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We rely on volunteers to help with so much around camp, from mowing lawns, to electric work, to painting, to remodels, to building cabins and so much more! If you would like to help out at Riverside, then contact our Grounds & Facilities Coordinator, David Lubbers, at or call the office at 515-733-5271.

What can volunteers do to help at Riverside?


Here are a few things volunteers have done….

  • Making quilts

  • Camp Nurse

  • Rode horses

  • Raked

  • Spoken at church

  • Stuffed envelopes

  • Cut down trees

  • Placed posts

  • Created signs

  • Built cabins

  • Cleaned the pool

  • Recharge counselor

  • Served as Board member

  • Stocked shelves

  • Cooked

  • Built decks

  • Hung quilts

  • Built fence

  • Roofed

  • Repaired bridge

  • Set up computers

  • Picked up garbage

  • Painted walls

  • Replaced windows

  • Painted the pool

  • Built bunks

  • Drywalled and insulated

  • Laid walkways

  • Trimmed trees

  • Planted shrubs

  • Mowed grass

  • Laid concrete

  • Assembled riding arena

  • Removed bell

  • Auctioned items

  • Baked goodies

  • Built corrals

  • Improved campfire hill

  • Installed stools

  • Made drinking fountain

  • Promoted camp

  • Created a logo

  • Moved office furniture

  • Painted buildings

  • Designed cabin

  • Seed lawn

  • Moved trees

  • Cleaned cabins

  • Built riding ring

  • Restored basketball court

  • Built carpet ball tables


…but most importantly, volunteers have prayed!


This isn’t a comprehensive list, but maybe it will serve to whet your appetite!


Would you like to volunteer to help improve the ministry of Riverside?  Then call us at 515-733-5271 or email us at and let us know when you would be available and we will do our best to arrange for your help.

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