Volunteer Opportunities

A core base of more than 250 active volunteers enables St. Mark Youth Enrichment staff to plan and facilitate programs and services for children and families. Dozens of volunteer opportunities are available. Join St. Mark Youth Enrichment to help give back to Dubuque’s greatest resource: children.

Call or email Amanda Avenarius today:

(563) 582-6211 Ext. 105

Volunteer Application

All our volunteers are equally essential to the success of our programs. There are four great ways to make a difference that meet a wide variety of our volunteers’ schedules and interests.

Ways to Make an Impact!

Tutors - Tutors who serve with St. Mark programs are flexible in responding to the needs of our program staff and students during daily program activities. Tutors don't need to be an expert in academics! Our Tutors coach kids as they finish their homework, assist our teachers and participate in enrichment activities, and play educational games with kids. This position is ideal for college and high school students 16 and older and community members with busy schedules. Contact the Director of Programs today and start leading our students toward academic success!


Mentors - Mentors are individuals who are committed to spending time and developing a relationship one-on-one with the same student over an extended period of time. Mentors meet with their assigned mentee a minimum of 1 hour per week (4 hours per month) during our regular program hours at the school sites. Individuals who wish to make a significant impact on one child's life and can commit to meeting with their mentee once a week for at least the duration of the school year are strongly encouraged to contact the St. Mark Director of Programs to learn more about this exciting opportunity.


 Special Activity Volunteers - Special Activity Volunteers bring a special activity or lesson to our students to enrich the regular program curriculum. For example, students enrolled in a Shakespeare class at Loras College brought 3 classic plays to life for our students. This type of service is ideal for groups, clubs, or businesses that are passionate about their field of interest and are ready to spend some time sharing it with our children. Contact the St. Mark Director of Programs to find out how you or your group can expand our students horizons!


Contact: Amanda Avenarius, Director of Programs
562-582-6211 ext. 105


Special Event Volunteers-Whether you are into dressing up and helping at the Legacy of Learning Annual Dinner,  getting engaged with the students at the Jingle Bell Hop, wanting to help shop or wrap for Sponsor Angels, or help organize, Ice Golf, we have a position for you! Contact Beth McGorry, Development and Special Events Coordinator at 563-582-6211 ext. 110 or bmcgorry@stmarkyouthenrichment.org to learn more!


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US Department of Education

Dyersville Area Community Foundation

United Way

The John Deere Foundation

James B. and Melita A. McDonough Family Foundation

Dubuque Racing Association

Alliant Energy


Alliance Pipeline

Dupaco Community Credit Union

McGraw-Hill Companies

The Prudential Foundation

Prudential Financial – Dubuque, Iowa

American Trust & Savings Bank

Pauline Stolteben Foundation UW

Wahlert Foundation

Cottingham & Butler

Variety-The Children's Charity

Schoen Family Charitable Trust

Theisen's Home, Farm & Auto

Conlon Construction

Black Hills Energy

And so many more!