Community Volunteer Opportunities

The International Women’s Club (IWC) is a group of women from around the world who meet to share activities that promote intercultural friendships and understanding. Founded over fifty years ago, group activities include: English classes, coffees, cooking classes, and craft sessions; excursions to local cultural events; and special group holiday celebrations.


If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Joanne Madsen at or Shelagh Hayreh at for more information.


Friends of International Students (FIS) is a non-profit organization comprised of Iowa City residents interested in meeting and helping international students at the University of Iowa. FIS is affiliated with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Iowa and is organized by community volunteers. The FIS organization would like every UI international student to have the opportunity to meet an American and share a valuable intercultural friendship.


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