Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking to get involved in the community, check our some of the fantastic organizations below! These are all organizations that YP has either worked with directly or have reached out to us.

Tulip Time

Pella’s most cherished Dutch tradition is only made possible by its many hardworking volunteers. Pella Historical Museums, the organizer or Tulip Time, has a host of volunteer positions available, ranging from things as easy as sitting and monitoring barricades, to learning Dutch dancing! Some of the positions are even paid!

YP even volunteers to be a part of the parade, driving the big red bike, which showcases local community businesses and organizations.

There are also year round volunteer opportunities available. Check the link below to learn more!


Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge

Just a short drive up the highway from Pella, Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to protecting and restoring Iowa’s native tallgrass prairie. The refuge is home to a number of native plant and wildlife species, including a herd of bison!

The refuge has a wide range of volunteer opportunities available. A good way to get started is to go for a Saturday morning for seed collection!

Even if you can’t volunteer, we still recommend visiting the refuge. They have a great museum, several scenic walking trails, and a driving tour where you can see the bison! YP visited in 2023 and had a great time!


The Work of Our Hands

The Work of Our Hands is a local nonprofit store, selling fair-trade gifts and crafts made by artisans in developing countries. The store is helped out by a variety of dedicated volunteers.

To learn more, visit them at the link below!

And even if you can’t volunteer, we still highly recommend checking them out in Pella and doing some shopping for a cause!


Spirit of Pella

Spirit of Pella is an organization dedicated to connecting people through collaborative community-based projects centered around art, public gathering spaces, and special events. Basically, they’re trying to make Pella’s community more attractive to everyone, especially young professionals like us!

Spirit of Pella hosts regular community meetings and they would love to hear your perspective. Use the link below to learn more and sign up for their mailing list to be informed about future events.


JUMP For Kids

JUMP for Kids (Journey Up Mentoring of Pella) seeks to provide successful mentoring relationships for youth, by connecting them through one-on-one relationships with trained adult mentors. Being a JUMP for Kids mentor requires no special skills — it requires just 1 hour per week and has the potential to make a life changing impact for a child in our community.

To learn more, or to sign up to become a mentor, visit their website below!