Community Engagement

University of Northern Iowa - Community Engagement

Involvement Opportunities

Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley 

Sign up to become a member of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley (VCCV). By creating an account with the VCCV you can receive information about volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Valley specifically tailored to your interest and availability. This is a great way to stay involved and engaged in the Cedar Valley every day! Follow the link to sign up by clicking on Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley above.

UNI-CUE (Center for Urban Education)

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced school closures and put a halt to, or limited person-to-person contact, the UNI-CUE is offering a virtual tutoring platform. This tutoring platform is free and available for K-12 students. Please note that because this is a virtual tutoring program, this is not a one-on-one session and students may be in a tutoring session with other students at the same time. UNI-CUE accepts college students, high school students, faculty, staff and retirees as volunteer tutors. For information on how you can participate, email Nancy Scoggins Rose at  or call 273-4771. To apply to be a virtual UNI-CUE tutor, click here.

Living Learning Opportunity with Western Home 

Western Home Communities is now accepting applications for a Student in Residence for 2017-2018. The student selected will live at Stanard Family Assisted Living (11th and Grove St., Cedar Falls); pay $100-$150 rent, and spend 10-15 hours a week actively engaged with residents.

The student selected will receive:

  1. A private room
  2. A 15 meals a week meal plan
  3. Great neighbors in a safe, study-friendly atmosphere

Students must be in good academic standing, sophomore class standing or higher, complete the application process including a full background check, TB test and interview process.

To apply please contact Carolyn Martin- Director of Volunteer Services @ 420 E. 11th St., Cedar Falls or