Event Specific Service Opportunities
Be sure to check the CSLC "Upcoming Events" for service opportunities coordinated directly by the CSLC such as Make a Difference Day, MLK Day of Service, Service Saturdays, and more! The following list of opportuities are not directly coordinated by the CSLC so please be sure to sign up with the listed contact person.
Kent County Parks
Kent County Parks has the following volunteer opportunities available for groups!
Seidman Park Trail Building - A group of 5 to 10 adult volunteers is needed to build a connector trail section at Seidman Park. Trail building training and all equipment is included.
Making Native Seed Balls - This is a great project for students and young volunteers! Harvested native seeds are rolled into clay/soil mix and - once dried - can be used throughout the County Parks to support native species growth.
Autumn Olive Removal - Unfortunately, Pickerel Lake Preserve is not the only County Park that has Autumn Olive growth. If you would like to encourage native species growth and help remove this invasive, an Autumn Olive Control Project can be scheduled at Millennium Park or Cooper Creek Park anytime in the upcoming fall months.
For more information, contact Ginney sines at 616-336-3884 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted 9/4/13
Grand Rapids Jaycees ~ Holiday Shopping Tour
December 10, 5:30pm - 9pm
The Grand Rapids Jaycees will be sponsoring the 57th Annual Holiday Shopping tour in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation, Cascade Meijer, and ITC Holdings. Through this collaboration, the Jaycees are able to provide over 100 children with an opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for family members as well as get to visit with Santa. For many of these children, this is the first opportunity they have had to do both activities. Volunteers are needed for assisting children with shopping, helping with crafts and games in the Santa Room, wrapping gifts, and running gifts through the different areas for gifts to be wrapped and returned to the child. For more information, contact the Grand Rapids Jaycees' Volunteer Coordinators, Amy Demott or Nina Perko, at email@example.com or sign up here! Posted 10/30/13
Honoring Our Youth ~ Photographer Needed
January 23, 4pm-7pm
The Honoring Our Youth program through Steepletown Neighborhood Services assists area youth (ages 16-24) to obtain their GED credential in hopes of obtaining better employment. They are hosting a graduation ceremony that is in need of a photographer. They hope that this memory could be captured and available for the students throughout their lives. If you would be interested in volunteering as a photographer for their ceremony, please contact Melanierose Straub at (616) 451- 4215 ext.113 or by email at Melanie@steepletown.org. Posted 12/3/13
The Community Service Learning Center encourages students to consider participating in the following community service and volunteer opportunities. Please note that the CSLC does not assume responsibility for the opportunities listed by non-GVSU organizations nor provide transportation to those opportunities. To RSVP as a volunteer, please contact the organization directly, but don't forget to log your service entry in Service Tracker!
Heart of West Michigan United Way - Volunteer Center HandsOn Connect (Kent County)You can check for additional Volunteer Opportunities at these sites:
"HandsOn Connect" is a volunteer opportunity database containing on-going and event (date) specific opportunities in the Greater Grand Rapids area.
Click here to access our list of expired event-specific opportunities.
Page last modified December 9, 2013