Volunteer CORPS Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Cedar Rapids Public Library! These are our upcoming event-based volunteer opportunities. It is not necessary to have an application on file with us to sign up to help with these programs.

If you have interest in any of our other ongoing volunteer opportunities, click the button to the right to fill out an application. We'll be in touch soon!

Note: All programs are at the Downtown Library unless otherwise indicated.

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  • September 5 (Thursday) - 5:45pm-7:45pm - Yarn It!
  • September 14 (Saturday) - 8:45am-11am - Origami Fun (Save the date - sign up coming soon!)
  • October 3 (Thursday) - 5:45pm-7:45pm - Yarn It!
  • October 19 (Saturday) - 9:30am-12pm - Ozobot Playtime (Save the date - sign up coming soon!)
  • October 24 (Thursday) - 4:30pm-8:30pm - Escape Rooms at Ladd Library (Save the date - sign up coming soon!)
  • October 26 (Saturday) - 12pm-4pm - Halloween Party (Save the date - sign up coming soon!)
  • November 7 (Thursday) - 5:45pm-7:45pm - Yarn It!
  • November 16 (Saturday) - 9:30am-12pm - Yarn Fun (Save the date - sign up coming soon!)
  • December 5 (Thursday) - 5:45pm-7:45pm - Yarn It!

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yarn it!

Thursday, September 5 - 5:45pm-7:45pm

Know how to knit or crochet? Open to sharing your knowledge with beginners? This program is open to all ages to learn new skills or share current projects with others who enjoy knitting and other yarn-based projects. You're encouraged to bring your own work in progress to work on when you aren't helping others.

Save the date - sign up coming soon!

Origami Fun

Saturday, September 14 - 8:45am-11am

Assist and encourage patrons as they make various origami art using instructional books. Some origami experience would be helpful, but no need for you to be an expert! This program is geared towards school age children and families.

yarn it!

Thursday, October 3 - 5:45pm-7:45pm

Know how to knit or crochet? Open to sharing your knowledge with beginners? This program is open to all ages to learn new skills or share current projects with others who enjoy knitting and other yarn-based projects. You're encouraged to bring your own work in progress to work on when you aren't helping others.

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Save the date - sign up coming soon!

Ozobot Playtime - Trick or Treat!

Saturday, October 19 - 9:30am-12pm

Ozobots are pocket-sized robots that teach children the basics of coding. For this month's special "Trick or Treat"-themed playtime, children will design a Halloween costume for an Ozobot and draw spooky trails for them to follow. Prior knowledge of Ozobots and coding are completely unnecessary--we'll teach you everything you need to know in just a few minutes! (Hint: click through the pictures to the left for a sneak peek!)

Save the date - sign up coming soon!

Escape Rooms at Ladd Library

Thursday, October 24 - 4:30pm-6:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm

Join us for Family Fun Night at Ladd! We'll be running four escape rooms, each based on a beloved book series. Volunteers will be needed for set-up before the event (4:30-6:30pm). Then during the event (5:30-8:30pm), we'll need help with craft tables, resetting the escape rooms in between participants, and overseeing the photo booth.

Save the date - sign up coming soon!

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26 - 12pm-4pm

Help our favorite little ghosts and goblins get into the spirit of Halloween with a scavenger hunt, mad science lab, a monster craft, and treats!

yarn it!

Thursday, November 7 - 5:45pm-7:45pm

Know how to knit or crochet? Open to sharing your knowledge with beginners? This program is open to all ages to learn new skills or share current projects with others who enjoy knitting and other yarn-based projects. You're encouraged to bring your own work in progress to work on when you aren't helping others.

Save the date - sign up coming soon!

yarn Fun

Saturday, November 16 - 9:30am-12pm

Assist patrons with fun yarn projects like spool knitting, finger crochet, and friendship bracelets. Experience with knitting and/or crocheting useful, but not required. This program is geared towards school age children and families.

yarn it!

Thursday, December 5 - 5:45pm-7:45pm

Know how to knit or crochet? Open to sharing your knowledge with beginners? This program is open to all ages to learn new skills or share current projects with others who enjoy knitting and other yarn-based projects. You're encouraged to bring your own work in progress to work on when you aren't helping others.