Special Edition of 50 Faces of Volunteers – The College Community School District

Volunteer Iowa received a copy of a special letter to Governor Terry E. Branstad, and we would like to share that letter with you.  It reads:

College Community School District has embraced the “What’s Your 50?” volunteer program again this year. Our school district is located in southwest Cedar Rapids and encompasses the towns of Ely, Fairfax, Swisher, Shueyville, Walford and the surrounding rural areas. We currently are providing public education to 6071 preschool through 12th grade students.

In the 2015-16 school year College Community Schools was blessed with 1226 active volunteers who donated a total of 19,164 total recorded hours of service during the school day to our students and staff. Of those volunteers, 62 individuals and 10 parent groups have volunteered a minimum of 50 hours each from August 2015 through May 2016. Each volunteer has received a “What’s Your 50?” certificate for their efforts with our sincere appreciation.

Volunteers are a very important part of the success of our schools. Iowa is a great state to live in and receive a quality education. Thank you for encouraging volunteerism in our state.


Kathy Waychoff, Volunteer Coordinator, College Community Schools

Volunteer Iowa would like to say THANK YOU to College Community Schools for not only participating in our challenge, but for encouraging volunteerism locally and championing a movement in the southwest Cedar Rapids communities.  We would also like to thank all the volunteers in the photo below (again) for all that you are doing to support your school and build a stronger community.


Tell us about a great volunteer! We would love to recognize them as one of our “50 Faces of Volunteers.” Volunteer Iowa selects one nomination to feature every other Wednesday. 

Nominating is easy! You’ll submit a short paragraph or two about the volunteer(s) and their experience. The who/what/where/when (or for how long) and, most importantly, the why of their volunteer cause. We have provided some questions to prompt responses. It’s also strong requested that you submit a photo with your nomination. This is a great opportunity to help showcase a dedicated volunteer or volunteer group in your community! 

Ready to submit a spotlight? Access the online form here.


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