In My Back Yard, Inc. (IMBY)

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Mission: IMBY: In My Back Yard, Inc. stabilizes the community cat and pet cat, dog, and bunny population through targeted and thorough TNR (Trap Neuter Return) and transport of these animals to a low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

Location: Grinnell (0.3 miles from Grinnell College)


  • Unload pet food pantry shipments from truck to garage
  • Give IMBY’s contact information to people they meet who have cats and/or complain about cats so IMBY can provide services to them
  • Design/hang information flyers around town so people are aware of IMBY’s services


Volunteers:  on-going service needed

When is service needed: Year-round needs, recurring on an irregular basis as needed for the pet food pantry

Number of hours: Flexible hours, as much or little as is possible


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes


Background check required: no

Equipment/logistics needed: For the pet food pantry, usually service workers carpool to the garage.  For design work: computer/programs and printer.  For hanging flyers: tape/pins and a willingness to walk around town


How to apply: Apply by emailing Willow Naeco at

Contact: Willow Naeco, 641-821-0040,


Address: Two garage locations: 1821 Spencer St and on 7th between Main and Broad, Grinnell

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