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


The Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau organizes the majority of our recruitment for our volunteers for the Summer Iowa Games. Beginning on June 1, individuals can start signing up for volunteer opportunities with the Summer Iowa Games.  Volunteers receive a Summer Iowa Games t-shirt for helping. To volunteer, click this link: Iowa Games Volunteer Sign-Up .

For questions please contact Kim Abels – or 515.817.6312

Additional Summer Games Volunteer Opportunities (dates listed are for 2021)

If you are interested in volunteering for these areas please contact Kylie Brandt at

  • Triathlon (July 11, Polk City) – A variety of areas including check-in, course help, and refreshments. Click HERE to volunteer for the Triathlon.
  • Soccer Field Prep (July 15, Ames) – Help Iowa Games staff line/paint soccer fields
  • Participant Check-In (July 30 – August 1, Ames) – assist in checking in athletes and getting them their t-shirts.


The Winter Iowa Games are held each year in Dubuque, Iowa, typically on the last weekend in January. Volunteer needs range from basketball scorekeepers to swimming timers.

The dates for 2021 are January 23 & 24 (main weekend). To view the opportunities and sign up, click the following link: Link coming soon!

We are also hosting events in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa February 20 & 21. We will need basketball scorekeepers/timers as well as track and field volunteers. To view the opportunities and sign up, click the following link: Link coming soon!

If you are interested in helping, please contact Kylie Brandt at  or call 888.777.8881 x 706.

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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