Fulfilling a need…community buy-in…having a positive impact…were all motivators for the 2014-2015 Greater Burlington Leadership class when they determined their group project. After hearing from numerous community organizations, the common denominator was that all of the organizations indicated a need for volunteers.
After careful consideration, Volunteer NOW! was born. The mission of Volunteer NOW! was to raise awareness for local non-profits and increase volunteer hours in order to have a lasting, positive impact in Des Moines County and the surrounding communities.
Overall the Volunteer NOW! campaign pledged 11,250 hours. Which totaled pay of $244,688.00 that was volunteered to the Des Moines County community.
After the Greater Burlington Leadership class graduated, the Iowa State Extension Office took over the Volunteer NOW! campaign. For more information, visit www.extension.iastate.edu.