What's Your 50?
Through the “What’s Your 50?” campaign, we encourage Iowans to participate in volunteer and service activities at least 50 hours per year. Research has shown that an annual contribution of 50 hours tends to be a tipping point for maximizing impact; both to the individual who volunteers and the recipient of their service. Imagine the difference we can make by working together to meet some of our communities’ toughest challenges.
Challenge your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to get involved too. Use the links below to start your 50 today!
- Why 50 Hours?
- Ready to help? Find volunteer opportunities!
- Already volunteer? Register for an online account to help keep track of your hours and activities and share your stories!
- Need ideas first? Check out the FAQs to help find the best fit for your schedule, talents, and passion.
- Why Service is Critical
- Research on the Benefits of Volunteering
Do you know of a volunteer who serves at least 50 hours per year? We would love to recognize them as one of our "50 Faces of Volunteers." Volunteer Iowa selects one nomination to feature every other week.
Nominating is easy! You'll submit a short paragraph or two about the volunteer(s) and their experience. The who/what/where/when (or for how long) and, most importantly, the why of their volunteer cause. We have provided some questions to prompt responses. It's also strong requested that you submit a photo with your nomination. This is a great opportunity to help showcase a dedicated volunteer or volunteer group in your community.
Tell us about a great volunteer
Have questions? Contact Volunteer Iowa at firstname.lastname@example.org with “50 Faces” in the subject line or by calling 1.800.308.5987.