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

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 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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Fit your Schedule Volunteer at times that work for you.

71 opportunities total

  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. 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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  3. Community Journalist
    The Rapidian

    Community Journalist

    one article per month

    Pitch and write local stories to be published for The Rapidian, a hyperlocal online news source. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels welcome.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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