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Volunteer Iowa (the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) and Iowa MENTOR host Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol each year to share with legislators the latest information on the tremendous contributions volunteers and mentors make and their impact in Iowa’s communities. It is also an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the impacts their policy decisions have on Volunteer Iowa programs and services.

This year, Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol will be on Thursday, February 1. Register today to joins us! To prepare for the Day at the Capitol, Volunteer Iowa hosts a training webinar prior to the event. The training webinar will prepare attendees with information about the day and Volunteer Iowa's current policy priorities. Join the training webinar at 11:00am on January 17. A recording will be made available after the webinar. Contact info@volunteeriowa.org with any questions.

Staff members and participants from Volunteer Iowa programs including AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Seniors, RSVP, Volunteer Centers, and certified mentoring programs, educate lawmakers about the impact their programs have across the state and inform them about the tremendous program support and resources provided to them by Volunteer Iowa and Iowa MENTOR.

Commissioners and programs of Volunteer Iowa are invited to take part in this annual event to help us:

  • Highlight the importance of service & volunteering in Iowa
  • Build legislators’ awareness of policy issues important for expanding our sector
  • Provide a venue for volunteer and national service programs to connect with their local legislators

The Volunteer Iowa staff create a toolkit each year that can help attendees navigate through the process to prep for the day, reach out to legislators, and help with social media the day of the event. The staff offers a webinar for those attending to watch in advance and will work alongside you to make the most of this important day.