Month of Service

2022 Iowa CPAs Month of Service

Unite with CPAs, co-workers and accounting students for the annual Iowa CPAs Month of Service to make a positive impact in your local community this September. Since its launch in 2015, the profession-wide community service event has logged well over 10,000 volunteer hours on projects impacting over 100 organizations in Iowa. The event helps raise awareness of the CPA profession’s influence in communities across the state each September. Hopefully, this inspires younger Iowans considering a future career as a certified public accountant.

Who can participate

ISCPA members, co-workers and student members are encouraged to participate individually or as a team. Volunteer for a community or charitable cause of your choice for a day or a few hours — any activity that benefits your community counts!

Sign up to participate

Individuals: register here. Teams: Use the team registration form and refer to these steps for organizing a team.

Deadline for registrations for those wanting volunteer t-shirts is Aug. 10. Registration remains open through Sept. 15 without t-shirt. 

Supporting youth health and wellbeing

Help support ISCPA's 2022 Month of Service spotlight on youth health and wellbeing by joining us in championing the BackPack Program through Food Bank of Iowa. Kids need nutritious food to grow, develop and learn. The BackPack Program bridges the gap between the weekend and school week. Elementary students in need receive a sack of nutritious, kid-friendly food each Friday during the school year. 

How you can get involved with the BackPack Program:

Other ways to support youth across Iowa:

  • Contact your local community schools! Pick up the phone and see how you can help.
    • Inquire about supply wish lists
    • Volunteer time in classroom or after school groups
    • Look into mentor opportunities

Sponsor the event

For only $500 you or your business can be a Champion level sponsor with your name or logo on the event t-shirts and other benefits. Two other sponsorship levels are available. Hurry! Month of Service sponsorship submission deadline is Aug. 5.

Questions?

Contact Kim Ripley at kripley@iacpa.org or Lindsey Haley at lhaley@iacpa.org or call 800-659-6375.

Volunteer ideas

Looking for ideas on how you or your team can participate? Host a charity drive at your business or visit VolunteerMatch to find something in your part of the state. Looking for remote options? Here are some websites with virtual or remote volunteering ideas and options:

Here are some great resources for volunteer opportunities:

September is also Hunger Action Month and you can support the Iowa Food Bank Association, which serves children, adults and seniors in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Simply locate the food bank in your part of the state and find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you or your team. Questions? Contact your local food bank.

Looking for ideas to volunteer outdoors? Here are some organizations that offer opportunities or links. Anything from helping harvest food (see links above) to restoring benches, planting trees or improving prairies at state parks:

2021 event sponsors

Champion sponsors


Partner sponsors


Supporting sponsors


Carney Alexander Marold & Co LLP

City State Bank

McKee, Voorhees & Sease