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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Below are a list of our current volunteer opportunities. Click here to complete the online volunteer application.

Volunteer/ Internship Opportunity


Residential Treatment Volunteer

Interact with children in our residential treatment programs. Duties may include playing games, reading books, helping with homework, etc. Children are between 5 and 17 years old. 

Volunteer Office Assistant

 Help with filing, data entry, copying or computer work.

Facility Maintenance Volunteer

 Duties include helping with groundskeeping

Achievement Academy Volunteer

Interact with children in our Achievement Academy programs. The Achievement Academy provides after school programming to children in the Cedar Rapids area. Duties may include playing games, reading books, helping with homework, etc. Children are between 5 and 17 years old.

Jane Boyd Tutor Tutor elementary and middle school students. Tutoring sessions occur Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 6:15pm. Volunteers may select to donate their time on one or more days.
Harambee House Clothing Closet  Assist in organizing local clothing closet. Assist families in that come to the clothing closet in finding needed items and sizes. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 2:00 until 4:00pm.

Finance Internship

Great opportunity for a volunteer to gain experience in various aspects of finance for a non-profit.  Hours are flexible during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Volunteer-Therapeutic Recreation Internship

Our Recreation Department has an opportunity for a 12 to 14-week volunteer internship, to meet the academic requirements for Therapeutic Recreation students. Students will learn the basics of Therapeutic Recreation (assessments, planning, implementation, documentation and evaluation). Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of a variety of social, emotional and psychological impairments during this internship experience.

General Internship

A limited number of undergraduate and graduate internships are available at many of our sites.  We are willing to custoize your internship to fit college course requirements and i professional nterests of the intern.  Internships are available in many of our programs, including residentail treatment and our Achievement Academy.

General Volunteer

 Duties include working with children in various programs (helping with homework, etc.), one-day volunteer projects, etc.

Development & Communications Intern

Effectively implements fundraising and communication projects to increase constituent engagement.

Assist with Luminate CRM donor database. Including:
 - Updating constituent demographic information
 - Gift entry
 - List creation
Assist in the implementation of internal communications for the agency through the employee portal (intranet). Update information on a consistent basis.
Assist in the maintenance and updates of enterprise-wide websites.
Work with Community Engagement staff to develop and send email communications to constituents.
Assist in the creation and editing of viral videos displaying client outcomes to promote the agency on various social media platforms.
Interview staff and clients as assigned and write feature stories for publications.
Assist with special events.
Complete appropriate tasks associated with the intern's strengths and interests.
Other duties as assigned.

This is an unpaid internship.
Scheduling is flexible, but intern must be able to work 15-20 hours per week minimum. Internship is located at Cedar Rapids administrative office.

Education/Experience: Must have strong technology and writing skills. Adobe Creative Suites and Database experience preferred. Attention to detail and dependability a must. Qualified candidates should be a junior or senior at an accredited university or college. 

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