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/Donate to an Event or Become a Sponsor


Five on the Fourth - Hybrid Edition

Join us as we unite in person at Ada Hayden Park in Ames for our signature July 4th event. Alternatively, sign up for the virtual option which you complete by running or walking a 5k route anytime between June 26th and July 5th.



Georges Niang 2021 Golf Outing

Friendship Ark was selected as the charity partner of the 2020 Georges Niang Golf Outing, however, due to the challenges of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, the outing needed to be postponed to 2021. We are excited to announce that registration for this event is now open. CLICK HERE to find out more and learn how to register.


Annual Fundraising Event

Due to our partnership with the 2021 Georges Niang Golf Outing we will not be holding our annual fundraising event this year. Watch for updates as we prepare to roll out a brand new event in 2022. We thank you for your continued support.



Our 2020 Sponsors

Lou and Cosette Scallon      Corey and Amy Schmidt           





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.
Click here to learn more.


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 [email protected]


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

Questions? Email Us