Everyone needs a support system. That includes family, friends and a community of people that support your healthy life choices. Find an organization that means something to you, whether it’s a charity or community gardening. Meet people, help others, do good, and most of all – get involved!
A tool for transportation planners and engineers for the design of roadways with all users in mind.
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition builds partnerships, educates Iowans, and helps to establish safe and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks throughout Iowa
Iowa Trails Council works to help Iowa build and network public trails. A great effort is being made to continue acquisitions and to connect these into an across-the-state system. This effort includes off-road connections for completing the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail through Iowa. Today Iowa continues as a rail-trail leader with over 700 miles of such trails constructed or under development in more than 50 projects.
A platform for chefs and schools to create partnerships in their communities with the mission of collaboratively educating kids about food and healthy eating.
The Iowa Food Bank Association (IFBA) is a collaboration of the eight Feeding America food banks that serve all Iowa’s 99 counties. Together, the food banks serve over 1,000 non-profit organizations serving ill, infant or needy individuals. These organizations include food pantries, emergency meal sites, congregational meal sites, emergency shelters, and other sites that provide food to clients. As an association, the organization is coordinating efforts to alleviate hunger by supporting Feeding America food banks that serve Iowa.
The Mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. The Association recognizes that community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education.
Through the Volunteer Iowa website, you can search for statewide volunteer opportunities of many interests and skill sets at both individual and organizational levels.