake or mountain cabin, a cruise, or travel abroad.
An alternative often overlooked is a volunteer vacation. This type of vacation may take several forms – a church mission trip, a volunteer exchange abroad, or a service vacation in the United States.
There may be limited expenses or more costly alternatives. Listed below are several options that have been reviewed by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and have been found to be reliable and ethical.
New Board Member - Meet Ashley Haugland
We would like to welcome Ashley Haugland to the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley Board of Directors!
Ashley is originally from Eldridge, Iowa. She attended both ISU and the University of Iowa, graduating from Iowa with a degree in Sports Management. She has lived in Waterloo for seven years. She moved to the area to assist in opening the Isle Casino. Ashley was with the Isle for almost ten years prior to joining Scheels.
Ashley is currently employed at Scheels as Events Coordinator/Donations & Advertising Leader. Ashley has also recently become engaged to Kyle Ungs.
Ashley is involved locally with the Cystic Fibrosis Walk (for 3 years) and the Beyond Pink Team. She joined the VCCV Board to become more involved in the community, help assist others, and to give back to others.
In the Spotlight – Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau
Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau
Enjoy a "staycation" by becoming a tourist inside or near your own home. Often people fail to take advantage of resources in their own community. The Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau can be a wealth of information for local attractions and activities. This featured agency blog was submitted by Vicki Bailey, Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau.
“To foster, promote, and service our community as a quality destination for visitors” is the mission for the Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau. Our volunteers encompass everything that statement declares. From welcoming students and their parents to the University of Northern Iowa to serving on our board of directors, volunteers are our ambassadors for the community promoting area attractions, restaurants, hotels and shopping to visitors.
Volunteers for the Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau have great pride in our community, enjoy visiting with people and are able to give directions, as many people that stop in the center are seeking directions. In addition to volunteering at the Visitor Center other opportunities are available, such as opening/closing the Behrens Rapp Station and assisting at information tables for events like the Hawkeye Farm Show; sporting events in the UNI-Dome, and the Iowa State Trap Shoot.
The estimated value of volunteer time for 2013 was $22.50 per hour. Take that times the volunteer hours in 2013 of 3,971 and the savings was $89,347.50. (Monetary rate found at www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time).
To find out more about volunteer opportunities with the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at (319) 272-2087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete listing of all available volunteer opportunities, check out www.vccv.org.