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:

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Fit your Schedule Volunteer at times that work for you.

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  1. Zoo Ambassador
    John Ball Zoo

    Zoo Ambassador

    1-2 hours/week for 3+ months

    Welcome guests to interactive animal exhibits, answer questions, and help guests connect with the animals by using props and biofacts from the zoo’s Discover Carts.

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  2. 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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  3. Court-Appointed Child Advocate
    CASA of Kent County

    Court-Appointed Child Advocate

    10-20 hours/month for about 18 months

    Walk with a child through the foster care system by being their voice in court and an advocate they can count on.

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  4. Disaster Action Team
    American Red Cross

    Disaster Action Team

    On-call shifts 7 days/month

    Meet with people in the immediate aftermath of a disaster (like a house fire) to connect them with Red Cross’s services.

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  5. Foster Parent
    Samaritas

    Foster Parent

    24/7 for 15 months, on average

    Be a 24-hour caregiver, providing food, shelter, clothing, and emotional support for a child who has been removed from her/his home due to neglect or abuse.

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  6. Guest House Concierge
    Mercy Health Saint Mary's

    Guest House Concierge

    Weekly 4-hour shifts (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) on weekdays

    Serve as a friendly and helpful concierge, creating a hospitable and helpful “home away from home” for visitors to Mercy Health hospitals.

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  7. Nurse
    Exalta Health

    Nurse

    Half- or full-day shift at least twice per month

    Prepare patients by taking their history and vitals, making them feel comfortable, and assessing if they’ll need an interpreter for meeting with the doctor.

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  8. Refugee "Green Card Clinic" Helper
    Justice for Our Neighbors

    Refugee "Green Card Clinic" Helper

    3-5 hours on a couple of Saturdays per year​

    Assist refugees adjusting their immigration status at “green card clinics” by checking in guests, running and copying documents, and preparing paperwork alongside an attorney.

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  9. Tax Preparer
    United Way Kent County Tax Credit Coalition

    Tax Preparer

    3-4 hours/week from February through mid-April

    Prepare basic tax returns for qualified taxpayers in Kent County during an in-person interview process.

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