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 (a link will be posted when available)

For questions please contact Kim Abels – or 515.817.6312

Additional Summer Games Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for these areas please contact Katie Kramer, Iowa Games Director,

  • Triathlon (July 12, Polk City) – A variety of areas including packet pick up, finish line, post race refreshments, water stations.To volunteer for this event specifically, click HERE.
  • Soccer Field Prep (July 9, Ames) – Help Iowa Games staff line/paint soccer fields
  • Iowa Games Athlete Jamboree & Opening Ceremony  (July 17, Ames) – Help line up parade of athletes, take tickets at admission gate
  • Participant Check-In (July 17 – 19, 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 2020 are January 18 & 19 (swimming) and January 25 & 26 (main weekend). To view the opportunities and sign up, click the following link: 2020 Winter Games Volunteer (Dubuque).

We are also hosting events in Iowa City, Iowa February 8 & 9 at the Field House and the Recreation Building at the University of Iowa. We will need basketball scorekeepers/timers as well as track and field volunteers. To view the opportunities and sign up, click the following link: 2020 Winter Games Volunteer (Iowa City).

If you are interested in helping, please contact Katie Kramer at or call 888.777.8881 x 103.

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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