Creating Volunteer Programs for Neighborsin Need GVSS Assists Residents To Remain in Their Homes Support Our Cause Where Volunteers Help Those Who Deserve To Enjoy a Comfortable Life Established in 2010, Grimes Volunteer Support Services has been assisting seniors and disabled people so they won't need to leave their homes. As an all-volunteer organization, we fulfill transportation and other service requests for those in need. Since we began GVSS has been providing services to Grimes area residents since February 2011. Since then we have provided more than 23,872 trips (including over 4,800 to the Grimes Senior Meal Site), driven over 306,065 miles and contributed over 48,853 hours of service to organize and provide assistance to residents of the community. GVSS has over 210 clients and over 70 volunteers providing services. Because of outstanding community support, we have grown tremendously since 2011. We do not employ any staff but are an all-volunteer organization. We continue to need additional volunteers. If you are interested,please contact our office at 515-986-5355. Services We Offer At Grimes Volunteer Support Services, our services must be requested and scheduled in advance since they are based on volunteer availability. You can request the following services: Minor Home Repair and Maintenance Yard Work Snow Removal Durable Medical Equipment Loans Personal Assistance Transportation for Medical Appointments, Shopping, Social Events, Library Visits, Prescriptions And More Fill Out the Client Application Individuals interested in receiving services must apply and be accepted. Things to Know Before Requesting a Service All services must be based upon volunteer availability and must be scheduled in advance. Individuals wishing to make us of these services must first make an application. It may be necessary for a volunteer to make a home visit is you are unable to come to the office before your client eligibility is established. A client application is available by clicking on the link below. You may then print off the form, complete it and mail it to us or meet with us in our office during office hours. Our Mission We are here to provide, without charge, needed services to individuals in the Grimes area, assisting them to remain in their homes. Read the GVSS Newsletter Join as a Volunteer Grimes Volunteer Support Services accepts volunteers to help seniors and people with disabilities live comfortably in their homes. As a volunteer, you will make minor requests from them, such as home repairs and transportation. Youth Volunteer Application Volunteer & Background Application Things to Do During Your Volunteer Application If you’re interested in volunteering, please follow these steps: Print and fill out the Volunteer Application package that includes the GVSS DISCLOSURE FORMS so we can perform background checks. Those wising to drive for GVSS must also submit (and keep current) a copy of their driver license and proof of liability insurance coverage. Volunteer applicants will need to submit a signed application form and a signed Policies and Procedures document copy. They also need to sign on the last two pages of the GVSS DISCLOSURE FORMS. After we have contacted your references and run a background check on your driving record, we will send a notification update regarding your application. Our Volunteers Aaron Plaskas Alan Hulstein Amor Doherty Andrea Hodapp Andrea Sabus Ann Musfeldt Annette Horner April Dawson Becky Landals Bill Lego Bob Mueller BobbiJo Wolfe Bradley Fasse Brenda Dunphy Brian Buethe Caleb Herman Carol Lesher Chad Ewalt Charles Velasquez Chris Schmidt Cirrinity Herman Clint Dudley Collin Hodapp Cyle Taylor Dale Thompson Don McClelland Drue Cavanaugh Erica Sellers Gary Adams Gloria Perry Greg Means Halsey Scales Harold Honeck Harvest Bible Chapel Isaac Hodapp Jacque Strange Jane Hartnett Jay Brewer Jessika Klaus Joe Christiansen Joe Herman John Oolman Jordan Bray Joshua Stott Judy Strotman Julie Bindel Katy Clark Kris Campbell Larry Adams Loree Herman Lorraine Shatava Madison Taiber Madonna Hughes Margaret Lacona Marlene Minshew Martin Dyson Mary Claseman Michael Bleskacek Michael Vaughn Mike Levenhagen Natalie Clark Raachel Dahm Rene Lego Ron Oolman Russ Lickteig Ryleah Cross Sarah Henrici Tim Dempsey Tom Harris Tom Letsch Tom Shatava Tony Sonius Vicki Templeton Wanda Armstrong Wayne Belner Meet Our Sponsors and Donors Supportive Heroes $1,000 + Gabus Automotive Group Andrea Sabus, AGENT Supportive Partners $500 to $999 Supportive Friends $250 to $499 Supportive Neighbors $100 to $249 Assumption Women's Club Miller Fidler & Hinke Presbyterian Women St. Peter Luther Church Godfather's Pizza Shade Tree Auto Subway 2022 Financial Supporters Grimes Volunteer Support Services would also want totake the following people that financially supported us in 2022: Harry Allender, Sally Altier Delores Anderson Thomas & Cindy Armstrong Wanda Armstrong Susan Ballard, Linda Becker Bickford Family Michael & Eileen Bleskacek Max Boderman, Jay & Gloria Brewer Kristi Brokaw, Irene Buddenberg Trust Cindy Bullard, Brian & Michelle Buethe Cindy Bullard, Vicky Burch Ryleah & Alex Cross, Patricia Douglas Quentin Greenough, Denise Hansen, Connie Hartin Louise Hauger, Maradee Henry Terry & Michelle Hicks Harold & Eileen Hoeneck, Marie Hutcheson Mark & Robin Hyland, Cynthia Kreklau Janice Kubovich, Bill & Rene Lego Tom & Mary Letsch, Richard Lindgren Cindy Manning, Mike Martin, Diane Moon Robert & Donna Moore, Ron & Sheila Oolman John & Katelyn Oolman, Gloria Perry Larry & Gayle Peters, Charles & Janet Skellenger Lisha Steffey, Thomas & Susan Stone, Ethel Sturdevant, Kristine Voorhees Donald & Ruth Wallace, Anne Wandrey Alicia Watkins, Sandra Williams Norma Wilson Contact Us Today! If you want to learn how to take advantage of our programs, join our organization as a volunteer, or donate to our cause, please contact our team. We’ll be happy to answer the questions you need. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMSun, Tue, Thu, Sat: Closed (515) 986-5355 404 SE 2nd Street, Suite 100Grimes, IA 50111 [email protected] FACEBOOK "*" indicates required fields Name* Email* PhoneMessageNameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.