Prairiewoods is a thriving retreat and conference center because of its volunteers. If you would like to join our much-appreciated rank of helpers, please contact Marj English, OSF, at 319-395-6700, ext. 216, or email@example.com.
Below are job descriptions for the main areas in which volunteers help Prairiewoods grow. Special projects that require additional help can be found in the Volunteer Newsletter, which is emailed during the last week of each month. To receive the Volunteer Newsletter via email, contact Andi Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housekeeping volunteers help the Prairiewoods housekeeper (Linda Koehler) maintain the cleanliness and beauty of the buildings. Types of tasks you might perform include:
Maintenance volunteers help the maintenance coordinator (Cliff Schueler) keep the buildings, grounds and equipment maintained appropriately. Types of tasks you might perform include:
Media Center volunteers help the media center staff (Betty Daugherty, FSPA) provide library services for our guests. Types of tasks you might perform include:
Office volunteers serve as the office staff on weekends and evenings to welcome and provide assistance to Prairiewoods’ guests. Office volunteers are coordinated by Rita Heires, FSPA. Types of tasks you might perform include:
Outdoor volunteers help the Ecospirituality Coordinator (Emy Sautter) keep the grounds beautiful, ecologically healthy and productive. Types of tasks you might perform include:
Prayer ministry partners use the prayer book outside the Prairiewoods Meditation Room to hold up the intentions of Prairiewoods guests, volunteers and staff. Within the covers of that prayer book are pages and pages of life stories, including requests for help in getting through a divorce, for getting a work permit, for a parent dealing with the suicide of a child. Prayer ministry volunteers are coordinated by Sue Bergman. Types of tasks you might perform include:
Prairiewoods proudly supports “What’s Your 50?” which challenges all Iowans to volunteer at least 50 hours a year. Click here to learn more about this state-wide initiative!