Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa Receives National Service Enterprise Certification

Friday, August 2, 2019

August 2, 2019

Abbey Barrow, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Betsy Shelton, Volunteer Iowa


DES MOINES, Iowa – Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa was recently recognized as a certified Service Enterprise Initiative organization. A Service Enterprise organization fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. Less than 15 percent of organizations nationwide can be characterized as Service Enterprises. 

“We are so thrilled to receive this prestigious designation,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa CEO Jodie Warth. “Becoming a certified Service Enterprise Initiative organization is a testament to the power of volunteers to impact our mission and their crucial role in serving our Club kids and teens."

Staff, board members, and volunteers must participate in the research-based assessment, training, and consulting. This process allows the organization to leverage the skills and expertise of volunteers at all levels. The designation, which is awarded by Points of Light, strengthens the capacity of nonprofits to leverage the skill sets and talents of volunteers to address community needs.

The initiative is currently delivered through Volunteer Iowa, part of a national network of Service Enterprise Hubs, which has certified more than 400 organizations across the country since 2012. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa joins over 40 organizations across Iowa that have received the Service Enterprise certification.

To learn more about Service Enterprise visit Organizations and agencies that are interested in becoming a Service Enterprise can contact Michelle Raymer, Volunteer Iowa Program Officer, at or 515-348-6235.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa provides a safe, supportive place for kids and teens to be after school and during the summer, with structured programs and caring staff role models. Our highly-educated and trained professionals at our five area Club locations give 1,900 members the resources and guidance to graduate high school on time with a plan for the future. Boys & Girls Club programs help young people achieve academic success, model good character & citizenship, and live healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit

About Volunteer Iowa
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at

About Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages more than 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year – we put people at the center of change. For more information, go to


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