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.



Summer Dare Kickoff Party

Sunday, June 2 - 1:30pm-4:30pm

On Sunday, June 2, the library will be kicking off Summer Dare 2019 with a party on the lawn at the Ladd Library from 2-4pm. We have all sorts of activities planned on the grass and in the shade: games, activities, snacks, a bounce house and the opportunity to register early for the program. This will be a fun, interactive, multi-generational event!

Bubble Fun in Greene Square

Monday, June 3 - 9:30am-11am

Supervise and have fun with children as they blow and pop bubbles, and make a pipe cleaner wand to take home. Note: program will be outside, so please dress according to the weather and in something you wouldn't mind getting bubbles on.

Summer Mocktails

Tuesday, June 11 - 5:20pm-8pm

Help out at this adult-oriented event where mocktails will be mixed and enjoyed. You'll assist with pouring drinks and creating a cheery atmosphere. Staff and our special guest will be wearing suspenders, dress shirt and tie--feel free to dress to match!

Train-Up in the Park

Saturday, June 15 - 12pm-4:15pm

On Saturday, June 15, Greene Square Park is turning into a virtual Pokemon GO battle arena and the library is unveiling Ada Island, the newest Pokemon region, within the library's walls. The afternoon will be packed with in-game activities--PvP battles, raid battle meet-ups, and trades--as well as a live-action Pokemon scavenger hunt and a Make Your Own Pokemon craft station.

If possible, come dressed as a Pokemon trainer, or just make sure you're in cool, comfortable clothes. This is a rain or shine event, so in case of inclement weather, all activities will move indoors.

Sensory Bins at Ladd Library

Friday, June 28 - 9:30am-11:30am

Have some fun and maybe get a little messy as you help staff prep materials, then supervise and interact with babies and toddlers as they play with a variety of sensory activities. The program will be outside so please dress accordingly. This role is moderately physical.

Save the date - sign up coming soon!

Summer circus Party

Saturday, July 27 - 9:30am-12:30pm

Help us celebrate the end of our summer reading program under the big top. Planned activities include: circus games, face painters, acrobats, a dunk tank and more. This will be a fun, interactive, multi-generational event!