Thank you for your interest in the 10th Annual Give Back Iowa Challenge!

We are excited to coordinate the annual challenge, an eight-week competition to engage Iowans in employer-supported volunteering.

As an employer, you are in a perfect position to encourage your employees to participate. Research on employer volunteer programs has shown a positive impact on businesses and organizations, including improved employee engagement, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and retention.

Competing in the Give Back Iowa Challenge is a great chance for you to see how volunteering can positively affect your employees and company.

Who Can Participate?

It doesn’t matter how many employees you have – ANYONE can participate! Explore the participation toolkit (below) for ideas on engaging your employees in the challenge.  

Give Back Iowa is an opportunity for employees who volunteer to receive recognition by tracking and reporting their hours, as well as for employees that may be first-time volunteers to try something that could help them develop additional skills or enthusiasm for their work. Employers with the highest average number of volunteer hours per employee will be recognized with a press release and a glass award.

In order to increase overall participation, we encourage you to register for the challenge in advance and to show your leadership by sharing the information with your networks. Employers may register any time each spring through May 31.

Participation Toolkit

See all participating employers

Give Back Iowa Challenge FAQs

Explore the frequently asked questions for the Give Back Iowa Challenge, an 8-week challenge to promote volunteerism among Iowa businesses and employees.

Registration FAQs

Learn more about how your business can register for the Give Back Iowa Challenge.

Tracking Hours FAQs

Learn more about tracking volunteer hours and what counts as volunteer activities for your business and employees.