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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Use your Passion Connect with a cause you care about.

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. 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. 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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  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. 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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  7. Creative Writing Workshop Assistant
    Creative Youth Center

    Creative Writing Workshop Assistant

    1.5 hours after school for the school year

    Encourage the creative writing skills of GRPS students, showing them how to use their imagination to build confidence and become an official CYC-published author.

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  8. 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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  9. Family Rehousing Partner
    The Salvation Army Social Services

    Family Rehousing Partner

    3-5 hours per month for approximately 6 months

    Build a relationship with a family who has recently experienced homelessness and is now in permanent housing.

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  10. 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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  11. Girls' Assistant Empowerment Coach
    Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties

    Girls' Assistant Empowerment Coach

    1.5 hours/week for 10 weeks

    Support a coach in serving as role models for middle school girls using an empowering, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

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