Iowa Civil Rights Commission

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Mission: Ending discrimination through effective enforcement of the Iowa Civil Rights Act.  The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is a neutral, fact-finding law enforcement agency. The mission of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission is to end discrimination within the state of Iowa. To achieve this goal, the ICRC must effectively enforce the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

Location: Des Moines (55 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Statistical analysis and outreach


Volunteers: for on-going service

When is service needed: Any time

Number of hours: flexible, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes


Training supplied: ICRC provides: Teaching navigating our online case management software.

Equipment or logistics supplied: Nothing needed


How to apply: via e-mail to

Contact: Charles A. D. Hill, 515-281-4121,


Operation information: The Commission’s primary duty is to enforce state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, education and credit by investigating and litigating civil rights complaints. The Commission also provides conflict resolution services including mediation and conciliation for civil rights matters. In addition to its role as a law enforcement agency, the Commission works to prevent discrimination by providing training and education to the public.

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