Get Involved

Each year, CFI utilizes over 1,000 volunteers. The success of many CFI programs and events relies on the participation of caring and generous individuals.

Helping hands are always needed to:

  • Process in-kind donations
  • Sort and file documents
  • Enter data into computer database
  • Assist with organization and cleaning
  • Yardwork or maintenance projects
  • Distribute promotional flyers throughout the greater Des Moines area
  • Help at fundraising events
  • Help with the holiday shop programs
  • Assistance with projects or meal preparations at the domestic violence shelter
  • And much more!

For currently available volunteer opportunities, please contact the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa at [email protected] or 515-697-7972.

Steps To Becoming a Volunteer

  1. Review the Volunteer Handbook.
  2. Complete and submit a Volunteer Application (see below). Return applications by email to the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa at [email protected] or by mail to the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa, 1111 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314.
  3. Foundation staff will contact applicants to discuss opportunities and interests.


Volunteer Application Individual