Transform Week

Are you a homeowner in the Taylor or Time Check neighborhoods and need a repair or maintenance project completed?

Click here to fill out our online Transform application, or download the paper application here and return it to the Matthew 25 Office at 201 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Transform a home. Transform a life.

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 uplifted.


Volunteer Questions? Check out our FAQ page here.

Join us for the 8th Annual Transform Week!
June 26-30, 2023

During Transform Week, volunteers help homeowners in the Taylor and Time Check neighborhoods with home repair and maintenance projects that they aren’t able to complete on their own. Grants, donations and sponsorships allow Matthew 25 to do these home repairs at no cost to the homeowners.

Our volunteers help with a variety of projects, such as:

  • Painting or siding the outside of a home
  • Window and door replacement
  • Light construction
  • Cleaning debris from a home
  • Fixing plumbing or other repairs
  • Porch Repair or carpentry work
  • Mulching, planting or enhancing a public space
  • Tarping and smaller roof patching


COVID-19 Precautions

Matthew 25 follows the latest CDC guidelines for COVID precautions. Masks are optional, though encouraged for those not fully vaccinated. Additionally:

  • Anyone who currently or within the past 14 days has experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (such as fever, cough or shortness of breath) will not be allowed to volunteer.
  • Anyone who may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is not yet cleared as non-contagious by their healthcare team, will not be allowed to volunteer.

We ask that all volunteers and homeowners self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and contact Matthew 25 if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating in Transform Week.


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 work to connect volunteers with projects that match their skill level and experience, and no one will be expected to do work that they are not comfortable with. If you do have DIY-level or higher skills, please indicate so on the volunteer registration form (available soon) — this information is very helpful for us as we match people with projects and figure out how many complex projects we can take on.

We’re expecting between 300-400 volunteers throughout the week. We’ll provide tools and safety equipment for whatever task you take on. Most work days go from 8:30 am-3:30 pm with a break for lunch. Lunch and snacks are provided.

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you would like to volunteer for Transform Week, please complete our volunteer registration form (check back in early 2023). If you’re bringing a group of volunteers, please have each member of your team register individually so that we have a record of emergency contact info, t-shirt size, etc.

Note that all volunteers will be required to sign a liability waiver and photo release. This is separate from the registration form. You can print the waiver and bring it with you or sign it when you arrive. Anyone under age 18 will need to have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

If you have any questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don’t see your answer there, you can contact us at 319-362-2214 or

Lunch Volunteers

We rely on churches and community organizations to provide lunch for our volunteers each day. If your church or community organization would like to volunteer to prepare and serve lunch on one of the days of Transform, please contact us at 319-362-2214 or


Sponsorships, grants, and donations allow us to do these home repairs at no cost to homeowners. We accept both monetary contributions as well as in-kind donations, such as building materials or snacks for our volunteers. Please contact us if your organization would like to become a sponsor or make a donation.

A special thanks to the City of Cedar Rapids and the Housing Fund for Linn County for your generous support.


The 2022 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 other sponsors who help make Transform Week possible.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor,  contact us to learn more.


Take a look at pictures from some prior Transform Weeks:

2021 Transform

2020 Transform

2019 Transform

2018 Transform

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and donors who made this work possible! The neighbors you served are very grateful for all that has been accomplished!