There are lots of ways to get involved in service at Iowa State! Whether it's service-learning through a class or volunteering with a group of friends or your fellow Greek members, there are many things you can do to nurture the community.
Check out the Volunteer Center of Story County's website at www.vcstory.org for up to date opportunities to get involved.
Or join a club at ISU, the following organizations are service-related clubs on campus. Do good!
Service & Volunteerism Student Organizations
at Iowa State University
A national co-ed service fraternity founded on the purposes of developing friendship, leadership and service to humanity.
Alternative Breaks - The Alternative Breaks program places teams of students in communities to engage in community service one weekend each semester and during Spring Break. Students perform short-term projects for agencies and learn about various issues. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Ames-ISU YMCA builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities in ways that are driven by local needs and by means that are consistent with our Christian heritage and our enduring mission of building spirit, mind, and body for ISU students and others in the greater Ames community.
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendships. We match college student volunteers in mutually enriching friendships with persons with intellectual disabilities.
This group organizes the annual Fall and Spring Blood Drives at Iowa State University.
Camp AdventureTM provides an extraordinary opportunity for university and college-age students to participate in a service learning experience. The Camp AdventureTM program provides a wide array of opportunities to serve children/youth, develop new knowledge, skills and competencies, and be a part of a worthwhile endeavor. Camp AdventureTM program is noted for its zest, energy, and enthusiasm, as well as commitment to quality and excellence.
Students that are advocating to increase cancer awareness through the promotion of Cancer Awareness Activities such as The Relay for Life, and also promoting such events as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Great American Smokeout.
Collegiate 4-H is a social, service and leadership organization dedicated to promoting and assisting the 4-H program on.
This group of ISU students, faculty and interested community members rebuilding Iowa after the disasters of Summer 2008. They volunteer in towns devastated by the Parkersburg tornado as well as flood damaged communities.
A service organization responsible for organizing the annual Dance Marathon event which benefits the Children Miracle Network Hospitals and the University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.
This national group was founded on the belief that engineers and community members can work together to identify and solve technology-based problems, employing solutions that can be locally sustained, leading to an improved quality of life.
Giving Children Hope (GCH) Contact: email@example.com
The Giving Children Hope club raises donations via fundraisers for children suffering chronic or terminal diseases. Description: The goal of our club is to come up with ideas and conduct ideas to make contributions or some partial donations help to those kids that are suffering from terminal and chronic diseases. We will have fund raisers to collect donations to help those children. We want to help make the lives of innocent children better.
Hope 4 Africa @ ISU Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope 4 Africa @ ISU is a student branch of the main organization that works with schools in Kenya. This club runs events and fundraisers in order to raise money to improve education in Kenya. They believe that as young as we are we can still make a difference in this world by giving other young people thousands of miles away opportunities to achieve their dreams.
Iowa State Rotaract Club Contact: email@example.com
The ISU Rotaract Club provides a variety of community service opportunities to its members. The club provides a unique opportunity to interact with business leaders from the community and around the world.
ISUganda Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISUganda helps raise awareness for the children and families in Northern Uganda who have been affected by the 23 year long civil war. They participate in programs through Invisible Children Inc. and raise money for Gulu Secondary School through their Schools for Schools program.
ISU Habitat for Humanity Contact: email@example.com
The collegiate chapter works with Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa (Hamilton, Hardin and Story Counties) to raise money for Habitat projects. Also, the group spreads awareness of the poverty housing and recruits volunteers to build.
ISU Student Volunteer Services Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This group provides information on volunteer opportunities available through agencies in the community. They work closely with the Volunteer Center of Story County (www.vcstory.org) and various community partners.
Iowa State University Lions Club (ISULC) Contact: email@example.com
ISULC serves communities, meets humanitarian needs, encourages peace and promote international understanding.
Keep Iowa State Beautiful Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Iowa State Beautiful is a campus-wide committee focusing on keeping campus litter-free. Our goals include making the campus community more aware of the need to stop littering and to remove litter from university grounds; helping student groups who organize events monitor their trash procedures and thus limit litter; creating teams of people to periodically pick up campus areas; and collaborate with the Spring Stash the Trash/VEISHEA Service Day event to pick up litter on and off campus.
Mortar Board National Honor Society Contact: email@example.com
Mortar Board, Inc. is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Running With Heart
Running With Heart is a voluntary committee dedicated to raising awareness of cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in America. Each year a 5 kilometer and 10 kilometer run/walk event is organized to display Running With Heart??s primary purpose: to promote exercise, educate participants about heart health and obesity, and build community in Ames and at Iowa State University. Running With Heart provides a special event for the families of Iowa State University and takes place during Cyclone Family Weekend. All proceeds from the Running With Heart event are donated to the American Heart Association.
This group creates awareness and helps economically disadvantaged people in India achieve sustainable development and overall growth, which includes improvement in Education, Health care, and Livelihood.
STATCOM Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) is a volunteer organization offers statistical advice and expertise free of charge to governmental and nonprofit groups in the local community.
Students Aiding Education Contact: email@example.com
This organization is geared at working on service projects with local schools. This program is closely affiliated with America Reads/America Counts, however is open to all students and community members of ISU.
Students Helping Our Peers (SHOP) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SHOP was created by a group of ISU students looking to give back to the University. The mission of this group is to help ISU students in need of food assistance, from students to students. The SHOP is run completely by volunteers and the food is obtained through donations. Students may come in, show their ID and receive food with out record, which makes this service completely anonymous.
The Cy Store (CYS) Contact: email@example.com
This club aims at not only maintaining the beauty of the ISU campus, but also enhancing it by the combination of its efforts and the support of the Iowa State University administration as well student body. We will strive to increase the aesthetic appeal of the campus through various cleaning and repair projects.
UNICEF @ ISU
This organization in an official campus initiative UNICEF chapter. The group is intended to fulfill UNICEF's mission of providing education and basic rights to children around the world through education, advocacy, and fundraising.
The 10,000 Hours Show (10K) Website: www.10000hours.org
The 10,000 Hours Show seeks to recruit and reward community volunteers with a free concert. Through volunteerism, citizens find purpose and personal connections, communities fill considerable needs, and students learn through practical experience.
YWCA of Ames ISU Website: www.stuorg.iastate.edu/ywca/
This group is committed to the empowerment of women, the elimination of racism and a vision of justice, peace and equality. We are part of the YWCA of the USA.