Volunteers help us carry out our mission

At Four Oaks, we believe in building broad-based opportunities for youth and families to succeed. To accomplish this goal and to carry out our mission – “to assure children become successful adults” – we rely on community volunteers who share their time and talent making a difference at Four Oaks.


Become a Volunteer

By partnering with Four Oaks, you can make an impact on youth and families in your community. You can work side by side with the youth, read to our children, or help with paperwork and office needs. By modeling for children the kinds of expectations they need to succeed, you help them develop into productive citizens of the community. We urge you to become a strong advocate by sharing your experiences and encouraging children to have a positive attitude that will get them through challenging times as they grow and learn.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Jane Boyd Achievement Academy

Position: Summer 2022 Day Camp Mentor

Frequency: One time a Week throughout the Summer – Cedar Rapids, IA

Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older, able to volunteer once a week, successful passage of a background check.

Jane Boyd is looking for Summer Day Camp Mentors for our Achievement Academy. The Jane Boyd Achievement Academy operates 9 hours of youth day camp for children ages 5-11 years old M-F. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of academic and educational activities, such as being a summer reading buddy, an extra chaperone on field trips, lunch service helpers and lunch buddies, and general recreational activities (play on the playground with kids or facilitate group’s games in the gym).


Group Volunteer Opportunities

Would your company like to get involved on a larger scale? Looking for a team building activity while giving back to the community? We also have group volunteer opportunities at Four Oaks. Group volunteer activities are customized to each organization and will leave your team with a renewed spirit in the hope for tomorrow.


Sign Up as a Volunteer


For more information on our locations in Bertram, Cedar Rapids, Independence, Marion, Mason City, and more please contact 319-784-2068.

Volunteer Eligibility

  • Must be at least 15 years old with a parent or guardian present, or at least 18 years old without a parent or guardian present.
  • Must be able to pass background checks in accordance with the Code of Iowa (criminal and child abuse records; sex offender registry).
  • Must agree to uphold the confidentiality of our clients.
  • Must commit to an established amount of time.
  • Must have a genuine interest in the mission of Four Oaks.

Sign Up

Due to the sensitive nature of some of our opportunities, background checks may be required prior to some volunteering opportunities. To take the next step in becoming a volunteer at Four Oaks, fill out our volunteer application form or e-mail us at nbergstrom@fouroaks.org.

We will do our best to match your interests, skills and schedule with the needs of our agency and the children we serve.

If you are a student interested in learning more about internships or observations, please click here for more information.

MINORS: You can volunteer, too!

Download Your Waiver Here

** Please email your completed forms to info@fouroaks.org.