UCAN provides many opportunities to get connected and be involved in your community. Consider volunteering for one of our committees or upcoming programs listed below.
Urbandale Community Action Network and Urbandale Community Schools partner on two great programs! Whiz Kids is for kids in grades 1-5th and held each Monday when school is in session. Mentors do activities with the kids, enjoy dinner and help with homework! Whiz Kids runs from 3:50-6pm. Some mentors do not arrive until dinner time, which is perfect time to interact with the kids!
UCAN Achieve is held each Tuesday school is in session at the Urbandale Middle School from 3:30-4:45. Volunteers will work with students in groups on all subjects as well as study skills. Please email Info@UrbandaleNetwork.org for more information on both of these programs!
Please email Info@UrbandaleNetwork.org to sign up to help! Youth volunteers need to be at least 16 but are very welcome!
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.