Mid Iowa Community Action (MICA)

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Website: https://www.micaonline.org/

Mission: Helping People. Changing Lives. Building Communities.  Some of our most well-known programs include Head Start, Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and WIC (Women, Infants and Children).

Location: Grinnell (0.5 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Working in the food pantry, greeting families and determining their needs. Making referrals to resources in the community as well as within MICA. Helping distribute food to those in need and helping to increase capacity with donations from the community.


Volunteers:  service needed on an on-going basis

When is service needed:   year-round

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


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


Background check required: yes

Equipment/logistics needed: Positive attitude willing to serve families and work with a team.


Training supplied: Training is all hands on, at our site in Grinnell.


How to apply: Contact by email,  mindy.clayton@micaonline.org

Contact: Mindy Clayton, 641-236-3923, mindy.clayton@micaonline.org


Operation information: Established in 1965 to serve children and families affected by the conditions of poverty, MICA provides early childhood, health, family development and housing services as well as community enrichment programs.

Address: 609 4th Ave, Grinnell

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