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Get Involved with Horizons

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, provides a variety of ways for community members to get involved. Horizons depends on its volunteers and donors to help fulfill the agency’s mission to serve the Cedar Rapids community. However you choose to help, we thank you.

Horizons Volunteer Opportunities

Meals on Wheels Drivers: 

Our largest need for volunteers is on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Lunchbox Fundraiser Volunteers: Help prepare materials and gourmet lunches for our annual Lunchbox event benefitting the Meals on Wheels program here!
  • Hot Meal Drivers: We’ve returned to a daily hot meal Monday through Friday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and need your help delivering a regular route weekly or bi-weekly. Fill out a volunteer application to learn more about available routes!
  • Substitute Drivers: Can’t commit to a regular volunteer schedule? No problem, opt in to our sub list! Complete the volunteer application above to get started.
  • Breakfast Bag Drivers: Help deliver a week’s worth of breakfast foods to food insecure seniors! Pickup times are between 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and may require a larger vehicle. Complete a volunteer application and we’ll be in touch with more details!
  • Iowa City Commuters: Help us transport food Monday – Friday between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. between our Cedar Rapids kitchen and our Coralville office! Fill out a volunteer application for more details from our Volunteer Coordinator!

Recruit-A-Friend! Earn a Horizons t-shirt by recruiting a friend to alternate weeks with you for a more flexible schedule! Even better, have them pick up their own route!!

Other volunteer opportunities:

  • Yard Clean Up: Help our homebound seniors keep their yards maintained through the seasons! Many clients don’t have the support system they need to keep brush cleared or snow plowed. Complete a volunteer application to be connected with seniors in the area today!

Volunteer Resources

Thinking about picking up a regular or bi-weekly route? Check out what’s available below!

Yellow slots are routes that need to be covered every week.

Blue slots are routes that need to be covered every other week.

Email volunteer@horizonsfamily.org with questions and inquiries today!

Volunteer Concern Form

If there is an emergency with a Horizons client, please call 911.

If you’re concerned about the wellbeing of a Horizons client and it is not an emergency, please complete this form and a Meals on Wheels team member will be in contact with the client and/or their emergency contact and then let you know the client has been taken care of. Thank you!

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Concern Form
Select those that apply

Seasonal Opportunities

There’s something for everyone!

Each area of the agency has its own unique volunteer needs, from delivering meals to administrative tasks. We also have special event volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Call 319-375-3108 or email volunteer@horizonsfamily.org for more information.

Summer Garden Volunteers – Sign up at the link below to help maintain our community garden May-August!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4fa5a62ba2f58-horizons

Cookies of Compassion – Sign up at the link below to help with our this fundraiser May 3-7th!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4fa5a62ba2f58-cookies

Elderberry Box – (July)

Fall Lunch Box – (September)

Turkey Trottt – (November)

Joy Drive – (December)