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Volunteer Iowa

Contact Information

1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50315

(515) 725-3010

Focus Areas

  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth

To improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

  • About Us
    Volunteer Iowa, (or also known as the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service), its Commissioners, staff, and partner agencies work with organizations and individuals by helping agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need; helping engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base; connecting individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure.

    Our primary programs include:
    AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, Senior Corps RSVP, Volunteer Generation Fund, Iowa Mentoring Partnership, Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame, Governor's Volunteer Awards, Volunteer Centers of Iowa, Disaster Volunteers, VolunteerIowa.org, Service Enterprise, and the Give Back Iowa Challenge.
  • Our Impact
    Volunteer Iowa provides support to organizations across Iowa through training, grant funding, partnerships, outreach, program development, disaster volunteer management, and technical assistance.

Positions at Volunteer Iowa

Volunteer Iowa Programs

Volunteer Iowa Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA Project

Volunteer Iowa Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA Project, through service and volunteering, seeks to create a climate where low-income students and individuals, and those affected by the opioid epidemic, are provided the tools needed for success. We are able to do this by partnering with non-profit organizations, local governments, state agencies, schools, and faith based organizations in communities throughout Iowa. These different organizations act as “host sites” for our VISTAs and provide both connections to their communities and supervision for the AmeriCorps VISTA members.