More than 30 Years of

Day of Action

Over the last 30 years we've engaged nearly 70,000 volunteers, amounting to over 200,000 hours of supporting our community.

Day of Action is a great opportunity to show your commitment to the community and make an impact by taking on one of the dozens of volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations across central Iowa.

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2023 Day of Action Impact

More than 450 volunteers gave their time to 20 organizations and completed more than 60 projects across the community as part of United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action, the largest day of volunteer service in the region.

“Day of Action is an important event for United Way of Central Iowa,” said Mary Sellers, President of United Way of Central Iowa: “Volunteering allows individuals to become more intimately aware of the challenges people in our community face. On Day of Action, it’s also a way for our company partners to encourage their employees to get engaged in addressing these challenges. Of course, the biggest benefit is for our nonprofit partners and local schools to receive the critical support they need.”

Projects ranged from reading with third grade students to beautifying nonprofit campuses to painting a homeless shelter, all impacting the UNITED to THRIVE strategic imperative for United Way of Central Iowa. Based on the hours volunteered, Day of Action generated more than $55,000 in economic impact for nonprofits.

Photos from 2022 Day of Action

Day of Action 2022

If your group would like to participate in a future Day of Action please contact Joy Talmon .

Joy Talmon 2023

Joy Talmon

Volunteer Engagement Officer    515-246-6519