We love our volunteers!


We look forward to hearing from you! Please call (515) 244–0631 and leave us a message, including your name, contact information, and the position that piques your interest. We'll be in touch!



Volunteer Opportunities:




Curriculum (Including Single-Day Events)

Select courses each semester; secure instructors, facilities and other resources; plan, organize and coordinate single-day events, including transportation, guides/docents and food services; determine costs for classes and events with Treasurer; coordinate class calendar; prepare text for catalog


Executive Committee

Includes President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Members-at-Large as outlined in the organization’s Bylaws; all members serve on the Board of Directors



Maintain all financial records and reporting; acceptance and accounting for all monies; coordinate with auditor



Oversee compliance of Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws with the laws of the State of Iowa and the Iowa Principles & Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence; provide orientation to members of the Board of Directors; maintain the strategic plan in conjunction with the Executive Committee



Promote Senior College in the community to attract students and volunteers to the program; issue news releases, advertising, promotions and emails; assist with distribution of catalogs; coordinate with Speakers Bureau



Return phone calls and appropriately respond to requests and emails sent to theseniorcollege@gmail.com, or forward appropriately, on a regular basis rotating with other committee members; maintain records of calls and requests



Process class registration forms and fees, coordinating with the Treasurer; generate notification letters and various reports; maintain mailing lists; computer skills are helpful; supply enrollment-related data to other Senior College operational areas


Speakers’ Bureau (affiliated with Marketing Committee)

Upon request, make short presentations followed by Q&A to local groups, promoting Senior College and distributing course catalogs and marketing material; represent Senior College at senior fairs and local festivals


Volunteer Committee

Lead recruitment and assist in training of all volunteers; enlist class hosts and class assistants for courses and events; plan annual volunteer recognition event





Assistant Treasurer

Need background, aptitude or experience for usual Treasurer’s duties; organizational skills are a “must”; pay bills and deposit checks using QuickBooks and Excel; coordinate with the Registration Committee in processing registration fees; data entry skills are beneficial; prepare financial reports to the Board; prepare and issue instructor contracts; prepare for annual audit and file tax reports.


Class Host

Serve as liaison between instructor, facility, students and the Board; coordinate with the class site; arrive 20-30 minutes early for each class session to assist the instructor with room set-up, etc.; greet students as they arrive; have students make stick-on name tags; distribute Senior College materials and feedback forms; discuss volunteer opportunities with Senior College; answer questions and in general make sure all students feel welcome; promote a social environment; encourage conversation during breaks and before/after class. Pick up packet from office prior to first class and promptly return packet when class is completed. Class hosts are not required to pay registration fees for that class. Computer skills are required.


Special Projects Pool

These volunteers are needed to assist with various tasks such as clerical duties and distributing materials (i.e., deliver brochures and catalogs to libraries). Time commitment is an on-call basis. Also we need to know if you have computer skills.



3520 GRAND AVENUE, DES MOINES, IA  50312 |  (515) 244-0631

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: Senior College of Greater Des Moines, Inc. admits students of any age, race, disability, sexual orientation, creed, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, sexual orientation, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its policies and procedures.