ISU Volunteers

An ISU volunteer is an individual who performs services, in furtherance of the humanitarian, educational, or service mission of the university. A volunteer performs services without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation, benefits or consideration for the services provided. Iowa State University (ISU) is pleased to have the assistance of the many individuals who volunteer their services to help the university accomplish its mission.

ISU Policy: Volunteers

For New & Returning ISU Volunteers

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Iowa State University. Volunteerism is an effort that is not only critical to many University initiatives, but can also be extremely rewarding to you. We have many volunteer opportunities that will allow you to serve various groups of people and departments or units.

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For ISU Departments & Units

Departments/units are responsible for oversight of all volunteer services and activities and for assessing risk associated with volunteer services. All departments/units must comply with the requirements and approval process for volunteer services as outlined in the Volunteers policy and related procedures.

This policy and related procedures are designed to establish the relationship of volunteers to the university for the purpose of minimizing risk and providing protection for the interests of the volunteer, the university, the State of Iowa and the community.

Volunteer Opportunity Request and Procedures

Background Check Request Form

Questions regarding volunteers?
Contact the ISU Volunteer Manager at or 515-294-6856.