Welcome to the Iowa Statewide Emergency Registry of Volunteers (i-SERV)
Thank you for your interest in i-SERV, the Iowa Department of Public Health's secure online registry for individuals wishing to volunteer in the event of a large scale disaster or public health emergency. As of January 1, 2015 there are 1,840 volunteers registered in iSERV. i-SERV is part of a federal effort to coordinate and assemble volunteers for all types of emergencies.
The i-SERV on-line registration includes questions about basic personal information and professional skills. Volunteers have the ability to decide travel distance and length of deployment. Based on the information provided, public health officials will identify and contact those individuals suited to fill the specific volunteer roles needed in an emergency. Once contacted, volunteers will be given information about where they are needed, the duties they will perform, and the option to accept or decline the opportunity.
- i-SERV membership and volunteer activities are in addition to, and should not interfere with any professional or volunteer commitments you may have already established.
- It is very important to keep the i-SERV database up-to-date. Address, contact, or other changes in personal information should be submitted to i-SERV as soon as they occur.
Before you register, please go to the FAQ tab (upper left) for additional information.