ServeGR connects you with meaningful volunteer opportunities.

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

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

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    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.

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  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Cultural Mentor
    Samaritas

    Cultural Mentor

    1 hour/week for 3 months

    Partner with a newly resettled refugee family by helping with daily life, like grocery shopping, visiting parks, using the library, speaking English, etc.

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  6. Donation Pick-Up Driver
    Alternatives in Motion

    Donation Pick-Up Driver

    1-2 times/week

    Pick up donated mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, and deliver to AIM’s headquarters near the Belknap Lookout for mechanical repair and future donation to those in need.

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  7. Farmers' Market Gleaner
    Heartside Gleaning Initiative

    Farmers' Market Gleaner

    3 hours on summer Saturday afternoons

    Meet at local farmers’ markets to gather excess produce, then redistribute the free produce to Heartside neighbors (and maybe even swap recipes!).

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  8. Food Club Greeter
    Community Food Club

    Food Club Greeter

    2-hour shifts; as you're available

    Welcome members to the Club, confirm their membership is current, and give them an update on their monthly points.

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  9. Game Leader
    Holland Home

    Game Leader

    Weekly, every other week, or monthly for 6+ months

    Facilitate an interactive group game for older adults at Holland Home's Raybrook Manor.

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  10. Horse and Barn Maintenance Assistant
    Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding

    Horse and Barn Maintenance Assistant

    2 hours/week for 8 weeks

    Work in the barn by grooming, feeding, and tacking horses, leading horses to/from pasture, and keeping the barn area clean.

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