Volunteer

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At Freedom for Youth Ministries our desire is to empower and equip people as they are called to reach youth across Iowa. To become a Freedom volunteer please complete and submit a volunteer application!

Want to discover your spiritual gifts first, take an online spiritual gifts assessment here.

For more information, email info@freedomforyouth.org or call (515)282-4822. (We require that volunteers are at least high school age)

 K-12th Grade Programming

Elementary School Mentors | Elementary School mentors work with kindergarten through 5th grade students once or twice a week during meals, play time, Bible time, and/or small groups, and tutoring.

Tutors | Tutors assist middle or high school students for 1-2 hours per week with homework assignments and literacy, much like a tutor. Ministry staff will assist you with school information and materials to help each student.

Class Instructors and Assistants | Class instructors prepare and lead group classes for 3-10 middle school or high school students. Classes may encompass things like woodworking, cooking, art, singing, photography, and sports. Classes occur once a week for about 8-10 weeks, and you can lead (or assist) one session or continuous sessions throughout the school year.

Small Group Leaders | Small group leaders facilitate faith-directed conversations with 3-7 middle school or high school students once a week for 1-2 hours, covering topics provided by staff. Small group leaders help youth think about Jesus Christ, their faith, and learning to go to God with problems and celebrations in their lives.

Transportation | Transportation volunteers use one of Freedom for Youth's 15-passenger vans or their own personal vehicles to transport youth to and from Freedom programs. 

Other Opportunities

Administrative | Volunteers can assist Freedom for Youth staff preparing mailings, data entry, and other office-management tasks as needed.

Advisory Board Member | Serve as a representative for a Freedom Center site by providing oversight and feedback, helping with fundraising, volunteer recruitment, etc.

Advocate | Freedom Advocates are a voice to their community on behalf of the ministry. They share about volunteer opportunities, special events, and donation needs at Freedom for Youth within their church, workplace, social organization, and/or school.

Communications & Marketing | Volunteers gifted in communications, marketing, graphic design, photography, and so forth are vital in communicating the vision of Freedom for Youth Ministries to the public.

Maintenance Ministry | Skilled volunteers are needed to assist with the routine upkeep of our campuses.

Prayer Warriors | The Freedom for Youth prayer team lifts up and intercedes for the ministry and its students, staff, and volunteers on a regular basis.

Silver Cord Program | High school students participate in MVPS (Ministry Volunteer Program for Students) with our elementary program to earn Silver Cord hours for high school.