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Show your love for Greater Des Moines! Volunteer for an upcoming event and help us make visitors feel welcome. We are always looking for individuals who have enthusiasm for the city and enjoy connecting with people. Help visitors have a great experience while in Greater Des Moines by answering questions, giving directions, or providing helpful information. Complete the form below to receive information regarding upcoming Greater Des Moines volunteer opportunities.


Thank you for your interest in working part-time at our Dew Tour Des Moines event! If you are interested in any of the openings, APPLY HERE.

General Information:
– Location: Lauridsen Skatepark | 901 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
– Staff will be provided a shirt, water, snacks, and lunch
– Staff must live within driving distance to Des Moines and Lauridsen Skatepark
– Staff are expected to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their shift to complete daily wellness checks and COVID-19 antigen testing every 48 hours
– Staff are expected to wear a CDC-recommended mask at all times
– You should not apply to work if you are at high-risk for COVID-19
– Do not consider working if you live or in frequent contact with people in the higher-risk categories for the virus
– Do not take part if you are uncomfortable with the risk
– Times for shifts below are approximate
– All positions are outdoor
– Part-time positions will be paid minimum wage
– Email if you have any questions

We're excited that you're considering volunteering at the Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championships! Volunteers are one of the driving factors behind the success of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events worldwide. IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines volunteers prepare weeks ahead for the event and work countless hours leading up to, during, and even after the event. Find more information HERE

The National Junior High Rodeo Finals, one of the largest rodeos in the world, will be held in Des Moines on June 20-26, 2021. Approximately 1,200 middle school students that are the “best of the best” from 43 states, 5 provinces in Canada, Australia, and Mexico qualify for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes. Want to be a part of the action? Join as a volunteer by clicking HERE!

Volunteers are integral to the success of the Principal Charity Classic. The tournament has more than 1,100 volunteers across 25 committees to help run the event. All volunteers, new and returning, must create a new username and password in 2021. Click the "Register Here" button to begin registration. Questions? Email Volunteer HERE.

Help visitors catch everything Greater Des Moines has to offer! We are looking for volunteers to staff our information kiosk at the Des Moines International Airport. This is the perfect opportunity for those who enjoy meeting new people and talking about the city. Volunteers are expected to greet visitors and answer questions about local restaurants, hotels and attractions. The information kiosk is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Whether you are looking for a weekly four-hour shift or just want to be a substitute, we want you to join our team! 

Jan Meyers

Airport Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Information


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Catch the events that come to town and pop! Be part of the action… on the volunteering side of things.

Catch all the politics right here in Des Moines and volunteer with the Secret Service (well, maybe not quite, but you never know).

Catch all the locals putting on some pretty cool events right here in our very own neighborhoods and help them make their event a success!

Catch the groups that chose Des Moines as home for an event, conference, convention or outing where they need all hands on deck.

Catch the volunteer opportunities around events that bring views and beliefs to our city.

Catch some time with the athletes when Des Moines hosts some local and national sporting events.

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