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The Volunteer Action Center is a student-run organization that is committed to inspiring students to form a lasting bond with the communities in their lives, while learning and living out the value and importance of serving others.

History of the Volunteer Action Center
The VAC was established in 1994 with a focus on the Wartburg College mission statement. The underlying idea was to match student’s talents with community needs. The VAC is coordinated by a student director with oversight from the Service-Learning Coordinator. The VAC has a set of annual events, along with fulfilling requests from the community.

Phone:  (319) 352-8641
Email: vac@wartburg.edu
Location: Student Center HUB

Annual Events

American Red Cross Blood Drives: Twice a year the Volunteer Action Center teams up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. These blood drives give students, as well as faculty and staff, a chance to save a life by donating blood right on campus. The main goal of these blood drives is to capture those first-time givers and keep them coming back year after year.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Week: Celebrated the 3rd week of January, this annual event brings together students, faculty and staff through service projects.


Our Community Partners work with a wide variety of social issues and have a variety of volunteer needs. Whether you are looking to volunteer one time or make a sustained commitment to one agency, we can help you make the connection. Below is just a sampling of the community partners we work with on a regular basis.

If you are a community partner seeking the assistance of Wartburg Volunteers please complete the online request form.

Some sites require an application or additional paperwork prior to volunteering. Consult with your VAC staff member to see what paper work you might need to complete.