Looking for volunteer opportunities in Des Moines or Cedar Rapids? You've come to the right place! Variety - the Children's Charity depends on the generosity and goodwill of people who devote their time and energies to helping children.


There are many ways you can get involved including clerical work, hosting a fundraiser and more! Below are Variety’s current volunteer opportunities.


Principal Charity Classic: June 1-6

Variety - the Children’s Charity is proud to be one of four Tournament Charity Partners of the Principal Charity Classic. As a Tournament Charity Partner, Variety has committed to providing volunteers to marshal hole seven during the tournament. Sign up to volunteer or receive additional information regarding shifts by emailing Director of Events Margie Gibbons.


Polo on the Green: July 17

No great event is possible without dedicated volunteers passionate about the cause.  A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available for Polo on the Green.? Help out for a few hours to help Variety make a difference in the lives of children. Volunteers are needed for set up, greeting, registration, auction registration/support and clean up. Sign up to volunteer here


Bikes for Kids: Multiple Dates

Through the Bikes for Kids program, Variety awards bikes, locks and helmets to kids who have never had a new bike. Volunteers are needed to load and unload bikes, set up stations, fill out registration forms, check children in and fit helmets. Email Public Relations Specialist Carly Severson for additional information. 


Mascots Needed: Multiple Dates

Always wanted to be a mascot? Now is your chance! Stanley J. Heart will be making appearances throughout the year at children's event and community activities. If you are interested in being on our mascot roster, email Public Relations Specialist Carly Severson.

Bikes for kids volunteering fitting bike helmet on a child's head