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. 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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  2. 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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  3. After-School Reading Buddy
    Creative Youth Center

    After-School Reading Buddy

    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Mon, Tues, or Wed (Sept. - May)

    Build a one-on-one relationship with a student, encouraging their reading in creative and consistent ways.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Clean Works Educator
    Grand Rapids Red Project

    Clean Works Educator

    2-5 hours/week for 6+ months

    Provide safer-sex and safer-shot supplies and education and introduce new clients to The Red Project’s services.

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  7. Computer Instructor
    Comprenew

    Computer Instructor

    90 minutes twice/week for 5 weeks

    Facilitate an in-person local computer course taught using a series of online modules for 4-10 students as your schedule allows.

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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. Elementary Student Mentor
    Affinity Mentoring

    Elementary Student Mentor

    1 hour/week for at least 1 school year

    Build a mentoring relationship with an elementary school student over board games, reading, sports, or anything you have in common.

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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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