Volunteer Opportunities

Everybody Wins! Iowa is a literacy and mentoring organization that is dedicated to increasing children’s success in school through reading and mentoring experiences with caring volunteers.

To become a volunteer, please sign up here. For more information, please call Anna at (515) 242-8462
or email volunteer@everybodywinsiowa.org.

Power Read Mentors

Power Read is Everybody Wins! Iowa’s signature program. Through Power Read, volunteer reading mentors visit a student for one hour each week. The students and volunteer reading mentors spend their time talking, reading aloud one-to-one, and instilling positive attitudes about reading. Volunteers also serve as role models and enhance students’ self-esteem.

Everybody Wins! Iowa has programs in over 30 sites in Ankeny, Des Moines, Indianola, Norwalk, and Perry at a variety of days and times throughout the week during the school year.

Most of our Power Read programs are over the lunch hour, but we also have programs before and after school to fit with all types of schedules. Our greatest need for volunteers are for reading mentors!

Apply here to be a mentor today!

Looking for our parental consent form for high school mentors? You can find that form here.

Questions? Send us an email at volunteer@everybodywinsiowa.org

Virtual Story Time

Virtual Story Time (VST) provides students and families videos of special volunteers reading favorite children’s books and stories. This also provides students another option to hear stories and books read aloud on demand in a safe setting that they can access via our EWI YouTube channel. If this opportunity sounds right for you, please indicate this on our online volunteer application or contact Anna at (515) 242-8462 or volunteer@everybodywinsiowa.org with your questions.

Offer Your Expertise

Do you have a special skill or expertise you can offer to Everybody Wins! Iowa? There are many areas in which Everybody Wins! Iowa could use your expertise, including office assistance, accounting and finance, marketing, public relations, web development and design, and graphic design – just to name a few.

Apply here to volunteer your expertise!

EWI Committees

Everybody Wins! Iowa invites you to join our one of our Board Committees. The committees meet every month for approximately 60 minutes. You can find the descriptions of each committee below.

Marketing Committee

The purpose of the EWI Marketing Committee is to increase awareness of Everybody Wins! Iowa. The committee will develop and implement a marketing plan that ensures that all products, services, and programs remain relevant.

The following are the responsibilities of the committee:

  • Develop annual marketing plan
  • Create and approve common language for all written content produced on behalf of the organization
  • Responsible for the social media calendar (writing content and studying metrics to determine impact)
  • Creates videos, posters, and all promotional materials (polos, t-shirts, pens, etc.)
  • Increase awareness through marketing special events sponsored by Everybody Wins! Iowa
  • All other Marketing/Public Relations duties as assigned

Recruitment Committee

The purpose of the EWI Recruitment Committee is to secure volunteer mentors and funds for Everybody Wins! Iowa’s literacy and mentoring programs.

The Recruitment Committee focuses on three areas of Program Recruitment:

  • Gaining individual donors and individual volunteer reading mentors and determining strategy for contacting and following up with individuals. Develops an individual donor campaign calendar.
  • Gaining organizational sponsors (corporate, churches, service clubs, etc.) for funding Power Read programs and recruiting volunteer reading mentors. Determines strategies for contacting and following up with organizations and develops organizational recruitment campaign calendar.
  • Writing and submitting grants and determine grant calendar of assignments. (All board members will assist with writing grants.)

Special Events Committee

The purpose of the EWI Special Events Committee is to increase awareness of Everybody Wins! Iowa through events and celebrations. The committee will develop and implement all special events that provides outreach and support of EWI programming.

The following are the responsibilities of the committee:

  • Directs all special events (Trivia night, book fairs, volunteer fairs, promotional booths, etc.) to increase program awareness
  • Develops ways to attract volunteers for special events
  • Maintains special events calendar
  • Coordinates with the members of the Recruitment committee with:
    • Monetary and in-kind sponsorship of special events
    • Fundraising and donations both monetary and in-kind (such as books, etc. which are a part of any special event)

20th Anniversary Committee (AdHoc)

The purpose of the EWI 20th Anniversary Committee is to plan and implement a signature event for our 20th Anniversary in 2022. Members will work with our Special Events committee on implementing this special event for our organization starting in July 2021.

If you are interested in volunteering on one of these committees, please indicate this on our online volunteer application or contact statedirector@everybodywinsiowa.org for more committee information and schedules.


  1. Hello I just learned about this opportunity today. I would like to become a volunteer. Is there an application.

    1. Hi Alaina,

      You can fill out a volunteer application on our website here: https://everybodywinsiowa.org/volunteer-application/

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