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Review for Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Des Moines, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering at Central Iowa Shelter and Services in September 2010 and was immediately impressed with how well the organization is run and how welcoming and helpful the staff are. Another thing that impresses me about the shelter is how well connected it is to the community. Several restaurants and bakeries regularly supply their extra food to the shelter, many civic and religions organizations volunteer to make and serve the evening meals, and there is a steady stream of donated items given to the shelter. The clients i have met seem very appreciative of the services provided and the opportunity to have their basic needs met while getting back on their feet. The shelter seems to always be running at full capacity so I look forward to when the new building is completed so they can expand the services that are offered.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The success stories I've heard of individuals who have been served by the shelter and the gratitude expressed by those served by the daily lunch program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the facility larger so more people can be served. Thankfully, a new facility will soon begin construction.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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Role:  Volunteer & I volunteer weekly at the front desk or computer lab as needed.