Volunteer Program

Vol­un­teer­ing at Iowa Donor Network

Iowa Donor Network’s vol­un­teer pro­gram is ded­i­cat­ed to edu­cat­ing the com­mu­ni­ty about the impor­tance of organ, tis­sue and eye dona­tion. It offers donor fam­i­lies, trans­plant recip­i­ents, trans­plant can­di­dates, liv­ing donors and oth­ers who have been touched by dona­tion or trans­plan­ta­tion the oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­tribute to ongo­ing com­mu­ni­ty out­reach efforts in Iowa. Vol­un­teers make a mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to IDN’s mis­sion in a vari­ety of ways:

  • Pub­lic Edu­ca­tion and Speak­ing Engage­ments: Shar­ing a per­son­al sto­ry is one of the most effec­tive ways to edu­cate the pub­lic about the impor­tance of organ and tis­sue dona­tion. We receive requests for speak­ers from var­i­ous groups in the com­mu­ni­ty – dri­ver’s edu­ca­tion, civic, health­care orga­ni­za­tions, mul­ti­cul­tur­al, faith-based and many oth­ers. Iowa Donor Net­work pro­vides vol­un­teer ori­en­ta­tions, edu­ca­tion­al work­shops and train­ing for all vol­un­teers. There are many ways to get involved to learn about dona­tion, share per­son­al sto­ries and edu­cate the pub­lic at com­mu­ni­ty events.
  • Tabling Events: Dis­cuss organ and tis­sue dona­tion with the gen­er­al pub­lic and encour­age peo­ple to reg­is­ter. Exam­ples include: com­mu­ni­ty health fairs, blood dri­ves, aware­ness walks and runs, sport­ing events and hos­pi­tal events.
  • Com­mu­ni­ty Events: Through­out the year we orga­nize and par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous events which require vol­un­teer support.
  • Admin­is­tra­tive Sup­port: There are oppor­tu­ni­ties to assist IDN staff with admin­is­tra­tive projects through­out the year.

Get Start­ed

If you are inter­est­ed in join­ing IDN’s vol­un­teer pro­gram, sim­ply fill out the  vol­un­teer appli­ca­tion. Our vol­un­teer coor­di­na­tor will then reach out to help answer any ques­tions and guide you to next steps for ori­en­ta­tion and training.

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.