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.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. 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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  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. Gardening Class Helper
    Artists Creating Together

    Gardening Class Helper

    1 hour/week for 14 weeks

    Help adults with disabilities learn to plant, grow, and harvest their own fruits and vegetables in a hands-on gardening class.

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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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