GET INVOLVED LEND A HAND. LIFT A HEART. To improve the lives of children across the state of Iowa, it takes a team. (A big team!) And you can help. Variety depends on the generosity and goodwill of people just like you who devote their time and energy to helping children. There are many ways to get involved, from clerical work to staffing an event and more. Check out our volunteer opportunities at to get involved. Very Interested Persons (Variety VIPs) are volunteers who work miracles before, during and after Telethon by raising dollars. They are the backbone of our Telethon fundraising efforts. As a Variety VIP you’ll advocate on behalf of Variety in the community, have access to a network of caring people who are changing lives, reach out and gain financial commitments from peers, pledge a few hours to staff phones during Telethon and more. Visit for more details. If you’re a young professional who wants to get involved in the community, Young Variety gives you the opportunity to have fun, meet new people and improve children’s lives. Young Variety events include charity tours, happy hours, Savor Des Moines, Sweetheart Charity Date Auction, Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance and more. Learn more at Our signature events are crucial to raising much needed funds for children’s charities in Iowa. (And we have fun doing it!) You’ll not only make a positive impact on children—you’ll also create positive awareness for your company and generate goodwill with the community. Sponsorships are available for all of our events, including Polo on the Green, Spirits of Spring, Black Tie, Variety Stag and more. Contact the Variety office at 515-243-4660 for more information. Volunteer Become a Fundraiser Young Variety Event Sponsorship 14