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Iowa Veterans Home

Make a Difference at the Iowa Veterans Home

To volunteer at the Iowa Veterans Home, you must fill out an volunteer application form. Bring the form to the Iowa Veterans Home or mail it to: 

You must be 12 years old to serve without a parent or guardian present. 

All new volunteers must:

  • Interview with our service coordinator.
  • Provide references.
  • Pass background and dependent abuse checks.
  • Attend an orientation. 

To learn more, contact Laurel Degelau at 641-753-4406.

Volunteer Opportunities

Resident Visits

Spend one-on-one time with our residents to provide support, friendship, and encouragement. The visits can include activities like going for a walk, talking, reading, writing letters, playing games, or going to the library.

Escorting Residents

Take residents to chapel services or their activities.

Library Volunteer

Assist at the library by helping residents find and check out books or other items. Volunteers also check in materials and arrange shelves. 

Gift Shop Assistant

Aid gift shop staff by helping customers, handling sales, and restocking shelves. 


A chance for teens to get involved. "Volunteen" comes in after school from 4 to 6 p.m. Students bring a cart to the units to offer residents puzzle books, pens, pencils, snacks, cards, and brief visits. 

Please contact our staff with any questions.