Volunteer Opportunities

We are now open and  allowing in person volunteers on Campus and at our PACE locations. 

Here is the latest volunteer newsletter. Check it out!

In an effort to protect the safety of all staff, clients, and visitors Orchard Place will be implementing the following strategies:

1. All volunteers will review and sign our COVID-19 Volunteer Policy before volunteering. A copy of your vaccination card is also needed. 

We are  looking for individuals or groups/teams of people to come help out at our Campus or PACE locations. These can be one time options.  

If you are interested in volunteering contact Brandie Broadhead at bbroadhead@orchardplace.org

The below options require a weekly commitment of an hour.  


Weekdays, Weekends, Evenings

All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a background check

Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-on-one relationship during this difficult time in their life. As a mentor, you will offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. Mentors play a key role in the success of our kids. The mentor is expected to commit one hour a week, in mutually determined activities. You will gain personal fulfillment by contributing to an individual's life and to the larger community. There is much satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress and achieve goals.

Classroom Assistant - Currently on hold

Monday - Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a background check

We need you in the classroom! Your time and commitment to education will help Orchard Place students build the skills and confidence they need to succeed. Join our teachers anytime during the school period and assist the teachers with various classroom needs. Some of the activities you can expect to do while a classroom assistant are listening to students read or reading to them, working with math flash cards, practicing spelling words or simply assisting the teacher with various projects. These opportunities are available at our Campus location as well as our PACE programs.


Brandie Broadhead, Director of Volunteers
925 SW Porter Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Phone: (515) 287-9621
E-mail: bbroadhead@orchardplace.org

Complete an online volunteer application today!