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.

Filter to find opportunities that:

Play to your Strengths Use your unique combination of skills.

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

Use your Passion Connect with a cause you care about.

Fit your Schedule Volunteer at times that work for you.

64 opportunities total

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. Cancer Treatment Driver
    American Cancer Society

    Cancer Treatment Driver

    as you’re available

    Drive cancer patients to and from their treatment appointments.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. Clean Works Educator
    Grand Rapids Red Project

    Clean Works Educator

    2-5 hours/week for 6+ months

    Provide safer-sex and safer-shot supplies and education and introduce new clients to The Red Project’s services.

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  11. Community Journalist
    The Rapidian

    Community Journalist

    one article per month

    Pitch and write local stories to be published for The Rapidian, a hyperlocal online news source. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels welcome.

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