One of our primary functions is to work with organizations to help them use service as a strategy to fulfill their mission by engaging volunteers, and ultimately addressing pressing community challenges across Iowa. We do this by:

  • connecting organizations with programming that we or our partners fund, and/or 
  • providing technical assistance on how to better utilize community volunteers to meet the organization's needs

Check out the following resources below, or get in touch any time by emailing or 1.800.308.5987 to learn more about how we can help connect your organization with opportunities.

Need volunteers?

Sign up today for a free Get Connected account and start connecting with members of your community who want to help you meet local challenges. 
Get Connected

Recruit volunteers

Consider participating in a Day of Service! Service projects focus on, but are not limited to, service areas such as:

  • education
  • mentoring
  • community beautification
  • donation collections

People who become involved as one-day volunteers often become great advocates, regular volunteers, and supporters. Our Project Planning Kit will help you develop a successful volunteer project benefiting those in need in your community while honoring a National Day of Service.

Download the  Project Planning Kit

Start an AmeriCorps program

Perhaps you have heard of AmeriCorps or maybe you’ve seen some AmeriCorps members in action and now you want to know how to get AmeriCorps members to help your organization. 
AmeriCorps Info

Connect with your local Volunteer Center

A Volunteer Center is a professional organization that maintains an online presence that facilitates engaging volunteers in meaningful opportunities to serve, heightens awareness of volunteering by recognizing community volunteers, and builds the capacity for effective volunteering by providing learning opportunities in volunteer management.  
Volunteer Centers of Iowa

Other ways to get started

  • Want to leverage volunteers and their skills across all levels of your organization? The Service Enterprise Initiative is taking hold in Iowa. Service Enterprise Info
  • Looking for ways to recognize and honor your volunteers? Check out Our Recognition Programs
  • Trying to find professional development opportunities and conferences? Volunteer Iowa Calendar

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