Transform Week

Make a big impact on a Cedar Rapids neighborhood during Transform Week. This annual event brings together community volunteers to complete projects that make our neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more attractive.

Transform a home. Transform a life.

2018 Transform Week

The 2018 Transform Week was Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29. More than 280 volunteers tackled 18 project throughout the Taylor neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. The neighbors we served are very grateful for all that was accomplished!


Transform Week Projects

Transform Week helps Cedar Rapids residents complete home-improvement projects that they aren’t able to do on their own. Projects could include:

  • Light construction
  • Home repairs
  • Wheelchair ramp construction
  • Cleaning
  • Yardwork
  • Tree-planting

Projects are selected based on:

  • Home location
  • Homeowner’s income
  • Building-related need

The 2018 Transform Week is finished. We will start accepting applications for the 2019 Transform Week in February.


Work side-by-side with other volunteers in the community for a day or the entire week.  All skill levels are welcome—construction experience isn’t required. We’ll provide safety equipment for whatever task you take on.

You’ll be able to choose which project you’d like to help with on the morning of each volunteer day. If you have any special skills, please indicate so on the volunteer registration form and we may contact you in advance to match you with a project that requires your skill set.

The 2018 Transform Week has finished. If you’d like to be added to the volunteer e-mail list for 2019, click here and select Transform Week.


2018 Sponsors

The 2018 Transform Week is presented by Ingredion, a leading global ingredients solutions company with a location in southwest Cedar Rapids.

We very much appreciate the support of Ingredion and our other sponsors who help make Transform possible!

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.