American Red Cross, Iowa Rivers Chapter Central Iowa Residential Services,Inc
Association For Retarded Citizens Child Abuse Prevention Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters Center Associates
Boy Scouts, Mid-Iowa Council Central Iowa RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
Central Iowa Division
United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Compassionate Friends
Central Iowa Art Association
Central Iowa Family Planning  

709 South Center, Suite 3
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 877-792-3808

Pami Erickson, Chapter Support Officer Cell 319-423-0600

The American Red Cross, Iowa Rivers Chapter provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. More than 200 area residents volunteer with the Iowa Rivers Chapter, responding to disasters and teaching children and families how to stay safe.

Service areas include:
Disaster Services
Health & Safety Services
Emergency Communications to the Armed Forces and their families.

To make your family safer:

  • Call 1-800-RedCross, 641-753-3317 or access (take a class - enter zip code) to enroll in Red Cross CPR, First Aid or Automated External Defibrillator Training.
  • Check out Red Cross water safety, lifeguarding and summer swim programs
  • Secure disaster preparedness info (fires, floods, tornadoes, snow storms, etc.) by accessing (preparing and getting trained)



811 E. Main St. Suite 200
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 641-753-6370

Lynne Carroll, Executive Director

What is universal to being a Big Brother or Big Sister is that most Bigs start out thinking they'll give something back, yet most end up saying, "I get back so much more than I give." As a Big, you are simply a friend. We ensure that your friendship fits your lifestyle, and we have something for everyone. Busy people of all ages can get involved, and you can choose the program that works best for you.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters are the positive role models so vitally important to children at risk of failing in school or of engaging in harmful behavior. Just by sharing experiences, celebrating accomplishments, and listening to a child's concerns, a Big Brother or a Big Sister has the opportunity to reach and at-risk child before the risk reaches them.

Just think about it: Young adolescents saying '"no" to drugs and alcohol, immporving their school attendance, getting along better with their families and peers--all because they had Big Brothers and Big Sisters...



6123 Scout Trail

Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Phone: 800-999-7268 Fax: 515-265-4143

Robert Hopper, Director

Ryan Alfred, Marshall County Representative



Community Service:
The highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America is Eagle Scout. The Mid-Iowa Council awards nearly 160 of this prestigious award a year in the 27 county area the Council serves. This represents nearly 19,717 hours of community service. In addition Cub Scouts Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews provide an additional 50,000 hours of community service.

Through a variety of practical experiences, young people are afforded the opportunity to learn about teamwork and leadership. No matter whether these young people were followers or leaders, almost always it meant working with others.

Self - Esteem:
Scouting builds confidence, self-esteem, and self-reliance, through encouragement, recognition and exposure to challenging new experiences. No other program offers the combination of training and real life experiences that Scouting does to build decision-making skills, initiative, social skills, and respect.

Positive Role Models:

In 2000, eight out of ten children in the United States were living in a single-parent home. Scouting provides its members with vital influences of caring, responsible volunteers whose guidance and friendship are essential to their development. The informal, fun environment of Scouting helps youth form meaningful relationships with adults.



2008 Bailey Drive

Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: 641-752-0039 days -  641-752-0861 evenings

LCDR Eric K. Goslinga, NSCC


The Central Iowa Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a part of a national organization with more than 260 local units for boys and girls ages as young as 11 years old who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marine. Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to ear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with Sea Cadet Corps insignia.

The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, self-reliance and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs. Cadets meet one weekend a month and have the opportunity to participate in training activities around the world.


9 North 4th Avenue
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 641-752-1585 Fax: 641-752-9665

Mike Bergman, CEO

Bev Worden, Representative

Center Associates, founded in 1957, is a private not-for-profit accredited outpatient mental health clinic. The Center providers are psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and nurse practitioners.

The Center exists to provide high quality and comprehensive mental health services to the people of Marshall and Hardin Counties in order to enhance the lives of individuals and families. We provide services for approximately 20,000 patients visits yearly in the areas of outpatient care, evaluations, emergencies, consultations, and education.


709 South Center, Suite 1

Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 641-753-9013

Fax: 641-753-9013



Mission Statement:

The Central Iowa Art Association is dedicated to enriching the Central Iowa community through teaching and providing awareness in fine arts.

What We Do!
Docent Tours, Classes, Lectures, Exhibits, Art Fairs

Docent Tours:
Displayed within the walls of the Fisher Community Center are two of the most admired collections in the state.

  • The world class Impressionist collection includes works done by such renowned artists as Degas, Mattise, Cassat, and Pissaro.
  • The Ceramics Study collection rivals any in the state with pieces ranging in ages from 1000 A.D. to present.
  • Call ahead if interested in a complete tour or just stop by and take a look.

We offer both 2 and 3 dimensional classes year around. For a schedule or information on upcoming exhibits, tours or lectures, write or call.



704 May Street
PO Box 1146
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 641-752-7159 Fax: 641-752-7177

Shannon Zoffka, Director


Our mission:
To provide affordable, comprehensive family planning services, education and reproductive health care.

Always affordable ---- Always confidential

Programs and Services for men and women

  • Women's Gyn Care
    • Breast Exams
    • Pap Smears
    • Vaginal Infections
    • Provider for Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
  • Pregnacy testing and counseling
  • Birth control methods (prescription and non-prescription)
  • Urinary tract infection testing and treatment
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment
  • HIV testing
  • Educational programming for all audiences
  • Numerous collaborative contacts within community to promote health education for healthy lifestyles


Central Iowa RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)

2608 S. Second St., Suite E

Marshalltown, IA 50158

Phone: 641-752-0279


Linda J. Von Holten, Volunteer Coordinator

Our Mission:

To recognize and utilize the competence, wisdom and experience of adults age 55 and older and help them to engage in meaningful, fun and purposeful volunteer activities while helping address significant needs in our community.


Our Motto:

Living a legacy of service


Volunteer Projects and Needs (Partial List):


  • School Programs include mentoring, tutoring, the Rock and Read Program and Service Learning
  • Clerical assistance at several community agencies 
  • Literacy Programs including the "Books to Go" partnership with the Marshalltown Library and Head Start 
  • Food Programs, such as Meal Delivery to homebound elderly and Food Box Delivery at the Senior Center 
  • Thrift Store position involves collecting and sorting items which have been donated
  • Transportation for homebound seniors to medical, dental, and therapy appointments
  • Hospital volunteers who deliver flowers or to make phone calls to homebound seniors
  • Mentoring or providing life skills instruction to young moms and young families

    RSVP volunteers serve at the public, non-profit and health care organizations in Marshall County.

   IF you are 55 or older, give RSVP a call and find out how you can LIVE A LEGACY...right here, right

   now. Come join us.




P.O. Box 1356

Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 641-752-5762 Fax: 641-752-9514

Jeff Vance, Director


Our Mission:
To provide individualized services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.helping them obtain greater independence in their community through living, learning and doing.

Our Philosophy:
Every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of disability. CIRSI endeavors to provide support, empowerment, and services that uphold each person's dignity and respects the uniqueness of each individual. We all have strengths and needs; it is inherent in being human. We also have the right to make choices and decisions regarding how we utilize our strengths and meet our needs. We believe people have the ability and motivation to learn and grow - at their own pace- in their own way.

Our Services:

  • Supported Community Living is available to children and adults. This support can include twenty-four hour assistance or hourly casework services as needed. The primary goal is for a person to live in his or her community of choice and have the necessary supports, based on individual needs and desires.
  • Special Focus is an adult day care program which serves as an alternative service to vocational or job experience programs. The goal of this program is to focus on exercising the mind and body while participating with others in community events and attractions. Program hours are 8:45 AM to 12:30PM or 1:15PM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Respite service provides temporary safe, quality care to adults and children. It also offers opportunities for socialization with people outside their families and home environments.



811 East Main Street

Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 641-752-1730 Fax: 641-753-1336


Jana Enfield, Executive Director

Child Abuse Prevention Services, Inc. is a community-based, not-for-profit organization located in Marshalltown, Iowa whose mission is to prevent child abuse in Marshall County and the surrounding area.

Programs and Services:

  • Building Healthy Families--early childhood home visitation program that provides parent education, family support and early intervention services to pregnant women and families with children 0-3 years. (Marshall County)
  • Stork's Nest-- incentive program for pregnant and families with newborns up to 1 year old.  Income eligibility guidlines.  (Marshall County).
  • Crisis Child Care--provides short-term childcare for children whose families are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation. Crisis Child Care is abailable 24-hours per day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling the 24 hour crisis line at 641-752-1730. (Marshall and Hardin Counties)
  • Crisis Intervention Services--immediate intervention to address unstable or unsafe family situations.
  • Sexual Abuse Prevention--school-based personal safety education for children, parents and professionals.
  • Information and Referral Services--providing linkages to other community based services.
  • Education and Community Awareness on child abuse and its prevention.

Community Leadership:

  • Marshall and Hardin County Community Partnership for Protecting Children (CPPC) - Coordinator
  • Marshall and Hardin County Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition - Coordinator
  • Marshall County Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Team - Coordinator
  • Building Healthy Families Collaboration - Project Manager
  • Marshall County Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training Team - Coordinator


205 W Meadow Lane

Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Phone: 641-752-6983

Karen Shipley-Cooper, President


Grief support after the death of a child:
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome.

The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal.

© 2012-13 Marshalltown Area United Way
709 South Center Street |Suite 6| Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone - (641) 752-4688 | Fax - (641) 752-2768