What's New?

Governor's Council on National Service Preliminary Report Released 
ICVS Funding announced
Governor's Volunteer Award Recipients honored in June

Branstad creates Council on Expanding Nat'l Service in Iowa:
* Council Members announced (May 15)
* Council announced (Feb. 17)
* Recorded press conference (Feb. 17)

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Resource Center



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


To create an Iowa where all citizens are empowered through service to meet community challenges and make lives better.


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Welcome to the Iowa Commission on
Volunteer Service (ICVS)!

The commission (ICVS or Volunteer Iowa) is part of a network of state service commissions throughout the United States that have the responsibility of developing and communicating a statewide vision and ethic of service and promoting that vision throughout their state.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about what we do and how you can improve your community through service!

 Disaster Volunteer Information

Please do not "self deploy" to a disaster area!  Find out how you can help.


Calendar of Events

JULY 2014

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Theme:
   Veterans and Military Families
Volunteer Background Check Stakeholder Group
   meeting, 1:00 p.m.   DRAFT AGENDA
Contact: Jamie Orozco Nagel, 515.725.3096
AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Theme:
   Disaster Services
Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service meetings,
9:30 AM - 3:00 p.m., Des Moines
Contact: Jody Benz, 515.725.3094
SEPT. 2014
AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Theme:
   Lifetime of Service

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

   Resources for Planning a Project


20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps
National Swearing in Ceremony, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Download the Save the Date card!
Contact: Chad Driscoll, 515.725.3074
ICVS Executive Committee Conference Call, 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Jody Benz, 515.725.3094