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.

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    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.

72 opportunities total

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Foster Puppy Raiser
    Paws With A Cause

    Foster Puppy Raiser

    12-14 months; weekly and biweekly classes

    Raise (and love!) a puppy at home, teaching basic obedience and exposing it to public environments to prepare it for helping a person live with a disability.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Guest House Concierge
    Mercy Health Saint Mary's

    Guest House Concierge

    Weekly 4-hour shifts (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) on weekdays

    Serve as a friendly and helpful concierge, creating a hospitable and helpful home for visitors to Mercy Health hospitals.

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