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.

2023 NCAA Men's Basketball
The 2023 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will be in Des Moines from March 16 - 18. If you want to get involved with the tournament, sign up to volunteer here

AAU Junior Olympic Games
AAU Junior Olympic Games will be hosted in Greater Des Moines in 2023 and will include 14 different sporting events, the largest annual premier multi-sport event for amateur youth conducted in the United States. This event needs 2,500 volunteers to run smoothly, sign up to volunteer here!

IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines
IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines is returning this summer! Looking for a way to get involved with the triathlon? Sign up to learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Des Moines Challenge
The Des Moines Challenge is a professional disc golf tournament coming to Indianola this summer. They are in need of spotters, UDisc scorekeepers, crowd control, and parking lot attendants. Learn more and sign up to 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! 

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Sue Clark Airport Volunteer Coordinator

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Catch Des Moines is proud to partner with MidAmerican Energy and its CARES to provide thousands of volunteers at various sporting events and conventions our community hosts. Community involvement and employee volunteerism allows our community and events to show locals and visitors our "Iowa Nice" hospitality and is key to running successful sporting events, festivals, and conventions.  

Get involved by volunteering today and find out how MidAmerican Energy CARES here.

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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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