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Volunteers make the choice to wear many different hats and make a difference in our community.  Show how much you value service in Story County  by putting on your own #ServiceHat, making a contribution and pledge of service yourself!

With your gift of $350 or more and a pledge of 35 hours of service in a year made before November 10 you will:

  • Be at the center of a viral giving campaign when the VCSC team hand-delivers your Service Hat for you and your team members.
  • Be a star at the #Service Hat kickoff event on #GivingTuesday, (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving).
  • Be profiled in the VCSC Electronic Newsletter and Social Media.  You can also star in a VCSC video about your passion for volunteering and community engagement.
  • Be featured in an Ames Tribune spread (print and online) showcasing your support on Giving Tuesday.
  • Participate in service projects custom designed around your interests for you and your team at your site.
  • Receive advance invitations to participate in VCSC Days of Service throughout the year.
  • Be recognized as an Advocate for the Volunteer Center of Story County's Mission which includes inspiring, education and mobilizing our community to identify and address community needs, building a strong community through volunteering.
  • Benefit your community when you make a donation, not only will you receive a custom-designed Service Hat, one will be donated to local shelters in your honor.
  • Serve your community by finding opportunities and tracking your service HERE.

Please contact [email protected]  or call 515-268-5323 for more information and your NEW #ServiceHat!


The Volunteer Center coordinates a number of annual events and ongoing programs aimed at engaging the community in service. Your support enables the VCSC to build a strong community through volunteerism. Please think about partnering with us through an in-kind or monetary donation, and help us continue these great events and programs.

Please contact [email protected]  or call 515-268-5323 for more information and sponsorship details.