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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, 2019.

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!

JOIN THE CHALLENGE: Top 3 reasons to participate in the Give Back Iowa challenge

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