ServeGR connects you with meaningful volunteer opportunities in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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

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  1. Children's Education Helper
    Circles Grand Rapids

    Children's Education Helper

    2-4 Mondays/month (5:30 - 8 p.m.) for 16+ months

    Help lead interactive programming for children and their families as they take steps to overcoming poverty.

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  2. Cosmetologist or Barber
    Hospice of Michigan

    Cosmetologist or Barber

    2-4 hours/month; flexible schedule

    Provide haircuts to hospice patients in their home or a care facility to help them feel clean, comfortable, and like themselves during a difficult season.

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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Grief Support Group Facilitator
    Ele's Place

    Grief Support Group Facilitator

    5:30 - 9 p.m. weekly for at least one school year

    Facilitate a peer support group for children grieving the death of a family member or close friend.

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  8. Grief Support Volunteer
    Hospice of Michigan

    Grief Support Volunteer

    2-4 hours/month; flexible schedule

    Check-in on loved ones of the deceased with a phone call, a support offered by Hospice of Michigan for up to a year after the patient passes.

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  9. Healing Center Helper
    Children's Healing Center

    Healing Center Helper

    2 evening hours/week for 6+ months

    Play with kids whose weak immune systems keep them from regular activities at a Healing Center with every type of play you can imagine.

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  10. Healing Meals Client Liaison
    Revive and Thrive Project

    Healing Meals Client Liaison

    1-2 hrs/week as you’re available

    Serve as the primary point of contact for cancer patients receiving specialized, healthy meals.

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