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.

Filter to find opportunities that:

Play to your Strengths Use your unique combination of skills.

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

Use your Passion Connect with a cause you care about.

Fit your Schedule Volunteer at times that work for you.

68 opportunities total

  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Girls' Assistant Empowerment Coach
    Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties

    Girls' Assistant Empowerment Coach

    1.5 hours/week for 10 weeks

    Support a coach in serving as role models for middle school girls using an empowering, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

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  6. Girls' Empowerment Coach
    Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties

    Girls' Empowerment Coach

    1.5 hours, twice a week for 10 weeks

    Be a role model and mentor for middle school girls using a fun, empowering, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running in weekly practices.

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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. 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 away from home” for visitors to Mercy Health hospitals.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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