Get Involved


You can support Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services in many ways!


Friendship Ark has a volunteer internship program. Earn college credit with your 500 hours of service and make an impact at the same time. You may find that you are as impacted as the organization and core members are.




If you are interested in serving as a board member, let the office know. The board is not selected based on an application process but is chosen to complement the strengths to create as diverse a group as possible to add value to the organization.


Attend an Event

Attend an event in support of Friendship Ark. You can run in the 5K (held on July 4th each year), attend the annual fundraiser in the fall, or find an event where you can interact with the individuals served. You may also help plan an event by volunteering.




Homes and people both need volunteers. Is your area of passion gardening, home maintenance, race planning, coordinating needed items or something else? You can make a tangible difference by giving your time.


Become a fundraising ambassador


Do you have a passion for the mission of Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services and would like to help with the continuity of the organization long after all of our current volunteers are gone? If you have a passion for fundraising, we can plug you in to the right area to utilize your talents.

Social media guru?

Are you connected on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn? We have a job for you! You can connect with us and help us share stories and messages through social media channels. Sharing our impact through stories, photos and messages assists our communication efforts.



Friendship Ark is witnessing growing demand for both homes and community services at the same time that some funding sources are expected to decline. We encourage you to think about three ways you can support the meaningful work underway at Friendship Ark. (1) Donate to the construction of a new home, (2) Contribute to the endowment fund; or (3) Consider a deferred gift.
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Thank you for your support, be it financial or with your time. Both are valuable. You matter and we are very thankful to have so many caring individuals affect the organization and the core members.


For more information about supporting Friendship Ark through your time and talents or financially, contact
Executive Director, Jennifer Ellis at:

515.292.9556 or


Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services provides a variety of supports that allow individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive.

Questions? Email Us