ServeGR connects you with meaningful volunteer opportunities.

With ServeGR, you can:

  1. Search

    Search local volunteer opportunities matching your unique combination of strengths, passion, and availability.

  2. Discover

    Discover real "on the ground" information about current volunteer opportunities throughout the greater Grand Rapids area.

  3. Connect

    Connect with a real human who will help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.

With ServeGR, you’re invited to play to your strengths, use your passions, and find the time. We’ve all got something to offer, and sometimes it’s just a matter of knowing where to begin.

Let’s get more specific:

Play to my Strengths Use my unique combination of skills.

Not sure which strength to choose? Check out Discover your Strengths.

Use my Passion I have a cause I really care about.

Find the Time Let’s start by looking at my availability.

66 opportunities total

  1. Adult Art Class Helper
    Artists Creating Together

    Adult Art Class Helper

    1-2 hours/week for 6-10 weeks

    Support professional teaching artists in classes for adults with disabilities, such as Art of Gardening, Creative Movement, Printmaking, and Drumming.

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  2. Adult Literacy Tutor
    Literacy Center of West Michigan

    Adult Literacy Tutor

    2 hours/week for 6+ months

    Meet with an adult student at a mutually convenient location (like a library) to help her/him learn reading, writing, spelling, or ESL.

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  3. After-School Reading Tutor
    Creative Youth Center

    After-School Reading Tutor

    1 hour/week for the school year

    Build a one-on-one relationship with a student, encouraging their reading in creative and consistent ways.

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  4. Cabinet Shop Assembler
    Home Repair Services

    Cabinet Shop Assembler

    3-hour shift on a weekday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Assemble pre-manufactured cabinetry in an assembly-line fashion for local homeowners to purchase at a deep discount.

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  5. Card Creator
    Hospice of Michigan

    Card Creator

    10-12 cards/month, as you’re available

    Use your artistic and crafting skills to create birthday or other special occasion cards for patients and their loved ones.

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  6. Carpenter Club
    Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

    Carpenter Club

    At least monthly for 12+ months

    Work on carpentry projects at Habitat for Humanity’s home builds at various sites.

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  7. Cat Shelter Helper
    Focus on Ferals

    Cat Shelter Helper

    2-4 hours/week

    Keep this no-kill shelter in tip-top shape by cleaning up the cats’ space and socializing the cats with people.

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  8. Cat Tree Carpenter
    Focus on Ferals

    Cat Tree Carpenter

    as you're available

    Use your carpentry skills to create interactive perches and cat trees for the adoption center.

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  9. Check-Out Clerk
    Community Food Club

    Check-Out Clerk

    2-hour shifts; as you're available

    Check-out club members with a simple computer system and help them bag their groceries while providing a friendly, hospitable experience.

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  10. Childcare Provider
    Children's Assessment Center

    Childcare Provider

    Weekly or monthly for 6+ months

    Care for children in a toy-filled waiting room while their siblings or parents attend therapy sessions for survivors of child sexual assault.

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