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.

66 opportunities total

  1. Zoo Ambassador
    John Ball Zoo

    Zoo Ambassador

    1-2 hours/week for 3+ months

    Welcome guests to interactive animal exhibits, answer questions, and help guests connect with the animals by using props and biofacts from the zoo’s Discover Carts.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. Health Clinic Aid
    HQ

    Health Clinic Aid

    1-2 hours weekly or monthly

    Address the basic medical needs and concerns at a drop-in center for local youth experiencing a housing crisis.

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