Arts and Community Interests

CAROUSEL COMMUNITY THEATRE

Mission:  To keep live theatre a part of the cultural scene of Indianola.
Contact:  Shelly Hinrichs
Address:  PO Box 791, Indianola, IA  50125
Phone:  515-249-5359

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Mission:  The mission of Indianola First United Methodist Church is to bring people to Jesus Christ to help them grow into faithful disciples.
Address:  307 W. Ashland Avenue, Indianola, IA 50125-2427
Phone:  515-961-5317

INDIANOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH

Mission: To fulfill the mission of Christ through worship that celebrates the presence of Christ and small groups that demonstrate the love of Christ.
Volunteers are needed to watch children on Thursday evenings during adult classes that are offered from 6:30-9:15 p.m. This time is called “Fun With A Purpose” and the goal is to share the love of Christ through structured play.
Contact: Mike Coffman, Administrator, Indianola Community Church
Address: 14424 Kennedy Street, Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-961-8311

INDIANOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Mission: Your friendly neighborhood library located near campus and serving community members of all ages.  Volunteers are needed to serve patrons and help with library educational programs such as story hours, leading children in craft construction, and updating computers. Volunteers are also needed for special research projects as they arise.
Contact:  Joyce Godwin
Phone:  515-961-9418

INDIANOLA PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Mission: The Indianola Recreation Department offers youth sports programs including tee ball, soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball and track, in addition to other programs and facilities that are open to everyone.  They also have beautification projects available to enhance city parks.  Volunteers are needed mostly as volunteer coaches or team captains.
Contact:  Glen Cowan
Phone:  515-961-9420

NATIONAL BALLOON MUSEUM

Mission:  To promote and educate children and adults about ballooning and the history of hot air balloons, which started in 1783.  Volunteers needed in many capacities to operate the museum.
Contact: Becky Wigeland, Curator
Mailing Address: Box 149, Indianola, IA 50125
Location Address: 1601 N. Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 50125
Phone:  515-961-3714

SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA

Mission: The mission of the Science Center is to be the highest quality resource inspiring scientific exploration through interactive education, exhibits, and programs.  Their goal is to be a quality community resource for informal science learning where children, families, school groups and individuals come to explore science and technology. Volunteers are needed in many areas including assisting with programming and general upkeep of exhibits.
Contact: Dylan Lyons, Membership and Volunteer Manager
Address: 401 West Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-274-6868 ext. 295
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WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM

Mission: The Historical Museum collects and displays artifacts and photographs from the past. The museum is open on Saturdays from 2 until 4 from September through May.  Volunteers are needed to attend to the museum while it is open and to do cataloging projects.
Contact Person: Beverly Dickerson
Email
Museum located on the east end of the fairgrounds
Historical Society Office
Phone:  515-961-8085 (a message can be left)