We were formed in 2010 to provide assistance to area residents to help them stay in their homes.  We are an all-volunteer organization that provides transportation and other services without charge to those in need.  Our focus has always been "neighbors helping neighbors".​​

If you've ever thought about volunteering for GVSS, now is a really good time for us to talk.  We need additional drivers and folks to remove snow this winter.  You tell us when you are available.  Things we never do:  pressure you to do something, try to give guilt trips, make you feel you have to!  We give opportunities for service.

ANOTHER thing to check out on our Resource page is information on two nearby local programs patterned after GVSS.  Bob King is heading up SAILDC,  www.saildc.org/ (Sustaining Active Independent Living in Dallas Center).   Karen Thompson is heading up Volunteer Community Supports of Woodward & Granger (www.VCSWG.org).

See our resource page for links. 

Mike Bleskacek, Pres.

GVSS Board




Black Hills Energy


We are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:30-11:30 am.

We will make arrangements to meet you there at some other time if that is not convenient.  Give us a call.

Total Family Eye Care

Our Mission: To provide, without charge, needed services to individuals in the Grimes area assisting them to remain in their homes.

We are an Active
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GVSS has been providing services to Grimes area residents since February 2011.  Since then we have provided more than 23,872 trips (including over 4,800 to the Grimes Senior Meal Site), driven over 306,065 miles and contributed over 48,853 hours of service to organize and provide assistance to residents of the community.

GVSS has over 210 clients and over 70 volunteers providing services. 

Because of outstanding community support, we have grown tremendously since 2011.  We do not employ any staff but are an all-volunteer organization.  We continue to need additional volunteers.  If you are interested, please contact our office at 515-986-5355.

Gabus Automotive Group

Polk County Board of Supervisors

Andrea Sabus, AGENT

Midwest Heritage Bank
State Farm Insurance

Since we began.....

Banker's Trust

Have you thought about giving back to your community?  Join 70+ volunteers, retired and full time workers who MAKE time to help those in need.  They shouldn't have all the fun!  You limit when and how much you volunteer.

if you NEED HELP, PLEASE GIVE US A call 515-986-5355.

Opus Foundation
  • Transportation for medical appointments, shopping, social events, library, , prescriptions
  • Minor home repair and maintenance
  • Yard work & snow removal
  • Durable Medical Equipment loans
  • ​Personal assistance


supportive heroes($1,000+)