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.

Let’s get more specific:

Play to my Strengths Use my unique combination of skills.

Not sure which strength to choose? Check out Discover your Strengths.

Use my Passion I have a cause I really care about.

Find the Time Let’s start by looking at my availability.

66 opportunities total

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Food Club Greeter
    Community Food Club

    Food Club Greeter

    2-hour shifts; as you're available

    Welcome members to the Club, confirm their membership is current, and give them an update on their monthly points.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Grief Support Group Facilitator
    Ele's Place

    Grief Support Group Facilitator

    5:30 - 9 p.m. weekly for at least one school year

    Facilitate a peer support group for children grieving the death of a family member or close friend.

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  8. Grief Support Volunteer
    Hospice of Michigan

    Grief Support Volunteer

    2-4 hours/month; flexible schedule

    Check-in on loved ones of the deceased with a phone call, a support offered by Hospice of Michigan for up to a year after the patient passes.

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  9. Healing Center Helper
    Children's Healing Center

    Healing Center Helper

    2 evening hours/week for 6+ months

    Play with kids whose weak immune systems keep them from regular activities at a Healing Center with every type of play you can imagine.

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  10. Healing Meals Food Packager
    Revive and Thrive Project

    Healing Meals Food Packager

    Weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:15 p.m.

    Heat-seal and organize meals in a kitchen for volunteers to home-deliver to people experiencing a health crisis.

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