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Transform Week

Transform Week

Safer, Healthier, and Uplifted

Transform Week

Many homeowners face challenges that prevent them from being able to complete basic home maintenance or repairs.

Matthew 25’s Transform program matches homeowners with community volunteers who can help complete home repair or landscaping projects that make both homes and neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more uplifted.

Interested in volunteering? Join our email list to be notified when registration opens in Spring 2024.

Transform Week FAQ

Check out the 2023 Transform Week recap video!


2024 Transform Week

June 24-28

In 2024, we will be focused on the Taylor and Time Check neighborhoods. The exact projects we take on will depend on what is needed in the community and the skill sets of the volunteers who sign up. Grants, donations and sponsorships allow Matthew 25 to do these home repairs at no cost to the homeowners. Contact us for more information about how to become a sponsor.

Potential Projects

  • Painting or siding the outside of a home
  • Window and door replacement
  • 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

Volunteer Information

Join us in making a significant impact on Cedar Rapids neighborhoods! Work side-by-side with other volunteers in the community for a day or the entire week.

If you would like to volunteer for Transform Week, please complete our volunteer registration form (check back in early 2024 to register). If you have DIY-level or higher skills, please indicate so on the form — this information is very helpful for us, as we match people with projects and figure out how many complex projects we can take on. But don’t worry – all skill levels are welcome! We always have some painting or landscaping projects available for people without home repair skills, and no one will be expected to do work that they are not comfortable with.

For group volunteers, please have each member of your team register individually so that we have a record of emergency contact info, t-shirt size, etc.

We’ll provide tools and safety equipment for whatever task you take on. Most workdays last from 8:30 am-3:30 pm with a break for lunch. Lunch and snacks are provided.

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.

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

COVID-19 Precautions

Matthew 25 follows the latest CDC guidelines for COVID-19 precautions. Masks are optional, though encouraged for those not fully vaccinated.

You will not be allowed to volunteer if you:

  • Currently or within the past 14 days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (such as fever, cough or shortness of breath)
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
  • Were diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious

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.

Other Ways to Support

Volunteer Lunches

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

Event Volunteers

To help Transform Week run smoothly, we’re always looking for volunteers to help with event logistics and special tasks, such as taking photos, staffing the registration table, room set-up and tear-down, or hauling yard waste or garbage from job sites. Contact us if you’d like to help with a special assignment.

Sponsorships, Grants, and Donations

These contributions allow us to do these home repairs at no cost to homeowners. We accept both monetary and in-kind donations, such as building materials or snacks for our volunteers. Please contact us to donate.

Current Sponsors

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The 2023 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.

Builder Level Sponsors

St Pauls
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St Pauls

Investor Level Sponsors

Lovely Lane Logo

Cultivator Level Sponsors


Neighbor Level Sponsors

FJ Orisa Construction Inc.