One of the quickest ways to connect to your community is to volunteer. Once you transition from spectator to participant, confidence grows, skills develop, challenges are solved, and most importantly, lives are transformed.

Just as you can pick your pace in Iowa’s Creative Corridor, you can pick your passion. From non-profits and outreach programs to clubs and commissions to fairs and festivals, volunteers are needed each and every day.

How do you connect? We’ve gathered just a few to get you started.

 United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties

The volunteer center at United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties inspires, mobilizes and equips individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, prepare and respond to disasters and strengthen the quality of life in Johnson and Washington Counties.


100 Men Who Care and 100 Women Who Care

Through the power of numbers, our 100 Men and 100 Women chapters combine donations to make immediate impact for non-profits and service groups in Iowa’s Creative Corridor – and they have fun doing it.

United Way of East Central Iowa

United Way of East Central Iowa connects individuals to volunteering in Benton, Cedar, Jones, Iowa and Linn Counties. Through their “VolunteerNow” portal, individuals find volunteer opportunities, track hours and build volunteer resumes.

The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

Iowa City and the University of Iowa are home to The Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center which offers workshops and training to nonprofit workers statewide while also developing guidelines and publications for Iowa’s nonprofit organizations.