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Volunteering - The Happiness Effect

The Donald Tietz Charitable Foundation recognizes our community need for volunteers. In Algona and surrounding towns, there are many charitable organizations that would love your help! If you’re looking to meet new people, interested in charitable causes or want to learn skills to advance your career, volunteering can be a great option. When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of others, among numerous social, career and personal benefits to you. Contact us or the Algona Chamber of Commerce for help with finding your next volunteer opportunity in our area.


When it comes to volunteering, passion and positivity are the only requirements!

While learning new skills can be beneficial to many, it’s not a requirement for a fulfilling volunteer experience. The most valuable skills you can bring to any volunteer effort are compassion, an open mind, a willingness to do whatever is needed, and a positive attitude.


Your help is greatly needed and appreciated at many local organizations. Consider volunteering today! Click the below links to learn more.

Volunteer opportunities for reliable teens and adults. Library volunteers inspire curiosity, promote learning, and make meaningful contributions to the library and the community. 

Adults 55 and better use their skills, talents and life experience to help meet community needs through volunteer service.

Contact us for more opportunites in our area!


Provides you
with a sense of purpose

You may be able to find your purpose through volunteering and becoming part of something greater than yourself. you would like to feature.


When you do something you feel is worthwhile and valuable for your community, it gives you a sense of accomplishment that may help you feel more fulfilled about your life and any future goals.

Provides a sense of community

Volunteering can help you feel connected to those you are helping in the community. 

Brings fun into your life

Many people use volunteering as a way to pursue their hobbies while making a difference.

Helps you meet new friends

Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends as well as strengthen existing connections with friends, family or coworkers. 

Can help you
be happier

It often feels good to contribute to projects and organizations that mean something to you. These good feelings can help lessen the effects of stress, anger or anxiety in your life. 

Increases your social skills

By spending a lot of time working with others and using social skills, like active listening and relationship management, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your future personal and business relationships.

Gets you out
of your
comfort zone

Through volunteer work, you may overcome the personal challenges of leaving your comfort zone and doing something new with people you may not know. 

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