Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol


Volunteer Iowa (the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) and the Iowa Mentoring Partnership host Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol each year to share with legislators the latest information on the tremendous contributions volunteers and mentors make and their impact in Iowa’s communities. It is also an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the impacts their policy decisions have on Volunteer Iowa programs and services.

Staff members and participants from Volunteer Iowa programs including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, RSVP, Volunteer Centers, and Mentoring Programs, educate lawmakers about the impact their programs have across the state and inform them about the tremendous program support and resources provided to them by Volunteer Iowa and the Iowa Mentoring Partnership.

Commissioners and programs of Volunteer Iowa are invited to take part in this annual event to help us:

  • Highlight the importance of service & volunteering in Iowa
  • Build legislators’ awareness of policy issues important for expanding our sector
  • Provide a venue for volunteer and national service programs to connect with their local legislators
The Volunteer Iowa staff create a handbook each year that can help attendees navigate through the process to prep for the day, reach out to legislators, and help with social media the day of the event. The staff offers a webinar for those attending to watch in advance and will work alongside you to make the most of this important day.

Printed from the website on September 19, 2020 at 10:01pm.