CFUM volunteers make our daily programs happen. We’re grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and want to help you and your family or organization make the most out of your time with us.

Discover how joining us in person in our ministry of service can change your life and the lives of others. To discuss getting involved as an individual, volunteering as a family, a group or organization by calling us at (515) 282-3242 or emailing us.

Did You Know?

  • Volunteers from approximately 70 congregations and organizations in greater Des Moines take responsibility for providing, preparing, and serving the evening meals at the Supper Club five nights a week. In addition to those working to prepare the meals, it takes around six people to serve and clean up each evening.
  • Individual volunteers and groups from colleges and corporations around the area help to serve breakfast and participate in activities with kids during the Breakfast Club, The Haven, Haven Too, Awesome Days and special events.
  • Individuals with special talents and interests frequently make presentations, give performances, and teach lessons within our afternoon and summer programs.

Getting Involved

We welcome 160 students each day in our facilities. These programs couldn’t operate without the scores of volunteers. Discover more about our specific programs, when they occur and the volunteer description to see if you can enhance the value of our programming with your time, talents and interaction. Please contact, Darlena  if you are willing to volunteer with CFUM.


Haven Program Volunteer (Individuals)

2:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout the school year

Volunteer Role: Interact with children in grades K-5 and assist staff with various program activities

Haven K-5 Grade Reading Mentor (Individuals or Groups)

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Monday – Thursday throughout the school year

Volunteer Role: Commit to reading aloud to children in grades K-5 in small groups or one-on-one.

Awesome Days Program Volunteer

3:00p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday summer break

Volunteer Role: Interact with children in grades K-5 and assist staff with various program activities

More Volunteer Opportunities

Supper Club

Great opportunity for individuals or groups to provide a meal or assist in serving

Cleaning and Organizing Guru

2-3 hour commitment between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Good activity for small or large groups

Volunteer Role: Organize and sort donations, maintain program supplies, clean designated areas.

Food Donor

Contribute snacks, breakfast items or casseroles for our programs.

Back-to-School Fair Volunteer

Event occurs the night before Des Moines Public School’s first day of school.

Volunteer Role: Organize donations, volunteer at the fair, or donate $20 for school supplies for one Moulton child.

Fall Festival

Event is in October around Halloween.  An evening of games, activities and trick or treating in our neighborhood.

Volunteer Role: Run a game, donate candy or assist in supervising children throughout the event

End-of-School-Year Celebration

Event celebrates the end of school with games, activities within the community.

Volunteering at Children and Family Urban Movement

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