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Stowe Heights is run by a youth-serving non-profit in Des Moines, Iowa.  Volunteers help make it all possible with time and energy supporting groundskeeping, building projects, maintenance, and direct service. Volunteers are vital to this program and we are grateful for the generosity of our community.  Below are just a few of the ways to get involved. 

Plant Natives & Pollinators

Help Stowe Heights increase the number of native species and pollinators replacing invasive species. 

Removal of Invasive Plants & Weeds

This is a huge need at Stowe Heights from Poke weed to invasive honeysuckle, all kinds of wooded undergrowth can be removed to prevent choking out other species. Does your corporate group provide VTO? Spend a day at the course with a tour, a brief demo of activities, and help pull a few or a thousand weeds. It is very satisfying seeing the impact that can be made in just 2 hours with anywhere from 6 to 25 volunteers. 

Book Your Team With Our
Buy 1 - Give 1 Program

Stowe Heights is managed by Community Youth Concepts, a local youth-serving non-profit that strives to be accessible to all young people.  Corporate groups can support under-resourced groups by booking their experience at a higher rate to "buy 1 and give 1". Learn more by emailing

Become a Trained Volunteer Facilitator

Did you know that Stowe Heights currently has 2 volunteer facilitators? Our volunteer facilitators support programming 1-2 times a month.  Some companies support their employee's community engagement with paid volunteer time.  Training is provided and required as part of standard policy. 

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