Experience Different Views-----Discover Common Ground

Welcome to the Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines

The Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines was founded in 1977, shortly after Friendship Force International was formed by Wayne Smith and President Jimmy Carter. We are one of more than 350 clubs around the world that promote world peace through homestay journeys, creating unforgettable experiences that build lasting bonds of friendship.

Ambassadors stay in hosts' homes and take part in family and community life. Hosts and Ambassadors may not speak the same language, nor share similar backgrounds, yet the power of friendship overcomes the differences.

The club hosts at least one activity a month. Some activities are related to a journey such as a Welcome Party for the ambassadors while others may be cultural programs or social activities.

Membership is $30 per person annually. Members are expected to become active participants in the club.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us and then join our adventures as we make friends all around the world.

Our Journeys

See where we've been & where we're going!

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Activities & Events

Mark your calendars to come & meet us!

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Become a Member

Join us on our journeys

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Join us for a festive and fun holiday lunch!

Happy Feet
Holiday Lunch

Tuesday, December 3
11:30 am

Trostel's Greenbriar
5810 Merle Hay Road, Johnston

Please bring new or lightly used adult socks for the Central Iowa Homeless Shelter.

Bring your merriest self and plan to have a grand time with your Friendship Force Friends!
Friends are always welcome!

Reservations Required... to Karen at
278-4491 or 
[email protected] by November 30.


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