State and Federal Partners
Volunteer Iowa (The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) is part of a network of state service commissions throughout the United States that exist to foster a bi-partisan state-level commitment to advancing service initiatives as well as developing, communicating, and promoting a statewide vision and ethic of service. The mission at Volunteer Iowa is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. The vision of Volunteer Iowa is to create an Iowa where all citizens are empowered through service to meet community challenges and make lives better.
Volunteer Centers of Iowa is a statewide network of Volunteer Centers located in numerous communities across Iowa. The mission of the Volunteer Centers of Iowa is to enable participating Volunteer Centers in Iowa to better meet the needs of their communities and promote volunteerism through information exchange, collaboration and support. https://volunteeriowa.org/volunteercentersiowa
Corporation for National and Community Service is the federal agency that leads service, volunteering, and grant-making efforts in the United States.
- AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.
- Volunteer Generation Fund is a program authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act to support voluntary organizations and state service commissions in boosting the impact of volunteers in addressing critical community needs.
Iowa Center for Economic Success is a program whose mission is to empower Iowans with the potential to succeed as they pursue opportunities for financial success. The Iowa Center coordinates state and federal grant programs for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.