Service Opportunities

Almost every week there's a different volunteer opportunity on or off campus.

From working with Kids Against Hunger to packaging boxes of food to creating blankets for babies at local hospitals or performing service at the House of Hope, there's no shortage of ways to get involved and make a positive impact on the community. In fact, each student club or organization performs two service projects each year. Campus Ministry also offers a wide variety of service opportunities throughout the year. If you are from a local non-profit agency who has volunteer opportunities available, please fill out the following volunteer request form and we will post the information up on this website for faculty, staff, and students. Thank You!

Track Your Volunteer Hours

Once you have finished a volunteer project, please fill out one of our volunteer tracking forms below so that we can keep track of all the service being done in the Cedar Rapids community by our faculty, staff, and students.


Highlighted Service Opportunities

The Mound View Cleanup will take place on Sunday, September 18th at Central Park located at the intersection of 16th Street and B Avenue from 12:30-3:00 PM. The event is a collaborative effort to clean the Mount View neighborhood by Mount Mercy, Coe College, and the Mound View community. For questions, please contact Isaiah Corbin at icorbin@mtmercy.edu. To register for the event, click here.

Indian Creek Nature will be celebrating the grand opening of their amazing space building and campus September 16-18th. It's a full weekend of celebrating the new space with live music, food trucks, guided tours, trail hikes, yoga, kids' activities, and more! They are looking for Mount Mercy volunteers to participate as volunteers. To volunteer, simply click HERE and provide your email. Next, select the time slots/positions that work for you. If you have any questions, contact the Indian Creek Nature Center's volunteer Coordinator, Rachel at (319) 362-0664 or rbailey@indiancreeknaturecenter.org. A full schedule of the weekend's events can be seen here.

Community Outreach and Educational Opportunities

Amani Community Services (pdf)
Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa (pdf)
Care Initiatives Hospice (pdf)
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (pdf)
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (pdf)
Children of Promise (pdf)
DeMolay (pdf)
Families Helping Families (pdf)
Feed Iowa First (pdf)
Garfield Elementary (pdf)
Gigi's Playhouse Cedar Rapids (pdf)
Girls on the Run (pdf)
HACAP Food Reservoir (pdf)
HADSA (pdf)
Horizons (pdf)
House of Hope (pdf)
Iowa Department on Aging (pdf)
Iowa Legal Aid (pdf)
Kids on Course (pdf)
PUSH-CR (pdf)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa (pdf)
St. Luke's Hospital (pdf)
Summit Pointe Senior Living (pdf)
Taylor Elementary School (pdf)
The Arc of East Central Iowa (pdf)
The Henry Davison Youth Center (pdf)
The League of Conservation Voters (pdf)
Theatre Cedar Rapids (pdf)
Waypoint Services (pdf)
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter (pdf)
Young Parents Network (pdf)


Additional Resources for Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in finding more volunteer opportunities that are availble, please visit the Volunteer Now database provided by the United Way of East Central Iowa. You can find opportunities based on your interests and can receive all the information required to sign-up and get involved. If you do not live in the area covered by the United Way of East Central Iowa, check out your hometown area United Way Agency for opportunities.