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16,000+Students enrolled
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Volunteers are an essential element of the educational process in Cedar Rapids Community School District. To learn more about volunteer opportunities in our schools, please contact your neighborhood school or Pat Szymanek at 319-558-1131 or volunteer@crschools.us.

Volunteer opportunities

America Reads: Reading is Contagious

America Reads is a national challenge to improve literacy in elementary school-age children. Metro area school districts will celebrate the importance of reading during the month of October.

Building volunteer programs

Find your building volunteer coordinator here.

Rockin’ Reader

Rockin’ Reader volunteers are a valuable resource for helping students become eager learners. Volunteers spend 20-30 minutes each week partnering with a student.

Volunteer participation policy


Key contacts

Pat Szymanek

Administrative Secretary