The 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 Student Engagement and Campus Programs.

A variety of on-campus opportunities can be found on the Ways to Get Involved page of the Center for Advancement website. 

Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Certificate

The certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy requires 21 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 nonprofit organizational effectiveness, fundraising, ethics, and governance. Students are required to complete a field experience, which traditionally consists of a paid or unpaid internship with a nonprofit organization. To round out the 21 semester hours, students may choose from a wide range of electives such as grant writing, organizational leadership, event planning, and museum studies. 

Those pursuing 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 University College web page.