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

Join us as we come together 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 25th and July 5th. Details and registration information can be found at the link below. Check back or watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates. 


5k on the Fourth - Information and Registration



Annual Fundraising Event

Watch for updates on our social media channels and this website as we prepare to roll out a brand new event in 2023. We thank you for your continued support.



Our 2022 Business Partners




Beautiful Land Market




Fareway Meat and Grocery


First National Bank


Greater Iowa Credit Union

Knapp Tedesco Insurance

Mary Greeley Medical Center


Prestige Builders




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