Volunteer Iowa announced that four organizations have been selected to participate in the 2020 Service Enterprise Initiative cohort. Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines Parks and Recreation, EveryStep, and Meals from the Heartland will receive volunteer management resources, 16 hours of hands-on interactive training, and up to 10 hours of individualized consulting services related to the initiative to achieve the Service Enterprise standard of integrating volunteers at all levels of their operations. Managed nationally by Points of Light and statewide by Volunteer Iowa, the Service Enterprise Initiative is a research-based model that equips organizations to leverage volunteers and their skills across all levels to successfully deliver on their social mission. There are currently 21 certified Service Enterprises in Iowa; more than 20 additional organizations are working to achieve their certification.