University of Iowa


Find Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for students abound, both on and off campus. Choose an opportunity relevant to your major, or get involved just because you care. There are many organizations and causes in the area where volunteers are welcome. You can start on campus by viewing visiting the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership webpage called Pick One! Also, mark your calendar for the next Student Involvement Fair. Read more about it below.

Student Involvement Fair

There are nearly 200 student organizations on campus. At the Student Involvement Fair you can talk with representatives of local organizations who are looking for volunteers. It's a great way to meet people and to be actively working for the causes you care about.

Are you the leader of a student organization or nonprofit agency and have questions about how to register your organization to participate in the fair?  Contact the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership at or 319-335-3059.

The next Student Involvement Fair is Wednesday, September 4 from 6-8 pm at Hubbard Park.

The Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication Certificate

The Certificate in Fundraising & Philanthropy Communication requires 18 semester hours of coursework and prepares undergraduate students of any major for jobs with the more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. Core courses cover basics in fundraising  and communication strategies and provide hands-on experience in  nonprofit branding, writing, and digital production.  Electives allow students to explore interests in entrepreneurship, politics, the arts, healthcare, social work, education, sustainability, and more.  

Students who plan to earn the certificate come from a wide range of majors, including art and art history, communication studies, finance, health and human physiology, history, international studies, journalism, leisure studies, management, marketing, political science, sport and recreation management, among others.

Details are available on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences web page.

Information from the General Catalog.

Iowa Nonprofit Summit

The Iowa Nonprofit Summit is October 29-30, 2019.
Learn more @iowanonprofitsummit