UCAN provides many opportunities to get connected and be involved in your community. Consider volunteering for one of our committees listed below.

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Urbandale Community Action Network and Urbandale Community Schools need your help feeding hungry kids this summer! Pick a few days throughout the summer or a specific day each week that works for you to serve a prepared lunch to kids at Cross Creek Apartments. You will be matched with a lead volunteer to help serve and document how many children are served and help set up and tear down.  On-site volunteers need to be high school graduates or older please. Summer lunch will not be served the week of July 2-6, 2018.

All volunteers please read this instruction sheet prior to your volunteer shift:

Summer Food Program Volunteer Instruction 2018


We are going to have a food distribution site at Aldersgate Church Monday, Wed and Friday mornings from 10am-Noon. We will be set up on the northeast side of the church, near 75th St and Dennis Dr.

Thanks to a donation from Kum and Go, we will have prepackaged prepared food to distribute to hungry people in need.

Please email Info@UrbandaleNetwork.org to sign up to help! Volunteers need to be at least 14 or accompanied by an adult!


Caring Corps As Urbandale has grown more diverse, so have the needs of our residents. This committee has conducted a community needs assessments, is working on bringing health and human services to community residents, connecting residents with English language classes, and providing information on existing human services to those who might benefit.   Caring Corps continues it’s mission to assist Urbandale elderly residents with transportation needs and minor home repair projects

Caring Corps Youth Programs We are excited to offer tutoring and mentoring programs for children in 1st -8th grades! We are always looking for extra tutors! You do not need to be a teacher, just a person who cares about our youth! In addition, we need help in providing meals for our Whiz Kids Programs!

Resource Development The Resource Development Committee’s main priorities are fundraising, communications and organizing UCAN’s many events. Fundraising helps us to support and sustain the organization, communications allows us to keep residents informed about their community and the goal or our events and activities is to give residents an opportunity to come together and build a sense of community and civic pride.


UFit in Urbandale UFit aims to serve as a community based model that will engage citizens and leaders from city government, schools, businesses, and religious institutions to improve the quality of life for all Urbandale residents.

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