Become a Volunteer

Use the link below to open the volunteer application. Print and complete the application. Return to the address below or drop off at the Iowa Veterans Home. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to volunteer without a parent/guardian present.

Send in your Volunteer Application (PDF format) today!

Volunteer Services
Iowa Veterans Home
1301 Summit Street
Marshalltown,  IA  50158-5485

The Volunteer Service Coordinator will call you to set up an interview. You will be asked to bring 2-3 personal references to the interview. You will need to sign the back ground check and dependent abuse check at the interview. You will need to clear both of these checks before volunteering with our residents. Once cleared, you will be scheduled for the new volunteer orientation. You will receive a volunteer handbook, name tag, and parking permit. 

For more information on volunteer opportunities at IVH, contact:

Volunteer Services   Laurel Degelau at 641-753-4406


Volunteer Opportunities


  • One to One Visits with an IVH resident

Providing support, friendship, and encouragement while going for a stroll, talking, reading, writing letters, playing games, getting a snack at the Canteen, or going to the Library to check out a book or DVD. 

  • ​Escorting residents

Taking residents to Chapel services or to their scheduled workshops in arts & crafts or on-campus recreational activities and events (bingo games, dances, musical performances and special meals), and off-grounds recreation such as trips (athletic events, the zoo, museums, Botanical Center, IMAX Theater and shopping). 

  • Library Volunteer

Assists the operation of our library by helping patrons find and check out books and other items, as well as checking in materials and straightening shelves. 

  • Gift Shop Assistant

Assisting gift shop staff by helping customers, handling sales, operating cash register, and restocking shelves. 

  • Volunteen​​

Teen/School aged volunteers who come in after school from 4-6pm. Volunteen takes a cart around to the units offering residents puzzle books, pens, pencils, prepackaged snacks, cards, and brief visits. 


Please contact our staff with any additional questions

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