Scope of Work

The IRC in Des Moines seeks volunteers to assist with child care and supervision during programmatic education for adult clientele.  Classes would range from 1- 4 hours, depending on the topic, and could be held in and out of the IRC Des Moines office.


  • Supervise and keep careful watch over all children while classes are in session and children are not attended by parents.
  • Make sure that basic needs are met for each child. This may include escorting small children to the restroom, providing food and water, or changing disposable diapers.  All products or items needed to facilitate these responsibilities will be provided by IRC staff.
  • Provide means of entertainment for children that need directed play.  Age ranges for children vary. Some smaller children may need more guided play.  Toys, books and art supplies are provided by the IRC office.
  • Report accidents or injuries to IRC staff immediately, if applicable.

Languages Desired but Not Required

Swahili, Dari / Farsi, Pashto, French, and Spanish

How to apply:

Go to and complete the application. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected]. Once your application is received, a staff member will contact you for a brief interview. You will then receive a link to complete a background check. Finally, you will be contacted to attend a required volunteer training. 


IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.