Community Organizations

American Red Cross, Tri-County Unit

A humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare, and respond to emergencies.

Volunteers needed to assist with health and safety courses and assist with general office duties three to five hours per week, flexible days and times.

Decorah Chamber of Commerce

Provide information about tourism, business, education and recreation services in the Decorah area and support our community through various special events.

Volunteers needed to help with special events and projects.

Decorah Community Free Clinic

Free medical clinic that provides access to quality medical services for individuals not otherwise able to obtain these services - primarily uninsured or underinsured persons.

  • Address: First Lutheran Church, 604 W. Broadway, Decorah, IA 52101
  • Telephone: (563) 419-0962
  • Contact Person: Jenine Jordahl
  • Email:
  • Website: N/A

Volunteers needed to assist in running the clinic. Thursdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., once a month.

Decorah Public Library

The Decorah Public Library is an all-encompassing center providing access and assistance to the public seeking ideas, information, and enrichment. The library capitalizes on opportunities to develop and provide innovative services to the public.

Volunteers needed to participate in Spanish story hour—includes reading stories and planning/assisting with activities. Saturday mornings, once a month.

Department of Human Services

Empowering individuals and families to resolve social and personal problems using social work case management principles and collaboration with service providers, community agencies and the judicial system.

Address: 2307 US Highway 52, Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone: (563) 382-2928
Contact Person: N/A

Volunteers needed to help with general office duties, supervise visits with children and their parents, transportation, and more. Any time during these hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., no min. hours. Possible internship.

Domestic Abuse Resource Center

Provides free and confidential programs and services including 24-hour crisis line, safe-homes, advocacy, child advocacy, family violence prevention education and education about abusive relationships.

Address: P.O. Box 372, Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone: (563) 382-2989
Contact Person: Kari
Website: N/A

Volunteers needed to work crisis line, be emergency transporter or safe-home, or help with office work.

Food Pantry at First Lutheran Church

Address: First Lutheran Church, 604 W. Broadway, Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone: Church: (563) 382-2638 or Carolyn: (563) 382-4417
Contact Person: Carolyn Flaskerud

Volunteers needed to stock the pantry, register patrons, run food drives, and provide interpretive services in Spanish and Russian. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thur. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

KPLV Radio - Postville

Tri-lingual radio station in Postville

  • Address: PO Box 875, Postville, IA 52162
  • Telephone: (563) 864-7945
  • Contact Person: Tim Belay
  • Email:
  • Website: N/A

Volunteers needed to cover local news, city council, and school board meetings, etc. Write and record stories for air on Radio Postville. Mon.-Fri., five to ten hours/week for one semester. Possible internship.

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp

Provide assistance and empowerment for under-served populations.

Address: 205 Montgomery St. PO Box 487  Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone: (563) 382-8436
Contact Person: N/A
Email: N/A

Volunteers needed to help out with programming and office work.

Vesterheim Museum

Preserves and exhibits the experiences of Norwegian immigrants to America and their descendants.

Volunteers needed to help with various aspects of the museum: Guiding, maintenance, special events, gift shop aid, etc. Any hours any days (except Sunday). Possible internship.

Winneshiek County Extension

Offers educational activities in the following areas: agriculture, 4-H, youth, family and consumer services, business and industry, community development and continuing education.

Address: 325 Washington St. Suite B., Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone: (563) 382-2949
Contact Person: N/A
Email: N/A

Volunteers needed to assist in various programs.

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