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"Working Towards a Brighter Future uniting our nation through our communities by making them stronger and it will rebuilding the nation."

Here at Manna Outreach and Resource, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

Our Roots

 Manna Outreach and Resources was founded in 2003 by Pearl William, Arbie Hogin , and Dr. GeriVenea Green. Manna Outreach and Resource provides services to meet the needs individuals and families locally and nationally to build and strengthen communities. Here at Manna Outreach and Resource, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place. 

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To empower individuals, families, and communities with resources and information needed to promote growth and sustainability. Manna Outreach and Resource reaches out to serve diverse individuals, families, and communities in a number of ways; such as supportive services and social programs. We encourage you to participate in our communities and hope you will share this resource with your family and friends.


“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

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With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.



317 7th Avenue SE Suite 202 Cedar Rapids , Iowa 52401

(712) 746-3025

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We are currently experiencing difficulties with our online applications.
Please email to Torin White at Applications can be downloaded HERE--> ( volunteer form ) and dropped -off at our main office or mailed to:


Manna Outreach and Resource Outreach
317 7th Avenue SE

Suite 202f
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401


 Medical/Dental Clinic Staff and Assistants - Medical and Dental Clinics are 100% volunteer staffed! 

·        Doctors, dentists, nurses, and physician assistants who can donate their skills, clinic, and services to our clients.

·        Must be able to handle confidential information professionally and responsibly.

·        Must be at least 18 years of age.

To volunteer in the medical/dental clinics, contact Gerivenea Green at 
Childcare Center Assistants (10+ week commitment preferred)                        

·        Individuals to assist with snack time, clean up and nap time, and reading to and playing with children; Volunteers will always be in the presence and under the direction of a classroom teacher.

·        Must be able to provide a 2-4 hour block of time for a minimum of one day a week between 2:00pm and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

·        Must pass a criminal history background check.

·        Must be at least 18 years of age.

To volunteer please contact Gerivenea Green at at 712-746-3025
Student Intern (Minimum 10 week commitment required)

·        Individuals to act as agency receptionist, answering phones, greeting visitors, assisting with medical clinic clients, providing information and referral, assisting with food pantry, and ensuring client compliance with rules and policies.

·        Must participate in a one-time Volunteer Training and Orientation Event before beginning volunteer service.*

·        Must be able to handle emotional and high-pressure situations, including dealing with unstable or disgruntled clients, calming down people who call or come in needing help in emergency situations and be able to refer them to proper resources.

·        Must pass a criminal history background check.

·        Must be able to handle confidential information professionally and responsibly.

·        Must be at least 18 years of age.

To volunteer in the shelter or as an intern, please contact Gerivenea Green  at or by phone at 712-746-3025.

Student Internships
On-the-job training positions as unpaid interns are often available for school credit in conjunction with your department at a college or university.



Social Services Internships

Social Services Interns work closely with our Social Services Coordinator and our Social Services Assistants to provide crisis intervention, information, and referrals, assist with client intake, supervise the shelter, assist with the food pantry, teach Transitional Classes pertaining to life skills and self-sufficiency, and assist with front desk duties. Social Services Internships provide valuable hands-on experience working with clients struggling with chronic poverty, mental illness, alcohol or drug addiction, and victims of domestic abuse, as well as opportunities to see how a non-profit social services agency provides services and resources to tackle social problems in their community.  Each academic term, there are six Social Services Internships positions available. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.

Student Internships/Counseling

Graduate students enrolled in mental health or addictions counseling programs have the opportunity to complete their practicum and/or internship hours at Manna Outreach and Resource . Opportunities for direct experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling are available. Students will work under a Treatment Program Coordinator (Licensed Professional Counselor) with the opportunity to serve individuals, families and groups. Interns will learn treatment planning, note taking, individual and group counseling skills, professional ethics, and application of their chosen theory. Graduate interns are required to videotape a certain percentage of their caseload to aid in supervision. There are also opportunities for internships hours for individuals earning their Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) certification. Currently, we have capacity for two Counseling Interns per academic term.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities or Group Service Projects

·        Don’t have time to volunteer on a regular basis but still want to help? Looking for a group service project for your club or organization? Occasionally throughout the year we need extra help for special events, projects, supply drives, building maintenance, yard work, and fundraisers.

·        You can sign up to be on our volunteer e-mail list and be notified when we need help with an upcoming event or project.

·        Upcoming one-time volunteer events and projects are also listed on website:



Supply Drives

·        Individuals and organizations can also donate items or hold supply drives and deliver the proceeds to Manna Outreach and Resource Center

·        Please see our Supply Drive Wish List for ideas of needed items

·        Donations can be delivered to Manna Outreach Friday, 10pm to 2pm

For more information about volunteering for special events, group service projects, or holding supply drives please contact Gerivenea Green by email at, or by phone at 712-746-3025.   



Court-Ordered Community Service
Manna Outreach and Resource  is able to fulfill a court-ordered community service requirement dependent upon an individual’s crime. These positions are limited in number and are restricted in schedule and type of work available. Please contact Gerivenea Green by email at, or by phone at 712-746-3025. for more information or to set up a preliminary interview. Manna Outreach and Resource reserves the right to perform criminal background checks.

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