About the Initiative

About Us

ISU Serves is an initiative from one of the 2021-22 Emerging Leaders Academy teams. What began as a humble idea of increasing volunteer engagement for faculty, staff, and administrators at Iowa State University has since evolved into ISU Serves.

The ISU Serves program compliments Iowa State University’s mission to "create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place". Faculty and staff have many skill sets that can make a tremendous positive impact on the local community. The program allows ISU to build new connections and strengthen existing connections to the community.

ISU Serve's mission is simple and fun: To gamify volunteer opportunities that serve Iowa communities in fulfillment of Iowa State University’s land grant mission.

Don't miss out! Participants can volunteer by themselves or as part of their unit for a chance to earn bragging rights for a year and a traveling plaque. Volunteer hours can be logged from March 1-March 31, 2022. 

Want to know more? Be sure to check out ISU Serves' FAQ section for more details!

How Can I Participate?

Participation is easy—and it makes use of the good work you’re probably already doing in your community!

All you need to get started is to use the "Track Your Time" button below.

Not sure where to find local volunteer opportunities? ISU Serves has you covered. You can find opportunities to engage (and earn hours for ISU Serves!) here.