The Summer and Winter Iowa Games would not be possible without our volunteers.  Volunteers range from our sport directors, support crew, medical personnel and general volunteers.

To view the Iowa Games volunteer policy, click HERE. By signing up to volunteer, volunteers acknowledge that they have read and agree to the Iowa Games Volunteer Waiver. Click HERE for waiver.


Discover Ames organizes the majority of our recruitment for our volunteers for the Summer Iowa Games. If you’re looking for a neat opportunity and a fun event to be part of, this is it!

Volunteers receive a t-shirt for helping. 


Step 1: Look through the various Volunteer opportunity descriptions (click HERE)
Step 2:
Review the Iowa Games Volunteer Policy 
Step 3:
Select your volunteer assignments by signing up here: click HERE to sign up!

Not interested in signing up online? 
Email: email your preference of volunteer opportunity, email, & cell phone. She will let you know what dates and times are available.
Call: Discover Ames, 515.232.4032, and ask to speak with Veronica Tarello for available volunteer dates and times.

For questions please contact Veronica Tarello – or 515.232.4032


Additional Volunteer Opportunities (dates listed are for 2023)

If you are interested in volunteering for the Triathlon on July 9 at Big Creek (Polk City), please email us at A link to sign up will also be posted here once available. 

All volunteer opportunities do not require prior sport knowledge. 



The Winter Iowa Games are held each year in Dubuque and Iowa City/Cedar Rapids. Volunteer needs range from basketball scorekeepers to swimming timers.

The dates for 2023 are January 28-29 (Dubuque) and February 25-26 (Iowa City/Cedar Rapids). Opportunities will be posted here once available.

If you are interested in helping, please email us at or complete the sign up through the links below. 

To volunteer for the Dubuque weekend, click HERE
To volunteer for the Iowa City weekend, click HERE.


Iowa Games staff would like to thank everyone that has volunteered over the years to help make the Iowa Games a successful event year after year!

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