Municipal Volunteer Program

Stephanie Schrader
Community Services Coordinator
Community Development

Illustration of a snowflake character holding a snow shovelSnow Buddies 

The Snow Buddies program pairs residents in need of assistance with "Snow Heroes" — volunteers who can help clear sidewalks of snow and ice accumulations in the winter. The program is intended to benefit residents who are not physically able to remove snow and do not have other resources to remove snow, such as neighbors, friends or family, or a hired service.

Get involved!

  • Volunteer as a Snow Hero 
    Snow Heroes provide the heavy lifting and help their neighbors in need clear sidewalks of snow and ice. Snow Heroes must be at least 18 years old and provide their own snow-removal equipment. Snow Heroes will not be allowed to solicit or accept money or gifts for their volunteer activities.

    VOLUNTEER Snow Hero Interest Form

Sign Up for Assistance - Opened October 3 and closed Oct. 6, 2023

Older adults and people with mobility challenges may qualify for the Snow Buddies program. Applicants must reside in Cedar Rapids, be 65 years or older and/or have a disability, and qualify under the income guidelines to be considered for the program. A single-person household can earn up to $33,150 and a two-person household can earn up to $37,850 a year to be eligible.

Sign up for assistance has closed for 2023

Snow Buddies is a volunteer program with limited capacity.  Requests for assistance have reached capacity and sign up for this winter season closed Oct. 6, 2023.
Program capacity is limited to the number of volunteer resources identified. Snow Buddies and Heroes will be paired on a first come, first-served basis. 

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