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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.


IRONMAN Des Moines
Be part of the IRONMAN Des Moines triathlon event with a lot less training!  We’re looking for volunteers to assist athletes as they conquer 140.6 miles.  Volunteer shifts range from water stations, registration, transition assistance and so many more!  Join the IRONMAN team, earn yourself an awesome volunteer t-shirt and cheer on some of the most inspirational athletes you’ll ever see!  Join us June 8th-12th as there are various jobs and shifts available.

If you know an organization looking to fundraise, IRONMAN offers grant opportunities for groups to volunteer in exchange for a donation.  If your team or group (does not have to be a 501c3) is looking for a way to raise funds reach out to to take part in IRONMAN’s grants for volunteer hours program. Click HERE to volunteer.

State Games of America
Are you looking for a fun way to volunteer? The State Games of America is coming to Ames and Des Moines July 27 – 31! The State Games of America will replace the Iowa Games in 2022. Instead of just Iowans, this event will include athletes from across the country. Various opportunities are offered from swim timers, scorekeepers, general event workers, and help with check-In! Prior knowledge of the event or sport can be helpful but is not required.

This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers. To learn more and to sign-up, click 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

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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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