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Volunteer Opportunities

Heart of West Michigan United Way Volunteer Center invites you to join us during your retirement years.

Share your special talents and experiences with your community.
Meet new people, and learn new skills. Ask us about our exciting new program that engages volunteers age 50+ in addressing our community’s social issues.

Get more information by selecting the United Way Volunteer Center here!

Schools of Hope Tutoring Program

Children who don't read will become adults who do not succeed! The Schools of Hope mission is to ensure that children in the Grand Rapids Public Schools have access to caring adults to assist them with reading support and enrichment. Schools of Hope, in partnership with GVSU, provides trained volunteers for reading intervention in the Grand Rapids Public School district, with a focus on grades 1-3. All volunteers must attend a mandatory two hour training session and undergo a Michigan State Police background check.  For training information please visit or contact Sue Sloop at  Reading tutors are accepted all year long.

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Volunteer. It feels good!