ServeGR connects you with meaningful volunteer opportunities.

With ServeGR, you can:

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    Search local volunteer opportunities matching your unique combination of strengths, passion, and availability.

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    Discover real "on the ground" information about current volunteer opportunities throughout the greater Grand Rapids area.

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    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. 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. 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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  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. 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. 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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  11. 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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