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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers serve as a vital component of The ALS Association Iowa Chapter’s vision, mission, and core values by supporting staff, events, programs, services and most importantly, people with ALS and their families. Our programs and services for people living with ALS and their families would not be possible without volunteers.

We have a number of volunteer positions available throughout Iowa. Whether you are looking to volunteer one day a year at a special event or weekly for a family affected by ALS, we have something for you. Please see below for information on our volunteer opportunities. Below is a description of the volunteer programs and opportunities offered by The ALS Association Iowa Chapter. For current volunteer opportunities, please see the current needs lists below under each volunteer category.  

Volunteer Family Assistance Program

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Living with ALS makes daily tasks more challenging.  The family assistance program matches trained volunteers with families affected by ALS.  Volunteers can help a person living with ALS or their family with anything they might need assistance, outside of direct care and transportation.  By volunteering for a family affected by ALS, you will decrease stress, increase the quality of life for the person living with ALS, and make life a little easier for the whole family.

Special Events

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Special events raise awareness about ALS and the money raised helps fund ALS research and the programs and services The ALS Association offers free of charge to people living with ALS and their families.  You can help with special events by volunteering at an event or by joining a planning committee.

To see current special event volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Local page. Don't see an event you're interested in listed? Please fill out our online Volunteer Interest Form and we will notify you of volunteer opportunities in your area! 

Office Assistance

Office volunteers assist The ALS Association’s staff at our office. If you are interested in volunteering at our office please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form