Volunteer Opportunities at EIBC

Since 1944, EIBC has depended on volunteer hands to operate.  Although we do have some full-time staff, it always seems as though there is more work to be done than hands available.  We would love to hear from you and/or your group if you have an interest in investing some volunteer time here.  It takes a lot of work in the background to offer our guests a wonderful experience, and we would love to have you on our volunteer team!

This is not an exhaustive list, but here are some areas we could use your help.  Call us if you would like to hear more 319-655-7693


Spring is just around the corner.  This is one of the busiest times of year at EIBC as we gear up and get ready for our summer youth camping season.  One of our biggest needs for volunteer hands is in the area of buildings, grounds, housekeeping, and general cleaning.  

As we approach the warmer months of the year, here are some examples of things we need help with:

  • Preparing cabins for summer.  Deep cleaning and repairs
  • Swimming pool — it always takes about 40 man hours to get our pool up and running
  • Mowing and trimming
  • Water trampoline has to be brought out, cleaned up, and put back in the water
  • Demolition of an old outdoor play set and build a new one in its place
  • Help us build our newest games for this summer.
  • Dirt and grading work
General Maintenance

If you are a handy person or a professional tradesperson.  We ALWAYS have maintenance and trade work that could use a professional or almost professional touch.  If you are looking for something to do on a short-term or long-term basis in one of these areas, we would be more than happy to put you to work.

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Concrete
  • General Construction
  • Trim and Cabinet work
  • You name the trade, we always have a need
Cleaning and Housekeeping

We almost always have cleaning and housekeeping work that we need help with.  Sometimes for an upcoming retreat or camp, and often we have areas that just need a deep cleaning and sprucing up.  We want to keep all of our facilities in top notch shape at all times.  If you have the gift of tidy, we would love to hear from you.  We can put you to work right away.

Big Project Work

We currently have several construction projects in progress.