Help us make a difference in the lives of central Iowa youth!

Volunteer with Camp Fire

Volunteering with Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is a great way to experience the joy of camp while making a difference in the communities we serve.

Volunteers fill many key roles within the Camp Fire family. Their work shines in the structure, the landscape, and the beauty that our campers thrive in. Their presence helps events go off without a hitch. Their contributions are held in the highest regard by both our staff and the community.

As a volunteer, you will receive a first-hand look at what makes the Camp Fire machine run. Experiencing camp at its most basic level, while catching a glimpse of the bigger picture: the difference your work makes for our campers.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities


Help take photos at Camp Fire sites to share with parents and loved ones!


Help us maintain (and improve) our properties in Ames, Boone, and Des Moines!


Lend your marketing/communications expertise to help us reach more families!

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Youth are able to volunteer for certain positions and events with parental supervision.

All prospective volunteers must:

  • Complete the volunteer application
  • Review the Volunteer Handbook
  • Complete a background check
  • Attend volunteer training/orientation

Start the process of volunteering with Camp Fire by filling out the Volunteer Application.

Group Volunteers

Schedule your next group volunteer outing with Camp Fire! Groups of up to 100 volunteers can be accommodated. Please complete the form below to inquire about group volunteer opportunities.

Still have questions? Get in touch!

We’re happy to answer any other questions or concerns you may have.


Lacey Adamson