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The Give Back Iowa Challenge is an eight-week statewide employer-supported volunteer initiative, to serve as a competitive way to encourage organizations and businesses alike to participate in community volunteering.

The Challenge runs from April 1 through May 31, 2020.

It’s simple:

  • Register your organization
  • Track the hours of your employees
  • Record those hours on our system
  • Celebrate your employees!

Volunteerism at its core, has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of communities in our state. Last year, more than 59,000 volunteer hours were completed by 56 employers across the state of Iowa to make a difference!

GIVE BACK IOWA: Top 3 reasons to participate | Employers see benefits of volunteerism

The Give Back Iowa Challenge was created in 2015 by Volunteer Iowa to promote employer volunteer initiatives. These programs are proven to have a positive impact on business, including improved employee engagement, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and retention. Any business or organization of any size can help make Iowa a better, stronger place — one hour at a time.

Complete information and resources on how to participate and find volunteer opportunities are provided in the Give Back Iowa Challenge toolkit available at

Employer Resources



Volunteer Opportunities

In partnership with: 

Volunteer Iowa Alliant Energy